10 DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

It’s about that time of year to start thinking about what to gift your friends and family during this holiday season. Creating a handmade gift not only is personal and meaningful but can save some cash too. Check out these trendy craft ideas:

1. Personalized Ornaments

Use Mason Jar Lids

Use fabric, images, jute or twine, and more with these adorable mason jar lid ornaments.

Mason Jar Lid Tree Ornaments. These are SO cute and easy to do. Customize with whatever material you would like.
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Need an easy #DIY #Christmas craft project for kids this year?…

Use Wood

Use wood pieces and transfer design or photo or use wood letters and decorate as desired.

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DIY wreath with family photos from throughout the year
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Custom wood burned white birch/aspen trees by BurnwoodCreations
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DIY Ornaments and Kids Christmas Crafts - Close To Home initial ornaments
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2. Mason Jar

Add an image and memories

Add a photo from a recent vacation or special moment with fitting decoration in the bottom.

Beach Memory Jar
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DIY: I LOVE YOU Photos in a Jar - Creating projects with mason jars has never been so easy! This is a cute craft for Valentine's Day or even Mother's Day! #craft #valentinesday
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Paint Words

Use a stencil and paint a word on the outside. Fill the jar with personalized notes or candy.

The family blessing jar tradition is a precious way to instill gratitude in your children with the simple act of recording blessings throughout the year. Children of all ages will enjoy this memory building exercise.
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#DIY Stenciled Mason Jar Candle Holder #Christmas Lights…
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3. Teacup or Coffee Cup Candles

Use an old or thrifted tea or coffee cup to create some beautiful and decorative candles.

What a great way to use tea cups and saucers that no one drinks out of anymore
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Caramel Latte Tea Cup Candle - A simple DIY gift for a coffee drinker on your holiday gift list. Who knew making candles could be so simple?!
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4. Christmas Bulb Jewelry

Recycle old Christmas light bulbs into stunning jewelry gifts.

Dimension: the bulb measures approx. 6 x 10 mm Total length measures 15 1/2 inches and it closes with a lobster clasp. Material: plated brass, faux pearl
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10 Ways to Recycle Christmas Lights, Greenopolis
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Bullet Jewelry ~ 22 Caliber Brass Bullet Casing ~ Clear Christmas Light Bulbs
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Christmas Candle Earrings Candle Earrings by HappyEverythingElse
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5. Rustic Lantern Mini Scene

Fill a wooden or rustic metal lantern with ornaments, garland, or miniatures to create a stunning holiday centerpiece.

Christmas centerpiece

This lantern looks great in almost every season, but especially at Christmas!! Easy: a few cut greens, fairy (rice) light string on battery-operated timer & a few well-placed colored balls!

Nativity lantern


6. Tea Wreath

This is the perfect gift for tea lovers in your life.

Tea Wreath. Styrofoam wreath ring and close pins glued one. You're able to clip the outside tea bags and then a dab of hot glue for the two inside layers. Add a cute bow!! Great Christmas gift for the tea-lover!

DIY tea wreath. Materials: wreath frame (I found a wire frame in the floral dept. of Michaels), clothespins (check the scrapbook aisle or create your own with paint or washi tape), glue dots or hot glue, festive ribbon, and your favorite brand of tea. Makes a great gift for a tea-lover and can be reused as a photo or card holder.

Tea lovers rejoice! We've made the perfect DIY wreath for you. Jazz up your holiday decor with your favourite tea sachets and tea-filled ornaments with wooden pins. Make it your own by adding candy canes, bows and ornaments.
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7. Upcycled Christmas Sweater

Reuse those old Christmas sweaters to create gift bags and stockings.

Recycled sweat her Christmas gift bag
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With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Recycled Cashmere Sweater Christmas Stocking & Gift Bags
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Recycled, cashmere sweater Christmas, reusable gift bags are useful and so pretty. Easy instructions to make using thrift store knitted sweaters.
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8. Upcycled Christmas Cards

Use old Christmas cards to create gift tags, gift boxes, coasters, and ornaments!

use old christmas cards to make gift tags! great way to recycle cards and save money from buying gift tags :)
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Super easy DIY Small Gift Box is super cute! Tutorial by Crafty Journal.
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Don't just throw away the Christmas cards you received this year; make them into gift tags, coasters, ornaments and more!: Christmas Card Coasters
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Ways to Upcycle Holiday Cards After the Season #Christmascrafts #WithMasonJars
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9. Upcycle old Frames

Take some old frames and create a unique centerpiece or serving tray.

MATERIALS NEEDED: Frames (at least 2 of varying sizes) Paint (I like using the 2oz. chalky paint for small projects) Wood (an old pallet works great!) Miter saw Wood glue Satin Poly Wooden candlestick and finial More info and instructions about this great tutorial you can find in the source url - above the photo. […]
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DIY Faux Succulent Garden using Dollar Store Frames - Monthly DIY Challenge - Anything & EverythingAnything & Everything
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30 Repurposed Vintage Picture Frames
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10. Embroidery hoop

Embroidery hoops are a fun and easy way to create ornaments and wreaths.

Mini Hoop "Chalk" Art Christmas Ornaments
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Make a ready-for-the-wall tree design with 16 small embroidery hoops (we used 3-inch-wide hoops) and interesting cuts from a Christmas sweater. Simply place the sweaters inside the hoops, fasten, and trim excess. Lay out in a tree pattern and use removeable adhesive to attach to your wall./
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Embroidery hoop Christmas wreath
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JOY wreath - embroidery hoop wreath - wreath DIY - make your own wreath
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