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Anniversary cards are simple and fun gifts to give during that special day. This article will talk about ideas for homemade cards that you can use for your upcoming anniversary. When people think about anniversaries, the fist thought usually comes from the person's heart. Anniversaries mean different things for different people. It could be a reminder of the day they met, or their first date, or their wedding date. If you are making a card for your special someone, only you can say that you know this person best. If the card is for a special couple whom you are close to, you'd know what these people like the most. Keep in mind that homemade anniversary greeting card are special since you took the time and effort to create them.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

The best thing about anniversaries is that these days could happen at any time. Anniversary can be for all kind of dates. Anniversary cards don't have to specifically be for marriage dates. For example, the card could be for a “monthsary”. Some people celebrate the first day they got together as their “official” anniversary and add the little days that remind them of special occasions such as moving in together and their first date. Some people would even give their special someone's an anniversary cards just because they feel like it or they just want the day to be special of them. You really don't have to wait for a certain day to come to show someone how you love them.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).

Don't be confined to thinking about how your anniversary cards will look like or making the card specifically for the usual anniversary dates like wedding dates. There are so many ideas that you can use, besides the usual specific dates, that can inspire you to make the card. Think of other meaningful times that you and your special loved one shared. After all, these days won't be significant if people don't relive these moments.

The following is a few dates that are usually not celebrated as anniversaries but have special memories for couples. You can also use places, scenarios and conversations that both of you shared. Dates like your first dinner, first trip, and first movie are memorable occasions which people don't really acknowledge but remember anyway. You can make anniversary cards that remind you of your first trip. Let's just say you went to the beach together, or the country side. Use materials and themes that fit these locations. If you want to use a conversation or a scenario that happened between you two for your anniversary cards, you can incorporate this in the card's message.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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