DIY holiday gifts

November 7, 2017

If you’ve got kids or grandkids there’s nothing more fun than helping them make easy, crafty holiday gifts. It’s a cool thing to do any time but especially if you’ve got some time with them over Thanksgiving. You’re not just making gifts–you’re making memories. And this works even for teenagers. 

With the help of some of my friends, I’ve got some fun ideas for you to consider.  And by the way, you don’t need kids to do these. That’s right. You can make them yourselves! So let’s start.


Elena Peters has some affordable and simple ideas that are doable even by the not-very-crafty me.

15 Fabulous Last Minute Christmas Gifts For Under $5

DIY-giftsClare Wait has a recipe for simple and very cool do-it-yourself crayons that any kid would LOVE!

And of course, I have a few of my own ideas. Here’s something unique and fun to make. Teen girls might even love to do this.

Easy gift idea: DIY lip scrub

And since “easy” is my key word when it comes to crafts, I’ve got 9 Easy, Unique Home-made Gifts for kids and grownups alike.

So have yourself some fun, with or without kids, this holiday season. You might even save some money, too!

25 comments on “DIY holiday gifts
  1. Wow, these DIY ideas are awesome! I will try them for my two lovely daughters! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Shari E says:

    Easy is my mantra so these are perfect! Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. GiGi Eats says:

    DIY gifts I feel like are 20x more heart-felt!! I just wish I were way more creative in that department!

  4. Claire Ady says:

    These are some great ideas to try with my kids. They love to do crafts. And luckily their grandparents love to get homemade gifts from them!

  5. Andrea says:

    I have one question – what about those of us who like me are craft-challenged? 🙁

  6. I love DIY seasonal projects. It’s great to plan ahead and invite a few cousins or neighbourhood friends over and turn it into a lunch date for the kids and parents. The kids have their own table big enough to work on their crafts together while the parents supervise.

  7. DIY gifts are super special. Especially when giving to someone who has everything like Gramma. These are great ideas.

  8. Vee says:

    Awesome ideas. I have melted crayons before but your idea of using candy moulds is superb! I am surely going to try this.

  9. Stephanie says:

    What great ideas! My boys love working on crafts and gifts for others. We’ve never made our own crayons before but sounds like fun.

  10. Joline says:

    Do it yourself crayons sound like a lot of fun! I have a little nephew and 2 nieces who would definitely have a blast.

  11. I am a grandmother so for sure I love to have tips on last minute gifts that won’t kill my wallet and these crayons do the trick, thanks for sharing=)

  12. Cassie says:

    Sometimes a DIY gift is more meaningful then say a bath kit picked up from target for you when you don’t have a bathtub and hate baths… that’s just an example hahaha! But sometimes people can take generic gift giving too far

  13. kelly reci says:

    Crafty holiday gifts.Kids will definitely enjoy this. It is a great ideas for kids. They can actualy showcase their talent in art.

  14. Belinda says:

    Some great ideas here! Definitely going to try them out with the kids!

  15. Czjai says:

    These are all wonderful gift ideas. I like DIY gifts; they’re more meaningful and you will really feel the sincerity of the person who made the gift with you in mind. 🙂

  16. Joy says:

    There are very nice ideas and it will save me tons of money. Additionally, it’s the thought that counts.

  17. Nikki says:

    I love having some DIY ideas around Xmas time. Buying gifts can get so expensive!!

  18. Shell says:

    These are such great DIY craft ideas! These would be so fun to make with the kiddos!

  19. Rebecca Swenor says:

    These are some great ideas for DIY holiday gifts. Making gifts can indeed be fun and can be something done with the kids too. I love the idea of making the crayons for the kids which would be perfect for all my little nieces and nephews. Thanks for sharing the information.

  20. These are great ideas! I love the crayon one! Just starting to teach our 15-month-olds to COLOR with crayons instead of eating them LOL

  21. DIY gifts are always so nice. Making and putting gifts together is so much fun sometimes!

  22. ankit says:

    kids will really enjoy these funny ideas you shared…but to be honest adults can also try these,

  23. Elizabeth O says:

    Whoa!! This is such a great diy gift holiday ideas I have ever seen. It seems that your kids love this do it yourself crayons.

  24. Jaleby says:

    It is very nice idea and affordable to anyone!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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