The holiday season can be a tricky time for those on a budget, but have no fear as we have compiled some of the best crafty present ideas which are super easy and cheap to make.
Buy a multi-pack of transparent photo baubles, print some of your favourite photos and pop them into the baubles for a unique and personalised gift that people can use every year. You could make them funny, sentimental, cheeky or romantic, let your imagination run wild!
A super easy gift for the cook in your life is a kitchen apron monogrammed with iron-on transfer letters. This personalised touch will take all of 5 minutes and will definitely guarantee you more roast potatoes.
PERSONALISED HOT CHOCOLATE
Who doesn’t like hot chocolate?! Grab some mason jars, add cocoa powder, sugar and skimmed milk powder, top with chocolate chips and marshmallows and you have beautifully personalised hot chocolate drink ready to be gifted to your friends and family.
DIY FORT KIT
For the big kid in your life (or an actual child), create your own home made fort kit by wrapping a bed sheet, clothes lines, fairy lights and pegs together with a ribbon.
Grab some simple white mugs and paint them with blackboard paint so that you can write on them with chalk. You could also stencil initials with gold paint to personalise them or grab a Sharpie and go crazy with your own design.
If you know someone who is partial to a bit of vodka, infusing a bottle of the spirit with Werthers Originals, hibiscus or even Nutella could make their Christmas – just be careful not to demolish it in the process!
BAKE A CAKE
Making a Christmas cake can take weeks of preparation, but Delia has come to the rescue with a short cut version. Taking one of these home will definitely earn big brownie points.
MAKE ORIGAMI FLOWERS
It might take a couple of tries to get the hang of it but creating a bunch of origami flowers is a great way to make beautiful gifts with something as simple as paper.