Easy DIY Holiday Gifts to Make at Home

diy coaster giftDo you have any tough-to-shop-for people on your holiday gift list? What do you get for the person who has EVERYTHING? The answer is simple: get them something that’s one-of-a-kind, something that’s made by YOU, or better yet, you and your child! We couldn’t wait to dive in to the DIY portion of our 12 Days of Giving series–after all, we have some craft-loving ladies here on the Girls Crochet Headbands team who didn’t hesitate to don their elf hats, break out their glue guns, and scour Pinterest and the blogosphere to find these gorgeous, simple handmade gift ideas you can make at home for those special people on your list.

Cute Coasters

We love this tutorial on DIY coasters from the Beneath my Heart blog (pictured above). This is a great craft you can do with your kiddo and you can personalize it for the recipient, too. A quick trip to the hardware store or the craft store will net you everything you need to craft away! Using a plain white tile and a simple patterned napkin, or a monogram printed from your computer on plain paper, you can make a beautiful, unique and functional gift. Have your child help you at the beginning of the project by selecting a design for the coasters and spreading the mod podge onto the tile. Then, you can handle the grown-up parts of the project, like wielding the glue gun. The end result will be a special gift that will be used for years.

diy snow globeLet it Snow! Simple Snow Globe

This handmade gift will be a wonderful keepsake for years to come! We’re big fans of this this sweet craft from the Mod Cloth blog. Have your child pick out the figurine and colored glitter to be used in the snow globe. They can add the glitter and the water while you handle the glass jar and water-resistant glue. Your kids will love making these for their friends featuring their favorite princess or action hero!

cookie mix in a jarGifts in a Jar

There are probably several people on your gift list who don’t need more “stuff” for Christmas but would love a tasty treat! Gifts in a jar are the perfect solution! We pinned this post over at the Tip Junkie blog because it has dozens of recipes for cookies, cocoas, and soups that can be beautifully layered in a simple Mason jar or jelly jar and tied with a ribbon for gifting. Your kids can help you layer the ingredients inside the jar to make a pretty, easy-as-pie gift they can be proud of helping with!

diy peppermint scrubDIY Peppermint Pampering

Did you know sugar scrubs and milk baths are super-easy to make at home with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry? These recipes from the Pumpkin to Myself blog are super-easy to whip up and perfect for kids to help mix! These peppermint-infused pampering gifts will bring the recipient the gift of some relaxing “me time”–and they smell delicious, too. In fact, you might just want to whip up a batch for yourself!

Are you feeling inspired to create some memorable holiday gifts this season? Get crafting, and then share pictures of your personalized presents on our Facebook page. We can’t wait to see what you create!

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