DIY Christmas Gifts: 50 Unique DIY Christmas Gifts You Can Make for Friends and Family

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50 Unique DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for unique DIY Christmas gifts to make for friends and family this holiday season, then you’ll definitely want to pin this post! Following are 50 of my favorite DIY Christmas gifts that are perfect for everyone on your shopping list.

DIY Christmas Gifts for Friends & Family

Need DIY Christmas gift ideas? Look no further! Click through to Soap Deli News blog now for a huge collection of DIY Christmas gift ideas for friends and family!

1. Chocolate Orange Body Butter Recipe / 2. Easy Melt & Pour Polar Bear Soap Recipe / 3. Cranberry Chutney Solid Lotion Bar Recipe (with Printable Labels) / 4. Holiday Frosted Cranberry Coconut Milk Soap Recipe / 5. Homemade Cranberry Body Butter Recipe / 6. DIY Holiday Wax Tarts (with Printable Labels)

A huge collection of DIY bath and body Christmas gift ideas that anyone can make from home!

7. Homemade Hibiscus Salt Scrub Recipe / 8. Melt & Pour Caffeinated Soap Recipe / 9. DIY Melt & Pour Snowflake Soaps / 10. Chamomile Calendula Bath Salts Recipe / 11. Rose Sugar Scrub Recipe / 12. Cardamom & Pumpkin Spice Solid Coffee Scrub Recipe

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for Friends, Family and Co-workers!

13. DIY Unicorn Balm / 14. Winter Snowflake Solid Lotion Bar Recipe / 15. Exfoliating Salt Scrub Bar Recipe / 16. Orange & Coconut Coffee Scrub Recipe / 17. Lush Inspired Massage Bar Recipe / 18. Moisturizing Bath Fizzy Powder Recipe

DIY Bath and Body Gift Ideas with Printable Labels

19. Pumpkin Spice Pie Soap Recipe / 20. Sea Salt Face & Body Scrub Recipe (with Printable Labels) / 21. Activated Charcoal Detox Mask Recipe (with Printable Labels) / 22. Tea Tree & Sea Mud Soap Recipe / 23. Merlot Tinted Lip Balm Recipe (with Printable Labels) / 24. Foaming Celtic Sea Salt Scrub Recipe (with Printable Labels)

Easy homemade Christmas gift ideas you can make for friends and family!

25. Non-greasy Cinnamon Sugar Body Butter Recipe (with Printable Labels) / 26. Homemade Mustache Wax & Beard Oil Recipes (with Printable Labels) / 27. Fantastic & Ferocious Homemade Soap Recipe (with Printable Labels and Gift Tags) / 28. Odor Neutralizing Candle DIY / 29. Homemade Chamomile Balm Recipe / 30. DIY Frosted Cranberry Massage Candles (with Printable Labels)

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

31. DIY Melt & Pour Millennium Falcon and X-Wing Fighter Soaps / 32. Leather Mandle DIY / 33. Natural Patchouli & Fir Hand Cream Recipe / 34. Whiskey & Tobacco Caramel Handmilled Soap Recipe / 35. DIY Tempestuous Roll On Cologne Recipe / 36. Mineral Bath Soak Recipes

Homemade Soap Gift ideas for the Holidays and Other DIY Christmas Gifts You Can Make for Friends and Family

37. Foaming Salt Scrub Recipe / 38. Luxury Double Butter Soap Recipe / 39. Easy Peppermint Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe / 30. Pink Salt & Sal Butter Soap Recipe / 31. Peppermint & Patchouli Castile Soap Recipe / 32. Castile Soap Recipe with Bee Pollen Powder

The Best DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

33. Healing Winter Body Balm Recipe (with Printable Label Tutorial) / 34. Non-Greasy Vanilla & Fig Body Butter Recipe / 35. Lemon Verbena Mint Body Butter Recipe & Scented Candle DIY / 36. Roll On Perfume Recipe / 37. DIY Solid Sugar Scrub Snowballs / 38. Heal & Protect Winter Lip Balm Recipe

50 Unique DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

39. Holiday Day Red Tinted Lip Balm Recipe / 40. Non-Greasy Lavender Body Butter Recipe / 41. DIY Gemstone Candles / 42. Starry DIY Snow Globe Ring / 43. DIY Gingerbread Men Snow Globe Soaps

