Don’t have a minute to spare and still need to get that special someone a gift? Here are five DIY gift ideas that won’t break the bank or hurt the environment this holiday season:
Possibly the simplest thing to make, the base of all good sugar scrubs are, you guessed it, sugar. Any sort of sugar works, but you can experiment with different kinds (like brown or cane sugar) to see what you like best. To make a simple scrub, just combine sugar and olive oil in a jar. If you want to get fancy, you can add lavender, vanilla, almond, peppermint, or citrus essential oils to your scrub for scent. Add as much of each ingredient as needed. To decorate the jar, you can tie a bow on it, buy a chalkboard sticker at Michael’s, or draw/label your jar using sharpies.
Transform an old wine vase, or any glass bottle for that matter, into a beautiful vase with acrylic paint. Get creative and wing it. You can make it holiday-themed or just design something you know the other person will love. When you’re done, and it’s dry, you can fill it with candy or little folded notes, depending on how big the hole is.
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Customize a blank mug
You can find one in your cabinet you don’t use or go get one for cheap at a dollar store. Using sharpies, you can write and draw whatever you want on the mug. Perhaps some cute saying like, “I love you”, “Obligatory Christmas Mug (Available for use from December 1- 31)”, “Happy Holidays”, “Slurp away” or “The Handy-Dandy Mug” will inspire you. Doubt your drawing skills? Worried your writing will stink? No worries: purchase some cheap letter stencils from a craft store to stay in the clear. The part about this gift is that you can stuff goodies, like hard candies, chocolates, and cookies, into the mug too.