Beautiful DIY Gift Wrap Ideas for the Holidays and Last Minute Gift Ideas

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 I love this DIY gift wrap idea with cut out mistletoe via the Swedish blog, At Home with Helena.

Need ideas for wrapping the perfect gifts for Christmas tomorrow? Try out this DIY gift wrap idea with cut out mistletoe via the Swedish blog, At Home with Helena here. Then discover even more beautiful DIY gift wrap ideas on my Pretty Packaging board on Pinterest here. Or check out my Printables board for seasonal printable gift wrap and gift tags.

This pastel deer themed Christmas printable gift wrap from Craftberry Bush is one of my all time favorites!

This pastel deer themed Christmas printable gift wrap from Craftberry Bush is one of my all time favorites! (Repin it here.)

This homemade coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil is inspired by the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub. Scented with a fresh blend of orange, coconut and cardamom, my coffee scrub recipe contains naturally emollient sweet almond oil, mineral rich pink Himalayan salt, anti-inflammatory blood orange essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to exfoliate, smooth and brighten dull, aging or acne prone skin. Plus there are free printable labels for gifting!

Still need a few last minute gift ideass? Homemade body scrubs and lip balms are super quick to make and always a treat for the recipient! My friend, Bambi, and I made twelve of my coffee body scrubs – recipe here – in under an hour. From start to finish each batch took us about five minutes to weigh, mix and package!

We put ours in 8 oz.Black PET PCR Jars with Black Smooth Lined Caps from SKS Bottle & Packaging with simple strip of washi tape across the lid. (Bambi and I LOVE the washi tapes at Cute Tape! You can also visit Cute Tape for both gift packaging ideas as well DIY projects!)

Learn how to make your own homemade rose sugar scrub and homemade hibiscus salt scrub with two easy to create body scrub recipes from Soap Deli News blog!

Other scrubs you might love include my homemade hibiscus salt scrub recipe and my homemade rose sugar scrub recipe. Both of these projects include super simple labeling ideas that you can create yourself!

This sea salt face and body scrub recipe is loosely inspired by Lush's Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub. Made using fine dead sea salt, this emulsified sea salt face and body scrub recipe has a creamy texture and is gentle enough for even sensitive skin. Ingredients like mango butter, fractionated coconut oil and lanolin help to condition and protect skin while dead sea salt lends its natural healing properties.

My sea salt face and body scrub recipe is also very popular and is is loosely inspired by Lush’s Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub. It even comes with free printable labels for your finished scrubs making gifting even easier!

My recipe for homemade cranberry body butter makes a great homemade Christmas gift! It’s non-greasy and smells simply delectable.

My recipe for homemade cranberry body butter is also very popular this time of the year. It’s non-greasy and smells simply delectable. If you prefer not to use a fragrance oil or don’t have a suitable one on hand, my lavender version of this recipe contains a few more ingredients, but uses lavender essential oil, and is one of my top pinned recipes of all time.

For all of my homemade recipes and DIY projects that include free printable labels, visit Soap Deli News blog here. For more DIY Christmas gift ideas, you can discover 50 of my favorite DIY holiday gifts here. Also be sure to check out my Pinterest boards for thousands of projects. My unique DIY Christmas gifts board and my DIY stocking stuffers board are both great resources this time of year.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!


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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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DIY Holiday Washi Tape Mason Jar Gift Tags

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DIY Holiday Washi Tape Mason Jar Gift Tags

Whether you made homemade preserves or pumpkin butter for the holidays or purchased it from your local farmer’s market like I did, you can easily dress up your mason jars with a simple diy washi tape gift tag making it perfect for last minute holiday gift giving.

DIY Washi Tape Mason Jar Gift Tag Labels for Last Minute Homemade Christmas Gifts

To create these gift tags you’ll need a full size white blank sticker label sheetWorld Label has these at a great price – permanent markers, and decorative Japanese washi tape. I used washi tape from Cute Tape (who I am hopelessly addicted to.)

Start with a fresh roll of washi tape and on the back side of the blank sticker sheet – the part you remove to reveal the sticky – trace around the outside of the washi tape roll with a marker. Then flip the sticker sheet over and apply strips of washi tape to the front of the sticker sheet covering where the circle is you marked on the back side. I matched up my strips of tape to create a pattern repeat but you can apply yours however you like.

Once you have covered the entire area where the circle was drawn on the back side, carefully cut out the circle using the circle you drew on the back as a guide.

Now create another circle for the center of the gift tag by using a marker to trace along the inside of a roll of washi tape, again drawing on the back side of the blank sticker sheet that will be peel away. Cut out along the lines, remove the backing and apply to the center of the large washi tape covered circle.

Using markers, draw a circle inside the the white center circle with a complimentary colored marker then use a fine point black marker to write your holiday message.

Finally, peel the backing from the gift tag and adhere to the top of the mason jar lid.

For this project I used the Pink & Gray Cherry Blossom Snow Flake Washi Tape, Colorful Striped Half Circle Washi Tape in Red, and the Corner Washi Tape in Blue.

DIY Washi Tape Wrapped Holiday Gifts

I also used washi tape on my Christmas gift packages this year in lieu of ribbon by simply wrapping strips of washi tape around the packages for a fresh, fun look against plain brown Kraft wrapping paper.

