We all know money is tight at Christmas, especially when you take into account advent calendars, Christmas trees, goodies for your festive feasts, and all that wrapping – not to mention all the gifts themselves!

Save some pennies and get crafty with the kids creating some of these gorgeous DIY  Christmas ideas. Not only do they make thoughtful and thrifty gifts, but these calendars and DIY Christmas decorations are super easy to create too! So what are you waiting for? Give it a go!

Scrumptious Christmas cookies and generous jars!

Don’t risk gifting homemade cookies that might crumble before they’re eaten – give your lucky recipient a jar full of all the (dry) ingredients they need to make them themselves! You can be as creative and indulgent as you like (or your budget allows). All you need to do is fill an empty jar with dry ingredients and list the recipe and instructions on the back or on a tag. So simple! Get the recipe HERE.

Or, what about one of these amazing gift jar ideas?


Inspired by our amazing hot chocolate ideas? If you haven’t seen them yet, check them out here! Give the gift of heavenly hot chocolate by sealing all the scrumptious ingredient in a jar. Add a bottle of Baileys for an adults-only alternative 🙂

Alternative Christmas trees

alternative-DIY-chistmas-treesLack of space, time, or money to go for a classic Christmas tree this year? We love these DIY Christmas trees made using driftwood, garden canes, or even a small twiggy tree!  Use fairy lights, twine, or wire, to bind the pieces together and hang handmade decorations from the branches for the ultimate crafty Christmas effect. Stunning! For more alternative Christmas tree inspiration, click here!

Santa sugar scrub


This sweet homemade sugar scrub is the perfect pamper treat and super easy to make using an old glass jar or milk bottle, and ingredients in your kitchen cupboard! Find the full how-to  here: www.theidearoom.net

Creative christmas crafts for kids


Fingerprint crafts are really quick and easy to create with the kids – no matter how small they are! Creating cute reindeer faces with thumb or fingerprints is simple and effective, so use it to create homemade tree decorations by the kids, or Christmas cards from all the family – featuring everyone’s print to really personalise it!

Christmas candles


Simple, chic, and easy to make, these festive candle holders make wonderful centrepieces for your table, decorations for your home, or lovely gifts! All you need is some sprigs of cut holly or pine, twine, coloured string, or red ribbon, and an empty bottle (the perfect excuse for finishing off the wine this Friday!) Then simply melt the bottom of a tall candle and insert it snugly into the top of the bottle. Easy!

Golden gifts


The story goes that three kings arrived with gold, frankincense, and myrrh as gifts. So, be the king of your Christmas gift giving with this sweet box of scrubs and edible treats. Find out how to make the homemade bath-salts for the frankincense and myrrh here, then pop to your local shop to buy some gold chocolate coins to complete your festive themed DIY Christmas gift!

Did you try any of these DIY Christmas ideas? How did it go? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook page!

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