Five Simple but Meaningful DIY Christmas Gift Ideas from Pinterest

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It’s the season to be jolly, fa la la la la la, la la la la!

Yes, Christmas is just around the corner. It is one of the most anticipated seasons of the year. It is well celebrated because it bring families together and everyone gets to spend quality time with them during the holiday season.

But if there’s another thing that people surely look forward to during Christmas season it would be…. the opening of their gifts! We’re sure that everyone is looking forward to opening those presents under the Christmas tree.

The opening of gifts becomes the highlight of the celebration with everyone looking forward to know what they will receive this year.

If you want to make your gift extra special this year, then why don’t you make your own present for your loved ones?

In a world dominated by consumerism, it is always convenient to go to the mall and just choose a ready to give gift to people who matter to you the most.

But don’t you think they deserve better? This year take on the challenge of adding a personal touch to the gifts that you will be giving them.

There can be a lot of DIY or homemade gifts that you can choose from. Pinterest is a good platform to look for inspiration. It has a large collection of different kinds of Christmas DIY gifts can you use as guide to make yours.

In this post, we have selected five of the easiest, simplest but definitely the most meaningful DIY gift ideas for Christmas from Pinterest.

1. Mason Jar Gifts

Your creativity is your only limit. You’ll be shocked where your creativity can take you with these gifts in a jar.

There are a lot of things you can do with mason jars. You just have to conceptualize what you want it to look like so you can start making the look that you are going for.

Candle in a Jar

Light up their world – this can be the message you want to give when you give out this DIY gift. In darkness, let them remember you. Let them remember that you will be there for them no matter what.

This is one of the easiest and simplest things you can make with a mason jar. You just have to melt the candle wax, place it inside the jar, add a wick and add a design to make it the way you want it to.

There can be a hundred of different designs that you can choose from for this gift idea.

You can put a lace around the tip of the jar and include a Christmas accent to it.

You can even write a message in the jar to make it more meaningful.

Sweets in a Jar

Be it marshmallow, candies, cookies or chocolates, the sweets in a jar idea will surely bring joy and happiness to the one who will receive it.

People turn to sweets when they feel stressed or pressured. Remind them about you as they munch on those sweet little things you have given and let it reassure them that you are right there for them.

You just have to choose what sweets you will place inside and decorate your jar with the different accents of Christmas.

Choco drink in a jar. These cute drinks prepared inside the jar will surely bring relaxation and instant sugar fix to the one who will receive it.

Cute marshmallows in a jar.

These cookies in a jar will surely be greatly appreciated too.

Terrarium in a Jar

If you are gifted with a green thumb, then this DIY mason jar gift idea will surely be an easy feat.

You can also put some plants inside the jar and give the gift of life and peacefulness. This can be perfect for their work stations or desks at home. This will remind them to breath and pause in the middle of their busy schedule.

It can serve as a breather and a stress reliever for them.

Spa in a Jar

A spa in the jar? You must be shocked but yes, it is possible! And surprisingly, it is a really good DIY gift idea this Christmas.

Give the gift of wellness and relaxation through the spa in a jar. There are a lot of spa essentials you can choose from.

You can place some specialized scrubs or bath bombs.

Take inspiration from this Spa in a Jar idea or you can include some tub tea, sugar scrub, foot soak and lip balm. Perfect for that spa on the go experience.

2. Framed Calligraphy Quotes

If you are gifted with the skill of calligraphy, then maximize your creativity by making DIY gifts out of it.

This is one of the most personalized DIY gifts you can make. You can have a ready-made background or make your own background before you scribble the quote.

You just have to choose a quote that you think would best fit to the one you will be giving the gift to. Then you can place it inside a frame and your gift is good to go.

This gift is simple yet very meaningful. It can be hanged in the living room or the bed room. It will be a ready reminder for your loved ones once they see it.

They will surely be inspired every time they see the quote and will easily remember you every time they see it.

3. Baked Goodies

If you know how to bake, it would help to look at some tutorial videos in Youtube to check for some ideas that can add some Christmas touch to your baked goodies.

You can make some Christmas cake pops like the one above. These are very cute and will surely wow the one who will open the gift.

You can also make some ginger bread house. You can design it to be as yummy as it looks like.

Oh no! Rudolf has transformed into a cookie but isn’t he still cute? Yes, you can make reindeer cookies and accent it with pretzels. The one who will receive it might doubt taking a bite but will surely can’t resist.

Feel the spirit of Christmas with these cute little cakes accented with white, green and red colors.

Bake some Christmas Cookies like the ones above.

You can even bake Christmas cakes that people will surely love to share on the midnight of the 24th.

4. Homemade Christmas Cards

In this digital era, we are mostly consumed by digital communication. We great through chat, text or email and since these messages are usually instantaneous, they’re usually short and too generalized.

It’s time to change that this year. If you want to make your loved ones feel extra special, then exert more effort in making them feel that.

It is always sweet to receive a homemade card designed with utmost love and creativity. It always warms anyone’s heart to read such heartfelt message coming from someone they truly care about.

You will make them feel more special and loved because they know that you spent time and effort in making the card and what’s written in it.

You can search for a lot of DIY or Homemade Christmas Card ideas in Pinterest. There are a looooooot to choose from! Just look for the ones you think you can make and prepare the materials that you will be needing.

5. Christmas Bookmarks

Christmas Bookmarks is another idea worth exploring.

This DIY gift is perfect for people who love to read. It is easy to do and there a lot of designs that you can choose from.

You can choose to make a Christmas Tree Corner bookmark. See instructions here.

Or you can have a Santa Claus bookmark or this reindeer bookmark.

There are still a lot of bookmark designs you can choose from. Pinterest will provide you all these options.

Aside from the five DIY gift ideas mentioned above, there are still a lot of other ideas from Pinterest that you can take inspiration from.

Christmas is a season of sharing and giving. Sometimes, we become too preoccupied that we forget the real meaning of this season.

Gifts can be grand but if it is not from the heart, then, it loses its meaning. No amount or price can ever dictate the value of a gift because its value lies in the heart that gave it.

Sure, it would be easier and more convenient to go to the mall and pick from the sea of choices, wrap it up and give it away.

But you should know that it is more heartwarming to receive a gift that you know is not bought and that you know is unique. It is more heartwarming to receive a gift when you know you are also receiving a piece of the person who gave it.

So, get those gifts ready and celebrate the true meaning of this season.


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