Lots and lots of Christmas DIY ideas!!

Every year for Christmas at work we have a girls’ gift exchange where you have to either make or bake a gift for the entire team of girls. As you can imagine you need to get creative and original and of course watch your wallet. The girls I work with are insanely creative so I thought I`d share some of the crafts with you to give you a few ideas for lovely hand-made gifts anyone on your list is sure to appreciate!

I`ve mentioned the beauty of DIY before, but let me just add that a pack of plain ornaments and a case of mason jars can go a long way in creating pro looking beautiful gifts!

critical DIY supplies @splattershare

1. Garlic, Rosemary and thyme olive oil:

This is such a lovely idea! Not only does it look beautiful but it`s a very useful gift. It can be used as a drizzle or a dip, and the little gorgeous bottles can be found at Michael`s

TIP: Make sure to get a spout/funnel to help you pour the oil into the bottles:

olive oil DIY @splattershare

2. Things in jars!!

Delicious home-made caramel popcorn:

caramel popcorn in a mason Jar DIY @splattershare

A cute little jar decorated with candy canes inside:

decorated jar with candy canes! DIY @splattershare

Savory cognac pâté:

As you can see there isn`t much left anymore. It was too good!

 pate DIY @splattershare


3. Ornaments:
Beautifully decorated ornament with glitter on the inside and stickers on the outside:
glitter ornamet DIY @splattershare

A hand-painted ornament with hot chocolate and dehydrated marshmallows inside!

hot chocolate painted ornament DIY @splattershare

Stained glass ornament:

stained glass ornament DIY @splattershare

4. Frosty hat candle holder:

I never noticed this either but apparently a little clay pot is the perfect votive holder! You can decorate it creatively and make it look like a fun top hat fit for the season.

frosty hat candle holder DIY @splattershare

5. All the bells and whistles!

I can`t believe this is home-made. This wreath is absolutely gorgeous and is made with little bells strung onto a piece of thick wire and decorated with a lovely ribbon.

jingle bell wreath DIY @splattershare

Beautiful beaded wine rings:

These are so lovely! And let`s be honest we`ll all be cracking open some bottles…

wine rings DIY @splattershare

6. Yummy treats!

You just can`t go wrong with delicious things! Package your delicacy nicely and it`s the perfect gift. Moreover you can make treats in batches – meaning more gifts in less time!

yummy desert squares! DIY @splattershare

Who doesn’t love custard??

custard DIY treats @splattershare

A banana bread loaf with cranberries and white chocolate, made the more adorable with a little festive spreader!

yummy loaf DIY @splattershare

7. Decorative pieces for the home:

Beautiful rustic piece set in a flower pot with foam on the inside to anchor the pine cone, decorated with moss, berries, and leaves. Bonus: The store bought pine cones are scented creating the perfect Christmas ambiance!

rustic decor DIY @splattershare

8. Festive breakfast delight:

Place pancake mix in zip locks, and package together with some maple syrup and a good old spatula for flipping these delicious pancakes. Bonus: print a few recipes to take this gift to the next level!

breakfast mix DIY @splattershare


I hope this gave you some ideas for DIY projects of your own!

Feel free to share some of your ideas with me in the comments.


9 thoughts on “Lots and lots of Christmas DIY ideas!!

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  • February 12, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Today, I went to the beach with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed
    the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic
    but I had to tell someone!

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  • October 20, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Awesome site I already have my xmas ideas ready, and I am not a crafty person but this will definatly help


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