Christmas Handmade Packaging Inspiration

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

Here are a few DIY Christmas gift ideas.

Christmas…’Tis the season for giving, ’tis the season for baking and ’tis the season for showing off your amazing DIY talent. So, put your craft caps on and get started.

The holidays can be expensive especially if you have a long list of family and friends. However, if you have a few reliable recipes on hand, you can make your own gifts to save a few pennies.

Package them with style by using your Stampin’ Up! goodies for tags and cute packaging. Here are a few ideas for you that are quick to assemble and easy on the pocket.

1. Olive Oil

Buy the finest Extra-Virgin Olive Oil you can find and then wrap it up nicely. It is great for dipping, marinades and the bbq. I wrapped up a variety of bottles infused in chilli, lemon, basil and garlic for my son’s teachers and they loved it. It’s also a refreshing change from the boxes of chocolates they receive.

DIY Christmas gift idea - Olive Oil
packaging design by alphacrafts, copyright Stampin’ Up! images

2. Christmas Morning Choc Chip Pancake Mix

Would you like your friends to wake up to a chocolatey Christmas morning? Then give them a jar of choc chip pancake mix.

Browse your supermarket kitchen aisle and purchase the jars from there. They are inexpensive so you’ll have plenty to spend on the finest chocolate you can find.

Chop up the chocolate and then add it to the jar of your pancake recipe. But be sure to add a tag and the instructions on how to use it. Mine read, “simply add 1 egg, 1 1/2 cups milk, 3 tbsp. oil, shake jar and start cooking”. Pancakes are a crowd pleaser so this gift is sure to please.

DIY Christmas gift idea - Choc Chip Pancake Mix
packaging design by alphacrafts

3. Home-Made Bread

Christmas calls for breaking bread with the family. Therefore, if you bake bread then you should take this opportunity to share them with your friends. Mine is cinnamon raisin bread and it is quite popular among my friends. I bake it on the day because I like them warm when received.

DIY Christmas gift idea - Raisin Bread
packaging design by alphacrafts, copyright Stampin’ Up! images

4. Gift Card/Money Holder Cards

Make a bunch of birthday cards and then wrap them up for your neighbours or your Christmas hostess. Everyone loves beautifully crafted gifts, including stationery.

DIY Christmas gift idea -Gift card holders pack.
card design by alphacrafts, copyright Stampin’ Up! images

I hope that you enjoyed this inspiration and that you’ll also try some of the DIY Christmas gift ideas above.

Put your own spin to it by experimenting with different packaging. Visit the online store for current products to help you.

Lastly, if you would like to make cards for gift-giving, let me know so we can organise a class for you. Bring along your friends too so they can share the experience.

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