Nothing says Christmas quite like a homemade gift!
In the Christmas spirit of sharing we have put together some DIY ideas for all ages and skill sets, so don’t worry if you are not a master crafter, we’re here to help!
Whether you are a creative DIY individual or someone simply looking for thoughtful gift ideas, there is a great gift idea for everyone on your list!
Candle Arrangements- Candles are a great way to warm up any home and make a great gift for people hosting parties over the holidays. Start with the colored candle of your choice as your focal point and add an assortment of holiday accents, like holly leaves, candy canes and pine cones. An easy idea is to place your candle inside a clear vase and place your accents around it and finish it o
ff with some beautiful Christmas ribbon on the outside. This makes a great table center piece and will look amazing when its lit!
Family Page – Set up a special online place for your family at http://www.christmas.com/family-pages and bring your family together wherever they may be in the world. You can choose a personal background and upload pictures, recipes, traditions and Christmas greetings. The Family Pages are free and very easy to create. Share the holidays with your loved ones where ever they may be!
Scrapbook - Christmas is the time for making special memories and looking back on old ones. A scrapbook is a great way to think back on all of the great memories shared throughout the year. Perfect for coaches of sports teams and close friends and family, a scrapbook is a great way to get creative and show someone how special they are. If you do not have the time to crate a whole album consider making a special card or a single scrapbook page in a frame. This is a great personalized gift for anyone special in your life, easy to do for any skill level!
Christmas Ornaments- Nothing says Merry Christmas like a homemade ornament. A great gift for all ages and super easy to personalize too! Find some plain Christmas tree bulbs and decorate them with paint & glitter. If you have small children get creative and use their thumbprints to make Christmas characters like snowmen and reindeer. Another simple ornament idea is to cut out some festive shapes using felt, like the cute little gingerbread men pictured to the left. This is an easy craft for all skill levels, if you are an experienced crafter this is your chance to get creative!
Mittens- Have you ever noticed how those designer mitts at big department stores look like they are hand made? Well instead of going out and buying an expensive pair, make them yourself. Simple and easy, knit a pair of mitts this holiday season, a warm and useful gift for fingers of all sizes!
Stockings- Original often says it best. Tired of the Christmas stockings that are sold at the store and all look the same? Create an original masterpiece for a special someone this year. Make a stocking from the heart and they’ll be sure to look forward to receiving gifts every year in a homemade stocking rather than a store bought duplicate. If you are a skilled sewer this is your chance to have fun mixing and matching holiday patterns. Don’t sew? No problem. Find a plain stocking at your local dollar store or drug store and have fun decorating it with fabric paints, glitter and your choice of holiday trinkets.
Beaded Necklace- Crafty and creative, a necklace is always a smart choice when deciding what to get a special someone and homemade can never be beat. beaded jewelry is very popular right now and makes a great gift for the fashionable women in your life. If you’re feeling really ambitious make a set complete with earrings and a bracelet!
Now that you have read some ideas, start getting creative. Let your hands do the work and think about the look on your friends and family’s faces when they open your unique gift!