INDEX: Tonnes of DIY gift ideas!


Photo gifts, lanterns

Easy and creative gifts for grandparents that the kids can help make.

Free Printable: Thank you card for teachers

Print this card for your child's teacher and have them colour it in.

DIY year-end gifts for teachers

Great ways to say thank you to the teachers who have made a mark on your children's lives, with an apple jar and "you helped me grow" pot plant.

CRAFT: 3 handmade gifts for grandmothers

If you're looking for a sweet and sentimental gift to give to your own mother, here are a few ideas.

DIY beauty gifts for mom or teacher

Spread the joy with homemade beauty jar presents, from body polish and bath salts to shaving cream.

Special pinboard

We are giving you a fresh take on the pinboard. Create it from scratch or use this technique to give an old noticeboard new life. 

Photo frames

Grandparents, aunties and uncles and godparents always love to get photos of their favourite children. Nice frames can be expensive to buy and impersonal too. Why not get your children to help you create some frames with bits and pieces you have lying around your house? You will all have great fun doing it and will produce fun little frames that will be especially treasured because the kids had a hand in making them.

A creative (and simple) gift

This present won't take long to make or cost a lot of money, but is still sure to warm hearts!

How to make beeswax candles

Making candles doesn't always mean you're up to your elbows in dripping hot wax...

Handprint heart

Here's how to make a heart with just a bit of paint - and no paintbrush!

How to make citronella candles

Homemade candles are perfect for gifts or to lend ambience to a room. These candles were made were citronella and will ward off mozzies and brighten up the home.

How to make fun plant pots

These easy pots look pretty on the table and the family can add fresh herbs to their own salads and sandwiches. Here's how you can make them

Make great inexpensive gifts

Give some love. Four gifts that your kids will enjoy making and giving: homemade lemonade cordial, vanilla sugar, bath balls and funky bracelets. 

Homemade gifts

Homemade holiday gifts can be simple and heartfelt and it's a good family tradition to create gifts together. Here are some special ideas to make a cranberry and pistachio chocolate salami, mini medical aid kit, doggy treats, cook’s salt, coffee and vanilla body scrub, and magnetic buttons.

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