8 Adorable DIY Christmas Gifts You and Your Family Can Easily Make

Homemade candles on a table.

While you can head to the stores in your neighborhood or order gifts online, it would be nice to craft some DIY Christmas gifts personally. (Image: Chernetskaya via Dreamstime)

It is time you get the gifts for your friends and family members for the upcoming Christmas. While you can head to the stores in your neighborhood or order gifts online, it would be nice to craft some DIY Christmas gifts personally.

It is not only about saving some money, your close ones will cherish a DIY Christmas gift from you more than typical stuff bought from stores. You can use existing stuff like clothing, toy parts, and accessories to make such gifts.

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Sure, they may take a little time, energy, and effort, but that’s what makes homemade gifts so special. Anyone can run out and purchase something from the store or even just order online from the comfort of their couch, and while you can probably find a Christmas present your recipient will love, DIY Christmas goodies just seem to be a little bit more meaningful.

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Buy white or glass cups, mugs, saucers, or dishes from a store and then paint these with designs or comic figures. (Image: Anton Farrugia via Dreamstime)

8 of the best DIY Christmas gifts for everyone on your list

1. Homemade aromatic candles

Yes, designer aromatic candles are available online, but you can make some aroma candle DIY Christmas gifts at home too. Use the leftover candles at home and melt them in a pot at low heat. Put the molten wax in cookie frames or a glass jar and pour in a drop of your favorite essential oil such as lemongrass or eucalyptus.

2. Button Picture Frame

Anybody can get glitzy designer picture frames, but your loved ones will love these customized picture frame DIY Christmas gifts laced with buttons. The buttons in your older and worn-out garments can be handy for making a picture frame. You can mix buttons of varying colors and sizes. You can also buy a plain frame with no designs and then use a good quality adhesive to stick the buttons on. 

3. Painted dishware

Buy some white or glass cups, mugs, saucers, or dishes from a store and then paint them with designs or comic figures. Using Christmas-themed visuals may be a good idea. Try painting the dishware with images of Santa, a Christmas tree, or some reindeer! You can try the same on glass or white cups and mugs. You may also apply random brush strokes with various paints instead of using Christmas motifs.

4. Toffee basket

Buy an assortment of toffees of varying tastes and flavors and bundle them all in a bamboo or wooden basket. Cover and wrap the basket with gift wrap paper. This suits the kids better, of course.

Christmas wreaths are classic DIY Christmas gifts and are an easy way to instantly up the ante when it comes to your holiday trimmings.
Christmas wreaths are a classic and easy way to instantly up the ante when it comes to your holiday trimmings. (Image: Sergey Nazarov via Dreamstime)

5. Christmas wreaths

Christmas wreaths are a classic and easy way to instantly up the ante when it comes to your holiday trimmings. Spend an afternoon making a DIY Christmas wreath, and we guarantee there’s at least one door decoration that will speak to your home’s decorating taste and style.

6. Recycled ornaments

Anybody can buy Christmas tree ornaments, but it takes sheer creativity and love to craft enticing ornaments made of used stuff. You can make use of wood, bamboo, clay, and several other objects to make enticing ornaments at home. You will get some nifty ideas on the web. 

7. Hanging pot for trees

It would be a good idea to gift someone a plant this Christmas. However, do it in a way that looks good too. Make a tub by using a mug or small bucket and paint it. Fill it with soil and then plant a sapling of your choice. Attach a cord or chain so that it can be hung easily.

8. Cloth or woolen key ring

By using a few metal clasps or a few split ring hoops and some leftover clothing and woolens at home, you can craft some beautiful key rings. These serve as excellent DIY Christmas gifts.

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