DIY Christmas gifts are a great way to save during the holiday season. They’re inexpensive, increase creativity, and are a cinch to make!
In today’s article, I’ll be rounding up a list of 13 DIY projects you can make for your friends and family. Actually, now that I think about it, you could even make them for yourself! After all, we deserve a little something to help us cope with the holiday hustle, right? Keep on reading to see my top DIY Christmas Gifts.
DIY Christmas Gifts Everyone Will Love
I love a good DIY or two. I love them even more when I’m able to share them with the people I love the most. They say that gifts are better if made from scratch — one reason why homemade dishes will always taste so much better than prepped microwaveable meals.
In my opinion, it’s way more fun giving and receiving DIY Christmas gifts. I’m able to appreciate the present more because of all the hard work put into it, the extra minutes spent painting or sewing, the careful placement of items making sure that one is aligned with the other. All of these make for a more meaningful gift.
This holiday season, spoil your loved ones with a DIY gift. Trust me, they’re not as challenging as you think. Here are my top 13 DIY Christmas Gifts for everyone on your list!
1. Mason Jar Vases
My dad’s taken up gardening as a hobby recently and I’ll admit, he’s got got a green thumb on him. This holiday, I’m looking to add more plants to his garden by putting them in cute little mason jar vases. I’m sure he’ll love them!
2. Homemade Bath Bombs
3. Fabric Headband
The moment I found out that you could make headbands out of fabric, I knew that I had to DIY one for my sister. She loves playing with her hair so I’m sure that she’d appreciate a new accessory to style with.
4. Christmas Cookies
Christmas cookies are perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth. There are so many kinds to choose from! From traditional gingerbread to the classic chocolate chip, it’s practically guaranteed that everyone will want to get a bite.
P.S. Don’t forget to make a second batch. You can never have too many cookies on hand.
5. Painted Mug
Personalized mugs make for amazing DIY Christmas gifts because the design possibilities are endless. They’re such great canvasses for your works of art. You can choose to stick with paint and follow a pattern or even just grab a Sharpie and doodle to your heart’s content. Odds are, whatever you create, it’ll look fabulous.
I’ve a friend who goes bonkers for candles, so this gift would be perfect for her. She’s the type who has to light at least one every night because she swears that it makes her place so much cozier during the holidays. This year, I’m planning on giving her three colorblocked candles. I think the lovely hues will stand out in her apartment.
7. Sugar Scrub
DIY sugar scrubs can be given to the resident beauty guru in your posse. By the way, don’t forget to mix in your friend’s favorite scent. It’ll make such a difference!
8. Tassel Bracelets
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Tassel bracelets are one of my go-to gifts for a fashion-forward friend. Give yours a pop of color so that it will stand out in a monochrome outfit such as a white dress. Click here to shop for your next white dress.
9. Drunken Gummies
Give this to the friend who enjoys partying and loves getting a drink or two.
Drunken gummies are great when eaten on their own or added to a favorite drink. A warning though, the alcohol content may be strong so make sure there’s a designated driver in the group.
10. Jewelry Dishes
DIY jewelry dishes can be chic when the right colors and themes are chosen. Need a little help? Color choices of white and gold are always a good bet.
11. Scrabble Coasters
This would be a great gift for the friend who loves playing boardgames. Since they probably already have all the boardgames their cupboard could hold, give them something to display on their coffee table. This gift is functional, has a lot of personality, and is a great way to use up those tiles from an old Scrabble set.
Who knew you could make keychains out of Perler beads? Bring back a bit of nostalgia with these babies. They’re sure to be a good conversation starter.
13. Phone Case
If you’ve got a knack for drawing, try your hand at DIY-ing a phone case. Show off your talent by using a wooden or a clear case as a canvas and get started on doodling.
Looking for more DIY Christmas gifts to make? Check out this video from Savannahandstuff!
This holiday season, you don’t have to break the bank to give presents to your friends and family. Ladies, remember that the most heartwarming gifts are the ones you pour time and effort in. So take a crack at some DIY projects and give your wallet some much-needed rest this Christmas. Your loved ones and future self will thank you for it.
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