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16 DIY Birthday Craft Projects to Make

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Celebrate an upcoming birthday in style with our round-up of 16 DIY birthday craft projects! There's something for everyone, from personalised punch needle party bags and tissue paper honeycomb decorations to tassel garlands to innovative gift box ideas.

These DIY birthday craft projects are ideal for celebrating a milestone birthday, or even an anniversary, with easily adaptable project ideas for party décor, favours for guests and gifts ideas for the birthday child or adult.

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16 DIY Birthday Craft Projects to Make

Cricut: How to Make a Birthday Celebration Sign

Creating a bespoke sign for a celebration is simple when you have a Cricut machine to hand.

 

Removable vinyl has been used to create this design, which makes it easy to reuse the blackboard for future events.

 

This project is ideal for crafters who are new to the world of digital cutting and Cricut, and it can be recreated in just a few hours!

 

Project and instructions by Rosie Marshall

 

Find out more >

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Create a Unique Sign for the Special Occasion

There are lots of different options when it comes to creating signs for your party.

 

Here a canvas box frame has been used, painted first with acrylic paint, and then the text added using layered cut cardstock.

 

Use the Cricut Design Space project link below to create your own sign!

 

Project by Aisha Cluitt

 

Cricut Design Space project link: 'Cheers' Bar Sign

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How to Make Cake Jars

These cake jars make the perfect party favour for kids and grown ups alike! Play around with different colours to suit your theme or change the flavour to a favourite among your guests.

 

Follow our step-by-step guide to assemble these sweet treats and wow your friends and family! You can even personalise the jars with co-ordinating ribbon and a name tag.

 

Project and instructions by Lucy Bruns

 

Find full instructions here >

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DIY Ceramic Gift Box

Gift boxes can come in all shapes and sizes; this unglazed ceramic box is ideal for housing extra-special gifts and can be used by the lucky recipient after discovering the contents - two gifts in one!

 

Use acrylic paints, paint markers,or adhesive vinyl scraps to decorate the outside of the box using the recipient's favourite colours and patterns.

 

Pick up your unglazed ceramic box in-store or online >

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Cricut: How to Personalise a Tote Bag with Iron-On

Create one-of-a-kind party bags for your guests by personalising a tote bag with Cricut. The digital cutting technology makes it easy to get creative and coordinate your tote bag design with any theme.

 

Try this beautifully vibrant lemon design for a bold bag that will make the perfect party favour at any spring and summer celebrations! 

 

Project and instructions by Hobbycraft Artisan Joey Daley

 

Find the full step-by-step guide here >

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How to Make Paper Garlands

Creating shaped paper garlands is a super-quick and easy way of adding a pop of colour to your celebrations.

 

Select any colour of cardstock you like, then use a Cricut machine, craft punch or hand scissors to cut out shapes. A sewing machine is then used to secure them all together - if you don't have a sewing machine masking tape can be used with twine to secure the shapes - what could be easier?

 

Once the celebrations are over, simply wind each of the garlands (individually) around an A4 sheet of thick card and use masking tape to secure the ends, your garlands will then be ready to use for the next party!

 

Project by Sue Smith

 

Discover paper and card packs in store and online >

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How to Make a Personalised Resin Coaster

If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind party favour or just a cute gift to make for loved ones, this personalised resin coaster project is a must!

 

Personalise the resin colour to suit the lucky recipient by adding your choice of inks and then simply layer onto the ceramic coaster blank. Leave to set then add your hand-lettered name or phrase – what could be simpler?

 

Project and instructions by Becki Clark

 

Find the full guide here >

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How to Make a Celebration Number Cake
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How to Make a Celebration Cake Gift Box

If you're looking for a creative way to give a gift then look no further, this fun cake creation will be sure to wow the lucky birthday recipient, and serves a lovely memento box after the celebrations are complete.

 

Project by Jackie Jasper

 

Find out more >

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How to Make Tissue Paper Honeycombs

These tissue paper honeycomb balls can be made in any colours of your choosing!

 

Choose fun combinations for decorations that will transform any space and make your special celebrations even more memorable. The honeycomb decorations can be made in a range of sizes.

 

Project by Sue Smith

 

Find the how-to make instructions here >

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Create a DIY Iron-on Birthday Banner

Whether you're throwing a party or attending one, this birthday banner is a must-make project and can be used year after year.

 

Re-create the design using your Cricut Joy, Explore 3 or Maker 3 and any colour of iron-vinyl you like - Cricut Joy Teal and Mustard Smart Iron-on vinyl has been used to create the project pictured below - simply use the Cricut Design Space project link below to get making.

 

Project by Aisha Cluitt

 

Cricut Design Space Project Link: Iron-on Birthday Banner

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How to Paint a Canvas Tote Bag

Create a party bag that can be used time and again by your guests, with this canvas tote bag design.

 

Use acrylic paints and POSCA pens to recreate the design in this project, or why not have a go at creating your own using the free alphabet template download?

 

Project and instructions by Becki Clark

 

Discover the free template and step-by-step guide >

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How to Make a Tiered Tassel Garland

Have fun bringing this colourful tiered tassel garland to life! It's a quick and easy project that will take your party to the next level. You can mix and match your colour palette to suit any theme.

 

The project uses a minimal amount of yarn so it's great for using up odds and ends from your stash!

 

Project by Natasha Emmerson

 

Find out how to make your own tiered tassel garland here >

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How to Personalise a Canvas Bag with Punch Needle

Create a personalised goodie bag to gift at your next party, or make one for yourself to carry all of your essentials, with this fun and vibrant punch needle bag design.

 

The project is perfect to create in a weekend and great for using up scrap yarn. Mix and match your colour palette to suit any theme or style.

 

Project by Caroline Jane Creative

 

Find the how-to make instructions here >

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How to Make a Knitted Party Sign

No party would be complete without a statement sign to display in pride of place, either within your own home or hired venue.

 

This project uses a Cricut Maker 3 to create the cardstock backing pieces for the sign, while the main greeting is created using double-ended needles and Cotton Blend yarn, to create a tube of knitting that a wire can be threaded through and then manipulated into shape.

 

Project by Aisha Cluitt + Emily Platt

 

Cricut Design Space Project Link: 'Let's Party!' Sign

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How to Make Mini Bunting

Whether you add this small but perfectly formed bunting strand onto a wrapped gift use it as a cake topper or even decorate your house with it, there's no end to what can be used to create your own garland, here we've used ribbon offcuts, but you could also use fabric remnants, or why not try crocheting your own mini pennant flags.

 

Project by Jackie Jasper

 

Purchase the wooden hinge box in store or online >

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