Ordering your Christmas gifts from Amazon Prime, last minute may be the height of convenience and believe me, I’ve done it before! However, if you can get organised and find some time to make your gifts, it’s not only more satisfying but a whole lot more meaningful. Handmade gifts don’t need to be dodgy knitted jumpers in all shades of the rainbow…don’t be that person. I’ve pulled out 15 DIY ideas that aren’t particularly complex or time heavy so you can get creative in the run up to Christmas. Admittedly most of these are more suitable for the ladies in your life but let’s be honest most guys only want you to head to their amazon wish list anyway.
This story begins when I got my tattoo post Christmas. I’d been told to keep it moisturised and that cocao butter was really good for this. I speedily ordered myself what can only be described as a bucket of the stuff, without really realising it came in solid flakes. The smell was literally amazing, full of chocolaty goodness and so I spent considerable amounts of time just smelling the bucket. I realised that as soon as I rubbed the flakes on my tattoo it immediately started to melt and moisturised the area really well…so my thinking was ‘I need to turn this into a sweet smelling lip balm pronto!
Have you ever made your Christmas gifts? As you can imagine, I have in the past. Most years it’s been something really nice and festive to do but I do remember with a real lack of fondness, the year I was far, far too ambitious! I even roped Nick in and the poor boy spent an entire day cutting the pages I had designed for my tear notepads. Then the frosted glass spray paint didn’t work for the personalised bottles I’d dreamt up, peeling off as it dried and I had to come up with a different idea on the fly to rectify this disaster. See, even DIY bloggers have fails sometimes and needless to say the whole day wasn’t the most enjoyable.