Gift cards are such an easy gift to give to friends on their birthday, but we often have trouble coming up with a creative way to give it to someone we love without just handing over an envelope with a gift card inside and appearing to have not put much thought into the gift.
So the next time you turn up to a birthday dinner at a restaurant, or your child wants to take a fun gift to a birthday party or to school for their best friend or teacher, try this …
This easy DIY project is also the perfect way to use up those extra candles, balloons and other party supplies you have leftover from birthday parties, and it’s a great gift idea that is fun and creative. If you don’t have odd supplies tucked away in drawers and cupboards, head to the Dollar Store, purchase a few bags of supplies for under $10, then you’ve got the perfect gift ready to go at a moments notice, just decorate your tin and add a gift card.
- Gift wrap
- Double-sided tape
- Scrap supplies – twine, letters, ribbon etc
- Party supplies
- Gift card envelope
The first thing you will need is an old tin.
Remove the lid and peel off the wrapper.
Measure the tin and cut a piece of wrapping paper to fit all the way around. Note: Most scrapbook paper is too narrow to go all the way around a can (depending on the size).
Attach a strip of double-sided tape across the tin and wrap the gift wrap all the way around, sealing it with a second strip of double-sided tape.
Using small pieces of double-sided tape, attach a few fun items to the outside of the tin to decorate it ie. twine, letters, ribbon – let your imagination run wild.
Fill your party tin with fun party items and a gift card.