50 Unique DIY Bath and Body Christmas Gifts You Can Make for Friends and Family

44. Homemade Solid Perfume Recipe / 45. Homemade Apple & Pumpkin Spice Lotion Recipe / 46. Homemade Orange & Espresso Soap Recipe / 47. Easy DIY Light Bulb Aquariums /48. Homemade Pumpkin Soap Recipe / 49. Natural Vanilla & Pumpkin Spice Salt Scrub Recipe / 50. DIY Edible Birdhouse

Still want even more great ideas for DIY Christmas gifts? Be sure to check out these holiday related boards on Pinterest: All About the Holly-Days, Unique DIY Christmas Gift Ideas, and DIY Stocking Stuffer Sized Christmas Gifts. Or find more DIY bath and body related gift ideas on my DIY Bath and Body and Simply Soapmaking boards.

DIY Christmas Cookie Lip Balm Kit plus 50 Unique DIY Christmas Gifts You Can Make for Friends and Family!

For handmade Christmas gifts you can buy, be sure to check out my favorites on Etsy as well Etsy’s new holiday gift guide! You can even find kits for making your own DIY Christmas Gifts! One of my favorite DIY Christmas Gift Kits is the DIY Christmas Cookie Lip Balm Kit (pictured above) from Sweet Cecily’s.

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Merlot Tinted Lip Balm Recipe

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This merlot tinted lip balm recipe creates a super moisturizing tinted lip balm for lips that look and feel fabulous! Plus free printable lip balm labels for gifting!

This merlot tinted lip balm recipe creates a super moisturizing tinted lip balm for lips that look and feel fabulous! Create your own tinted lip balm in custom colors for your own personal style or give my fun and flattering merlot tinted lip balm recipe a try as is for a beautiful look perfect for parties or everyday wear.

This merlot tinted lip balm recipe creates a super moisturizing tinted lip balm for lips that look and feel fabulous! Plus free printable lip balm labels for gifting!

Still looking for homemade stocking stuffer ideas? These merlot tinted lip balms are perfectly sized for homemade stocking stuffers. I’ve even included free printable lip balm labels to make gifting these tinted lip balms even easier.

This merlot tinted lip balm recipe creates a super moisturizing tinted lip balm for lips that look and feel fabulous! Plus free printable lip balm labels for gifting!

Merlot Tinted Lip Balm Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.7 oz. grape seed oil
.3 oz. castor oil
.2 oz. shea butter
.6 oz. beeswax
.1 oz. lanolin
1.5mL peppermint essential oil, optional
2 teaspoons red orange oil locking mica shimmer
1 teaspoon Diamond Dust (or similar) mica
1/2 teaspoon matte black oxide pigment powder

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, begin by weighing out the beeswax into a small glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave at 50% power until the wax has melted completely. (Alternately you can use a double boiler.)

Now weigh out the shea butter and lanolin and stir into the melted beeswax. If needed, heat the ingredients again to melt fully.

Next weigh out the grape seed oil and castor oil. Stir into the melted beeswax, lanolin and shea butter mixture.

If a scent is desired, use a graduated transfer pipette to add 1/5 mL of peppermint essential oil. Stir into the tinted lip balm mixture.

Finally you’ll add the colorants.

Use measuring spoons to measure out the colorants. Whisk into the melted lip balm ingredients until thoroughly combined.

Now pour into your containers. For this merlot tinted lip balm recipe I used .3 oz. eco-friendly brown paperboard push up lip balm tubes from SKS Bottle & Packaging. This recipe will fill seven of these tubes.

Allow the lip balms to cool and solidify completely, then cap and label. (You can easily halve this tinted lip balm recipe to yield 3 1/2 lip balms. The fourth of which can be poured into a metal tin or a smaller regular sized lip balm container.)

You can download the merlot tinted lip balm labels here. Then simply print onto a brown kraft full size label, then cut out the labels just inside the black lines and adhere to the lip balm tubes. You can find kraft labels in bulk at reasonable prices at WorldLabelThis merlot tinted lip balm recipe creates a super moisturizing tinted lip balm for lips that look and feel fabulous! Create your own in custom colors for your own personal style or give my own fun and flattering tinted lip balm recipe a try as is for a beautiful look perfect for parties or everyday wear.

