8 DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

If you’ve checked every store and every site and still hunting for that perfect present it’s time to consider DIY. DIY Christmas Gifts you ask. Well yes you can do it yourself this year and still be the gifting queen. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a crafting genius to take advantage of these.

Bath Salts

If you have anyone on your list that loves a pamper this is the gift for you. You can even personalize it to their favorite scent. You can find instructions from Martha Stewart and recipes here. Once you have your salts you can decorate your jars to make this present even more of a personalized option.

Flavored Salts

You can find delicious recipes here. This present idea is perfect for the chef or baker in your life. These salts make trying a new recipe a breeze and are sure to delight any kitchen lover on your list.

Candy Decorations

Looking for a fun DIY gift to do with your kids? Well candy decorations are the one for you. You find ideas here or here. These decorations are easy and fun to do and bonus! Your candy sleighs are still edible.


There are many ways to go about this fun idea. You can buy a kit at places such as Hobby Lobby, you can start from scratch like these ideas from womansday, or you can let those more experienced than you create the perfect memory for you at Kodak.

Snow Globes

One of my favorite memories is using a mason jar and some water to make my own snow globe. This is another guaranteed kid friendly fun idea. You can find instructions for Christmas themed globes here. These are presents that anyone on your list would be proud to display for years to come. You can even adapt this present idea to other times of year to create a present for any occasion.

Personalized chalkboard

You can use this unique idea to create coasters for the host in your life or a full-sized board for the artist on your gift list. I love that this present is so versatile and allows the receiver to decorate and redecorate their to-do list or personalize drink coasters for each party.

Gift Baskets

Do you love giving gift sets but hate when there’s that one item that just doesn’t fit? Hate it when that one thing ruins your perfect gift basket? Well you can drop that store made gift basket and fill up your own with everything you want and only what you want. This is a simple DIY idea that allows you to tailor make your baskets based on each person’s taste and needs.

Wishing Jar

This is a fun DIY that has a double use for those you gift it to. First this gift is a daily fortune cookie without the calories. Then when it is empty it is a wishing well right in your own home.

For this DIY you will need:

1 (or however many you are making) empty and clean mason jar with the lid

Ribbons/paint/rhinestones (anything you want to decorate the jar with)

Personalized paper fortunes to fill the jar up with



Once you have your empty and clean jar decorate it however you want. Then write/type up a bunch of paper fortunes such as you what you would find in a fortune cookie (you could even save ones from fortune cookies) and add them into the jar until it is full.

The receiver of the jar then pulls out a fortune a day to start their day with a smile or even get a midday pick me up. Once the jar is empty the person writes their wishes on pieces of paper throughout their days and fills the jar back up.

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