Christmas Green Gift Guide – 20 DIY Gift Ideas

Hand-made gifts are not only incredibly sweet, but also as eco-friendly as they come!

Let’s kick off the Christmas Gift Guide with 20 Do-It-Yourself ideas – to give you plenty of time to get started!

Vanilla Sugar – Tutorial
A sweet gift for coffee or tea drinkers, vanilla sugar can replace regular sugar in lots of recipes, adding a lovely vanilla flavor.

Start saving your glass bottles for packaging! Do boil them first to sanitize!!

Tip: add a handwritten gift-tag with some recipe ideas!

Snow Globe – Tutorial
Give the gift of snow! A fun gift for a workmate’s desktop or to add a bit of cheer to any home!

Tip: start saving those screw-top bottles!

Bath Fizzies – Tutorial
No one can resist a bit of fizzy fun – kids and adults love them! Making your own means its all-natural, safe and great for all ages!

Tip: you can find citric acid in Cold Storage

Tip: check out Ikea’s ice-cube molds for fun shapes!


Infused Vanilla Extract – Tutorial
A great gift for the baker in your life!


Bunting Necklace – Tutorial
So sweet and simple to make!


Infused Vodka – Tutorial
Yum! It’s a Merry Christmas indeed!

Tip: Ikea sell flip-lid water bottles which would make great containers that can be re-used!


Woven Chain Bracelet – Tutorial
The ultimate friendship bracelet!


Fabric wrapped hangers – Tutorial
Do you have extra clothes hangers in your home? Wrap pretty scrap fabric around it and create something special! The fashionista in your life is sure to love it!


Animal Jar – Tutorial
A great gift for any kids room (fill it with candy or trinkets) or let’s be honest – I’d love this on my desk too!

Tip: start saving those glass jars!


Postcard Calendar – Tutorial
You still have time left before the new year!

Tip: find vintage postcards in the flea markets at  China Square Central every Sunday or the Thieves’ Market at Sungei Road open daily.

Cell Phone Case – Tutorial
Head over to The Salvation Army and look for an old leather jacket for material that you can use!

Cocktail Mixers – Tutorial
For someone who appreciates a good drink!

Tip: Ikea sell flip-lid water bottles which would make great containers that can be re-used!

Tip: add a handwritten gift-tag with some recipe ideas!


Chai Tea Blend – Tutorial
Gather up the ingredients and make your own tea blend!

Tip: add a handwritten gift-tag with brewing instructions!


Hot Chocolate on a stick – Tutorial
The chocolate melts as it’s stirred into piping hot milk! The idea just sounds fabulous doesn’t it?

Tip: bundle up a few sticks together and tie with a pretty ribbon or pair it with a cute mug!


Food Gifts – Tutorials
With beautiful packaging – you can create a simple and wonderful gift!

Tip: you know it! Start saving those glass jars!

Gingerbread house – Tutorial
Perch your homemade gingerbread house on a cute mug and carefully tuck it in a little bag – this would make a great office gift!


Bath Treats – Tutorial
Head over to vintage shops and flea markets for the tea cup and fill it full with your own hand made bath treats!


Lemon Salt Scrub – Tutorial
What a way to brighten up someone’s day! With only 3 ingredients, this is an easy and lovely gift that anyone is sure to enjoy!


Polaroid Magnets – Tutorial
Your family and friends will love these – as long as they were born before the 90’s!


Dahlia Corsage – Tutorial
A project like this requires more confidence than actual skill! It’s actually much easier than it looks – and so worth the effort!! You can do it!

look here for more tips by the creator on how to make it even easier!

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Hope you’re feeling inspired! Let me know if you make any of these great gift ideas for the loved ones in your life.

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