Prefer a different color for your tinted lip balms? Experiment with your own favorite pigments and micas or even try using more or less pigment for a sheer tint to a full blow lipstick! The red orange oil locking mica shimmer also looks great solo. My alternate recipe for my 2-in-1 lip stain and cream blush uses this same red orange oil locking shimmer mica for another fresh, fun look! For extra chapped lips, also try my winter healing body balm recipe that’s lovely for both lips and skin exposed to winter’s harsh elements.

For more of my homemade bath and beauty recipes as well as homemade stocking stuffers and Christmas gift ideas, be sure to follow me on Pinterest! You can also find and follow me via Blog Lovin’ and TumblrFacebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.


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Healing Winter Body Balm Recipe

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This homemade healing winter body balm recipe contains ingredients that work together to help heal damaged skin while also locking in much needed moisture. The resulting product from this healing winter body balm recipe makes wonderful homemade gifts for anyone who suffers from persisting skin conditions as well as those who wash their hands continuously such as hair dressers, crafters and teachers who work with children. Plus learn how to create your own custom labels.

This homemade healing winter body balm recipe contains ingredients that work together to help heal damaged skin while also locking in much needed moisture. The resulting product from this healing winter body balm recipe makes wonderful homemade gifts for anyone who suffers from persisting skin conditions as well as those who wash their hands continuously such as hair dressers, crafters and teachers who work with children.

This homemade healing winter body balm recipe contains ingredients that work together to help heal damaged skin while also locking in much needed moisture. The resulting product from this healing winter body balm recipe makes wonderful homemade gifts for anyone who suffers from persisting skin conditions as well as those who wash their hands continuously such as hair dressers and crafters.

Healing Winter Body Balm Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 oz. beeswax
.5 oz. traditional emulsifying wax
1 oz. mango butter
1 oz. coconut oil (76° melt point)
.5 oz. lanolin
.5 oz. 100% neem oil
.5 oz. carrier oil (liquid at room temp)
2 mL (approx. 40 drops) rosewood natural essential oil blend

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, begin by weighing out the waxes and mango butter in a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Then heat in the microwave at 50% power until the waxes and butter have melted completely. (Alternately you can use a double boiler.)

Next, weigh out the coconut oil and lanolin. Stir into the melted wax and butter mixture until these ingredients have liquified completely. (If you are allergic to coconut oil you may substitute the coconut oil with shea butter.)

Now weigh out the neem oil – learn more about neem oil here – and your carrier oil and mix into your previously melted ingredients. (I used my homemade chamomile infused olive oil as my carrier oil. A calendula infused carrier would be equally nice. However, it’s not necessary to use an infused oil. you can simply use any carrier oil you prefer as long as it’s liquid at room temperature. Good options include hemp seed oil, olive oil, rosehip seed oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, sweet almond oil or avocado oil.)

Finally, using a graduated transfer pipette, measure out the rosewood essential oil blend and stir into the winter body balm recipe ingredients. Stir to combine thoroughly. (Pure rosewood essential oil is terribly expensive as rosewood is endangered. A rosewood essential oil blend – which is a combination of essential oils that are blended to smell like rosewood – makes a nice alternative and will completely cover the smell of the neem oil without being overpowering. Alternately, you can use any other skin safe essential oil of your choice.)

Now simply pour your completed healing winter body balm into containers of your choice and allow the product to fully solidify before placing the lid onto your container.

I chose to use eco-friendly 1/2 ounce brown paperboard jars from SKS Bottle & Packaging as my winter body balm containers. (This winter body balm recipe will yield ten .5 oz. jars.) Alternately you can also use any other container(s) of choice. A 4 oz. Ball jelly mason jar from the grocery store – like the ones I used for my homemade cranberry body butter recipe – also works great for this particular product.

This winter body balm recipe yields 5 oz. of product. To determine how many containers you’ll need based on your container choice, simply divide 5 by the number of ounces your containers hold.

Create labels for your natural skin care products.

