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    10 Badhe Aasaan Ideas For Gifts & Handmade Greeting Cards For Christmas

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… It’s time that you start planning your holiday greetings and get your creative juices flowing. You will need to eke out time, energy, and effort involved in making handmade Christmas gifts, but that’s what makes them so special. While you can shop for gifts for everyone on your list, DIY gifts for Christmas are extra meaningful! It gives us a lifetime of memories of spending time around the house making a list of DIY Christmas gift ideas. These include handmade Christmas greeting cards to an elaborate Christmas Eve box! 

    Don’t worry if your crafting skills are not the finest. We’ve included homemade Christmas gift ideas that can be made even by a first-time crafter. DIY gifts for Christmas are not as difficult to make as they sound. Creating something special with your own hands is the ultimate gesture of thoughtfulness. The best part of all? The materials are relatively inexpensive.

    Here’s your ultimate how-to guide for kicking off your creative process. Firstly, think about what the other person would like – then look up our list of easy-to-make Christmas cards or marvellous homemade Christmas hamper ideas. All things to make for Christmas are right here! 

    5 Easy-To-Make Christmas Gift Ideas

    1. Photo Keepsake Ornaments

    Things you need:

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    • Photographs
    • Round Disc/Wooden Circular Ornament
    • Paint
    • Glue 
    • Thread

    Method:

    1. The first step iIs to pick some group and family photos from a recent trip or any special occasion. Get distressed round disc ornaments. If you can’t find them at your local craft store, you can get wooden ornaments that you can paint and distress yourself. 
    2. Make a circular frame out of your photos and punch a small hole at the top where the hole is on the ornament too. 
    3. Apply a generous amount of gum to the top of the wood ornament and paste the picture on top. 
    4. Once the gum is dry, pass a thread through the hole at the top of the ornament and tie it into a knot. 

    Now it’s time to hang it on the tree and enjoy some memories throughout Christmas. 

    2. Terrazzo Coaster

    Terrazzo is a retro material and is now back on trend and making its way into home decor. Terrazzo looks stunning whether it’s real or faux! This DIY gift looks cute on a coffee table, or end table or stacked on your kitchen counter or shelves or any other decor.

    Things you need:

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    • Original Polymer Clay (White)
    • Gloss Finish Spray
    • Cork Paper
    •  Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
    • Rolling Pin
    • Scissor

    Method:

    1. Roll out the white clay with a rolling pin or a smooth jar to ¼th inch thickness. Use any circular object/cutter to cut out a circle.
    2.  Roll out the other chosen colours for the Terrazzo effect and then back them as per the directions given. Once cooled, break the coloured clay into pieces of different sizes. 
    3. Press the broken pieces into the base coaster and smooth the edges. Bake the coaster for 15 minutes at 275 degrees.
    4. Allow the coasters to cool then apply 3 layers of a clear gloss finish. Trace the coasters on cork paper and then cut the circles. 
    5. Use hot glue to glue the cork to the bottom of the coasters. 

    3. Popsicle Stick Wreath

    This is an easy DIY craft that kids can make. 

    Things you need:

    • Craft Sticks
    • Foam 
    • Red Ribbon
    • Glue

    Method:

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    1. You just need to stock up on small and large craft sticks and have the kids paint them in different shades of green. 
    2. Stick the sticks to a foam wreath, overlapping them in different shades of green as you work. 
    3. Add a red ribbon to complete the look. 
    4. You can also add small bows and other decorative items to make it look more festive. 

    4. DIY Snow Globe

    You can make this version of a snow globe with any age group.

    Things you need:

    • Glass Jar 
    • Paint Brushes
    • Figurines
    • Sparkle
    • Water
    • Glycerine

    Method:

    1.  You need to get a glass jar of your choice and make sure to rinse and clean it thoroughly. 
    2. Then, arrange a Christmas or a theme of your choice using bottle brushes and figurines and glue them to the top of the jar. 
    3. Now create some sparkle – add 1-2 teaspoons of glitter to the jar. Next, fill it with distilled water, all the way to the top. 
    4. Then add a few drops of glycerin and stir it well. 
    5. Apply some glue to the top of the jar and glue it to the base. Once dried, flip it to see the magic! 

    5. Gold Leaf Candle Holders

    Even simple glass candle holders can be elegantly adorned with gold leaf sheets. 

