Even though we love shopping and buying gifts for everyone, we know that the holidays don’t have to be about how much money you spend on someone. The true holiday spirit is about the giving, not the gift.
Here are 15 gifts you and the kids can make—relatively easily—for almost everyone on your list.
You don’t need to be a master embroiderer for this tote; all you need is a snowy or rainy afternoon—make that two afternoons—and some patience. And the best part? At approximately $12 to make, this DIY tote is fashionable and budget-friendly.
This pencil case is sure to please anyone with a penchant for the sea, sharks or just slightly scary tooth-filled animals.
This stylish wrap is made with the simplest of construction, meaning that even the most novice arm knitters will be able to create their own garment in no time!
A seriously simple way to jazz up headphone cords, charger cords or even eyeglass cords. Just use a couple of simple braiding techniques.
Do you have piles of magazines hanging around the house and want to keep them but don’t have storage? Here’s the perfect solution—and a perfect gift.
Iron-on transfers are simple yet impressive. You can easily whip up a bunch of these over a weekend, swapping the cushion for T-shirts, tote bags and aprons.
With just a hint of colour, this technique is great for the colour-shy or to introduce a quirky edge to a monotone room. They make a perfect gift for new home owners or that person on your list that you know loves to redecorate.
Grow colourful, delicious sugar crystals on a stick and teach the kidlets a little about science while making these perfect present toppers or stocking stuffers.
This simple blanket features a handy pocket into which the whole thing can be folded and stowed away. It also doubles up as a comfy pillow—ideal for travel!
An owl pillow with a little pocket. Perfect for remotes, notes, little books or anything!
Felt an old (or already shrunken) wool sweater. Turn inside out, cut out the neck and remove the sleeves so that two handles are left. Sew the bottom closed. Voilà, a bag!
Breathe new life into favourite toys that your kids have outgrown (or that have seen better days) by upcycling them into cool bookends.
Bring the kids into the kitchen with you to whip up a batch of holiday gifts that are both fun to make and easier on your pocketbook.