Great Ideas for DIY Gifts, Decorations and Dessert
There’s just something about homemade that makes Christmas extra special, don’t you think? But “homemade” doesn’t have to mean complicated. Simple is best.
If you’re like me, coming up with ideas is half the battle. And that’s why I’ve put together this little guide to help you so that you can have a homemade Christmas without the stress. Simple ideas for gifts, decorations and desserts.
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Be sure to read to the end of the post, where I’m also linking up posts from other great bloggers for even more wonderful ideas!
Homemade Food Gifts
Make Your Own Extracts for Cooking and Gift Giving – Vanilla extract is lovely, but if you’re looking for something extra special try lemon, mint, almond, chocolate, or even coffee extract!
Fermented Cranberry-Apple Relish – a perfect hostess gift!
Homemade Lotion Bars – the perfect stocking stuffer, and free printables for labels are included.
Make Your Own Soap – this is not as simple as some of the other ideas, and needs to be made several weeks in advance so that it can cure. But homemade soap makes a really special gift.
Put together a DIY Lip Balm Kit – the young girls on your list will love this!
This and That
Know an insomniac? They’ll definitely appreciate an Herb Sleep Pillow .
Here are 10 Easy Ways to Turn a Canning Jar into a Gift. Lots of great ideas here and there’s something for everyone – a coin bank, oil lamp, sewing kit, match holder, and more.
This tutorial on Glass Etching will help you to turn an old jar or bottle into a treasure!
Grain-Free Cheesecake Cookies
Grain-Free Chocolate Almond Cookies
Winter Squash Pie – this one will rival any pumpkin pie, I promise!
One More Special Treat
And last but not least . . . a beautiful story to read aloud with your family.
Why the Chimes Rang by Raymond Macdonald Alden
More Inspiring Ideas From Some of my Favorite Bloggers
DIY Holiday Gifts from Melissa at Every Growing Farm
A DIY Christmas: 10 Great Ideas from Leona at My Healthy Green Family
10 Really Last Minute Homemade Christmas Ideas from Teri at Homestead Honey
DIY Christmas Gifts from Chris at Joybilee Farm
Homemade Christmas Gifts from Annie at Montana Homesteader
12 Days of Homemade Christmas from Katie at Livin Lovin Farmin
The Ultimate Homemade Holiday: The Best DIY Gift Ideas from Meredith at Imaginacres
Have some ideas of your own? Be sure to link up below!