Creative birthday gift ideas for a one year old: Part 2 of 3

Did you catch my last post on making a DIY makeup kit as a gift for a one-year-old? Today I'm sharing another super-creative gift idea for a one-year-old that you can assemble yourself, and they'll play with over and over.  

Creative and unique DIY birthday presents for a one year old. Shows how to make a play purse filled with things that toddlers LOVE, like a wallet, keys, and a phone. Great idea!
Ever since she was a few months old and first started picking things up, my daughter has loved playing with the contents of my purse. Wallet, keys, phone- she loves it all! So I decided to assemble a purse of her own for her first birthday. 
Creative and unique DIY birthday presents for a one year old play purse
I found a small purse at a thrift store (I did clean it, but if you're squeamish about germs you could purchase an inexpensive new bag.) I made sure it was small enough that Emma could easily carry it around. I also bought a wallet at the same thrift store. This one looks a lot like mine, so I knew she would love it! 

Next, I added a pack of tissues, my old iPhone, and some keys on a keychain. The keys were new (I was attempting to avoid germs) but I did find that the newly cut keys had really sharp edges- so be careful if you decide to take that route.

Next, I found some things to put in the wallet.
Creative and unique DIY birthday presents for a one year old  purse
I added some [expired] coupons, wallet-sized photos of my husband, Emma and me, and a bunch of "credit cards." These were any cards I could find that I didn't need anymore, including used gift cards and rewards cards that I had doubles of or no longer used.
Creative and unique DIY birthday presents for a one year old: play purse and wallet
And that's it! I packed it all up and put it into the purse. Emma loves it, and she's even found some new items to add, like a hairbrush.
Creative and unique DIY birthday presents for a one year old: play purse
What do you think? I had so much fun assembling this purse for Emma, and she plays with it all the time. Be sure to stay tuned for part 3 in this series- coming soon!



2 comments:

  1. Such a cute gift! I remember my daughter (now a teen) carrying a purse stage. It was so adorable. Thank you for linking up this idea at Welcome Home Wednesdays!

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