Delight Your family and friends with homemade Christmas gifts. … Here We give the best Handmade Holiday Gifts to Start Making Now, for a wonderful Christmas.
We put together this list of our top gift ideas in a jar so you could be sure to have the best list for last minute Christmas and hostess gift ideas. These cute DIY gifts make cool presents for women, men, kids and teens, teachers and moms, too.
Make Christmas more personal by making your own gorgeous gourmet gifts … In this cute edible gift idea to perfect family fun.
Crunchy peanut & toffee bonbons:
- 100g smooth peanut butter
- 50g softened butter
- 140g icing sugar
- 2 Dime or other toffee bars, chopped
- 100g milk chocolate, chopped
- 100g salted toasted peanuts, chopped
- Put the peanut butter, butter and sugar in a food processor. Pulse until it comes together. Add the toffee and pulse again. Remove and, using the palms of your hands, roll mixture into small balls. Place on a tray. Chill for 30 mins.
- Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl in the microwave on High for 1 min or set over a pan of boiling water (make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water). Using a fork, dip the balls, one at a time, until half covered in chocolate. Roll in the peanuts. Put on a tray lined with baking parchment and leave to harden (about 2 hrs).
- Store between layers of baking parchment in a covered container and keep chilled. Will keep for 1 week in an airtight container.
Everything In A Jar Gift For Everyone:
Check out this ultimate list of Christmas Gift in a Jar ideas! Find ideas for everyone on your list from crafter to golfer . This gift can be for teens, moms, kids, friends or anyone else. Just customized the jar to the recipients tastes! It is fun to try to find mini items that will fit in the jars!
Easy Sequined Picture Frame:
We are proud to Announce today to share a super quick and easy craft idea that is perfect for Christmas gift-giving. This easy sequined picture frame can be made in a half hour (or less!), and it only requires a handful of easy-to-find supplies. Let’s get started!
- Unfinished wood frame
- Acrylic paint (Use a color the blends well with your sequins)
- Foam brush
- 20 mm sequins (I used white and gold, but you can use whatever color combination that suits your fancy)
- Low-temperature hot glue
- Using the foam brush, paint the frame with 1-2 coats of acrylic paint and allow to dry completely.
- Starting at the bottom of the frame, run a line of hot glue across the width of the frame. Affix a row of sequins to the line of glue, overlapping the edges slightly. Note: If your sequins have a small hole one on one edge, be sure to position each one so its neighbor will overlap and cover the hole.
- Continue adhering the sequins in rows, alternating colors between each row, until you reach the top of the frame.
Paper Star Lantern:
These paper star lanterns make pretty decorations even without lights inside. You could make golden one to put on your Christmas tree 🙂
Equipment You’ll Need:
- pretty paper or card-stock
- glue or double sided tape
- needle and thread
Instructions for How to Make Paper Star Lanterns:
Step 1: Cut out along solid lines, and make creases along dashed lines. Each module
looks like this, and you’ll need five all together.
Step 2: Glue module into a cone-shape using the glue-tab on the side. This is the view into the cone. Make sure you glue the tab onto the inside of the cone so it’s hidden away.
Step 3: Glue all the other modules into cones too, so that you have five cones like this. If you like, at this point you could also use a hole-punch to make some holes for the light to shine out through.
Step 4: Pick two of the cones and glue them together using the glue-tabs. The two tabs of one cone go inside the adjacent cone, like this.
Continue gluing all the cones together until all five are connected, but don’t glue the first and last cones together. Instead, thread a few inches of cotton halfway up the first cone, and halfway up the last cone, like this. Exception: If you just want the lantern as a decoration without any bulb inside, then go ahead and glue the first and last cones together.
Step 6: Insert a light (e.g. a fairy light) into the lantern, and then tie the two lengths of cotton together to pull the star into shape. Tying the cotton also makes the “mouth” of the lantern close tight over the bulb and to keep the lantern in place.
Step 7: Getting the knot in the right place can be tricky. It helps to poke a pencil into the middle of the knot as you tie it. You can adjust the position of the knot so long as the pencil’s in there. That way you can adjust the tension in the cotton to just the right level before you finish the knot.
Step 8: When you untie or snip the cotton, the lantern packs flat for storage or posting.