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DIY Christmas Gifts



Hand Warmers:

Hand warmers

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4 pieces of 3″x3″ cotton fabric

sewing machine/fabric glue

uncooked rice


  1. Pin two pieces of fabric together, wrong side out
  2. Use your machine to sew around the edges, leaving at least an inch open
  3. Turn square right side out
  4. Fill square 3/4 of the way with rice
  5. Hand sew or machine stitch the pocket opening and you’re done! Put them in the microwave and heat for 30 seconds and put them in your pocket on your way out!


Snow Globes:

snow globes

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Little objects to put in snow globe (trees, snowman, houses, etc)

Mason Jar


Glycerin (can be found in the baking aisle of craft supply stores in small bottles, or can use baby oil. 2-3 tbs per cup of water)

Hot Glue


  1. Sand the underside of the lid on the mason jar
  2. Hot glue the objects that you would like to be in the snow globe, onto the underside of the lid that you previously sanded. Make sure to not glue anything on the edges of the lid so you can still screw it shut
  3. Fill the mason jar with water but leave a little bit of room at the top
  4. Put glitter into the water (more than you think you’ll need because some of it will get stuck on the objects)
  5. Put a couple drops of glycerin in so the glitter will fall slower as opposed to falling too fast
  6. Stick the lid (containing the objects) into the jar with water and screw shut
  7. After making sure everything is set, hot glue around the edges of the lid to seal shut and to make sure it doesn’t leak.



Lip Balm:

lip balm

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Peppermint Oil

Almond Oil

Beeswax Pellets

Glass Dropper

Glass Jar

Container for lip balm (slide tins, old altoids containers, etc)

Optional: lipstick shavings for a hint of color


  1. Put the two tablespoons carrier oil and one tablespoon beeswax in a glass jar and close the lid.
  2. Heat the jar in a pot with water on medium-high heat until wax is melted.
  3. Remove jar from pot and stir mixture.
  4. Add peppermint oil with a dropper (not too much or it will burn lips, recommend starting with eight drops and adding more if necessary).
  5. If you want your balm to be tinted, stir in lipstick shavings until desired color is achieved
  6. Then immediately pour the mixture into your containers.
  7. Let stand for two hours until hard.


Boot Cuffs:

boot cuffs

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Old Sweater



Needle & Thread (or fabric glue)

Lace Trim


  1. Make sure sleeve of sweater fits over calf
  2. Cut the sleeve to the desired length of the boot cuff (can be leg warmer length)
  3. Fold the end of the cut sleeve in twice, and sew/glue a hem.
  4. This is where you can embellish the boot cuff by sewing/gluing buttons down the side or sewing/gluing the lace trim around the top edge of the boot cuff



Gift Wrap Clock:

Try This - Decorative Wrapping Paper Clock

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Decorative Gift Wrap

Wood Circle

Colored paint (matching the gift wrap)

Mod Podge

Paint Brush

Sponge Brush

Clock Kit



  1. Paint the edge of the wood circle a color that would compliment the gift wrap
  2. Drill a hole in the middle of the wood circle big enough for the clock kit
  3. Trace the circle onto the gift wrap and cut it out
  4. Glue the gift wrap onto the wooden circle using mod podge. Put mod podge on the front of the gift wrap too to seal it.
  5. Let the glue dry, and install the clock kit into the back of the wood, putting the clock hands on the front side of the clock.



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