8 Christmas Gifts To Make Yourself!

8 Christmas Gifts To Make Yourself!

Christmas time is the perfect opportunity to have an afternoon of crafting with your kids. Heartwarming gifts can get around this. You can find eight ideas here.

The Christmas season is approaching with great strides. The first Christmas markets are being set up, speculoos, gingerbread, and dominoes are piled up on the supermarket shelves and the first Christmas decorations appear in many households.

For many, this time also means taking care of the Christmas presents for loved ones. This can become a stressful affair, especially when there are children around the house needing fun while preparing for the feast of love.

But don’t worry: why not plan an afternoon of handicrafts with your children where you can make gifts for grandma, grandpa, aunts, and uncles together? Not only is this a great way to spend time with your children, but they can also give away homemade and very personal things that everyone is guaranteed to be happy about.

We have put together eight craft ideas for Christmas gifts, which are guaranteed to make crafting and giving away a lot of fun.

A self-made photo calendar

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Nothing is as good a homemade gift at the end of the year as a photo calendar. Not only are you delivering an extremely useful gift to the recipient, but you can also personalize it with your children as you like. For example, how about a calendar full of fun family photos from your vacation?

All you need is a blank calendar, glue, scissors, and of course photos. Decorative stars, glitter, and colorful markers can also give the self-made calendar a personal touch.

Homemade Christmas tree decorations

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Homemade Christmas tree decorations are also a fantastic way to give away something very personal. In addition, the possibilities are endless. For example, you can take your children for a walk to collect pine cones and then have them paint them.

The good old salt dough is also ideal for the project. Your children only have to process this with Christmas cookie cutters and decorate it according to their taste.

Iron-on beads are also perfect for creative endeavors. Because with them your children can implement all their design ideas. No matter what you and your children choose – don’t forget to put a ribbon to hang up the Christmas tree decorations.

Self-designed picture frames

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Do you have a beautiful picture of your little ones that you really want to share with someone, but you are missing the right picture frame? No problem! In various craft shops and online you can get simple picture frames that you can decorate with paints, pens, pearls, stones, and the like. Your children can also let off steam with this handicraft idea and everyone will like the result.

Homemade bath balls

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If you want to give away moments of well-being, you can make bath balls with your children. All you need is baking soda, food-grade citric acid, coconut oil, and cornstarch. There are about 400 g of baking soda, 200 g of citric acid, 100 g of melted coconut oil, and 60 g of cornstarch per ball. With the fragrance and the color, creativity is allowed to run free again. Food colors and essential oils work best. After the ingredients are mixed together, all that remains is for them to be shaped and dried.

Self-painted dishes

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Self-painted dishes are also a great gift idea for Christmas. And best of all: You don’t even have to buy new plates, cups or bowls.

Because you can breathe new life into old dishes with acrylic paint and brushes. Here, too, you can let your children’s creativity run free. In the end, just make sure to seal the dishes with a dishwasher-safe clear lacquer.

Make your own Christmas cards

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A nice card should not be missing for a successful presentation. Your children can make them themselves too. Cardboard and finger paint are usually sufficient. Because with the help of their fingerprints, even the very little ones can create beautiful patterns.

For example, brown fingerprints can quickly become Christmas reindeer. With yellow, red, and orange colors, your children can conjure up colorful fairy lights on the box. Here, too, the design options are endless.

Make Christmas textiles with the potato print

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Potato printing is a tried and tested method to decorate clothing creatively and cheaply. You can use this for your self-made Christmas gifts. Together with your children, decide which motifs should land on the textiles, and off you go. All you need is potatoes, fabric dye, and items of clothing such as bags, t-shirts, or pillowcases. Cut the motif out of the potatoes so that they resemble a stamp and your children can decorate the textiles.

Make lanterns yourself

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Candles should not be missing for a cozy Christmas mood. The candlelight looks particularly beautiful when it is set in scene in a self-made lantern. All you need is old glasses, tracing paper, and craft glue. You’re ready to go!

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