16 Awesome Handmade Christmas Gifts
There was a time that handmade gifts were a little naff. Not anymore.
I think because the world is busy and it’s so easy to buy gifts now that homemade gifts are now quite desirable. It shows that someone has taken time to make you something with love. Do you think a lot of people are rejecting consumerism and coming back to what truly counts?
I hope so.
Anyway, check out these awesome gift ideas. Some are super quick and easy and some require a little more time and effort. I would love to hear what you make for Christmas gifts. Give us a link or post a photo to my Facebook page.
♥ Relaxing Bath Salts. This idea is so incredibly easy – you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry. Recycle some pretty glass jars and you have some beautiful gifts for teachers, neighbours and girlfriends.
♥ Eco-friendly Bon Bons or Christmas Crackers from eco mumma Laura Trotta. These also double as Christmas serviettes! Make up a set for family and friends with quality little gifts inside.
♥ Upcycled bird dish from Morena’s Corner. This is so clever! Source a few bits from the opshop, nik naks from around the house or craft store and assemble. Too easy. Once you have got the idea, all sorts of ordinary objects you have around the house can be made over into something new.
♥ Magnesium Body Butter. It’s really easy and cheap to make your own body butter. The added goodness of magnesium can help with a myriad of health conditions as well. Using different essential oils, you can tailor it to specific purposes such as relaxation or muscle soreness.
♥ Upcycled Scrabble coasters for the word nerd in your life! You could have lots of fun with four letter words! From Incredible Things.
♥ Photo pendants. I am totally in love with this idea. It’s actually pretty simple cutting and glueing – you don’t need to be Martha Stewart! You could make necklaces, bracelets, keyrings or even bookmarks. Find the easy tutorial at Saving with Sarah.
♥ Cute jewellery hangers from the Twinkie Chan blog. Just glue some resin or plastic animals onto some pre-cut boards from the craft shop and paint!
♥ Hanging Outdoor Chair made from pallets from The Instructables website. This looks pretty easy and it’s very cool. Great gift for Dad.
♥ Teepee for the kids to play in! Upcycle some old sheets into this fun play tent for loads of imaginative play for the cherubs. It’s also a nice reading nook when you pile it up with cushions. I want one too!
♥ Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream. A super-easy homemade shaving cream to keep the men in your life chemical free. You could use any essential oils you have handy. Lavender would be awesome to make a lady’s shaving cream!
♥ Upcycled hobby horse. I am loving this hobby horse made from old socks! Check out the awesome tutorial at Light Blue Grey. It takes a little time and effort, but it’s considerably cheaper than buying one. You can also customize the colours to your kid’s favourites!
♥ Book Page Necklace. This is such a sweet idea for the book lover. Choose their favourite book and scan a page. The rest is simple assembly, especially if you use pre-made charms from a craft store. Love it! Check out the tutorial at Happy Hour Projects.
♥ Kindle cover from a book. This project upcycles an old book into a cute kindle cover. No sewing, just cutting, hot glue gun and ironing tape and an hour of your time. Brilliant idea from Come Together Kids.
♥ Dinosaur Plate. A cute idea for kid’s coins or nik naks or even as a serving platter for a party. Upcycle old toys and a melamine plate into something very funky. Full tutorial at Hostess with the Mostess.
♥ Phone charger pocket. One for the teenagers. Recharge your phone in style at any power point. It’s very easy to make if you have a sewing machine or you could just use ironing tape.
I hope you loved these 16 Awesome Handmade Christmas Gifts!!