Well, we have about a week until the big day. Now it’s time to DIY last minute gifts. So, we are going to talk cute DIY gifts to give.
Create a Positive Thoughts in a jar or container for the friend that may need the occasional reminder that all days are not always negative. On the jar/container, write on a sticker/label: Positive Thoughts. On cardstock, write different Positive Thoughts you know the recipient would connect with, fold them up, and add to the jar/container. Feel free to use any/all from my Positive Thoughts page 😊 You can decorate the outside of the jar/container with stickers or labels or just add a pretty ribbon. This time I would suggest a pretty gift bag, this one is better to be a surprise. 😉 Oh, and you could add the chocolate pretzels or chocolate spoons to the bag too, see below.
Make your own sugar scrub for the friend who is always concerned about her skin. Find/buy an airtight jar (wash thoroughly), combine ½ cup of white sugar, ½ cup of coconut oil (organic or virgin is your choice), 1 teaspoon of real vanilla extract, and ½ teaspoon of vitamin E (if you don’t have the liquid vitamin E, you can use capsules by cutting a slit). Wrap it with a pretty ribbon, and put it in a clear cellophane bag, so the gift is visible. (Don’t forget to add a label with the information: Use a small amount to scrub, then rinse thoroughly.)
Create a bookmark, add it to your book lover gift idea from last week. Here are a couple of cute ideas.
1) Pick up paint sample cards from big box stores or home improvement stores. Use a hole punch, punch a hole in the top of the card, and add a ribbon or tassel. You can trim the sides with the color name/numbers or leave them.
2) Another idea is to use cardboard or cardstock and cut a rectangle (anywhere from 6 to 9 inches is enough) and decorate it. Use what you have on hand: washi tape, permanent markers, or stickers. Of course, you can use them all too, lol. Create something one of kind that reflects their style. It could be a theme or even a phrase they always use.
Chocolate covered pretzels, these are my personal favorite. Dip large pretzel rods in melted chocolate (milk, dark, or white). Lay them on a sheet of parchment paper to dry. Feel free to add red or green sprinkles or decorate with more chocolate. If decorating with chocolate, I suggest using a different chocolate than you originally dipped, for presentation purposes (aka it looks prettier). Also, if you don’t have a piping bag, you can use a zipper bag and cut the corner for easy decoration! Once the chocolate is dry, take the large pretzel rods, put them in a cellophane bag, and wrap with a pretty ribbon. They will be the perfect eye candy!
Chocolate covered spoons are almost the same as the chocolate covered pretzels above. Dip your plastic spoons (use silver or gold plastic spoons for extra charm), in melted chocolate. Add mini chocolate chips, sprinkles, or crushed candy canes before they dry. Wrap your dried chocolate dipped spoon in cellophane and add it in a dollar store mug. Perfect gift for a coworker!
I hope you enjoyed reading through these cute DIY gift ideas!
Have a Merry Christmas!