It's probably no surprise that I like to make homemade things to celebrate birthdays. I've made it a tradition for my children to always get a homemade birthday cake. Even when we've needed those store bought sheet cakes for the big bashes, I've made a 2nd cake at home. When it comes to gifts, I like to reuse supplies. Gift bags and tissue paper are perfect for reusing. I know I'm not the only one who does this because I've seen the same bag come back to us before. This year I reused the tissue paper to wrap gifts instead of stuff inside bags. I paired the tissue paper along with a few fabric scraps and ribbon ends. It was really easy to do and it put a extra big smile on the birthday girl's face.