Only a few days left for Christmas shopping and everyone is stressing out. But instead of struggling with the other million of last minute shoppers, how about you try and make something yourself. DIY gifts are getting more and more popular and I've collected three gift ideas that people would actually want to get (I've tested them all).
Soo get out the artist inside you and let's get started:
All you'll need are wooden letters (you can find them in every art shop and sometimes even drug stores), acrylic paint and things to decorate with, e.g. glitter, gems,...
Here are some examples of how I decorated the letters:
CHRISTMAS COOKIE BAGS
All you need to do is make some Christmas cookies, I used a random recipe for these but I have a blog post on how to bake traditional German Christmas cookies. Afterwards you just put them in clear, small gift bags and decorate them with ribbon and a small Christmas card which you can find literally everywhere! And voila, you have a pile of amazing gifts.
PERSONALISED TRAVEL MUG
Disclaimer: this is my sister's Christmas gift, so hey if you're reading this, please stop right now!!
LOTR fans you might recognise what this is. However you don't need to make it 'Lord of the Rings' themed. I chose this idea because I know my sister loves the film but you can do whatever the person you're giving it to loves! All you need is acrylic paint or sharpies and a plastic travel mug (mine's from poundland).
I started of with painting the mug white as a base and printing out a silhouette of the fellowship of the rings. I then cut it out and glued it on with PVA glue. To make it look painted on I went over the silhouette with black sharpie. I also added the quote 'not all those who wander are lost' above it with sharpie (make sure it is a waterproof one). To seal it all in I used a Plasti-kote spray (find it here) but you could also use hairspray. Make sure you wash the inside out with boiling water before you wrap it!
You seriously can paint this any way you want, if you're stuck for ideas just google cute mugs and it'll give you plenty of options.
Now just wrap it all up and you're done. Easy DIY gift ideas that you can even make the day before Christmas.
I hope you liked this post, please send me pictures if you recreate anything!
I love you all lots, have the best Christmas EVER <3
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