Friday, 13 November 2015

12 DIY Christmas Gifts!

I'm not going to sit here and pretend i'm a DIY goddess or anything, in fact i'm quite the opposite, but it doesn't stop me from trying. I think a lot of crafting tutorials can look pretty daunting and usually there are so many products you need to buy, you might as well just buy the thing you want outright! But when it comes to Christmas and other special occasions, I do think it's nice to just go for it and give DIY projects a good old go!

Personally I love handmade items, whether it's something made by a friend or bought from a  little independent shop, they're usually more rustic and unique, and just kinda mean that little bit more!

I've gone through Pinterest and the internet for some fun DIY gift ideas, and have collected by favourites below, which ones will you try? 

DIY Snowman Mug
Get the tutorial at ihearnaptime
A perfect one for the kids to get involved with too, let them scribble away with their Sharpie at any age for a super unique design!

Painted Camera Strap
Get the tutorial at Design Love Fest
This does need a few more supplies but is perfect for any budding photographers or bloggers! 

Mini Gold Leaf Notebooks
Get the tutorial at Curbly
I'm one of those people who is always jotting things down on scraps of paper, then I end up losing them all so notebooks are perfect for me to keep my thoughts together! 

Peppermint Body Scrub
Get the tutorial at The Idea Room
Who doesn't love bath products at Christmas? They are so easy to make at home you'll wonder why you ever bought them in the past!

Glitter Vases
Get the tutorial from Pop Sugar

Ombre Candles
Get the tutorial at Kates Creative Space
Candles are always a popular present, they can be used all year round and are actually easier than you thought to personalise!

Snowball Wreath
Get the tutorial at Daisy Mae Belle
Wreaths are becoming more and more popular each year, but with that comes higher prices too, i'm lucky Ben works somewhere we can get a good discount but it is still too much really! Why not try making one yourself, there are los of tutorials online for you to follow and try!

Song Lyric Wall Art
Get the tutorial from A Beautiful Mess

Mini Snow Globe
Get the tutorial at Ever Mine

DIY iPad Case

Sequinned Picture Frame

DIY Bow Garland

14 comments so far

  1. Love all of these ideas especially the snowman mug. I've bought some things to attempt to make a mini snow globe x

    1. The snowman mug is definitely an easy one for the little ones to have fun with too, definitely something I'm going to try this year! Ahh good luck, they're scarier than they look but are actually pretty simple :) x

  2. There are so many cute ideas in here! I'll definitely be trying some of these outs :)

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  3. I always try to do something homemade (generally turns out a Pinterest fail rather than a win) jams and chutney are great. I'm definitely going to try the mug for my husband and mum though!

  4. What beautiful ideas, I am loving that camera strap. We always try to make a few present

    1. It's definitely a nice touch to make things yourself :) x

  5. There are some great ideas here. I love the idea of giving homemade gifts at Christmas but I always run out of time. I adore those glitter vases. I may have to make one for myself as a Christmas present. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    1. I know, there's always so much to do, I think these are great for last minute gifts too, all easy to make and cheap too :) x

  6. Great gift guide. I'm a sucker for homemade gifts and especially love the camera strap, notebooks and mug xx

    1. The camera strap doesn't look too hard to make at all either, I can't find my nikon one so gonna have a go at it I think :) x

  7. Some great ideas. Love them. I did a bundle of homemade gifts last year and it was greatly received. I love the iPad cover the most :)!

  8. They are so lovely I can't decide which I like best, I may try the iPad case though it's gorgeous!

  9. I love all of these, especially the snow man mug which looks so easy, even for a novice like me. The bow garland is super cute too! Xx

  10. I want to make ALL of these. What great ideas. I love the snowman mug and the gold leaf notebook. All such cute ideas. We're making our own Christmas decorations this year so I may add a few of these to our list.x


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