DIY Christmas Gifts Everyone will Love.
Some of the best and most thoughtful gifts are those that are homemade and thoughtful. Check out some of these simple ideas that may inspire you.
Paint-Dipped Kitchen Utensils
Gift a foodie friend with these colorful paint-dipped kitchen utensils. Bonus point if you match her kitchen’s color scheme!
Get the tutorial at Cleverly Simple.
DIY Mint Sugar Scrub
Coconut oil and peppermint extract create a sweet-smelling sugar scrub that makes a perfect stocking stuffer.
Get the tutorial at Love Grows Wild.
Have a friend or family member who is always cold? (Come on, there’s one in every group!) Help keep them warm by giving them these easy-to-make, colorful handwarmers.
Get the tutorial at Rae Ann Kelly.
Grapefruit Lavender Soap and Coconut Mint Soap
Perfect for a hostess gift, these sweet-smelling soaps will be your new favorite cleaning product.
Get the instructions at A House in the Hills.
Tea Tin Candles
Recycle graphic tea tins by turning them into decorative candles—they make a great hostess gift!
Instructions: Candle Tins
Witty Embroidered Handkerchiefs
Lend bespoke charm to basic cotton hankies ($12.99 for three; 12″ square;bumblebeelinens.com). For each, handwrite the phrase of your choice in the bottom-right corner with a water-soluble marker (Clover, $6.79; amazon.com). Then embroider over the letters using a standard stem stitch (check out our quick tutorial to learn how). Remove any stray marks with a dab of water.
Fashion a brilliant ombré necklace for less than $12! Instructions Here!
Bring a bit of earnest irony to a pair of gloves with this hilariously tender riff on tough knuckle tattoos. Borrow our intentionally sweet phrases above, or come up with your own eight-letter expressions. We chose wool-blend gloves ($24; carolinaamato.com), but any knit version will work. Instructions Here.
Memory Card Game
For this clever project, CL contributing editor Cathe Holden’s already done most of the hard work—assembling a slew of vintage images (courtesy of The Graphics Fairy) into four easy-to-print PDFs: 1, 2, 3, 4. Print out two copies of each PDF onto 8 1/2″ x 11″ card stock. With a foam brush, apply Mod Podge to the back of each card-stock printout before adhering it to colored mat board ($3.50 for 20″ x 32″ board; dickblick.com).
Let dry for two hours, then top with an additional coat of Mod Podge (test your printer ink to ensure it doesn’t smudge before applying glue). Allow another hour drying time. To keep game pieces from sticking together when stacked, lightly wipe both sides of the board with baby powder and a cloth. Finally, cut out the game pieces with an X-Acto knife, then stash them in a cute catchall, like this toy truck.
Want more ideas like these? Check out Country Living’s full article HERE.