Do you have a special anniversary coming up? Are you looking for homemade anniversary ideas so you can create something special and meaningful for your partner? Anniversaries are a wonderful time to reflect back the relationship that you and your partner have enjoyed. Whether it be a six month anniversary or a 60th year wedding anniversary.
Here are some low-key ideas on homemade anniversary gift ideas that won't cost a fortune:
* A "Remember When..." Scrapbook
If you are celebrating a 6 month anniversary or a 6 year anniversary, a "Remember When..." scrapbook can be as small or as big as you want to make it. Take a certain time frame and make a page dedicated to a special memory that you and your partner have shared during that interval of time. For instance, if you are making a 6-month anniversary scrapbook, make a 6 page scrapbook where each page represents 1 month, then 2 months, and so on. You can dedicate a page to events such as getting married or meeting for the first time. Then maybe your first vacation together or the time you met each others' parents for the first time. The scrapbook could work as a type of time line for the relationship between you and your partner.
* Pretty Painted Plant Pot
Find an unused clay plant pot and wash it off (or you can go purchase one, they are not very expensive depending on the size). When it is clean and dry, take out some bright acrylic paint and start decorating it with images or words that will be meaningful to you are and your partner. If you want, you can use a pencil to outline some letters and images before painting. You can write your names over a background of bright hearts or maybe some a special message or meaningful quote. Let the paint dry and brush over your artwork with varnish to make it weather resistant. Now go to a local nursery and choose out a pretty plant or flower that you and your partner can enjoy all year long.
* Customized Picture Frame
Take an old picture frame and re-vamp it with "love trinkets" -- this could include fabric, keys, marbles, old charms -- any random little trinket that you've stored away over the years that symbolizes your relationship. Now find a picture of you and your partner to display inside the newly revamped picture frame.
* Homemade Heart Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies
Who doesn't love chocolate chip cookies? Think of a special dessert to commemorate your special anniversary. Homemade anniversary gift ideas do not need to be expensive or even fancy. Knowing that you took the time to make cookies or another special treat (especially if you're no gourmet cook!) is a wonderful gesture to show someone how much you care.
* Handmade Anniversary Card
Along with your homemade anniversary gift ideas, you can always include a handmade anniversary card. Think of a way that the card could pair with the gift you've created. For instance, if you painted a pretty plant pot, then how about displaying a picture of a flower or plant on the front of the card and include a message about how you look forward to seeing your love grow.