We are a family that loves making and receiving homemade cards and I adore crafting. However, I am aware the boys are getting older and I want to keep their enthusiasm for the homemade and very amateur cards. So I thought I would share with you the cards I made for Maxi this year and also some of the DIY birthday cards we have made for family members over the years. I love how they can be personalised with a birthday message and doesn’t everyone want a handmade birthday card?.
Birthday candle birthday card.
Nothing beats an old-fashioned birthday card via snail mail or hand delivery. The best thing about a homemade birthday card is that it can be tailored to the recipient’s interests and for non-milestone birthdays, like 36 or 68 and every kid loves a number card. Even better, you don’t have to go out to shop for one at the last minute. These homemade birthday cards are the perfect way to show how much you know your loved one.
So take a look at our DIY birthday card ideas for inspiration. Many of them can be made with objects you already have around the home, like buttons, straws, glitter, markers or birthday candles. Whether you’re a crafty maven or DIY novice, these DIY birthday ideas will have you creating works of art in no time. You may never need to buy another card again if you follow our simple tutorial!
Homemade Birthday Cards
- Paper Straws
- Card stock
- Bakers twine (from Papermash)
- Yellow and orange pen
- Washi tape
How to make Birthday candle Homemade Birthday Cards
- Firstly I cut the straws to the desired length
- Then cut a small amount of bakers twine and glued it in the straw to make it look like a wick
- Then glue the straws to the card.
- I then used the pens to make the flames
- Finally, I ripped off some washi tape and wrote happy birthday on it
I try to make the instructions really simple, but you can often see just how they are made! You could make it look more professional by layering and matting a happy birthday stamp or even using your printer to print off happy birthday on paper and cut it out and stick it on.
You could make it look more professional by layer and matting a happy birthday stamp or even using your printer to print off happy birthday on paper and cut it out and stick it on.
Bunting Birthday Card
- Washi tape
- bakers twine
- Card stock
Card making doesn’t get mucMaking greetings cards doesn’t get much easier than this and I love using washi tape with kids. I do love a washi tape birthday card.
- Make bunting flags equally spaced on the twine using the washi tape by folding it over on each other.
- Then cut a triangle shape to the bunting using scissors.
- Stick on to the card with tape at the rear of each side.
This would also be a great way to use decorative paper scraps instead of washi tape as embellisments (by using a glue stick to stick it together or even using pom poms as the bunting.
I do love a birthday card that is bright, fun and easy to make. Sometimes the simplest cards are the most effective and they are much less expensive than shop-bought cards and the perfect addition to any birthday gifts.
This Happea Father’s Day Card ccan easily be transformed into birthday greetings by just changing the messaging and can be personalised by making the person holding the card look like the recipient.
This Wax resist thank you card again can easily be changed into a birthday card by changing the messaging.
Which child wouldn’t love a fingerprint card where they can add their own monsters as a birthday card? I know so many children who have loved this card. It makes a fab Happy Birthday card too.
This Happy Easter Card with a pop-up chick would be so simple to adapt for a birthday just change the message inside to Happy Birthday. I know a certain birthday girl that would love to receive this fun birthday card. We used our Cricut to cut out the chick but it is such a simple shape you can just drawer one by hand.
Perhaps you are looking for super simple greeting cards, then our Harry Potter Valentines cards will be perfect as they have a template that you can adapt to your needs.
We have a couple of Mothers day cards that could be used as a printable birthday card for your mom. Just print them off and colour them in – simples. They don’t have a message so are like a blank greeting card and you can add your own message inside. They really are our simplest DIY card by far.