Let’s face it, if you are a parent you are likely looking for ways to save a bit of money. Kids are expensive! So I want to share a way we save over $100 every year. Making homemade birthday cards!
Not only does making homemade birthday cards save you $100 (or 40 coffees out, 2 nights at the movies, a lovely dinner out …) they are also such a treasure to receive.
A homemade birthday card for a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle can be the most favourite gift received! And they don’t even need to be tricky to make either. These are easy!
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I have had 12 years of making cards with my little ones, and have stumbled upon some incredible ideas along the way.
Here are some of the sweetest, most thoughtful, adorable, and keepsake-worthy homemade birthday cards for kids to create:
Handprint Birthday Cake Birthday Card. We just made this one for my Mama’s 60th birthday and it was a big hit!
Adorable Handmade Camera Birthday Card. By DIY Show. I have a few friends who love photography and they would adore a birthday card like this one!
Blow Up the Balloon Card. By Buckets and Spades. You simply can’t get much more creative then this idea. Write a secret message on a birthday balloon and mail it to a loved one. They need to inflate it to read it!
Birthday Party Hat Birthday Card. By CaraftoArt. This one would also be sweet as a party invitation. And if you add a large elastic band, the lucky recipient could wear this treasure!
Loving Handprint Flamingos. By Glued to my Crafts Blog. Chances are if you stick a handprint on something, I am going to adore it. And if you add in some hearts and love, I will likely have no choice but to recreate it. This one is so sweet!
Scrap Paper Birthday Cake. By True Aim. Love that you can use whatever you have on hand for this birthday card, and whatever colours your birthday boy or girl loves most. It would also be sweet in fabric.
Easy Pop up Flowers. By Kitchen Floor Crafts. How about adding a simple (and really fun) pop up element to your birthday cards?
Beautiful Rainbow Birthday Card. By Mr. Printables. AND this one has a FREE Printable! So cute.
Recycled Paper Seed Cards. By Fireflies and Mudpies. If you are looking to make a homemade birthday card for a nature lover, this one is for you!
Popping Ears Puppy Birthday Card. By MmmmmCrafts. While this one might be a bit tough for little ones to make, it would be a wonderful card for an older sibling to tackle!
I Think You’re Dandy Card. By Crafty Morning. My little ones would have a blast with the process of making this card, and it looks very sweet when finished too!
Handprint Flowerpot Card. By An Interesting Mix. While I do love getting flowers, I would love getting these flowers far more!
5 Handprint Valentine’s Day Cards. By The Pinning Mama. While these cards are intended for Valentine’s Day, they would be sweet Birthday cards for loved ones anytime of the year!
Footprint Blossoms. By Crafty Morning. This is likely my most favourite on this entire list! Look how sweet it is!! What Grandparent, aunt, uncle … you name it … wouldn’t love receiving this on a birthday card!
Potato Printed Birthday Cards. By MollyMoo Crafts. Another one with endless possibilities! I love the little animals created with these potato stamps, but they could be balloons too!
And there you have 23 ADORABLE birthday card ideas. Mind you, most of these ideas have endless possibilities, so really it is an endless list of homemade birthday card ideas.
BUT should you be needing even more ideas, be sure to check out this post on 50 Keepsake Worthy Kids Handprint Art Ideas – almost all of them would be adorable on a birthday card!
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