Sunday, 20 December 2015

Last Minute DIY Christmas Gifts

 As I'm writing this, there are five sleeps left until Christmas morning. I absolutely love Christmas time and I always find it fun collecting gifts for friends and family in the run up to Christmas day. If you like crafts, or are maybe running a little bit late and need some last minute presents, I've got a few easy present ideas for you. It's always special to open a present someone has made specially for you - and it's fun for you to create, too.

Sweet Jar

 All you need for this present is a jar, decorations and lots of sweets. I went to the shop and bought lots of different bags of sweets. Just layer them up in your jar, screw on the lid, and get decorating! You could use a jam jar, or a glass bowl.  Mine didn't have a lid, so I just covered the opening in fabric. I also stuck on her first initial to decorate - but you could add stickers or ribbons too. I think this is a fun gift and was really easy to make.


 It's always fun to make your own cards. For mine, I just folded the card in half and decorated. For the first, I used raffia and Christmas paper to make the bunting, and, for the second, I used a twig and Christmas paper to make a Christmas tree. These were really quick but very fun to make. You could scan Pinterest for some design ideas or maybe you could Zentangle a card with Christmas patterns?


 I like to use special photos as presents. You could print one off and put it in a frame. If you've got a little bit more time, you could put the picture on a plain background and doodle round the edges.

Those are all of my home-made Christmas present ideas. They're really fun, quick and easy - but I think they make lovely presents and cards. I hope these helped some of you and gave you some ideas.

Have you made any home-made presents?

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  1. As soon as I saw this notification popping up, I had to read this! These are some really nice ideas - perfect for when you're a bit short for time :)

    Alice xx

  2. I absolutely love these card design ideas! And I must admit, I've used the sweet jar idea before aha. Great post!

    1. Thank you! Yes, the sweet jar one is really fun to do xx

  3. Great ideas, Beth, you're so creative :)
    E-mail me sometime, I'd love to know what is happening for you at the moment. xox

  4. Ohmigod, I LOVE the Zentangle flower. I figured you'd sneak in a Zentangle somewhere! I keep on meaning to do a post about it but I never do...

  5. Sweet jars are such a cute idea! So much better than just buying them from the shop I think x

  6. I always bake gingerbread and dish it out among my family.
    Such a lovely post Beth, all fabulous ideas, I didn't even think about photos.
    Merry Christmas
    Hannah xx

    1. Thanks so much, Hannah! The gingerbread is a lovely idea. Merry Christmas xx

  7. Would you mind having a look at my latest post? ♡


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