A gift from the heart: the best DIYs and creative tips for birthdays

Attractive self-made gifts are always something special – CEWE has put together the best DIYs and creative tips with photos for surprising personalised gifts that come from the heart.

A box full of happy moments
For your best girlfriend’s 30th, for example, your gift has to be something really special – this applies to both the packaging and the content. And with our photo box attached to a balloon, you have several thoughtful gifts all rolled into one: photos of your best shared moments plus vouchers for creating new memories together. Go to the CEWE website and design a set comprising 16 Square Prints with your own images, attractive cliparts and fonts. Handy: The square photos arrive in the decorative photo box. Now simply attach a matching balloon to create an extremely attractive gift.

It couldn't be easier: You need a set of 16 Square Prints including photo box, a transparent confetti balloon filled with helium (from your specialist gift store), string made from natural fibre, a small piece of craft card, a felt-tip pen and scissors. Tip: To ensure that the photo box is centred and hangs straight below the balloon, tie a piece of string around the box on the left and right side: Knot the ends individually on the back. Then use a third piece of string to connect the two other pieces above the box and attach the balloon. If you like you can write a little birthday message on a piece of craft card and attach it to the photo box.

A mobile full of lovely memories
Show the birthday boy or girl your love and appreciation with a self-made mobile containing personal photos. Select photos of key moments in their life – depending on their age, from birth to wedding to their first grandchild to the present day – to create a wonderful photographic journey through time. But there is also room on a mobile for photos of friends and the family, decorated with personalised best wishes.

It couldn't be easier: Next time you go for a walk in the woods, keep your eyes peeled, because you need a dry branch of wood from which to suspend your mobile. Tie a string to the branch for each motif and attach a small wooden clothes peg to the end of each string. Now all you need is the photos. If you’re pushed for time, you can simply print out Instant prints with a border at a CEWE KIOSK near you.

Vouchers with Instant Prints – also possible for last-minute managers
Time spent together is one of the most precious gifts you can give your favourite people. A selfie photo shoot with a girlfriend, a cycling tour with the family or a breakfast date with Grandma – a lovingly crafted personalised gift voucher will have them looking forward to shared moments. Design a voucher with Instant Prints for an uncomplicated, but nevertheless very special gift – perfect even for those rushing at the last minute to find a gift that comes from the heart.

It couldn't be easier: Select an attractive shared photo on your smartphone and, at your nearest CEWE KIOSK, choose one of the gift voucher templates in the menu under “Photos with Design”. Then attach your desired photo and a personal message and print out your personalised gift voucher on high-quality photographic paper.

Have fun!

Source: CEWE