Making your own holidays gifts is not only a great way to save some money this time of year, but is a wonderful way to have some fun with your family! Showing your kids that the Christmas holiday is more about spending time together and less about spending money, you keep the true spirit of the season alive. Besides, those who receive your DIY gifts will most likely treasure your gift even more knowing the time and love you (and your little helpers) put into making it.
Here are a few ideas to get you started. We’ve kept it pretty simple, so feel free to adapt them to make them as easy or fancy as you please. The best part of a DIY gift is they don’t have to be perfect. Let your creativity and imagination take over and have some fun!
For starters, we love these Pinecone Fire Starters. Not only are they completely practical for those with wood burning fireplaces, but also smell amazing and look gorgeous.
Have someone in your life who is a beauty addict or who deserves a little pampering? This DIY Ginger and Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub is the perfect gift. You might even have most of these ingredients in your kitchen right now. Experiment with different scents, different essential oils and extracts or keep it unscented, if you are unsure of someone’s favorite scent!
How about a gift for the entertainer? This super easy Chalkboard Tray takes a regular baking sheet to a whole new level with some simple chalkboard paint!
They can use it for a cheese plate, serving appetizers or just as a pretty tray for breakfast in bed! To make this extra budget-friendly, pick up a baking sheet at a second hand store. It’s just going to be painted, so it doesn’t need to be perfect!
Think we forgot about the tech-lover? Make a custom mousepad with just a little fabric paint! If you’re at a loss for what to paint, have kids draw a picture of the family, their grandparents or their favorite pet. Far away family members will love seeing your child’s art every time they use the computer.
DIY gifts are not only fun to give, but are a blast to make as well! Tackle a boring afternoon and your Christmas gift-giving list in one swoop by getting a little crafty. Your loved ones will love the personal touch. Happy Holidays!Author Profile: This post is brought to you by DIY blogger Julia Leenig. You can check out her blog over at www.baker-builder.com.