Are you tired of the mediocre quality of the mass-produced Christmas gifts? Consider making your own gifts that your family or friends will actually adore.
Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Christmas gifts have benefits. Firstly, you do not have to spend too much money as the items or ingredients can be found at your home. Most importantly, it will show your recipient that you spend a lot of effort for a single present.
Start with these seven DIY ideas:
1. For Your Hard-working Partner
Nothing beats a relaxing shower after a long and stressful day at work. Delight your significant other with this “luxury” by gifting him or her with the Vanilla Bath Salts.
Bath salts are not only easy to make, but they can also be used for aromatherapy. Start by looking for a few ingredients including vanilla fragrance oil, salt (i.e., know the type of salt by reading this tutorial), and powdered food coloring. Mix these all together and place it in a mason jar.
2. For Your Lovely Parents
With their countless years of experience, your parents have probably gotten all the common Christmas presents. Shake things up by making personalized posters for them. Use clean white frames as your base and extra thick letters as your body. Feel free to include Christmas poems, songs, and stories. Otherwise, you may describe the hobbies of your parents.
Use this poster generator for your convenience:
3. For Your Sister’s Sweet Tooth
Satisfy your sister’s lasting affair with sugar by making an assortment of handmade gumdrops. Use your creativity to fuse different colors together.
Simply follow this tutorial by Bakerella. Bakerella included a PDF for adorable tags that you can customize for your goodie bags.
4. For Your Crafty Co-worker
One of the most thoughtful gifts that you can give to an individual who loves crafting is a sewing kit. This Do-It-Yourself Sewing Kit in a Jar consists of the essentials and keeps it in a handy dandy container.
Furthermore, it puts the pin cushion on the top to maximize the space. This gift will also protect the owner in the event of fashion faux pas.
5. For Your Brother’s Beer Belly
Your beer-loving brother will greatly appreciate a wooden beer holder. It is a huge upgrade from the flimsy cardboard carrier that he is so used with. Rest assured that your beer bottles will not fall out or bang against each other!
To complete the homemade gift there is an opener at the side.
If this sounds good to you, check out this guide.
6. For Your Forgetful Friend
Mugs may be a thing of the past, but not if the bottom half doubles as a chalkboard. You read that right! Having a chalkboard lets you leave positive messages and artistic illustrations for the entertainment of your beloved friend.
For someone who forgets her shopping list, having a medium to scribe her to-do list is a good way to start the day. Writing your friend’s name is a good way to know who the coffee belongs to. Just remember to add some chalks as a starter pack.
7. For Other Special People
Have you heard of spoon rings? As the name suggests, these are rings that were crafted from the decorative spoons that you no longer need.
It is manipulated to wrap around the fingers for a comfortable fit. You can give it to your uncles, aunts, nieces, and nephews.
Follow this user-friendly tutorial by printing the instructions and watching the video.
From cooking assorted gumdrops to creating therapeutic bath salts, handmade presents evoke volumes of hard work and love. Show how much you care for your beloved ones by making handmade gifts for the Yuletide season!