You know I love a good DIY project, and Christmas is the perfect time to dive in with DIY decorations, lots of baking, and homemade Christmas gifts. Check out this roundup of gifts with a little something for everyone on your list:
Great Homemade Christmas Gifts
photo from The Crafty Mama
I love carrying my son in a wrap, especially during the winter. It keeps us both warm, and it’s so much easier to get around a city on foot or on the bus without dragging our giant stroller everywhere. Here’s a great tutorial on how to make a customized, comfortable, cute carrier (say that 5 times fast!) that’s perfect for any new parent.
photo from Prudent Baby
Coasters are a great gift because they’re always useful. Everyone drinks stuff! Everyone has to put their drinks down somewhere! And even if they’re not in use they don’t take up much room in storage. Mod Podge projects are a great idea to explore for ideas for homemade Christmas gifts.
photo from Design Sponge
You really can’t go wrong with a candle, and this one is just so darn pretty. Use soy wax which lasts a long time and is non-toxic, and you’ve got a great gift for a friend or family member who’s all about all natural upcycling.
photo from The Art of Manliness
When I was in the fourth grade my family lived in Beatrice, Nebraska. I learned a lot about the pioneers in school, and we made our own beef jerky. It wasn’t very good because, you know, we were 8 year olds. But this sounds delicious.
Washable Stenciled Mugs
photo from The 36th Avenue
Not only are these easy and super cheap to make, the possibilities really are endless as far as text, design, and colors go. And since this tutorial calls for using ceramic paint instead of permanent marker (another popular way to customize porcelain) the design won’t fade quickly.
Are you making homemade Christmas gifts this year? Share your ideas and projects in the comments below!