DIY Birthday Gift for any age

I went to one of my good friends 50th birthday parties the other night.  We had so much fun!  She said ‘no gifts’ on the invite but I wanted to make her a little something special anyway.  I searched Pinterest for idea’s and then put my own spin on them. Here is what I came up with.  NOTE* While I was going to a 50th birthday party you can easily change this to cater to ANY age.

Materials Used for this Project

Large Mason Jar
Hersey Kisses
Individually Wrapped Lifesavers

I bought this large mason jar from Target, some Hersey kisses, and some individually wrapped Lifesaver mints.

DIY Birthday Gift for any age

I searched online for quotes on aging.  I copied and pasted 50 different ones and then printed them out.  Some are inspirational, and some funny, but they are all entertaining quotes.  Here is a sample…

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” — Mark Twain

It’s not your 50th birthday. It’s your 29th anniversary of your 21st birthday. 

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.

“Looking fifty is great – if you’re sixty.”  -Joan Rivers

“Aging only happens to people who lose their lust for getting better and disconnect from their natural base of curiosity.” -Robin Sharma

You are younger today than you ever will be again. Make use of it  for the sake of tomorrow. 

I cut them and then stapled them onto the mints.  This is where the ‘mint’spiration, encourage’mint’ and entertain’mint’ comes into play.  Get it. 😉  For the quotes that were longer than this one shown below, I simply folded them in half.

DIY Birthday Present for any age

To assemble it, I layered the Hersey kisses into the jar first (so she can ‘kiss’ her 40’s goodbye).  I bought 3 different flavor kisses because it was buy 3 bags for $10, but you can use any flavor your like.  Next, I added the mints (after I stapled the quotes on them).  Lastly, I designed this card on with the silly puns, printed it out and taped it to the jar.  Viola!  Now she can read a little something everyday, or every time she feels like having a mint or a Hersey kiss, and hopefully they make her smile, laugh or make her think about life.

DIY Birthday Present for any age

DIY Birthday Gift for any age

DIY Birthday Gift for any age

Hope you enjoyed this super easy and fun DIY project.

I also brought these funny photo booth signs to the party and they were a lot of fun.  These come in all different ages too.

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