3 Easy DIY Gift Ideas

The holiday season is here and that means spending time with family, singing along to Michael Bublés Christmas album, and a whole lot of presents! If you’re low on cash or are just looking for sweet and simple gifts to give for the holidays, here are 3 easy last minute DIY ideas.

For Your Boyfriend

What you’ll need:
  • Tiny mason jar
  • Hot cocoa mix
  • Mini-marshmallows
  • Baileys or Kahlua (optional)
  • String (optional)
Mason jars make everything look better, right? Grab a tiny one, wash it, dry it, and pour hot cocoa mix in until it’s half full. Then fill up the jar with mini-marshmallows until it’s time to seal closed. If your man is 21 or older, tie a 50ml bottle of Baileys or Kahlua to the jar for a ‘Drunk Hot Chocolate’. Pair this DIY with a movie or video game he’s been wanting and make it a date night in!

For Your Mom

Whenever winter comes around I am so excited for all of the sweet treats! If your mom has a love for baking and trying new recipes (and you enjoy tasting them), then this homemade brownie mix is awesome for both of you! What you’ll need:
  • Large mason jar
  • Salt
  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Brown Sugar
  • White Sugar
  • Chocolate chips
  • Walnuts
Find the full recipe here and attach it to the jar with a cute note! Article_CaraDIYGifts_1

For the Bestie

There’s nothing better than those cozy, relaxing days spent cuddled up inside in the winter. This super simple DIY is sure to be the perfect addition to your best friends room and only takes 5 minutes or less to make! What you’ll need:
  • Candle(s)
  • Leg warmers
  • Scissors
First, flip the candle upside down on the table so the bottom is facing up. Then take one of the leg warmers and put it over the candle. Now all you need to do is cut off the extra fabric and voila, you’re done! Article_CaraDIYGifts_2

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