Take an ordinary shoe box and wrap it with a really attractive plastic gift wrap. Or use a simple black chart paper and decorate it with stickers, and cuttings of photographs of you two. Write sweet things with glitter and sparkle pens. Use ribbons, or shine in the dark stick on’s. Let the message you wish to convey be known clearly, for instance if the gift is for his birthday or for a special day or just because you feel like it. Simply write what you feel is appropriate for the occasion. This is inclusive of some of the cute things to make for your boyfriend. Fill up the box with random stuff, such as:
You have two ways of making a collage, either you make it using a chart paper or you make it on the computer. Either ways, this is one of the easiest homemade gift ideas for your boyfriend. All you need to do is to, firstly collect all the photos that you wish to be placed on the collage, so as to create a proper and logical lay out. For instance place them in sequence of events that have occurred, or memories that are precious. Copy paste, change color and size if you wish. Make edits by adding captions, and funny images if you wish. Do whatever comes freely to you. This is your collage and you have all the freedom to go crazy with it. Either take a print out or send it to him via email. He’ll love it. Though making one on paper or cardboard is always better, as he will get to see it hanging in his room whenever he comes home! Technology cannot always help us express our emotions completely, we all know that.
Here is what you can do, go get yourself a plain white T-shirt of his size. Now either you can make a portrait of a famous rock star such as Bob Marley, Jim Morrison, Curt Cobain, John Lennon or Bob Dylan OR you could make some thing like ‘Eddie’ from Iron Maiden! If he is into such genres he will totally flip over in joy! Or you could simply go abstract and use a splash of color and make hand prints or random art. You could also gift him a T-shirt with your photos printed on it, go for a funny pick such as one taken from a Polaroid. If not a T-shirt, try socks, or hand painted canvas shoes such as a white or gray converse, etc.
Take some hemp strings, if you wish let them soak in some fabric color for each string or strings. Once they dry, you can make him a bracelet, or you can make him a chain with a amazing locket, or you can make the handle for a small cotton fabric bag that he can use as a magazine holder or whatever he chooses it for. You can even make a curtain for him if you have the patience, using a cloth that you painted and then attaching hemp braids as curtain hooks or simply getting them stitched on the curtain so that it creates a colorful pattern.
Fill up a few Cd’s with his all time favorite movies that he does not have, or movies that he hasn’t had the opportunity to watch yet. Make another with all his favorite comic strips or world Anime’s that he is crazy about. Or music from a variety of bands that he is a total fan of. All this will be much appreciated by him. If he likes, planes and machines, collect documentaries that he can watch and drool over. If he is into games such as baseball and football, get him a collection of live videos of record breaking games of yesteryear. He will be forever thankful to you for this simple but profound gesture!
You can also make him a photo frame using cardboard that you can decorate, or you can use easy setting clay so as to make the frame. Use a scale and a blunt knife so as to give it patterns, you can also simply use the nip of your pencil to draw designs on the clay and then allow it to dry. Use different combination of colored clay, so as to give it a tribal or retro look for instance. If you wish to make an album, you can find hand made paper albums in creative stores, but one and place photographs, letters, paper napkins, movie tickets that you both went for together, candy wrappers or even post aids to fill up the album. Do not get one that has a lock, boys will be boys, they will lose the keys!