9 Homemade Christmas Gifts You’d Secretly Want to Receive Yourself

Thursday December 14, 2017 Written by Amy

Do you walk around markets thinking: “Yep, I could make that.” But then you just – well, don’t? We’ve curated a list of some of our top DIY gift ideas to help you follow through and do that thing you say you’ll do every Christmas but then run out of time for: make your own presents. 

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Stout and Coffee Soap

Beer - you’d bathe in it if you could… turns out you can. These are two of our all-time top ingredients. Might need to stick a “not for consumption” label on this one.

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Leather Journal

This beautiful journal is a little fiddly but we have faith in you. Why don’t you pull out all the stops and make your own leather too, as per our post on DIY fish leather.

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Mason Jar Speakers

We know, they’re hipster as hell. But when you’re chilling in the backyard on Boxing Day, with your nephew introducing you to some new tunes, you’ll be happy you made them.

 

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1

Woodland Diorama Bookends

Varnish a couple of hunks of wood and stick a tiny forest and a mini Bambi on them – what’s not to like?

 

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2

Pizza Garden

Forget socks, this is the new go-to present for the rellie who has everything. A lush planter full of basil, tomato, thyme, oregano – (almost) everything you need to make the universal food, pizza.

 

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Geode Bottle Stoppers

Add some sparkle to someone’s liquor cabinet. Throw in a bottle of booze too and you’ll be the toast of the town.

 

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Concrete Clock

The perfect gift for a minimalist. Simple, sleek and easy to make.

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For the kids...

Periscope

OK, it’s a bit fugly but nothing some paint can’t fix – and kids love spying. 

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3

Slingshot

Strictly for inanimate target practice only. We don’t want your angry emails when Auntie Shazza gets a rum ball accidentally flung into the eye.

 

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