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Mini Birthday Surprise Box

Mini Birthday Surprise Box - an inexpensive DIY gift

Mini Birthday Surprise Box - an inexpensive DIY gift

Since I now live hours away from where I grew up and from where I went to college, I have friends all over the US. It can be really hard to keep close with everyone, especially since I hate talking on the phone. The easiest way for me to show that I’m thinking of someone is to send mail. I absolutely love sending small care packages to my best buds, and birthdays are an extra special occasion to celebrate. Today I’m sharing a mini package that’s perfect to mail to friends and family that you can’t celebrate with because of distance. The best part is that I only spent money on one item (the candy) to fill the box!

Materials for Happy Birthday surprise box

Basic Thank You Note Designs | With Printables

Basic Thank You note designs with printables

I have a confession. I have not sent a single Christmas Thank You card yet.

Basic Thank You note designs with printables

Normally I try to write notes of appreciation as soon as possible, but time is just slipping away from me. I am grateful for all of the beautiful gifts I received from my family, George’s family, and close friends. I even have my list of recipients ready. All that was missing was the stationary, but I’m sharing that with you now.

Blank cards to use for greeting card crafting

Birthday Surprise Package

Birthday Package Surprise // The Thrifty Ginger

Birthday Package Surprise // The Thrifty Ginger

When I can muster up the time and energy, I love to make simple, but fun birthday gifts for my friends and family. This week I made a fun birthday surprise package for one of my best friends. The basic idea was that the package would open to reveal a colorful birthday greeting, similar to garland.

Materials for birthday package DIY craft

 

For the packaging, I used one of those cardboard poster tube mailers. For the decoration, I used thick colored paper, sequins, yarn, and bugle beads. To string everything, I used a needle and purple thread.

Bachelorette Party Box

Bachelorette_party_essentials

I have two friends getting married this June. A bachelorette party is coming up for one of the brides, and I’m very excited to celebrate with her. Throughout the planning process she has faced a lot of obstacles and luke-warm people, so I wanted to get her pumped for her party. To get her excited, I mailed a pre-bachelorette party box.

Bachelorette_party_essentials

To fill the package, I gathered up all the essentials: a little bottle of alcohol, pink nail polish, silly sunglasses, a light-up ring, and my home-glittered picture frame. Inside the frame I added a funny little drawing of all us party girls.