10 DIY & Custom Christmas Gifts

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The countdown to Christmas begins! This year channel your inner craftsman and DIY some of your gifts. Handmade gifts not only help you to avoid packed malls, but they can be pretty inexpensive to make, and they show you’ve put some thought into the gift.

There’s so many great and easy tutorials to create custom gifts. I’ve rounded up a list of 10 custom Christmas gifts you can DIY for the special people on your list, give to a host for a party, or even make for yourself.

Candy Sleighs

CandySleigh

For the person on your list with a sweet tooth, this is a simple and easy DIY gift that is inexpensive to make. All you need is some large candy canes, glue, chocolate bars, ribbon, and a bow.

Tutorial and image via Ellyn’s Place

Custom Written Plates or Mugs

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This DIY dishware is not only nice to look at but it’s also a sweet sentimental gift. Try adding a quote, story or song lyrics that relate to the person you’ll be giving the dishware to. Use a Sharpie or porcelain pen to write out your message.

Image via List 25

Embellished Candle Holders

Emblished Candle Holders

These embellished candles are super cute and make a great gift for any party host, or a stocking stuffer.

Tutorial and image via We Heart This

Instagram Calendar

DIYCalender

For the Instagram obsessed friend this is a gift that they’ll be sure to use all year round.

Tutorial and image via A Beautiful Mess

Custom Phone, Tablet or Laptop Skin

Make an extra special custom skin for that person who is all about their electronics. LaurDIY has a great tutorial on how to do so.

Candy Cane Flower Centerpiece

CandyCaneVase

Add a sweet touch to flowers for a host by adding candy canes around a circular vase, finish off with a bow or ribbon.

Tutorial and image via Ecopolitan Bride

Tea Wreath

Tea Wreath

This tea wreath would look amazing in anyone’s kitchen. It’s not only festive, but also a really creative way to organize and display a tea collection.

Image and tutorial via Kojodesigns

Embellished Scarf & Gloves

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For the style-conscious person on your list this is a great gift that will keep them warm in style.

Image and tutorial via Clones N Clowns

Photo Pillow

Photo Pillow

A custom photo pillow is a good gift for that friend or family member who lives abroad. Add an image they’ll be happy to snuggle up to.

Image via Walmart

Reindeer Beer

reindeer beer

For hosts of a party alcohol is a pretty common gift, make your booze stand out by bringing reindeer beer! It’s festive, and I’m sure everyone at the party will appreciate the creativity. Make a kid friendly version by swapping the beer with root beer.

Tutorial and image via Life of a Modern Mom

Do you have a favourite gift that someones made for you? Share below!

-Shanel

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