Turn Homemade Gifts into Family Projects
There are few things more precious than quality time spent with your children and homemade gifts that come straight from the heart. You can put these things together by creating DIY gifts that your family can make together.
Whether it’s grandma’s birthday or you’re searching for affordable holiday gifts that include the whole family, the following ideas will help you make the most of family time. Even if you don’t consider yourself “crafty,” you can complete these projects with success.
Scrapbook Wall Decoration
When you want your gift to touch the heart, you can’t go wrong with pictures of special moments or special people. You could pick up a photo album at the dollar store and simply fill it up, but the gift becomes more special when you put in a bit more effort.
Start by finding the following items:
- Scrapbook single-page frame
- 1 sheet of decorative scrapbook paper
- 1-2 packs of scrapbook stickers
- 3-4 pictures that will make this gift special
- Scrapbooking adhesive (tape, squares, glue, etc.)
You can find these items at any craft store that has a good scrapbooking department or through many online retailers. Simply allow your children to arrange the pictures and stickers on the scrapbook paper before placing it in the frame. Scrapbooking frames have a unique design that turns a piece of paper into a piece of art.
Custom Photo Books
If you don’t want to spend time hunting down scrapbooking supplies, this is an easier and faster way to turn pictures into a memorable gift. You use an online retailer to create a printed photo book that features your images. These professionally printed gifts make excellent coffee table books and can fit all holidays and special events.
We highly recommend Mixbook photo books because they come in different sizes and are printed on thick paper with crisp, clear images. The website is also easy to use, and you can create a custom photo book in just minutes.
Instead of arranging pictures and stickers on paper, kids of all ages can help select a size and theme for the book. There are hundreds of themes in a variety of categories, and each theme adds decorative touches to each page of the book. A custom photo book will also hold more pictures than you can fit in a single scrapbook frame.
Selecting Your Next Family Project
If you don’t consider yourself crafty or you’re short on time, digital photo books are best. Allow Mixbook to do the photo arrangements on each page while you carry on with more important things. If you prefer to get a little crafty with your children, then scrapbook frames are an affordable way to make DIY gifts that come from the heart.