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DIY Christmas Gifts Even Non-Crafty Types Can Make

If you’re still stumped by what to get everyone for Christmas this year, look no further than your own two hands. But before you think that making your own Christmas gifts is only for the crafty types, it’s time to reconsider that notion. 

Making DIY Christmas gifts is something anyone can do. Sure, it may take a bit of practice, but as long as you put in your best effort and a lot of heart, your recipients will be sure to love these homemade holiday gifts. 

Holiday Spice Nuts

DIY Christmas gifts

Photo by thenourishinghome.com

Yes, food gifts definitely qualify as DIY! Indulge your friends and family during the season of snacking with the gift of sweet and holiday-spicy nuts. These are easy to make in a slow cooker and totally customizable with the types of nuts you use and whether to go spicy (yes to cayenne!) or leave it out. Poured in a mason jar topped with festive holiday fabric, this is one they’ll go nuts for. 

Homemade Snow Globe

DIY Christmas gift

Photo by thesweetoccasion.com

Snow globes are charmingly nostalgic and, turns out, ridiculously easy to make. Plus, since the littles will want to help anyway, this is one they can do and will feel proud of their creations. When making this DIY Christmas gift, put your heads together and brainstorm what will go into each recipient’s snow globe. Maybe it’s trees, trucks, little reindeer, snowmen, their favorite Frozen characters -- find what speaks to them!

Fabric Covered Ornaments

DIY Christmas gifts

Photo by aliceandlois.com

What happens when you combine fabric remnants and paper mache ornaments from the craft store? If you guessed “magic,” you’re right. But we were also going to say darling little homemade Christmas fabric covered ornaments. The best part of making these is that you can use scraps, thrift fabrics, or even a loved one’s old favorite shirt to make memorial ornaments for the whole family. 

Christmas Light Leggings

DIY Christmas presents

Photo by studiodiy.com

We’re pretty sure the phrase “don we now our gay apparel” was referring specifically to these DIY Christmas light leggings. Because they are sure to make anyone who wears them extra jolly and anyone who sees them feel the holiday spirit. If you don’t have a Cricut to make the transfers, you can find them on (where else) Etsy. 

Photo Transfer Art

DIY Christmas gifts

Photo by thetourquoisehome.com

Photo transfer art is one of those DIY holiday gifts that is so chic, no one (including yourself) is going to believe you actually made it. Nothing against your crafting skills at all -- it’s just that this one looks like it came from a store. Using wood for the plaque is so farmhouse modern, you can just imagine Chip and Joanna Gaines are probably making these for Christmas gifts, too. 

Flavored Salt

homemade holiday gifts

Photo by countryliving.com

Here’s another gift from your kitchen. This is for the foodies from way back or anyone who has recently learned how to cook and knows the secret behind delicious food is salt. These six seasoned salts will add an exciting spin on any of their signature dishes, and they’ll have you to thank for it.  

Trophy Top Bottle Stoppers

DIY holiday gifts

Photo by decoradventures.com

Breathe new life into thrift store trophies by putting the champs back on top -- of a wine bottle. To make this trophy bottle stopper DIY Christmas gift, you just need two easy-to-find items and a drill, and voila. These gilded golden women and men will look oh-so triumphant on anyone’s holiday bar cart. Extra points for you if you gift it with their favorite bottle of wine. 

Handmade Christmas Notes

Christmas jar of notes

One of the most heartfelt DIY Christmas gifts you can give anyone on your list this year is thoughtful, personalized notes. Especially when you can’t be with the ones you love. Fill their hearts with words of inspiration, love, and encouragement to let them know what they mean to you -- until you can be together again. KindNotes has everything you need to create a customized glass jar of notes, including 31 handcrafted messages in mini decorative envelopes they can open all on Christmas, one a day, or anytime they need to feel close to you. Shop our collections now. 



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