Monday so soon? Our air conditioning unit broke over the weekend so that makes this Monday a little worse than most Mondays… especially when you factor in the humidity… Oh, the humidity!! My husband doesn’t think that’s as funny as I think it is. You guys be the judge. Anyways, to cheer me up I’ve decided to post a DIY birthday present I made for my hubby a couple years ago. It was really cute and remains one of his favourite presents (obviously after his PS4). It was really simple to make; the hardest part was coming up with 52 nice things to say about someone. Scoff all you want, but try this yourself and then tell me you’re still chuck full of ideas after number 38.
All you need here is:
- A deck of cards
- Access to a laminator or an office supply store that offers laminating services (like Staples if that exists where you are).
- 2 binder rings
- A hole punch
- Stickers, photos, scrapbook paper and a pen to decorate the pages with
The instructions are fairly self explanatory. All you have to do is decorate each page and write something that makes the person you’re giving it to an amazing person. Here are some examples:
Start with something they’re personally interested in (like Superman) and how that relates to them.
Write a couple that relate to their personality.
Throw in something kinda funny (if it references zombies you get bonus points).
Something that happened recently.
Something slightly creepy. What was I thinking? Disembodied mouths are really creepy. Good thing that’s part of my charm.
And finish it off with something great (I didn’t have a photo of Andrew – that’s why he’s a stick figure).
- Make sure you leave space for the hole punches when you are laminating.
- Get the larger binder rings or they won’t hold all the awesome pages.
Let me know if you have questions. Have you made any DIY gifts? What were they? How’d it turn out?