Sleigh This Holiday Season with these 7 DIY gift ideas

December 01, 2020

We've made it to December! What a fun ride 2020 has been. Now we all just need to do our part this holiday season so we can have a normal 2021 to enjoy. But what if you're thinking of venturing out to buy those Christmas gifts for your loved ones? I'd like to convince you to think twice. A perfect gift doesn't need to be expensive or store-bought. It's the thought that counts. Here is a round-up of 7 of my favourite DIY gift ideas to help you this holiday season while staying home. Any of them can definitely put a smile on someone's face.

Christmas Cupcakes Bouquet

Christmas Cupcakes Bouquet - DIY Holiday Gift Ideas

Desserts always win people's heart, especially if they have a sweet tooth! These edible poinsettias are actually cupcakes decorated with homemade fondant! Check out how I decorated these cupcakes and assembled them into a bouquet in my tutorial! 

Holly Jolly Christmas Holiday Cake Pops

Holly Jolly Christmas Cake Pops - DIY holiday gift ideas
These festive-looking cake pops are so easy to make and you won't believe it! Simply roll out homemade marshmallow fondant and cut them out using small cookie cutters. To gift them, just wrap them up in cellophane bags and attach with a gift card. Follow my tutorial to see how I made them.

Fererro Rocher Chocolate Bouquet

Fererro Rocher Chocolate Bouquet - DIY holiday gift ideas

Like I said, desserts for the win! Chocolates can easily win on my book. To make things a little bit fancier, you can dress up chocolates into a flower bouquet to gift someone this holiday. Here, I used one of my favourite chocolates of all time: Ferrero Rocher.

Decorated Gingerbread Cookies

7 DIY gift ideas - Snowman gingerbread cookies
7 DIY gift ideas - Christmas tree Noel gingerbread cookies

It's not a magical holiday without Santa Claus and gingerbread cookies! Bring this traditional gingerbread recipe to life and gift your loved ones these treats to enjoy! Follow along in this tutorial to see how I made these with Martha Stewart's gingerbread recipe.

Personalized Gold Handlettering Ornaments

Personalized Gold Handlettering Christmas Ornaments - DIY holiday gift ideas

This is one of the most popular DIY tutorials on my blog! These fancy ornaments were made from globe ornaments, ribbons, mixed beads and an oil-based sharpie marker! Personalize these with your loved ones' names or greetings this holiday with my step by step!

Even if we don't have a Christmas party to go to this year, it's fun to make these cute looking cake pops with your kiddos! These are great to make ahead of time and both kids and adults would love them too! 
Check out my tutorial to see how I made these Rudolph the reindeer cake pops!

Handmade Paper Cutout Holiday Cards

Handmade Paper Cutout Holiday Cards - DIY gift ideas

Handmade Paper Cutout Holiday Cards - DIY gift ideas

It might be an especially long winter this year...But even if you’re unable to see your family and friends this holiday season, a thoughtful handmade card can help you remind them that you care. Make these gorgeous but easy paper cutout cards with my template! 

I hope you enjoy these DIY gift ideas! Which one is your favourite?

If you give this a try, be sure to share your pictures with me on Instagram and tag @tingandthings_ or use hashtag #diywithting. I'd love to see your take on it!

Have a safe and wonderful holiday! Happy gifting~

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  1. Christmas is a time for celebration with friends and family but as the current pandemic has put a spoke to many plans , i think a hand mande card is indeed a great idea to connectup.I feel the cute looking cake pops as described by you are also indeed amazing

  2. Wow! These are some really amazing ideas for gifts.
    Its festive season and its the perfect read for this time.��

  3. Oh I like this post because there are some good tips to follow to create with your hands an original gift. Saved, I'll use your article. Thanks. - Amalia

  4. i am a fan of those pops especially the one with the reindeer

  5. These are all cute gifts that I would like to receive myself. Thanks for sharing.

  6. really enjoyed my read & love DIY gift ideas, gonna start gathering the materials & prepare my own DIY gifting too. cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  7. nice hack,,,thanks for sharing,,now im thinking of making desserts..portion it on a container,ribbon,and a simple holiday greeting card VOILA,,more cheaper and economical.

  8. wow, these are amazing. You are so talented, you could actually start a business doing these

  9. I think the festive cake pops look delicious, especially Rudolph.

  10. super cute holiday ideas and crafts. we always take time to make gingerbread cookies and stuff it into stockings

  11. OMG, I am loving the globe ornaments, ribbons, and mixed beads. That bulb is right up my alley!!!

  12. Christmas is about to come and it is a timely read. Perfect gifts. I must say.


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