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10 Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

homemade christmas gift ideas

I know it’s really early (in my book anyway!) to be mentioning the ‘C’ word but if you can forgive me then I wanted to share some homemade Christmas gift ideas.  Homemade Christmas gifts tend to require a bit more planning and a longer lead time so I thought it was best to get them out there nice and early for you!

I’ve put together some of my favourite (and easy!) homemade Christmas gift ideas that are environmentally friendly.  Just click on the links to be taken to the full DIYs.  Hope you enjoy making them and sharing them with your loved ones!

10 Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

1.  Rose Bath Salts

DIY bath salt recipe

Cat from Take Courage has put together a very nice DIY on how to make some prettily packaged rose bath salts that would make a really nice homemade gift.

2.  DIY Cotton Wool Pads

cotton wool pad DIY

If you can crochet then these DIY cotton wool pads would make a really thoughtful eco-friendly gift idea.  Package them in a hand sewn pouch or a glass jar for a pretty and practical Christmas gift.

 3.  DIY Beeswax Candles

 DIY beeswax candles

Erin from Reading My Tea Leaves has a great beeswax candle tutorial that would make perfect gifts with a light environmental footprint.

4.  Button Necklace

DIY button necklace

This DIY statement necklace tutorial uses up old buttons and felt scraps for a gorgeous and unique gift full of thought.  It only takes about 15 minutes to make too, so ideal if you’re short on time!

5. DIY Gingerbread Body Scrub

gingerbread body scrub

This Gingerbread Body Scrub by Wallflower Girl sounds utterly divine.  I think I’m going to be making this for Christmas (though it may end up as a gift from me to me!),

6.  Recycled Snow Globe

snowglobe DIY

This recycled snow globe DIY takes all of one minute to make but is such a simple and striking gift that can be enjoyed for years to come.

7.  Candied Chocolate Orange Slices

candied orange

These candied chocolate orange slices, again by Cat of Take Courage, look and sound delicious!  Presented in a little box they’d make a tasty homemade Christmas gift.

8.  Salted Caramels

salted caramel recipe

This salted caramel recipe from Inspired Taste looks perfect.  We can’t get enough of salted caramels in our house so this would be our ideal gift!

9.  Stylish Wall Hanging

tea towel craft

This stylish wall hanging DIY can be made using a tea towel or fabric scrap.  Minimal sewing skills are required so even if you’re not handy with a sewing machine or needle and thread then I’m sure you could put this together and amaze your friends with your skills!

10.  DIY iPad Case

diy ipad case

And for the last of my homemade Christmas gift ideas, this felt DIY iPad case would make such a thoughtful gift.  It does require knowing your way around a sewing machine a tiny bit – if you can use a sewing machine to sew in a straight line then you should be ok!

Any homemade Christmas gift ideas you want to share?  Do add in the comments below so we can all check them out!

Environmentally Friendly handmade christmas gift ideas

 

Arts & Crafts, Life & Style

Easy and Eye-Catching Tea Towel DIY

tea towel craft

tea towel craft

The crafting genius that is Mel Wiggins has come up with the easy and eye-catching tea towel DIY that she’s kindly let me share with Moral Fibres readers.  It’s a perfect craft idea for beginners too!

This project can make the simplest of fabric scraps look professional, takes 15 minutes to complete and costs next to nothing!

You will need:

tea revives you tea towel

tea towel (or fabric scrap) / dowel / string / needle and thread or sewing machine / scissors

The wooden dowels can be found at any B&Q, Homebase or similar DIY shops and are about £1 each – you might need to chop the length in half or adjust it some for the right size.  These give the tea towel some weight and help it to hang nicely.

Method

Pin in the dowel into the fabric at both ends by folding it over so you can see how much room you need in sewing the hems at the ends.

dowel

Take the dowel out and sew your hem on both ends.

sewing machine

Cut your string long enough to fit through the top hem and to tie into a nice triangle at the top.  Tie a knot in one end of the string and feed it through the top hem.

simple craft ideas

Now you can put the dowels in the top and bottom hems and tie your string to suit the length you want to hang your towel.  I like to hide the knots in the hem to give it a more clean effect.

Now hang up your wall hanging and enjoy!  And why not pour yourself a cup of tea – you deserve it!

tea towel DIY

Thanks Mel!  You can catch more off Mel’s craftiness over on her fantastic blog!