Posted Date: 12/15/2016
10 of the Best Pinterest Christmas Gifts
#1: Miniature Hot Chocolate Kit
Materials: Hot chocolate mix ($4.07), miniature candy canes ($3.82), mini marshmallows ($8.79), chocolate chips ($2.49), chocolate or vanilla wafers ($2.58), glass canisters ($8.60 for 6), ribbon ($2.97)
This adorable hot chocolate kit is amazingly simple and perfect for friends with a sweet tooth or a gift exchange. Canisters can be customized with personal preferences or filled as pictured.
Total cost: $33.32
Total effort (on a scale of 1 to 10): 4
#2: Chill Pills
Materials: mason jar ($7.86), M&Ms ($2.88), paper, tape and/or glue
Holidays can be overwhelming and stressful with incoming relatives, last-minute gifts, and decorating. This is the ideal gift for frazzled family or friends.
Total cost: $10.74
Total effort: 2
#3 Wooden Plaque Door Sign
Materials: wooden plaque ($4.00), chalkboard paint ($4.82), paint brush, twine ($3.67), chalk ($2.40)
This inexpensive rustic gift is both darling and practical. The chalk can be erased and redecorated for other occasions or purposes, making this a wonderful gift for anyone.
Total cost: $14.89
Total effort: 6
#4: Typographical Art Pieces
Materials: puffy paint ($0.97), wax paper ($2.98), canvas ($5.30), glue
This gift is excellent for a loved one with a motto or favorite quote. While it may require decent handwriting and a steady hand, the result is priceless.
Total cost: $9.25
Total effort: 8
#5: Sports Wreath
(can be done with softballs, baseballs, miniature basketballs, etc)
Materials: tennis balls ($23.24 for 36), wire ($1.87), ribbon ($6.74), wreath wire ($2.94)
I have personally made this one. It is super cute, and a great gift for coaches and parents of athletes! However, you have to drill holes in the balls, string wire through them, and tie them to the wreath wire.
Total cost: $34.79
Total effort: 9
#6: Sharpie Mugs
Materials: white mug ($14.97), Sharpies, aerosol shellac ($7.47)
This particular gift is one of Pinterest’s favorites; it is classic, creative, and relatively easy. There are hundreds of designs and ideas online, some involving more artistic skills than others. One could also get a white mug with embossed designs and simply trace them with Sharpie. Be sure to spray the final product with aerosol shellac to prevent smudging and wear!
Total cost: $22.44
Total effort: 3
#7: Mason Jar Snow Globe
Materials: mason jar ($7.86), distilled water, liquid glycerin ($3.88), glitter ($2.45), miniature christmas figurines ($2 to $15), epoxy ($4.14) mod podge sealer ($6.15)
This is one of the most unique and ingenious gifts out there, and it is a great craft to do with children and give to parents or grandparents!
Total cost: ($26.48 to $39.48)
Total effort: 5
#8: Chocolate Dipping Spoons
Materials: decorative spoon ($5 to $10), chocolate bars ($2.10), sprinkles ($2.76), crushed peppermint ($5.97), ribbon ($1.50), cellophane wrap
This is a brilliant idea for stockings and Christmas parties alike. Melt the chocolate in a measuring cup and pour into the spoons, then decorate! Vintage spoons can be found at thrift stores and antique shops for around $1.
Total cost: $17.33
Total effort: 4
#9: Handmade Christmas Card
Materials: paper, pen, acrylic jewels ($4.91)
Make the present of money or gift cards more special by giving this precious handmade card! This is also another great Christmas craft for children.
Total cost: $4.91
Total effort: 1
#10: Reindeer Brownies
Materials: felt ($5.15), tinsel pom poms ($2.45), googly eyes ($2.00), brownies ($2 to $5)
These tasty treats are the perfect way to spread Christmas cheer to co-workers, classmates, and friends. The pictured ones are done with Cosmic Brownies, but this could also be done with homemade brownies wrapped in cellophane.
Total cost: $11.60 to $14.60
Total effort: 2 if done with prepackaged brownies, 4 if done with homemade brownies
Good luck and Merry Christmas!!!
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