DIY Christmas Gifts

DIY Christmas Gifts

Christmas time is a time of giving. I thought it would be nice to share a few simple Christmas gifts that you can make yourself! This is something you can get the whole family to help.

1.  Gingerbread and Christmas Tree Crayons! 

Christmas Tree Crayons

You will need this mold below. Sorry! They aren’t green now! 

HDE Christmas Tree Party Novelty Silicone Jello Chocolate Mold Ice Cube TrayHDE Christmas Tree Party Novelty Silicone Jello Chocolate Mold Ice Cube Tray

You will also need Old green crayons

Directions: 

  1. Place the old crayons in a large bowl and fill with warm water.
  2. Let them soak for 20-30 minutes and begin removing the wrappers. Repeat soaking if needed.
  3. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and pat the crayons dry.
  4. Break the crayons into smaller pieces and place in the silicone molds.                                                                  
  5. Bake 8-12 minutes or until melted.                                                                                                                             
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  7. Pop the cooled crayons out of the molds to use.                                                       
 

Gingerbread Men

You make the Gingerbread Men virtually the same way that you did the Christmas Trees. Below is the mold- again different colors are sent. So I apologize it isn’t the same color as in my pictures. <3 

Wilton Silicone 24-Cavity Gingerbread Boy MoldWilton Silicone 24-Cavity Gingerbread Boy Mold

 
You will also need brown crayons.
 
 

Directions:

  1. Place the old crayons in a large bowl and fill with warm water.
  2. Let them soak for 20-30 minutes and begin removing the wrappers. Repeat soaking if needed.
  3. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and pat the crayons dry.
  4. Break the crayons into smaller pieces and place in the silicone molds.                                                                
  5. Bake 8-12 minutes or until melted.                                                                            
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  7. Pop the cooled crayons out of the molds to use.                                                                                                    

DIY Christmas Gifts

DIY Christmas Gifts

GINGERBREAD AND CHRISTMAS TREE CRAYONS!

Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Materials

  • CHRISTMAS TREE CRAYONS-
  • Old green crayons
  • GINGERBREAD MEN-
  • Brown crayons

Instructions

  1. Place the old crayons in a large bowl and fill with warm water.
  2. Let them soak for 20-30 minutes and begin removing the wrappers. Repeat soaking if needed.
  3. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and pat the crayons dry.
  4. Break the crayons into smaller pieces and place in the silicone molds
  5. Bake 8-12 minutes or until melted.  
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  7. Pop the cooled crayons out of the molds to use.

2. Nativity Story Stones! 

 
 
Are these not the cutest things ever?! I am so in love with how they turned out!
 
You will need these rocks- 

Rain Forest Small Egg Rock Caribbean Beach PebblesRain Forest Small Egg Rock Caribbean Beach Pebbles

 

Posca Paint Pens- You can buy them below. 

Uni-posca Paint Marker Pen - Extra Fine Point - Set of 12 (PC-1M12C)Uni-posca Paint Marker Pen – Extra Fine Point – Set of 12 (PC-1M12C)

Pencil
Canvas Bag
Alphabet Stencil

  1. After gathering all of the supplies, you will first rinse the stones in warm water until all of the powder has been removed. Set the stones on a towel and allow them to dry completely.                                                                                

    MIAOMIAO [set of 6] reusable cotton double drawstring Bags, Machine Washable gift bags, Natural Linen Pouches for Gift Packaging, Perfect for Birthday Parties, Wedding, Giveaways (big (5.9MIAOMIAO [set of 6] reusable cotton double drawstring Bags, Machine Washable gift bags, Natural Linen Pouches for Gift Packaging, Perfect for Birthday Parties, Wedding, Giveaways (big (5.91 X Letter and Number Stencil Sets - Sizes 8, 10, 20, 30mm - Assorted Colors1 X Letter and Number Stencil Sets – Sizes 8, 10, 20, 30mm – Assorted Colors

     

  2. Use a pencil to sketch the design onto the stone.                                                      

  3. Use paint pens to color the stones.                                                                              

  4. Use a black paint pen to outline the painted stone.

  5. Allow the paint to dry completely.

  6. You are now ready to use your stones to narrate a story. You can even flip them over and write words on the back of the stones.                                        

  7. If you’d like, create a small canvas bag to store your story stones. Use an alphabet stencil to paint words onto the canvas bag. Allow to dry completely before storing your stones.                                                                       

  8. If you’d like to protect your stones for many uses, use a spray sealer or Mod Podge.                                                                                                                        

DIY Christmas Gifts

DIY Christmas Gifts

NATIVITY STORY STONES!

Materials

  • Small rock pebbles
  • Pencil
  • Canvas Bag
  • Alphabet Stencil

Instructions

  1. After gathering all of the supplies, you will first rinse the stones in warm water until all of the powder has been removed. Set the stoneson a towel and allow them to dry completely. 
  2. Use a pencil to sketch the design onto the stone.                            
  3. Use paint pens to color the stones.     
  4. Use a black paint pen to outline the painted stone.
  5. Allow the paint to dry completely.
  6. You are now ready to use your stones to narrate a story. You can even flip them over and write words on the back of the stones. 
  7. If you’d like, create a small canvas bag to store your story stones. Use an alphabet stencil to paint words onto the canvas bag. Allow to dry completely before storing your stones.
  8. If you’d like to protect your stones for many uses, use a spray sealer or Mod Podge. 

3. Get Well Soon Jar

I know this sounds like a strange Christmas gift but we all know someone who could use some cheering up or who may be under the weather. This would have been a great gift idea when Clay’s grandma was ill.

Here’s what you will need which you can pick up from pretty much anywhere! You can pick up jars similar to this one below on amazon! 

25oz Clear Plastic Jars with Black Ribbed Lids (6 pack): BPA Free PET .75 Quart / 3-Cup Straight Sided Refillable Canisters for Kitchen & Household Storage + Erasable Chalk Labels25oz Clear Plastic Jars with Black Ribbed Lids (6 pack): BPA Free PET .75 Quart / 3-Cup Straight Sided Refillable Canisters for Kitchen & Household Storage + Erasable Chalk Labels

Hand sanitizer
Cough Drops
Socks
Chocolates
Tea bags
Gum
Vaseline lip balm

Basically once you gather all supplies you just place them in the jars and pass them out! <3

4. Pamper in a Jar

Want a simple and cute gift idea for a teenager or just that hard to buy for someone? This pamper in a jar is so cute!

You will need a jar first and foremost. I love to order mine from amazon too. 

Ball Mason Regular Mouth Quart Jars with Lids and Bands, Set of 12Ball Mason Regular Mouth Quart Jars with Lids and Bands, Set of 12

Pair of socks
Nail polish
Manicure set
Lip gloss
Mini lotion
Cotton balls
Hershey kisses
Nail file

Paint your jar to your own liking. Allow it to dry completely and then stuff it full of goodies!

DIY Christmas Gifts

DIY Christmas Gifts

GET WELL SOON JAR

Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Materials

  • Jar
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Cough Drops
  • Socks
  • Chocolates
  • Tea bags
  • Gum
  • Vaseline lip balm

Instructions

Basically once you gather all supplies you just place them in the jars and pass them out!

I hope that there are some items included that spark your imagination! Christmas is such a blessed time of year!

In Awe,

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