Christmas is the time of giving, which can be hard on your mental health as well as your bank account. So to fix that, here are three easy-to-make holiday gifts that are sure to please anyone on your list.
Over the holidays people like to drink… hot chocolate, coffee and/or hot apple cider.So if you have a family member that loves to drink here is the perfect gift to give them!
For this gift you will need three things:
- a blank white ceramic mug,
- oil based sharpies
- an oven.
First, draw out a fun and whimsical design using the sharpies. A good idea is to: write the name of the person, draw snow flakes, a snowman or really anything you want.
Then put your mug into the oven at 350 degrees Celsius for thirty minutes. Wait for it to cool before you take it out. Then give it a good wash before you give it away as the perfect holiday beverage receptical.
People who leave rings on a nice wood table are the worst kind of people.
If you have a friend or family member who does this then here is the perfect gift for them.
For this gift you will need:
- Mod Podge, this type of glue that can be bought at Michaels or Walmart.
- Tiles, big enough to hold your average mug and or glass.
- Photos, Christmas photos are the best for this gift, but you can also print out photos of snowflakes or holly if you don’t want people’s faces on the coaster.
- A paint brush.
To start measure your photos to be the same size as your tiles. Cut them out, leaving a little bit on the edges just encase you make a mistake. You can always trim it after.
Second, using your paint brush spread the mod podge all over the tile and place your photo over top.
Thirdly cover the photo in mod podge. Do this three times but let each layer dry before you put the next on.
Boom! A simple and easy to make gift that will surely give the passive aggressive hint that your friend and or family needs to use a coaster when their beverage is too hot or too cold!
Not that I’m dropping any hints by writing this article, Aunt Barb!
The best present you can give this holiday season is the gift of fashion. This Christmas gift is easy to make and you can really get creative with it.
For this gift you will need:
- Iron on transfer paper
- An iron
- a blank sweater, this will work with T-shirts as well.
All of which can be bought at Walmart and or Michaels.
Follow the instructions on the transfer paper, it will get you to go online and write out the phrase or upload the image you want on the sweater. This won’t take long, the instructions on the paper are really easy to follow.
Next cut the transfer paper out and lay it on your shirt.
**If you just lay the paper flat on the sweater without cutting it out you will iron the paper onto the shirt and make a huge mess.
The third is to iron your design onto the shirt. Turn your iron on cotton and carefully roll it over the paper until it sticks down.
Finally peel off the transfer paper and you will have your finished sweater!
Something to give to that family member that never has anything to wear.
There you have it, three beautiful home made presents, that will surely put a smile on your face this holiday season.
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