To create the labels for my winter body balm containers, I purchased Winter Snowflake Clipart from Lilmade Design on Etsy. (She offers several lovely variations of snowflake designs that you can choose from that work perfectly for the lids of round containers including her Nordic Snowflake Clipart and Snowflake Galore Clipart.)

I used OpenOffice to create my labels using the clipart from Lilmade Design. I use OpenOffice as it’s a free open source program similar to Word. However, you can also use Microsoft Word if that option is available to you.

How to create custom labels for your healing winter body balm recipe.

To create your own sheet of custom labels begin by creating a new text document in OpenOffice. Now format your page with three columns by clicking on Format > Columns.

As I was using 1/2 ounce jars with a diameter of just over 1.25″ I increased the spacing to 1.60″ which made the width of my column the size I needed (1.24″) to fit onto my lids. Now hit OK. (Adjust this as necessary based on the diameter of your own container lids.)

How to create custom labels.

Next you’ll simply import your image(s) by clicking on Insert > Picture > From File. Choose the image you’d like to use and click OK.

Creating custom labels.

Your image will appear on the page in the size needed without you having to rescale the image size. With the image selected – you’ll see the green boxes around the image – hit COMMAND C (on Mac) or CTRL C (on Windows) to copy the image.  Now click just below the image and hit the enter bar. Then hit hit COMMAND V (on Mac) or CTRL V (on Windows) to paste the image again below the first one. Repeat this until you have the number of images needed for your containers.

Finally, print out your page of labels you just created onto a full label sheet -I get mine for a great bulk price from World Label – then cut them out and adhere to the lids of your containers. (You can find other easy to follow instructions for creating your own custom labels on my tutorials for making homemade chocolate body butterscustom wedding soap favors and DIY mix tape soap favors.)

This homemade chamomile balm recipe is divine. Scented with cocoa, ginger and espresso and packaged in eco-friendly paperboard jars, these make great gifts!

If you like my healing winter body balm recipe, then you may also enjoy my homemade chamomile balm recipe.

Also be sure to follow me on Pinterest to discover more of my own homemade bath, body and beauty recipes you can make for your family or as homemade gifts as well as some of my favorite beauty recipes from around the web. You can also find and follow me via Blog Lovin’ and TumblrFacebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.


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Easy No Maintenance DIY Terrarium

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This easy no maintenance DIY terrarium is a snap to make and is terrific for DIY wedding favors or stocking stuffer gifts! Learn how to make your own DIY terrarium now by clicking through to the tutorial at Soap Deli News blog!

This easy no maintenance DIY terrarium is not only a snap to make, but it’s also great for gifting! You can quickly and easily create these faux DIY terrariums in bulk to gift as DIY wedding favors or even as homemade stocking stuffers. And because it’s a faux terrarium you never have to worry about it dying! Keep reading to learn how.

This easy no maintenance DIY terrarium is not only a snap to make, but it's also great for gifting! And because it's a faux DIY terrarium it will never die!Faux DIY Terrarium

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

What you’ll need:

8 dram glass vials with a black phenolic cone lined cap (one for each terrarium)
small rocks, pebbles and/or stone white gravel
preserved chartreuse reindeer moss
craft miniature mushrooms from the floral department or similar
Jim Holtz idea-ology tag labels
tweezers or a pencil
baker’s twine
scissors

This easy no maintenance DIY terrarium is not only a snap to make, but it's also great for gifting! And because it's a faux DIY terrarium it will never die!

What to do:

Begin by twisting the ends of the two mushrooms together and up so they sit the desired height in the glass vial when placed inside.

Place a few small pebbles or stones in the bottom of the vial. Now add the mushrooms to the vial so the center of the stems are surrounded by the first layer of rocks. You can use tweezers to help you to position the mushrooms properly.

Now add some stone white gravel to the vial so it falls around the stems of the mushrooms. Add to desired height.

Next add some sand to the vial to suit.

This easy no maintenance DIY terrarium is a snap to make and is terrific for DIY wedding favors or stocking stuffer gifts! Learn how to make your own DIY terrarium now by clicking through to the tutorial at Soap Deli News blog!

