Make It Personal: DIY Birthday Cards That Are Way More Meaningful

Published on March 18, 2021
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Birthday cards are a wonderful addition to a birthday gift, and often recipients will cherish the card more than the gift itself. While there are plenty of nice options to buy from your local store, to really take things to the next level you can hand make a birthday card for your special someone. They will certainly be touched by the effort. Best of all, there are so many simple and easy designs you can make that will still be quite impressive. Here are some ideas for inspiration!

Minimal Supplies Card

Minimal Supplies Card

Minimal Supplies Card

Don’t have many supplies on hand? That’s not a problem at all. Even with a basic set of simple watercolors and just one paintbrush you can create a beautiful card. Simply take any paper you have on hand and paint on a pretty design that your special person will love.

Paper Ballon Card

To really take your DIY card to the next level, you can incorporate paper dyes as they’ll make lettering and designs look very professional. It really makes the card look like it was difficult to make, when in reality it is quite simple.

Paper Ballon Card

Paper Ballon Card

Sprinkles Card

Nothing says celebration more than sprinkles, right? This adorable card features paper lollipops decorated with real sprinkles glued on. How cute is this card? It’s perfect for kids and for those who are still kids at heart.

Sprinkles Card

Sprinkles Card

Black Background

For a fun and dramatic twist, use black paper for the card you’re making. Since most cards are made on white paper, this will immediately stand out. You can use pastel gel pens and paint to create beautiful designs for these unique birthday cards. These are certainly the chic-est birthday cards we’ve ever seen!

Black Background

Black Background

Recycled Paper Card

Not only is this card absolutely adorable, but it is also a perfect way to use any scrap paper from other cards or gift wrapping. Simply cut out your extra paper into candle shaped pieces and then draw on some wicks and flames. Thoughtful and environmentally-friendly, does it get any better?

Recycled Paper Card

Recycled Paper Card