Riham Hanna (@rihamhanna)
Nov 26th 2020, 11:24 am
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Whether you are running late, on a budget, or have to shop for a last-minute present eventually, we all run out of gift ideas. So, we have compiled a list of DIY Christmas gift ideas that are super fun and easy to make. Each present is specially handcrafted to suit the receiver’s personality, so they thoroughly enjoy it. Besides DIY presents scream thoughtfulness since they require time and effort.
Not so crafty? No worries, we have assembled a bunch of ideas that require minimum skills and are absolutely practical to give to your loved ones. Since most of us do not have hours to spend stitching and sewing to our heart's content or meticulously painting with tiny brushes like an elf, we have assembled a list of presents you can assemble within 30 minutes. Get your holiday pajamas ready and let’s jump right in!

Idea #1: Stylish No Sew T-Shirt Tote Bag

This present is for absolutely everyone and anyone. Especially those who are actively trying to save the environment by avoiding plastic shoppers that are commonly used at grocery stores. All you will need is a trip to your local thrift store. Pick up a few adorable colorful Christmas-themed t-shirts for 99 cents apiece, cheap as chips aren’t it? Just make sure the fabric is thick and sturdy enough to hold grocery items. You will also need a sharp pair of scissors, preferably fabric scissors. First cut off the sleeves, then mark the neckline and cut it off, next make a straight line depending on how deep you want your bag to be, below this line cut the ends of the t-shirt into a fringe and tie them into tiny knots. Voilà! You have yourself an adorable tote bag in 10 minutes.

Idea #2: Hot Chocolate Gift Basket

Get ready to spoil all your favorite chocoholics! This gift idea is perfect for those who have a sweet tooth and an even bigger craving for hot chocolate. After all, what are winter nights without curling up on the couch with your hands wrapped around a steaming hot cup of your favorite beverage? Here is what you will need, a basket, a beautiful cup, or a stack of disposable cups, candy canes, tiny marshmallows, and their favorite hot chocolate mix. Finish it with a decorative ribbon and a tag with a greeting.

Idea #3: Christmas Movie Marathon Basket

This one is perfect for a friend who enjoys watching Christmas movie marathons. Get a few DVDs of classic Christmas movies, place them in a popcorn bucket along with their favorite chocolate bars, crisps, cola, candy cane straws, cups, snacks, salted, and caramel popcorn. Wrap it in an adorable wrapping paper top it with a bow and watch as their face lights up with joy!

Idea #4: Cookie Basket

If you are a baker, then this is a must-try DIY present which will be enjoyed by many. This Christmas sugar cookie recipe bakes 48 delicious cookies. You will require 3 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tsp baking powder, ½ tsp salt, 1 cup softened butter, 1 ½ cup white sugar, 2 eggs, and 2 tsp vanilla extract. Preheat oven at 350 degrees F and grease cookie sheets. In a large bowl sift flour, baking powder, and salt together and set aside. In another bowl beat cream, butter, and sugar into a light, fluffy consistency. Add in eggs one at a time, add vanilla extract and gradually blend with dry ingredients until well combined. Keep your cookie dough out of reach of children, lest you want it to disappear in a jiffy, and chill it in the fridge for 2 hours. Afterward, flour a clean flat surface and spread your dough to ¼ inch thickness. Cut out adorable shapes with cookie cutters and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until they are light brown. Let them cool on wire racks and cover them with colorful icing. Once they are ready arrange them in cute baskets or wrapping papers, finish off with a bow, and tag with a holiday greeting.

Idea #5: Snow Globe

Store-bought snow globes can cost quite a bit, here’s a more affordable version you can quickly assemble in the comfort of your pajamas. You will need a plastic snow globe, a figurine of your choice, miniature trees, buffalo snow or glitter snowflakes, iridescent glitter, strong hot glue or e6000, and some glitter tape. Start by attaching your figurine and trees to the base of the snow globe. Then pour faux snow and glitter into the globe it should be enough to cover the previously placed objects. Once the glue has dried completely turn the base upside down while holding the tree and figurine and attach to it your globe. Wrap a pretty ribbon around the base and tada, your winter wonderland is ready!