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9 DIY Christmas Gifts

If you’d like to give your presents the personal touch this year, check out this list of 9 amazing DIY Christmas gifts. You’ll find something for friends, family and all the other people in your life. Usually, it can be hard to choose the perfect present, but this year you can save some money and make a gift that will be sure to please. It’s not only more cost-effective but also more personal and makes a bigger statement than running out and buying something.

1. DIY Vintage Tea Cup Candles

Inspired by high-end candles found at department stores and boutiques, these teacup candles look like you’ve spent a fortune. Depending on the cup you choose, they’ll be perfect for teachers, friends and family. You may even want to keep a few for yourself! Instead of buying mugs at a store, check out thrift shops. You’ll find cool vintage cups with a unique flair. If you’ve never made a candle before, relax. The tutorial below is very detailed and easy to accomplish.

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 1 Day

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2. DIY Rudolph Hot Cocoa

These adorable DIY Christmas gifts are perfect for when you run out of ideas. For service workers, your child’s classmates or coworkers, this cocoa mix is sure to make everyone smile for just pennies. They’re also quick and simple to put together. For a professional look, the tutorial even comes with a printable gift tag.

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 15 minutes

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3. DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub

High-end bath products make the perfect gift for the women in our lives. However, with a little time and ingenuity, you can make the perfect spa treatment in your own kitchen. There are no harsh chemicals, and you can tweak the scents until you get the perfect combination. With just three ingredients, this scrub will leave skin super-soft without irritation. Cute jars and pretty ribbon will make this project a favorite.

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 20 minutes

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4. DIY Patterned Porcelain Bowls

Small patterned bowls are everywhere right now. From storage and catch-alls to snack bowls or for dipping, these little vessels pack a big punch of style. This guide shows you how to take cheap, plain white rice bowls and make them glamorous using just a few supplies. They’re perfect for gifting in sets of three. Think about complementary colors and patterns and let your imagination run wild!

Level of difficulty: Medium

Duration: 1 hour

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5. DIY Beanbag Chair

These DIY Christmas gifts are incredibly versatile. They can just as easily adorn a children’s room as they can serve as a sophisticated ottoman. You will need some sewing skills, but nothing more complicated than sewing a straight line. Depending on the fabrics you choose and the size you make, they can fit into anyone’s home. They’re very reminiscent of a beanbag chair, but with an updated modern look.

Level of difficulty: Medium

Duration: 2 hours

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6. DIY Chalkboard Mug

What’s better than a homemade Christmas gift? How about DIY Christmas gifts that both the giver and the recipient can customize? You get both in this mug. It’s not only easy to make but also functional and fun. A great wrapping idea would be to write a message on the mug and wrap in clear cellophane. Don’t forget to include a piece of chalk so your giftee can get started right away!

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 1 day

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7. DIY Dinosaur Planter

These fun DIY Christmas gifts are great for both the young and the young at heart. If dinosaurs aren’t your thing, you can use just about any animal figurine, as long as it has a hollow body. As the tutorial says, these are great made in bulk, as the other supplies can easily make more than one planter. You can also customize the paint and plants to suit your recipient.

Level of difficulty: Medium

Duration: 1 day

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8. DIY Cinnamon Sticks Candle

Nothing says Christmas more than the smell of fresh cinnamon. Even if you don’t have cinnamon-scented candles available, the heat surrounding the cinnamon sticks in these DIY Christmas gifts will be more than enough to fill a house with the warm, inviting scent. This is an incredibly easy project, taking boring old candles and making them into something actually gift-worthy. These plain candles are easily sourced from dollar stores, making this a fancy-looking but budget-friendly gift anyone will love.

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 20 minutes

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9. DIY Pineapple Wine Bottle

This is a gift for adults only, but look at how cute it is. There are few people who can resist the combination of wine and delicious chocolates, especially when assembled in such a fun way. While this gift idea isn’t as cost-effective as some of the others on this list, it definitely falls into the heartfelt and personal category.

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 15-20 minute

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Conclusion

Christmas is one of the most magical times of the year. Giving gifts can be just as much fun as receiving them, especially if they are truly from the heart. This year you can stay away from mass-produced presents and give something truly unique, this way you’ll not only save money but give a gift that will be treasured forever. Besides DIY Christmas gifts, you can also make your own DIY Christmas decorations for a cheerful, warm home. What are your favorite DIY Christmas gifts? Share them in the comments below!

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