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5 Crafty Ideas for Homemade Gifts

By: Julia Litz, editor of

Homemade gifts are a great way to show you care. When you personalize a present, you show that you've put in extra time and energy to make your project great. You don't have to spend a lot or use a ton of materials to create a well-done project. If you're looking for homeade gifts for the holiday season, try your hand at one of these simple Christmas crafts. You only need a few materials and a little free time to create these fantastic homemade christmas gifts.

You don't have to look far for some of the best gift ideas for Christmas. Whether you're making a project for an adult or a small child, you're sure to find a worthwhile craft. Ideas for homemade gifts can be complicated or tough to execute, but these projects are so simple and fun. Enjoy yourself this holiday season and explore your creative side. You just might be surprised at what you can accomplish.

If you like the projects featured in this collection, then you'll love 10 Quick and Easy Christmas Gifts to Make, which is filled with creative crafts that won't take all day. With projects ranging from Christmas soaps to decorated root beer bottles, this eBook is sure to keep you busy all year long.

5 Crafty Ideas for Homemade Gifts

Christmas Jelly Soap

Christmas Jelly Soap: This Christmas soap looks good enough to eat and is pretty enough to be displayed in your fanciest bathroom. Homemade gift ideas should be both practical and pretty and these soaps really fit the bill. For this project, you will need gelatin, your favorite fragrances and food coloring. Once you've created your soap, use Christmas-themed cookie cutters to add a festive touch.

Personalized Casserole Dish: All out of Christmas gift ideas for your friend or family member? Select a plain glass casserole dish from your local home goods store and use etching cream to create a personal message. You can also add images, names and more - it's up to you. Sketch a meaningfun design or find a template online. In less than an hour, you can transform a boring generic item into a cool gift that will last for a very long time.


Snarky Christmas Canisters

Snarky Christmas Canisters: A little snark is always necessary during the Christmas season. Add a funny word or message to plain glass jars for this creative project. Ideas for homemade gifts don't get more simple and more fun that this. You don't have to be snarky with your words, but it's always fun to get creative. This is a good gift for a teacher or friend who works at a desk. Fill your canister with candy or office supplies for a thoughtful touch.

Root Deer: The holidays are the perfect time to indulge in your favorite food and drink. Get the kids involved and decorate root beer bottles for a friend or neighbor. This clever craft is so simple and perfect for crafters at all skill levels. Christmas crafts for kids don't have to messy or impractical. Instead, use embellishments like googley eyes and ribbon to add a fun touch to glass bottles.


Snowflake Soaps: Don't show up to your next Christmas party empty handed. These soaps add a fun, festive touch to any bathroom or kitchen. All you need is a free afternoon and a little creativity to create this project. Think outside the box when it comes to gift ideas for Christmas. Think about what people really want and need, rather than what looks the best or has the fanciest label. The more you plan, the less likely you are so spend impulsively.



Remember, if you enjoyed these 5 crafty ideas for homemade gifts, then you'll love getting even more projects in our free eBook, 10 Quick and Easy Christmas Gifts to Make.




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