Amazing DIY Christmas Gift Ideas {Magical Holiday Gift Guide}

Friday, December 13, 2019

Christmas is almost around the corner, and if this is your favourite holiday in the world – make sure to keep on reading! I found a simple monthly budget template back in June that I started using, but I still didn't have the funds to buy everything I wanted for my friends and family. Time to get creative! Here are eight amazing DIY Christmas gift ideas that will help you surprise your loved ones with thoughtful handmade presents and save some money at the same time, so check them out and get down to business right away. It’s about time you put your crafting skills to good use!
A fabulous set of agate coasters
In case you weren’t aware of it, agate has been on trend for the last few years. However, the main drawback of these amazing stones is the fact that they are quite pricey, which can be a problem if you have a limited budget. If that’s the case, you can always come up with faux DIY agate coasters for just a fraction of the cost, which will save you loads of money and still get a gorgeous gift for your loved ones. All you need to do is to get some white polymer clay, acrylic paint in a few different shades, gloss glaze, one-step gold liquid leaf, clear bumpers, a few paintbrushes, and a rolling pin. The only thing left is to get creative, follow a helpful agate coasters tutorial, and voila – your unique Christmas present is complete!
A cool glass terrarium
On the other hand, if your sister or a best friend is a huge fan of indoor greenery and potted plants, you should definitely consider building a cool glass terrarium as this year’s Christmas gift for her! The best thing about this present is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money on it – all you need are several old photo frames of different sizes, a drill, several corner brackets and utility hinges, some plywood, a hot glue gun, white paint, and, of course – your crafting skills! Following a step-by-step terrarium tutorial is highly recommended if you want to master this task like a true pro, so don’t skip it and you’ll do a fantastic job. The last step includes adding plants such as starfish flower cactus, watermelon peperomia, friendship plant, and similar ones to the terrarium and you’re all done and good to go!
A cozy fleece blanket with a little twist
If you have a friend or a family member who simply can’t get warm no matter what they wear, we reckon that a DIY cozy fleece blanket will be the perfect present for them! First of all, fleece is a super soft fabric that comes in many different patterns and colours, which makes it extremely versatile and Christmas gift-friendly. Just make sure to find an extra dense fleece that is very luxurious and warm, as there are also thin versions of this fabric that aren’t as cozy as thicker ones. The first thing you need to do is to buy a big enough piece of fleece (about 1.5 m wide and 2 m long one), as well as the trim that’ll add a little twist to your blanket. We highly recommend a trim that features cute little pompoms, so take the trim and sew it along the edges of the blanket. As simple as that! This is a simple yet effective Christmas gift that’ll sweep everyone off their feet, without a shadow of a doubt!
A personalized T-shirt
However, if you aren’t that skilful when it comes to crafting, but you still want to come up with an authentic Christmas gift for your loved one, you don’t have to worry at all because there are still so many options! One of them is getting a personalized T-shirt that features a unique print you’ve designed on your own, so take this option into consideration and you won’t make a mistake. This has always been a huge hit all across the world – including Australia, so don’t wait any longer and opt for shirt printing in Australia. There are so many available options you can choose from, but remember that everything is possible once you find the best shop that can make your wishes come true. From small prints to huge ones, it doesn’t really matter as long as you come up with an original design that will be a flawless choice for your loved one!
A festive potpourri jar
Potpourri is never a bad idea if you ask us, and this is particularly true if you know that your mom, sister, or a best friend love to have one in their homes. Basically, potpourri is a mixture of spices and dried petals placed in a bowl that adds a combination of beautiful scents to any room, so why wouldn’t you make one on your own? After all, this is the best way to save some money and craft an authentic gift your favourite gal will appreciate a lot, so get creative and start crafting. For this gift, you’ll need a small mason jar with a lid, as well as a mixture of spices such as cinnamon, herbs such as rosemary, and citrus fruits such as lemon. Just take one or two sprigs of fresh rosemary, two cinnamon sticks, and a peel of one lemon, add them to a mason jar, and voila – your festive potpourri jar is all done! The only thing left is to add a cute ribbon and a personalized label and you’re ready to surprise your mom, sister, best friend, or a neighbour with this thoughtful present!
A nice set of mason jar candles
We can all agree that everyone loves scented candles, but you know what? These can be extremely expensive – especially if you want to buy a candle that comes in a huge glass jar with a lid, which is exactly why you should make them on your own. As for the scent, we can freely say that peppermint is one of the most popular scents when it comes to the holiday season, so be sure to get peppermint essential oil in the first place. Then get some soy candle wax, a couple of mason jars, candlewick, and a couple of tea light cups. Start with gluing candlewick in the centre of your mason jars and tea light cups, then melt soy candle wax according to package directions, and then stir in peppermint oil (15 to 20 drops will be more than enough). Then pour the mixture into mason jars and tea light cups, let the candles harden for several hours, trim candlewick, and embellish the candles with decorative trim or anything else you have at your disposal. Trust us when we say that everyone will love such a fantastic present!
A beautiful snow globe cookie jar
Giving handmade cookies as a Christmas present has always been very popular, so put your baking skills to good use and you’ll come up with an awesome gift your loved ones will absolutely adore! Even though tin cans have been widely used for such a purpose, you should definitely change it up a little bit and opt for a huge mason jar instead. As these are see-through, you’ll be able to come up with a real masterpiece and decorate it in the best possible way. Besides that, these jars are airtight as well, which means that the cookies will stay fresh for a longer time. For example, you can bake snowball cookies and place them at the bottom of the jar. Then add some small plastic trinkets, such as a Christmas tree and a reindeer, on the top of the cookies for a snow globe-inspired look, tie a ribbon with a gift tag, and your snow globe cookie jar is ready to go!
A set of ceramic tile coasters
Yes, we know that it probably seems a bit silly, but you know what? Ceramic tiles can make wonderful DIY coasters, so give this idea a fair shot and you won’t regret it! All you need to do is to get plain ceramic tiles or use ones that left behind after a bathroom renovation and make some Polaroid-inspired square photos. Then take a foam brush and spread a nice coat of Mod Podge on the back of the images, and position them carefully on the tiles. Let the coasters dry for half an hour and spread another layer of Mod Podge over the top of every coaster, and let them dry for another hour. Repeat this step two to three times in order for the photo to stay securely glued onto the ceramic tile. Then spray every coaster with clear sealant and let them dry for 24 hours. If you want to make the coasters even more luxurious, add adhesive felt to the bottom part of the coasters and you’ll accomplish your goal!

As you can see, there are so many amazing DIY Christmas gift ideas you can take into consideration this holiday season, and these eight undoubtedly are the best ones out there. So, if you want to get creative, save some money, and come up with authentic presents for your loved ones, just stick to our list and you’ll make it happen. That’s a promise!
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  1. These are nice ideas. I like the mason jar candles.

  2. Such great ideas to make or buy as gifts this year. I did get my daughter a plaid blanket and some candles too.


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