DIY gifts are so special.
Sometimes taking time to create something beautiful with love is a much more appreciated gift. The imperfections are just part of the charm.
Last Christmas I put the challenge out to my family to hand make one gift for each another. At first they laughed at me, but they soon got into the spirit and had a ball creating something special. I wonder if they are up for the challenge this year?
Here are ten ideas to get you (and me) inspired!
Honey Lip Balm. This is so easy to make – it just uses coconut oil, beeswax, honey and essential oils! You only need to find some cute containers. Get the tutorial at Hip Home.
Jewellery Storage Board. Transform an old frame from the opshop into a funky piece of art work and storage in one! Find the tutorial at Mona Luna.
Succulent Mugs. Upcycle some old mugs into a gorgeous succulent pot plant holder. Using doilies and some decoupaging. Stunning! Find the details at The Happy Housie.
Upcycled Snow Globes. You know how you have all those glass jars hanging around? Well, time to get them out and turn them into gifts or decorations. You don’t have to do Christmasy scenes, choose a toy or character your child loves instead. Head to the opshop to find some toys or nik naks. Find the tutorial at Martha Stewart.
Motivational Sign. I love all those motivational signs and posters, but some of them are incredibly expensive. Why not have a crack at making up one yourself? It’s pretty easy – just some recycled wood and a stencil (your local scrapbooking shop can help you out with this). Find the tutorial at Natalme.
Concrete Coasters. One for the blokes in the family! Make these cool coasters from concrete and bottle tops. So manly! From Turnstyle Vogue.
Quote Votives. Make your own cute tea light holders with quotes. It’s really pretty easy and you can personalize them to suit. Find the tutorial at Design Mom.
Toy and Snack Strap. For kids on the move – their own strap to hold toys and a little jar of snacks. Really fun and original! Find the tutorial at Whip Stitch.
Computer BBQ. Yes, it’s a barbeque made from an old computer. What a clever upcycling idea and a very unique gift! Find the how-to at We Upcycle.
Decorated Bamboo Toothbrushes. What a smart idea for a stocking stuffer at under $4! Decorate some bamboo toothbrushes with stamps. So easy and ecofriendly! Find out more from Eva at Oz Baby Trends.