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    Things you need:

    • Craft Brushes
    • Golden Foil Sheets
    • Liquid Sealer
    • Paint Brush

    Method:

    1. The most basic thing is to make sure you start with a clean surface. Then use craft brushes to create a thin layer of adhesive and allow it to dry for 30 minutes.
    2.  Put down a sheet of gold leaf over the painted area and lightly smooth it with your hands. 
    3. Use a soft bristle brush and stroke in circular motions to smooth your design. Repeat the entire process with additional sheets. 
    4. Allow it to set for a while, then paint a thin and smooth layer of sealer on top. 

    You can send these candle holders with fragrant candles.

    5 Handmade Christmas Greeting Card Ideas

    One of the happiest things about Christmas time is receiving festive letters! Right next to sending out your own homemade Christmas cards is receiving festive letters! Making your own DIY Christmas gift cards is one of the most thoughtful things you can do.

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    They’ll be thrilled with any card containing heartfelt sentiments or a coveted gift card (or both!). Grab a paintbrush and scissors, get ready to create these easy to make Christmas cards. 

    1. Cotton Ball Snowman Card

    Do you want to make the cutest snowman that melts everyone’s heart?

    Things you need:

    • Photographs
    • Art paper 
    • Colouring supplies
    • Cotton balls/tissue papers
    • Glue and scissor
    • Snow template (if required)

    Method:

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    1. Begin by cutting out the snowman template and the photo. You can even ask your children to draw a self-portrait here. 
    2. Use stick glue to glue the photo to the template to avoid wrinkles on the photo.
    3. Make sure your cotton balls are shredded into small pieces if they are large. Paste glue on the card and start placing them around the photo.
    4. Proceed to the body and cover it with cotton balls. You can add more details by adding a scarf and buttons. And your card is ready! 

    2. 3D Christmas Card

    This contemporary Christmas card adds some elements to otherwise rather simple Christmas cards. It definitely looks fantastic and is super fast and easy to make. 

    Things you need:

    • colourful craft cardboard – choose your favourite colours
    • Paper
    • Scissors 
    • Hot glue.

    Method:

    1. Begin by cutting out some Christmas elements that you would like to add to your card and cut out your design three times. 
    2. Take your cardboard and fold it into two equal halves. Your first design should now be placed on the front of the card and glued securely in place. 
    3. Then take the second piece of your design and fold it slightly in the middle. This makes the margins of the sheet protrude a few millimetres from the work surface.
    4.  Cover the fold with some hot glue and paste it exactly in the middle of your first design.
    5. Follow the same process with the third piece and stick it in the middle of the second part. Your card is ready!

    3. DIY Christmas Tree On Card

    Simple yet very relevant to the end-of-year festive season, a Christmas tree-themed card is just right to bask in the merriment of the celebrations. To top that, this is one of the easiest ideas you can try your hands on.

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    Things you need:

    • Coloured sheets
    • Scissors
    • Glue stick
    • Silver glitter

    Method:

    • Make a square paper out of green coloured sheet. 
    • Fold it diagonally in half to come up with a triangle and cut it into strips throughout. 
    • Unfold the paper and join the matching corners with glue. 
    • You can paste a star on the top and a trunk at the bottom. 
    • Paste the tree on a card and sprinkle some glitter on it. Your Christmas greeting card is ready.

    4. Washi Tape Christmas Cards

    If you’re out of time yet want to make a DIY Christmas card. This is a quick 5 minute craft to make. 

    Things you need:

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    • colourful papers
    • Washi Tape
    • Scissors 

    Method:

    1. Use the washi tape you have on hand. Use small strips of different washi tape and create a flag design or any other design of your choice.
    2. Add festive greetings like ‘Celebrate’, ‘Merry Christmas’ or personal wishes with bold lettering. 

    You can add your personal message to the inside of the card. 

    5. Fingerprint Light Christmas Card

    You can make a Christmas tree light string out of your child’s fingerprints as a handmade Christmas card, bookmark, or anything you can think of! 

    Things you need:

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    • colourful papers
    • Paint
    • Black Sharpie

    Method:

    1. Draw a line with swirls using a black sharpie.
    2.  Make the bottom of the lamp by drawing small squares along the line.
    3. Have your child dip their fingers in different colour paints and push them right above the black squares. 
    4. The kids can either do it randomly or in patterns!

    In this festive season, get all geared up to have fun creating these crafts with your loved ones! No matter how packed your schedule is, we are sure you can try to eke out some time to try your hands on a few of these crafts. Have a memorable Christmas, y’all! 

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