Amazing Home-Made Christmas Gifts

15th December 2020 Olivia Rogerson News and Events

There’s nothing better than a hand-made gift at Christmas. If you fancy getting creative this year, here are some of our favourite home-made Christmas gift ideas. 

Personalised Mug

London has loads of pottery places to visit, so why not put one of your amazing masterpieces on a mug as a gift. You can even make one at home. All you need is a plain mug, pottery paint, some brushes and vanish. Quick, easy and super cute.

Spa Day Gift Box

If arts and crafts aren’t your strong point, this is the idea for you. It’s thoughtful and needs minimum effort. You can also easily personalise the boxes – you can add chocolate, bath bombs, bath salts, rose petals, champagne, candles, oils, anything you want!

Funny Socks

Who doesn’t love getting socks? Well why not add some humour to this gift; With the help of an iron, a printer and iron-on-paper, you can put any funny joke or quote on the bottom of your friends’ and families’ feet. Any if socks aren’t your thing, of if you don’t know your loved one’s shoe sizes, maybe try a t-shirt.

Christmas Tea Tree

We all know someone who loves tea. This gift idea is not just cost effective but also environmentally friendly! Collect a few toilet roll tubes and tea bags (with packaging) and you’re ready to create. Stack the toilet rolls to create the trunk and then stick on the tea bags around the trunk to create the tree. If you have a left over toilet roll tube, you can cut out a star to stick on the top!

Pompom Penguin Ornaments

Did anyone else learn to make pompoms in primary school or was that just me? Well, either way, that’s proof at how easy it is to make them. You can even personalise them, if penguins aren’t your thing, you can make any animal you want. Bonus, they’re really cute to add on to beanies.

Guide: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/thingstodo/bp-penguin-christmas-make

Bath Teas

Bath teas make wonderfully thoughtful gifts, especially as you can customise each one to suit the recipient. All you need is Epsom salt, a selection of dried flowers and essential oils, and you can create soothing teas in either reusable organza bags or layered in a glass jar or test tube.

Guide: https://traditionalcookingschool.com/health-and-nutrition/how-make-relaxing-herbal-bath-tea/

 

Chunky Knit Blankets

Chunky knit blankets are everywhere, and so they should be – they’re soft, luxurious, and give any home a serious touch of comfort. But even if you don’t know how to knit, you can create one yourself using chunky yarn, your fingers, and the easy-to-follow instructions in this post.

Guide: https://www.thewoolart.com/blogs/wool-art/how-to-make-a-chunky-knit-blanket-diy-guide

Snow Globes

These DIY snow globes are ridiculously easy to make, so would be a great crafting idea to do with all members of the family. Using just a glass jar, epoxy, water, glycerine, and glitter, you can create a sweet and snowy scene, with a Christmas tree or woodland animal at the centre.

Guide: https://www.marthastewart.com/276346/how-to-make-a-snow-globe

Hot Chocolate Stirrers

Is there anything better than drinking a delicious cup of cocoa in December, after a long day of Christmas shopping? These DIY hot cocoa stirrers will make a perfect stocking filler for your loved ones or maybe even added into your Christmas Eve boxes as a before bed treat.

Guide: https://www.eatsamazing.co.uk/seasonal-fun-food/christmas/easy-homemade-hot-chocolate-stirrers-recipe

Teacup Candles

This is a great way to take a teacup that you don’t use anymore, but that still looks really pretty, and make a candle worthy of being a gift. If you don’t have a tea cup it’s worth checking out local charity shops where you can usually pick these up for a bargain price. This craft makes a beautiful candle that anyone would be glad to receive.

Guide: https://www.countryfile.com/how-to/crafts/teacup-candles/

Let us know if you try out any of these ideas or if you have your own Christmas gift ideas to share.

Olivia Rogerson

Olivia Rogerson

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