Carols, fruit mince pies, presents and family. With all the excitement Christmas brings, the process of trying to find the perfect gift for everyone can be stressful! This year, ditch the shopping centre crowds and make it a DIY Christmas. Not only will it make your loved one feel extra special, with less packaging the planet will thank you too. Win, win! Even better, look for items around the house that can be upcycled and reinvented for a cost-effective yet unique gift idea.
Here are some DIY projects we would love to receive this festive season.
When you mix a little imagination with the right tools (cue Selleys Power Grip™) anything is possible – and this quirky DIY lamp project proves it! Created using broken toys, this gift idea is thrifty, thoughtful and altogether fun! The perfect handmade gift for your littlest loved ones.
2. Chocolate Shortbread
Although it might be an outdated idiom, there is some truth to the saying: “the way to the heart is through the stomach”. Exhibit A: deliciously festive shortbread! Thread these tempting cocoa-dusted rounds with rustic twine, then pop them in a box and tie with a bow for a thoughtfully tasty gift for the foodie in your life.
3. Jumbo Cushion
Any home lover would be thrilled to find this bolster cushion under the tree. Made with one ball of super-soft jumbo merino yarn, this soft and cuddly cushion is perfect for the beginner knitter. It will be a welcome addition to any home!
4. Macrame Wall Hanging
Bang on trend and perfect for that free-spirited loved on, this macramé wall hanging will quickly become a Christmas fave! Change things up by creating hefty knots with extra chunky yarn. For extra boho points, swap your dowel for a tree branch.
5. Plant Holder
We all have a green thumb in our lives. This plant holder says “I love you” in the best way possible. Impress your friends with this awesome green gift!