Celebrate the joy of an old fashioned Christmas and craft up a few of your gifts this year. DIY holiday presents are some of the most wonderful items to give or to receive. Economical, unique, personal, and created with all the care and love that can be sewn, baked, crocheted, etched, or sculpted into them.
There are hand carved wooden boxes and bowls, knitted or crocheted scarves slippers and sweaters, hand made quilts, beaded jewelry, scented soaps and candles, as well as thousands of other DIY items are placed under the Christmas tree each year.
With economics being what they currently are many families are considering giving home made hand craft gifts this year. Do it yourself gifts bring back an old fashioned warmth to the holidays that just natural sprinkle Christmas spirit a little brighter over the cold winter season.
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Crafting a few gifts for birthday, anniversary, weddings, and Christmas can help to keep your household budget in check. Saving a dollar or two here can leave that money available for other areas of spending. Hand made presents are a fun way to stretch your money a little further. Frugal living has become a way of life for many and it really does not have to hurt to save a little here or there on the gifts you would otherwise purchase.
The Most Popular DIY Holiday Gifts are Those From the Kitchen
The number one DIY Christmas gift choice are gifts from the kitchen. Home made cookies, cakes, candy, or breads, jar preserves, and even full course meals are all welcome gifts.
Boxes and tins of homemade breads, buns, cookies, candies, and cake are ideal for bachelors, those newly out on their own, busy moms and working families, the elderly, and pretty much anyone who enjoys a little home desserts. These delicious treats are a small sampling of pure heaven for those who receive them.
A gift of ethnic food such as perogie, cabbage rolls, or babka taken to homes that do not traditional prepare these foods makes for a very unique Christmas dining experience for those who receive them. Traditional ethnic foods generally make very well received Christmas presents and are an excellent idea for a homemade gift.
Food baskets are a top DIY gift favorite that just never go out of style. While also very popular this year are mason jar gifts which can be created in a number of unique and exciting ways.
Home made wine, jams, jellies, pickles and other preserves are other wonderful do it yourself gifts to give from the kitchen of your home. You can present your gift from the kitchen in a basket, a tin, or a box. Your gift can consist of a number of baked and jar goods combined to create one large gift, or it can be one solitary item gift wrapped appropriate for holiday season giving.
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The Second Top DIY Gifts are Those of Fabric or Yarn. Sew it, Braid it, Knit it, Embroider it, Tat it, or Crochet it.
The second hottest homemade Christmas gift items are those that are sewn, knit, or crocheted. Sweaters, slippers, mitts, gloves, socks, doilies, dishcloths, toques, and scarves rank at the top.
The uniqueness, strength, and warmth of these home crafted items makes them as popular today as they were a hundred years ago.
If you can spend time crafting for even fifteen minutes each night you will find yourself with plenty of hand crafted presents to hand out to friends and relatives when Christmas rolls around each year.
These DIY craft items do not take a lot of time to create but they really do bring a warm personal touch to each holiday gift given.
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Jewelry, Bead, and Leather Craft Items are Delightful
Another top Do It Yourself Christmas gift category consists of handcrafted bead, jewelry, and leather items. These stylish personalized gifts of fashion and home decor are items to be treasured by the recipient.
Generally of high quality and unique design they vary widely in the array of items crafted. Modern beads can be combined with antique stones that are strung on a leather strap, gold or silver chain, or string cord.
These hand made crafts are generally one of a kind and can be elaborate, or simple, many designed specifically to suit the tastes of the person that the item is gifted to. Purses, bags, wallets, holiday decorations, book marks, belts, bracelets, and art work are items created within this theme of DIY crafts.
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Natural Gifts: Tea Herbs Essential oils or Aromatherapy
A top DIY holiday gift theme falls into the category of natural bath, beauty, and cleaning supplies.
These items are very popular partly because they pamper the person who receives them but also because they do not contain the chemical additives found in commercially prepared products.
Soaps, salts, masks, and lotions bath items can be made in a wide array of colors and scents, which makes them ideal for virtually any friend or family member no matter that person's specific preferences.
Natural cleaning supplies can be made using these common household products: Baking soda, vinegar, salt, lemon, or green tea.
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Hand Craft Items are Filled With old Fashioned Charm
Other top DIY holiday gift items are designed from wood. There are wooden baskets, boxes, bowls, picture frames, cabinets, clocks, toys, games, art work, and furniture.
Outdoor items such as unique or amusing stakes to go in the garden and flower bed, welcome signs, and decorative name plates are ideal presents in the holiday season. These items are generally quite unique as the stains, oils, or brightly colored paint individualize them.
Most are highly treasured as gifts and heirlooms items that are passed within the family throughout the upcoming years. If you are considering giving hand craft items this Christmas go full steam ahead. There is just nothing quite like receiving a homemade gift.
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