Thursday, July 21, 2011

Friendship Day Crafts

A great of celebrating Friendship Day would be to delight your friends with handmade Friendship Gifts! Given here are some simple and easy to make Friendship Day crafts ideas for school children. These friendship crafts for kids are fun to work at and our a wonderful means of expressing love for your friends.

Paper Jewelry Box

Paper Jewelry Box can be made easily using little creativity and patience. This will surely be appreciated as a nice and useful Friendship Day Gift.

Things Needed:
An old box (about 4 inches in length and width)
Cloth or construction paper
Old magazines with lots of colorful pictures
Colorful buttons
Colorful ribbons

  1. Cut little pictures from the magazine and glue them in any way you want to the outside of the box. Make sure you covered it well, and let it dry.
  2. Glue a cloth or construction paper in the inside of the box to make it look neat.
  3. Stick pieces of ribbon on the sides for a border.
  4. Glue the buttons in the corners or anywhere you think it might look pretty.
  5. Sprinkle glitter to give it a shiny appearance. Use the sequins for making the box personalized by creating letters of your friend's name with it.
Note: This method can be used to make a vase, trash can, pencil cup, or a picture frame.

Beaded Bracelet

Friendship Bands are a popular Friendship Day gift, so instead of buying it out why don't you try something special for your best friend. It will surely be fun for you to make this Beaded Bracelet besides your friend will be touched to receive a handmade gift!!

Things Needed:
Some Beads
Clasps (optional; only if you want to get serious about it)

  1. Cut the string in the length of your wrist and tie a knot at one end.
  2. String beads on in any pattern you like but leave some room for a knot at the other end. You may also pick beads with alphabet and create your friend's name.
  3. When beading is complete, tie a knot. Or you can attach a purchased clasp.


A special handmade Bookmark will make a wonderful Friendship Day gift. Try the method given here or use your own creativity to make a pretty bookmark for your dear friends.

Things Needed:
Felt (You may also use velvet paper or handmade paper)
White hair net
2 little wiggle eyes
Stuffing or cotton wool
A small button

1. Cut a strip of felt about 5 centimeters (1 and 3/4 inches) wide, and 16 centimeters long (6 inches).
2. Wrap one ball of cotton wool or stuffing in the hair net and stick it to the top of the felt, this is the head.
3. Glue on to the head the two eyes and the button. The button will give the appearance of dummy pacifier.
4. Tie a small bow from some ribbon and glue it on the felt just below the head. Now, if you like, thread a small piece of ribbon through the button.

When is Friendship day?

Friendship Day celebrations take place on the first Sunday of August every year. The tradition of dedicating a day in honor of friends began in US in 1935. Gradually the festival gained popularity and today Friendship Day is celebrated in large number of countries including India. On this day people spend time with their friends and express love for them. Exchange of Friendship Day Gifts like flowers, cards and wrist bands is a popular tradition of this occasion.

Why Friendship Day?

Friendship Day 

By nature human beings are Social Animals. The importance of society is felt since ages by man. There are certain relations like Parents, Relatives which occur in one’s life not by choice but by destiny. Friendship is one relation that happens by one’s choice and will. A Friend /”Dost” is somebody who can be in one’s life because of any reason – be it personal or professional, but, is an integral part of one’s living. As emotions and feelings are intrinsic to human nature, to have somebody relieve them, and share them is the best feeling on earth. To honor the presence of friend in one’s life the US congress declared a proclamation in 1935, according to which every First Sunday of the month of august is celebrated world-wide as the “friendship day”.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Between Love and Friendship

During some time of our lives, it would be necessary to look for a true friend whom we could trust and share our thoughts with. Making good friends around you is of a lot importance in your life. But, making your friendship last a lifetime is somewhat difficult to deal with and a lot of efforts should be needed to maintain it. When you want to pick true friends, it is significant to find for people who can be trusted and deserving to be called as “true friends”.