Using your tweezers, add the reindeer moss to the vial. Position it around the mushrooms so the stems are no longer visible and the mushrooms appear to be growing out of the moss.

Finally, screw the lid onto your glass vial and the tag by tying it around the neck of the bottle with baker’s twine. And voilà, you’re done!

Note: You can buy these awesome little vials by the case at SKS Bottle & Packaging to easily make these a more cost effective DIY wedding favor gift or for bulk holiday stocking stuffer gifts. Don’t feel limited by the mushrooms and rocks though! You can customize your DIY terrariums in so many ways. Try using tiny fairies and glitter and stars for girls or any other exciting combination of materials.

You can also make these into magnets by using E6000 to glue a 1/4 x 1/16 neodymium magnet (also known as a rare earth magnet) to the back of each terrarium.

For more fabulous DIY terrarium ideas, be sure to follow my Terrarium Lust board on Pinterest. Or follow my Jonesing for Crafts Pinterest Board for more craft project ideas.

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Easy Marimo Moss Ball DIY Light Bulb Aquarium

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These easy DIY light bulb aquariums make a great home for tiny Japanese Marimo moss balls and are super cute as homemade Christmas gifts!

These easy Marimo moss ball DIY light bulb aquariums make a great home for tiny Japanese Marimo moss balls and are super cute as homemade Christmas gifts!

These easy DIY light bulb aquariums make a great home for tiny Japanese Marimo moss balls and are super cute as homemade Christmas gifts!

Marimo Moss Ball DIY Light Bulb Aquarium

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

What you’ll need for each aquarium:

glass light bulb shaped bottle with screw on cap
small aquarium or floral rocks and/or pebbles
small glass floral beads, jewelry beads and/or small small resin cabochons
small Japanese Marimo moss ball

What you do:

How to make an easy Japanese Marimo moss ball DIY light bulb aquarium.

I found my regular sized light bulb bottles at A.C.Moore for $1.49 each for the large ones and a dollar each for the small ones. They all seemed to have minor imperfections, however, these “disappear” for the most part once you add the water. I could not find anything similar at JoAnne’s or Michael’s which are the other two craft stores in my city. You can purchase these online, however, for a little bit more if you can’t find these locally.

The rocks, pebbles and beads should be an easy find at any craft store. I bought the ice cream shaped resin cabochons I used in these aquariums from DelishBeads on etsy. (She’s based in the USA so if you’re making these as homemade Christmas gifts they’ll get to you much faster than buying from a shop overseas.) Keep in mind that the hole for these light bulb shaped bottles is very small when buying objects to use in your aquariums. I also used Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mirrored Stars.

In addition you may be able to find Japanese marimo moss balls at your local pet store. If not you can purchase these online as well. You can find these on Amazon with prime shipping. They are also available from various Etsy shops. I bought mine from Hinterland Trading on Etsy as they are located in the same state as me. Mine were larger, 1 1/4″ in diameter, which is way too large for the holes on the light bulb bottles. However, all you need to do is gently squeeze the water out of the moss ball, cut in half then in half again, then gently roll into a ball in your hand. And then you’ll have four new moss balls that you can use.

How to make an easy Japanese Marimo moss ball DIY light bulb aquarium.

To make your DIY light bulb aquarium begin by adding rocks or beads to the glass light bulb shaped bottle. You can use a funnel for smaller beads or rocks to help make this easier. Next add your stars or cabochons to suit.

How to make an easy Japanese Marimo moss ball DIY light bulb aquarium.

Finally, follow with a Marimo moss ball and tap or distilled water then screw on the lid.

How to make an easy Japanese Marimo moss ball DIY light bulb aquarium.

Repeat for each aquarium you want to make.

These easy Japanese moss ball DIY light bulb aquariums make wonderful last minute homemade gifts!

To care for your moss ball simply empty the water from the aquarium and replace with fresh water every 1-2 weeks and keep out of direct sunlight. For more information on how to care for as well as revive ailing Marimo moss balls visit Aquaradise blog. They offer some really helpful information for beginners.

For more fun and easy DIY projects as well as other homemade Christmas gifts you can craft, homemade soap recipes and DIY bath and body recipes be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest. You can also find me on G+, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or follow me on Blog Lovin’ and Tumblr.


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