DIY : Handmade Holiday Gifts Ideas (Step by Step Instructions)
First week of December is done. Gosh! Time is running so quickly and we have only 15 more days for Christmas. I am sure that all of us have started with Christmas shopping. I started with my DIY projects. I am making handmade gifts for the holidays for the last two years. I love to spend that time to create personalized gifts for my friends. The smile in our loved one’s face when they see this package is as magical as the Christmas spirit. Every time I make a gift basket, I think about that person deeply. It’s my way to say I love you and I care about your friendship and love forever.
This year I am making gift baskets with a cooking item, one all-natural body scrub and lotion bar. My son helped with transferring them to tiny glass bottles. I can call this a great project to do with your kids. This post will help all the busy moms and dads who want to make handmade gifts for the holidays. I know many moms like me would like to do this DIY and I will try to give as much detail as possible so all you have to do it shop for the items mentioned here and follow the instructions.
We are making three items
HOMEMADE ORGANIC LOTION BAR
To make the beautiful gift basket:
- Glass bottles (sample shown, I used the one I had in hand)
- Baskets from Dollar Store (just a $1 each)
- Baker’s Twine
- Gift ribbon bows from Dollar Store or Amazon
- Clear plastic gift wrapper rolls from Dollar Store
- Gift tags or labels from Dollar Store
- Homemade Rubber Stamp (I made mine from India)
- Sheets of papers and pens
- Transparent cellophane tapes.
I hand wrote the recipes for Panch Phoran, listed the ingredients for lotion bar and face pack just to make sure that the receiver is aware of what was used to make these. Give it to your friends with all the love, hippo hug and monster kiss. Happy Holidays everyone! Keep the smile and spread the joy. Love you all!
PS: You can also make these as return gifts for house warming party or birthday parties.