When it comes to holiday gifts, you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to make your loved one happy. Homemade gifts are affordable and from the heart, which is sure to put a smile on you and your loved one’s faces. Take a look at these easy and memorable DIY gifts from the blog It’s Always Autumn.
Do you have a favorite family photo? Gift one of these personalized photo candles to everyone in your family. All you need is a copy of the photo you want to use and packing tape. You will also need a glass jar, but you can use one that you already have at home or a thrifted option. Size your photo to 2 inches high and 3 inches wide. Print on plain paper using a laser printer. If you want to make multiple candles, you will need to print the photo multiple times. Place the tape over your printed photo and use a credit card to smooth the tape down. Cut out the photo and submerge the photo into a bowl of water. Let your photo sit in the water for about 10-15 minutes. Take the photo out and peel the paper off the back. Lay it face down on a towel to let it dry. When it is completely dry, you can place the tape on the glass.
Stovetop Potpourri Mix
Give the gift of sweet scents this season with a stovetop potpourri mix. This fresh and rustic idea is cute and beneficial. Use a mason jar and fill it with 1/2 cup of fresh cranberries, one small orange (sliced), four cinnamon sticks, one tablespoon of cloves, and 1/8 tsp of nutmeg. Put the spices in a small plastic bag so that they don’t scatter in the jar. Create a printout that you can attach to your mason jar with the stovetop instructions that your giftee will need. The instructions are to bring three cups of water, plus the items in the jar, to a simmer over low heat, uncovered, in a small pot. That is all you need to give this great-smelling gift to your loved one.
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For a gift that is really quick and easy, try to create these homemade cookie tins. Use a Pringles can and wrap and glue the exterior with scrapbook paper of your choice. Add a ribbon to make it even more personalized. Then fill the tin with festive holiday cookies. Whether you make the cookies yourself or find some at the store, you can gift these in a really cute way.
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