DIY Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Loved Ones

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.

T. Ellis

It’s that time of the year again when people decorate their houses, Christmas trees, plan get-togethers, and begin gift-hunting for loved ones. Christmas gifts mean a lot to everyone as they convey love and warm wishes to the ones who are close to our hearts. But sometimes people end up breaking their bank in order to purchase impressive Christmas presents. The good news is, there are many ways to offer something unique and thoughtful to your loved ones without spending a huge amount of money. With the investment of some time and little efforts, you can create DIY Christmas gifts for your dear ones to show that you care.

Homemade Scented Candles

The homemade scented candles are the best idea to lighten up the festive season for your near and dear ones.

How to Make:

  • You need wax, wicks, candle jars, and fragrant oil for the preparation of candles.
  • Put wax in a container over a double-boiler setup and set it on the stove until it starts melting. Afterward, add a few drops of the fragrance of your choice to the wax.
  • When the wax starts to melt, place the wicks inside the jar right in the center.
  • Now carefully pour the wax into the jars and let them cool overnight.
  • For a more appealing look, you can add some traditional and fragrant Christmas flowers to your handmade candles.
  • Wrap gift paper around candle jars to give the present an attractive look.

Photo Tile Coasters

It will make an ideal Christmas gift for family members that will let them relive the beautiful moments from the past.

How to Make:

  • You need some white tiles and memorable pictures resized to four by four inches.
  • Coat the front side of the tiles with a thin layer of mod podge, then place a photo over it.
  • Now run a light coat of mod podge at the top of the picture and let it dry for 15-20 minutes. Then lightly coat again to make sure the photo is completely fixed to the tile.
  • Cut 4 small one-inch squares from the felt for each tile and stick them to each corner of the tile with the help of glue.
  • Apply a coat of clear spray sealant on the dry photo coasters to make them water-proof.
  • At last, wrap all the tile photo coasters with satin ribbons to gift them to your loved ones.

Engraved Wooden Cutting Board

When the holiday season arrives, the wooden cutting boards can go from useful to fancy. An engraved wooden cutting board will be perfect to delight your friends and loved ones at Christmas.

How to Make:

  • You need an engraving tool, cutting board, pencil, and a stencil. Decide in advance the name, words, or graphics you want to engrave on the cutting board.
  • Use stencil and pencil to trace the letters carefully on the board.
  • With the help of the engraving tool, trace the letters into the wood with steady hands.
  • You can also make doodles in the corner of the cutting board to give it a cool look.

Leather iPad Case

An ideal Christmas present for your tech-savvy kids to help keep their iPad safe and give it a stylish look.

How to Make:

  • You need a piece of leather, scissors, sewing needles, thread, and a sewing machine
  • For an iPad mini, you need to cut the piece of leather in the size of 5 1/2″ x 17 1/2″.
  • Now fold the piece of leather in half and mark a half-circle at the top of the two pieces of leather. Cut out the circle on both sides.
  • Then sew both tops to give it a nice finishing look.
  • Fold the case together and sew a 1/8 inch seam allowance around the outside of the case. You can keep the stitch simple or decorative on the edges as per your choice.
  • And the piece of art is ready to gift your little ones.

Twine Wrapped Bottle Vase

It will make an excellent Christmas home decor item to enhance the charm of your loved one’s home during Christmas

How to Make:

  • You need an empty wine bottle, jute twine, colored burlap strips in shades of red, white, and green, and a hot glue gun.
  • Glue the end of the twine to the bottom of the bottle and start wrapping it around your bottle your way up to the top. After reaching the top glue the end of the twine to secure.
  • Make flowers using the strips of burlap. (You can learn to make flowers with the strips of burlap on the internet.)
  • Now simply glue the flowers on the bottle with the help of a glue gun.
  • Put fresh and vibrant flowers in your newly made bottle vase and you are good to go.

Making these gifts at home will be quite fun and your dear ones will absolutely love them!

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About the author

Apeksha Rawat

Apeksha Rawat is a passionate writer who believes in working hard and putting her best foot forward. She is fond of trying all the new DIY trends and loves to channelise her creative side in all her tasks. She is a brilliant storyteller and is always ready to help every member of the team.