9 Super Cute Easy DIY Christmas Gift ideas
Are you looking for super cute Easy DIY Christmas gift ideas?
Needing inspiration before it’s too late to make your gifts – ie. Christmas Eve?
Get prepared for the season with this roundup of easy and lovely DIY Christmas gifts that you can start thinking about preparing now.
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Food is a great option if you can cook and prepare some gorgeous gifts for relatives and friends.
Things like ingredients jars with dry ingredients to make brownies, hot chocolate or something else and all the recipient needs to do is add the liquid to the dry ingredients.
1. Brownie in a Jar Gift
I love chocolate and if you have family and friends who love chocolate too then why not try this quick and easy gift.
Brownies in a jar Yummy!
You make up the dry ingredients and add a recipe card for the wet ingredients all in a 1l mason jar and job done.
All you need to make it is :
Cocoa powder and Chocolate 70% cocoa which you can buy here.
Sugar and flour.
You need a gorgeous jar at least 1l (34oz ) here is a fabulous 5 star selection
Gift tags and ribbons what about this choice
For a full list of ingredients and recipe check it out at Goodhousekeeping.
2. DIY Solid Perfume
This is a great wee present which links into my love of handmade body care and so easy to make as well. Its similar to making lip balm as well so you could use the base change the essential oils to ones suitable for the lips see the recipe below and two presents for the price of one!
First, you need to melt your base oils along with beeswax, the choice of base oils is up to you I would go with coconut oil, sweet almond or apricot kernel.
If you want to buy any of these check them out my recommendation is from Essential depot they have a fantastic selection of carrier oils a great prices
Amazon also has a variety of beeswax pellets and you can find only the top choices from this page.
or if you can decide how about this one from Amazon.
When you read some of the reviews they do mention the smell some people say its nice and others disagree you can read this for yourself under the 5 star reviews if you want to investigate further before you make a decision.
Here is the link to make your DIY perfume gift which is really very simple.
You could have a combo of Rose essential oil Palma Rose and Rose geranium for a lovely flowerly scent or use the combo of citrusy blends .
If you are looking for essential oils then Essential Depot has a lovely range of essential oils to choose from.
And what could be nicer than this gorgeous perfume holder from Etsy.
2. Handmade soap
This is another gorgeous present for family and friends and you don’t even need to go to the trouble of starting from scratch you can actually buy pure soap base and melt it down and add your own colours and scents to make gorgeous handmade soap with the added bonus that you don’t need to cure it.
If you want more information about soap making then check my post out.
The Ultimate guide to Soap making for beginners: Cold process & Melt and Pour.
Melt and pour soap isn’t technically cold-processed soap it has glycerin in it to help with keeping the consistency when you melt it down but it still allows you to do wonderful things with it to recreate scents and beautiful coloured soaps.
I would try a soap base that has a good quantity of lovely oils in it like the Castille soap base – Amazon have a variety of different Castille soap bases for you to have a look at.
And if you are concerned about the palm oil it is used from sustainable sources and doesn’t contain SLS.
Ourearth melt and pour soap base has a selection without palm oil.
I love using essential oils and my go-to essential oils are from Essential depot with great prices on a lovely selection of essential oils.
This set of 14 Plant therapy starter packs but if you are not sure then they have a selection of essential oils on Amazon.
If you are looking for a great one in the Uk my top for wholesale and retail is Amphora aromatics.
They have a great selection of essential oils to choose from.
If you are needing a tutorial on using Melt and Pour soap bases then my go-to guide would be with thesprucecrafts for their excellent tutorial on making melt and pour soaps.
Have fun adding Micas or Soap dyes to your soaps and combining gorgeous scents based on what friends or family may like.
If you are looking for powders Amazon has a huge selection again a great source to try.
Selection of Mica powders for Bath bombs only the best options for under $30.
The Soapqueen also has a great tutorial melt and pour soap here.
And to get you started here are 5 cute recipes which you can try with your own soap bases.
3. DIY HANDWARMERS
You don’t need to be super great at sewing to make these super wee gifts all you need is fat quarters or any scraps of material you have lying around the house and Rice.
Want to try it have a look here
4. Candy Sleighs
These are great presents for family or friends old or young.
Firstly you need to get a hold of glue dots – yep I hadn’t heard of them either.
Once again Amazon comes to the rescue here.
Sticky tape won’t hold things together and your handy glue gun runs the risk of melting all your chocolate goodies. So Glue dots are your go-to resource for this job.
Next on the list is Christmas wrapping paper super cute of course and most importantly Candy canes – there are so many flavours it may be difficult choosing.
What about these different flavours:
Have a variety of different size bars of sweeties – Cadburys chocolate, kit kat standard bar will do great for the base then stick the candy canes to the base size chocolate bars to make the base of the sleigh using the glue dots then add a couple of tiers of smaller chocolate bars to build up the sleigh.
Once they are all assembled using the ribbon to wrap around the whole thing and add a bow to the top.
Who wouldn’t love this present in their stocking this Christmas?
5. Homemade play dough
Did you know this was a thing! Me neither didn’t realize you could make playdough especially if you know what goes into it and its non-toxic and safe for your kiddies to play with.
Here are six recipes for homemade natural play dough.
Wow, some of these use oatmeal or peanut butter!
Cooked raw eaten or not these six recipes will have you reaching for the mixing bowl.
If you fancy giving this a try as presents for little ones here are the recipes LINK.
6. Oven glove present
This is great what about getting a plain old oven glove – buy a nice new one that friends or loved ones would like
I am loving the silicone ones just now perfect to protect your hands
What to do is get baking utensils that would fit in the oven gloves and wrap the gloves and utensils up with a bow no need for wrapping paper and an ideal present for the baker in the family.
What about this selection from Amazon
7. Melted snowman bark
This is so easy and so cute – it’s gorgeous.
Great for kids to help make as gifts.
The ingredients for this couldn’t be easier either
White chocolate, mini Reese’s cups, Wilton candy eyes, jelly beans,
Red hot candy and pretzel sticks use a silicone lined tray or wax paper.
Now the fun bit melt the chocolate in a double boiler, cut Reese’s pieces off center to make the hat and spread the chocolate onto the paper or silicone spread out and add your snowman decorations and voila done!
Now all you need to do is cut it with a knife once firm after being in the fridge.
What could be simpler?
If you are interested in the recipe then check it out HERE
8. DIY Felt IPAD case
Here is a great easy sewing idea that you can try for Christmas or any other holiday gift time.
You could adapt it to different sizes as well.
It is so simple to make if you want to try it out then check out the instructions here.
9. Stamped Peppermint Candies
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I hope you enjoyed that run through of 9 super cute Easy DIY Christmas gift ideas.