Homemade Christmas gifts are always a great idea. Don’t you love the thought and preparation that goes into the homemade gifts you receive? Homemade gifts may take a little more time, but the recipient’s reaction is always worth the extra trouble. Here are some great ideas for DIY rustic Christmas gifts to start now.
DIY Rustic Christmas Gifts
Have you read our post on the benefits of keeping bees? Beeswax candles are one of those benefits. Why not share with the people on your gift list? Candles are one thing that sooner or later, everyone needs. And there’s nothing like the rustic charm of hand-dipped beeswax candles. Even if you don’t keep bees, you can buy beeswax for these DIY rustic Christmas gifts.
Homemade vanilla extract is such a thoughtful DIY rustic Christmas gift! Anyone who bakes will make good use of your gift, and they’ll think of you every time they do. The best thing about this is that it takes very little hands-on time, so anyone can do it. Use 5 vanilla beans for 8 ounces of unflavored vodka. Split the vanilla beans down the middle with a sharp knife, but leave them whole. Place the split beans in a resealable glass bottle and cover with vodka. Store the bottle out of direct light, and shake it weekly. Allow at least 6-8 weeks for the vodka to become vanilla extract, but the longer it sits the better!
Some DIY rustic Christmas gifts take a lot of hands-on time, but if you enjoy handiwork it’s an enjoyable gift. One example of this is a handmade blanket. Use a chunky yarn that you can loop by hand for the fastest blanket. Crochet or knit one if you prefer.
Bath salts and rustic bars of homemade soap make wonderful DIY Christmas gifts. Visit Amazon to find salts, molds, essential oils and everything you need to make these gifts.
As long as you’re having a DIY rustic Christmas, check out these 20 DIY Rustic Christmas Decorations you can make at home.