I am 100% one of those lucky people.
Last month, my best friend Lauren turned 21.We have been friends for literally our ENTIRE lives. If you don’t believe me, see below.
Now that’s a lot of friendship. We are even college roommates! Since we have been celebrating birthdays for a long time together, I decided I wanted to do something special for her big day. But I also knew it had to be something practical and useful for turning 21 😉
After finding a few cute and unique DIY (do it yourself) 21st birthday crafts on Pinterest such as these:
I decided to construct my own version.
Side note: I am the least crafty person I know… this was a big adventure for me (and I may or may not have had some help from my dad who knows a thing or two about constructing things 😉 ).
All of the items used in this craft can either be bought at a craft store, liquor store and Bath & Body Works.
The first thing I had to do was buy something to create the display of goodies in. I chose this cute zebra bin because I figured it could be used to store things once all the contents were used!
I also bought a foam block for the bottom of the bin, popsicle sticks, a package of pipe cleaners, glue and a bottle of glitter.
For goodies, I bought an assortment of miniature alcohol bottles and two bottles of Bath & Body Works body wash (a favorite of Lauren’s).
I also bought these two adorable cupcake decorations just because they were cute!
First step: Glue a popsicle stick to each of the mini bottles. While this was setting, I wrapped the foam block in tissue paper to make it prettier.
Second step: Twist the pipe cleaners on a pencil to “curl” them.
After doing this, begin to place the popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, and other decorations into the foam block. I also created a glittered “21” and “Happy Birthday Lauren!” sign to place in the bin.
Taadaa! A cute and practical gift for a 21st birthday!
I’d say for my first Pinterest attempt, this was a success!
Be sure to check back Friday for a few of my Friday Favorites!