Whether you’re short on cash this year or would rather just make gifts for those on your list, it’s easy to craft gifts at home that anyone would love. With a quick visit to your local craft store, you can have all the supplies you need for a thoughtful, adorable gift. Here are a few homemade holiday gift ideas that are sure to warm the hearts of your loved ones this season.
Making your own Christmas ornaments for your friends and family is an easy way to ensure you’re added to their holiday card list year after year. Plus, it gives them something to remind them of your friendship each year when they place it on their tree. All you need is paint and brushes, scissors, glue, felt, string, mixed nuts, and anything else you want to use to decorate.
Gifting a candle for the holidays is always a winner. Make it even more special with a custom pine-scented candle you made yourself. Both fun and easy to make, they also smell amazing and look adorable. You’ll need weck jars, soy wax chips, green dye, pine-scented candle oil, candle wicks, small wooden sticks, scissors, a pot for melting, and two heat-proof bowls.
Only the Grinch doesn’t have a shelf where he proudly displays holiday knick knacks. Give your friend a gift they will take out and share year after year: a custom-made snow globe. Both sweet and nostalgic, you can be as creative as you’d like. You’ll need clean jars with lids, distilled water, glycerin, plastic or ceramic animals, trees or figurines, tinsel glitter, epoxy, and sand paper.
DIY CROSS STITCH
Cross stitch is no longer just for your grandma. They now have a new life with clever sayings and hilarious designs. These days, you can find a cross stitch pattern for just about anything, including anything your friend is a fan of: a coffee mug, a phone, a mermaid, or their favorite sports team. While there is a slight learning curve, you can buy complete kits with everything you need and easy-to-follow instructions. It’s also very relaxing!
DIY GLASS TERRARIUM
Know someone who has a green thumb? They’ll love this DIY glass terrarium. It’ll not only prolong the life of their plants, but it will also give a classy, hip look to their shelf of greenery. Give ferns, orchids, and other plants a lovely place to call home. Once you put together the frame, made of glass and wood from picture frames, fit your favorite plants inside for a fun and personal gift.