The joys of Christmas, the season of goodwill, present giving, present receiving; Christmas really is such a wonderful time of year. But what if the perfect present buying brings with it too many stresses that would even weigh Santa down? This is where the 15 DIY Christmas Gift Ideas That Will Delight Your Friends comes to the rescue.
Just imagine a guide that was full of truly inspirational DIY Christmas Gift Ideas!
This guide is for you if you’ve always wanted to add your own creative flair to your gifting, but ever since that failed Blue Peter attempt you vowed never to touch the glue gun or the sticky back plastic again.
So here, my creative friend, is your own bundle of creativeness that goes beyond the staple gun and the PVA glue. Even the most novice of creators will find something to get their fingers stuck into here. No expertise required just a desire to gift and a degree of patience; and perhaps a dollop of perseverance might be helpful too.
Christmas can be an expensive time of year, but with a little preparation there are some gifts that are not only cheaper but are also so much nicer when they’re handmade.
Where To Get DIY Christmas Gift Ideas From?
I love gifting and I love creating and Pinterest really is an amazing place to turn to when you need some inspiration. Big warning here though…you may get lost in Pinterest for hours and your head will be buzzing with new ideas. Just create your own board (select the secret option if you want to keep your ideas hidden) and then Pin away.
Here are some of my favourite highlights for gifting inspiration from Pinterest.
Handmade Food Gifts
For the foodie lovers in your gifting circle there are a multitude of possibilities that will cover any skill set or dietary requirement. For the sweet
toothed amongst us, try these snowflake cookies from Hedge Combers. Easy enough for both little hands and big hands to make.
Or perhaps a selection of vegan sweets and artisan chocolate is more your thing . This beautiful blog from Trinity’s Kitchen comes with a variety of sweet treats that will be sure to please.
Infusing oils with herbs also make a great gift too. Simple and very quick to make with as few as three ingredients. This DIY Infused Oil post from Lauren Caris’s vegan blog comes with free printable gift labels. Which one will you make? Choose from Rosemary and Garlic; or Chilli Infused Oils.
Do not forget that you are also important too and deserve a treat. If all this creating makes you hungry then try this new take on mince pies, I simply love mince pies and love the idea of a mince pie pop even more. These certainly won’t stand a chance of lasting long enough in my house to be gifted.
Handmade Beauty Gifts
Pinterest is full of beauty recipes but unless you have some knowledge of skin care formulation you’re best to stick to oil based recipes. Water based recipes will need preservatives, there is no exception to this rule. Without the correct amount of preservative you’ll find that what you are actually gifting is really a pot of mouldy face cream. I doubt that even your closest bestie would cherish this idea.
Even though we’ve ruled out all recipes made with water we are still left with plenty of fantastic recipes to choose from. For the coffee lovers why not make them an orange & coffee sugar scrub. Not only does it smell absolutely divine it also gently exfoliates the skin too. For the bath lovers why not put together some appealing bath bombs. Try these doughnut bath bombs, be warned you may need to add a Do Not Eat label ! Or for a real Christmassy touch these bath melts would deliver that perfect Christmas aroma right to the bath tub.
Want to add a bit of glitter and sparkle? This next recipe is surely a must for all glitter lovers. This recipe from SoapQueen is a sugar scrub with a sparkle. It gently exfoliates and gives a little bit of glitz, perfect for any pre Christmas partying beauty routine.
Whatever you create, don’t forget to add a gift label to your creations. Try these downloadable gift labels.
Handmade Knitted Gifts
Since the rise of Hygge inspired living, more and more of us are kicking off our shoes grabbing a hot chocolate and taking some time out on the sofa. When it comes to knitting I really am no expert but what I like about SimpleMaggie.com is that this DIY gift of an Arm Knitted Throw comes with a really clear how to video.
Handmade Floral Gifts
No front door should be left naked over the Christmas period so here is my selection of DIY Christmas gift ideas for wreath making.
Firstly we have a gorgeous wreath made from eucalyptus by Keys To Inspiration. It provides a welcome alternative from the traditional Christmas tree Fir, however, If you prefer a more traditional then here is a beautiful wreath from Fyne Designs.
For the more adventurous why not try something stunning like this wreath that uses a selection of foliage and flowers.
Wrapping Your Gifts
So you’ve got all your DIY Christmas Gift Ideas sorted and you’ve been busy creating, it’s now time to impress your friends even more with your amazing gift wrapping skills.
These bags from Hello Sandwich are the perfect way to gift any food delicacies that you have baked. Or why not use any of your left overs from the Christmas wreath coupled with brown Kraft paper to give your gifts this rustic look. Alternatively try this white minimalist look with downloadable gift tags.
And for the star to add to the top of the tree there’s always this very easy paper bag star from The Bear and The Fox.
Hopefully these ideas have managed to set your creative inspiration alive. I’m sure your friends will be amazed by your creations.
What would be your favourite gift to receive? Let me know in the comments.
All that needs to be said now is to wish you the most amazing and creative Christmas ever.
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