For more holiday gift wrapping ideas follow my Pretty Packaging board on Pinterest. You can also follow my Washi Tape Wonderland board for more great diy craft projects you can create using washi tape.


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Quick & Easy DIY Washi Tape Holiday Gift Tags

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Cute, Quick and Simple DIY Washi Tape Holiday Gift Tags

Pressed for time wrapping those last minute handmade holiday gifts? Create these super cute and simple DIY gift tags and give your Christmas presents a beautiful handmade touch that looks anything but rushed using paper scraps and washi tape!

Cute and Simple Washi Tape Gift Tags

For this holiday gift tag I used an eco-friendly paper scrap left over from an Artterro craft kit – it was gray on one side and patterned on the other – and Pink Cherry Blossom Snowflake Japanese Washi Tape and Baby Blue Silver Corner Japanese Washi Tape both from Cute Tape.

I simply cut out a tag shape from the paper then covered one side completely with the cherry blossom washi tape. Then I cut out a rectangle from the same scrap paper and applied a white sticker from a sticker label sheet to the front and added a border and my gift recipient info with a fine point Sharpie marker. I then adhered this rectangle to the tag with two corners of tape cut out from the Blue Silver Corner washi tape. A small hole punch was used to attach the baker’s twine by looping it through the hole.

Handmade with Love Gift Tag DIY

As the back of my scrap paper was patterned I didn’t need to add washi tape to the back. However, if you are using a solid colored paper, you can add strips of the Blue Silver Corner washi tape to completely cover the back of your tag. I then cut out the words from a Handmade with Love sticker label and added this to the back of the tag.

The resulting tags would also be adorable later on after the gifts have been opened in a Christmas themed scrapbook that highlights your family’s holiday memories!

DIY Washi Tape Wrapping Paper for Small Gifts and Stocking Stuffers

You can also use washi tape to create custom wrapping paper for small gifts and stocking stuffers – like homemade soaps! This Striped Half Circle Washi Tape is perfect for winter birthdays as well as Christmas. Simply match up strips of washi tape along a sheet of blank paper.

Washi Tape Ornaments

For Christmas gifts give your wrapping paper a holiday look by drawing hooks onto each circle to create Christmas tree ornaments.

Easy DIY Washi Tape Wrapping Paper

Then cut your wrapping paper to fit the gift and wrap!

For more cute DIY gift wrap ideas, be sure to follow my Pretty Packaging board on Pinterest!


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Holiday Gift Ideas for Men You Can Buy & DIY

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Men can be especially difficult to shop for especially if you’re looking for something handmade or want to make your own homemade gifts for the holidays. There’s the desire to create something unique and yet you don’t want him to think it’s the lamest gift ever. So I’ve compiled a few of my favorite handmade gifts for guys – and hopefully he’ll dig them too – that you can buy or DIY.

Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas for Men That You Can Buy and DIY

Clockwise from top left/Buy it! : Handmade Wooden Six Pack Beer Carrier with Opener via Meriwether of Montana / Custom Screen Printed Amber Beer Bottles for Home Brew via Vital / Handmade Whiskey or Beer Tasting Flight & Sampling Board via JT Woodworks / Handmade Bottle Opener Crafted from a Reclaimed Skateboard via Genuine Woodworking

Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas for Guys You Can DIY

Clockwise from top left/DIY it! : DIY Mustache Glass via No. 2 Pencil / DIY Gin Kit via Say Not Sweet Anne / Homemade DIY Spice Blends with Printable Labels via Naturally Ella / Homemade Beef Jerky via Hungry Mother Runner

Handmade Christmas Gift Guide for Men

Clockwise from top left/Buy it! : Orange Camera Hip Flask via RockYart / Handmade Eww de Toilet Bathroom Spray Deodorizer via Dippy Lulu / Natural Handmade Beard Oil Tonic & Comb Gift Set via Dr. K Soap Company / Handmade Book Lover’s Soy Candle via Frostbeard Studio

DIY Christmas Gifts for Men You Can Craft Yourself

Clockwise from top left/DIY it! : DIY Football Soap via Rustic Escentuals Crafting Library / DIY Leather Wallet via Oh, Sweet Joy! / DIY Leather Nook Cover via Lovely Indeed / DIY Madagascar Black Pepper Soap for Men via Soap Deli News

Unique Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

Clockwise from top left/Buy it! : Men’s Ultimate Collection 12 Month Birchbox Subscription via Birchbox / Outdoorsy Days 2014 Calendar via Hello Small World / Handmade Vinyl Record James Bond Clock via Funky Vinyl / Doctor Who TARDIS Zippo Lighter via Whimsey & Ink

Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

Clockwise from top left/Buy it! : Leather Credit Card Holder via JooJoobs / Handmade Equine Collection Elk Bookends via Equine by Lauren Radvansky / Brown Sofa TV Tray via LipLap / Maple Bacon Sizzling Soy Candle via Folk

For more handmade and DIY homemade gift ideas for men be sure to check out my posts 32 DIY Gift Ideas for Dudes That Aren’t Duds and DIY Homemade Gift Ideas for Men along with my Unique DIY Christmas Gift Ideas and DIY Stocking Stuffer Sized Christmas Gifts boards on Pinterest.


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