DIY Christmas Gifts for Family

Craft Special Gifts and Save $$$

According to an economy report by Gallup, they are expecting Americans to spend $781, on average, up from $704 last November. But if you are like me and don't have a lot of money to spend,there is no need to leave the special people in your life without a special gift. Besides what could be more thoughtful than personally crafting a thoughtful gift for a loved one? From upcycling dollar store wine glasses into snow globes to turning sweets into fun sleighs there are plenty of ideas for you. So get the yarns and glue sticks out and get ready for some craft time!

1) Wine Glass Snow Globe

Purchase wine glasses at the dollar store or even from your local charity shop. Add any ornament you wish To create the snow scene, from miniature trees to small deers. As an extra measure you could add a tea light candle on top of the glass.


2) Spa in a Jar

This is an ideal gift for girlfriends or sisters. If they like doing their nails, put small samples of nail stuff or soap or a wash towel and create a cute spa in a jar. Why not pick up a book or magazine to plus up the pamper factor.


3) Wrapped in Dollars

A little something for recipients that prefer money. This is ideal for teenagers. Grab some of their favorite bars and wrap some cash around for their preferred gift.


4) DIY Teacup Candle

How many of us have old teacups lying around the house ? Now you can upcycle them into adorable candles!


5) Yarn Wrapped Letter

Perfect for a little girl. Purchase letters and yarn from your local craft store and wrap her favorite colors around the letter of her first name. Glue on craft flowers or bling when finished to really show it off.


6) Sweet Sleigh

This is a very cute little gift for little friends or nieces and nephews. You will need candy canes and bars of chocolate to recreate this little beauty.


7) Peppermint Candy Christmas Ornaments

Peppermint candies are full of Christmas cheer. What's more they are wallet friendly and simple to make. Pop them in a special box to give to grandma from the kids.


8) 52 Things I Love about You

This is a really sweet gift for your other half. Simply get a deck of cards and some old magazines and enjoy making collages on each card that something special about them.


9) A Hidden Gift

Who doesn't love a present containing a secret treasure?Hide an empty toilet paper roll inside a mason jar surrounded by sweets! Fill with a surprise


10) Merry Kissmas

Pop some Hersheys candy cane kisses in a mason jar for a really sweet gift for that special someone.


11) DIY Sharpie Snowman Mug

Snowman sharpie mugs are the sweetest gifts to give to anybody. Pop a cute little cuddly bear or some hot chocolate supplies inside for added wow factor.

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12) Something out of the Blue

Get a cardboard box and fill it with blue things such as sweets and crisps. Get blue letters or cut them out from blue card with the message "something out of the blue"


13) DIY Miss You Mugs

Perfect for long distance relationships - you will need some sharpies and card . Draw the different states or countries you are in and trace this onto a mug with your sharpie marker.


14) Baseball Craft Photo

For the baseball fan in your life - make a collage of everything baseball and place in a beautiful frame.


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