“The best gifts come from the heart, not the store.” (Sarah Dessen, Book Author)
Some said Christmas is a season to be jolly, but getting the perfect gift for your loved ones can be difficult both emotionally and physically. For some people, holiday season can be a synonym of a hard dent on my wallet. Especially those with a lot of relatives, not to mention all the kind people in your neighbourhood.
Today, we compiled 5 cool DIY ideas to help you fix that problem. Some might even appreciate the gesture more for the personalised and meaningful gift.
Gold Leaf Notebooks
There is nothing easier than making a notebook. All you need to do is find yourself a piece of scrap paper in your preferred colour, regular print paper for the contents, and embellish it with gold leafing to create that flawless gold dip. More detailed tutorial here
Chalk Paint Candle Holders
A cute simple gift idea for your mother or any of your female relatives. You can simply make this candle holder by using a mason jar or any kind of glass and tape it into your favourite design. Paint the remaining spaces with chalk paint to create that matte effect and voila! More details here
Citrus Coin Pouch
A tad more complicated, this DIY requires you to have at least the basic sewing skill. Grab a couple of vinyl fabric in different colours, zipper, rulers, sewing kit, and other tools then you’re good to go. Perfect for relatives and friends. Tutorial here
Another easy way to create something artsy without requiring any particular art skills. With your choice of tumbler and set of acrylic paint, these tumblers looks as if you bought something from the store when you actually made it easily in less than an hour. Tutorial here
Normal camera straps can be quite expensive to buy in stores, now with a little bit of cotton webbing, paint, and several other simple materials you can actually make a perfect something for that cousin who loves photography! Check out how to here