Bourbon Balls Recipe with Woodford Reserve: No Bake DIY Holiday Gifts

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Make this easy gluten free, no bake bourbon balls recipe with Woodford Reserve (or rum if you prefer!) for the ultimate last minute DIY holiday gifts!

Bourbon balls recipe with Woodford Reserve for the ultimate no bake last minute DIY holiday gifts. These easy bourbon balls not only taste delicious, they’re also gluten free. So everyone can enjoy the delectable taste of chocolate and bourbon this holiday season. A delightful no bake dessert for Christmas, these no bake bourbon balls can also be made with rum or customized with your favorite ingredients whether it be coconut or dried raspberries for a flavorful holiday treat!

This no bake bourbon balls recipe with Woodford Reserve allows you to create the ultimate no bake last minute DIY holiday gifts. These easy bourbon balls not only taste delicious, they’re also gluten free. So everyone can enjoy the delectable taste of chocolate and bourbon this holiday season. A delightful no bake dessert for Christmas, these bourbon balls can also be made with rum or customized with your favorite ingredients whether it be coconut or dried raspberries for a flavorful holiday treat!

How to Make No Bake Bourbon Balls

Whether you need a last minute gift to bring to a holiday party or a super last minute gift on Christmas Eve, these homemade bourbon balls are the perfect choice! Not only is this recipe for bourbon balls super easy to make, there’s also no baking required. Basically that means they are pretty fool proof. Even if you’re a slacker in the kitchen like I am. While this recipe for bourbon balls calls for nuts, you can easily omit them from the recipe if you have nut allergies.

Ingredients for Making Gluten Free Bourbon Balls

This easy bourbon balls recipe can be made with either vanilla wafers or ginger snaps. For my first batch of homemade bourbon balls, I used gluten-free Mi-Del’s Ginger Snaps. They crush really easily which makes them worth the extra $1.50 even if you don’t need gluten free bourbon balls. However, one bag will only make you one batch. For my second batch I used regular grocery store brand gingersnaps and had a heck of a time crushing them. I actually took a hammer to the outside of the bag at 9am the first year I made these. However I still ended up with some whole cookies left in the bag and lots of large chunks.

No bake bourbon balls recipe rolled in coconut for the ultimate no bake last minute DIY holiday gifts. These easy bourbon balls not only taste delicious, they’re also gluten free. So everyone can enjoy the delectable taste of chocolate and bourbon this holiday season. A delightful no bake dessert for Christmas, these no bake bourbon balls can also be made with rum or customized with your favorite ingredients whether it be coconut or dried raspberries for a flavorful holiday treat!

I also used baking nuts for my recipe for bourbon balls. They were significantly cheaper than buying whole nuts from the nut aisle, especially as I wasn’t going to use an entire can. Plus it was the only way I could find them unsalted at the time. Finally, I recommend that choose your bourbon wisely. The better the booze, well, the better the ball! I specifically used Woodford Reserve for my recipe.

If you aren’t a huge fan of bourbon, you can simply swap out the bourbon with your favorite rum. These would actually be amazing with a spiced rum or a flavored rum that accents the ingredients that go into the recipe.

Homemade bourbon balls recipe. The ultimate no bake Christmas dessert for last minute DIY holiday gifts. These easy Christmas treats not only taste delicious, they’re also gluten free. So everyone can enjoy the delectable taste of chocolate and bourbon this holiday season. A delightful no bake dessert for Christmas, this easy bourbon balls recipe can also be made with rum or customized with your favorite ingredients whether it be coconut or dried raspberries for a flavorful holiday treat!

Easy Bourbon Balls Recipe with Woodford Reserve

Ingredients:

1 1/2 Cups ginger snap cookies, crushed
1/2 Cup pecan baking chips, optional
1/2 Cup confectioners sugar
1/4 Cup Woodford Reserve (or rum of choice)
2 Tablespoons baking cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons raw local honey
1/2 teaspoon real vanilla extract
Shredded coconut, chopped for dusting

How to make no bake bourbon balls for the ultimate no bake last minute DIY holiday gifts. These easy Christmas treats not only taste delicious, they’re also gluten free. So everyone can enjoy the delectable taste of chocolate and bourbon this holiday season. A delightful no bake dessert for Christmas, this easy bourbon balls recipe can also be made with rum or customized with your favorite ingredients whether it be coconut or dried raspberries for a flavorful holiday treat!

Instructions:

Crush the ginger snap cookies as much as possible then combine in a large bowl with the other ingredients. Mix well with a spatula then place in freezer to chill for about an hour.

Easy bourbon balls recipe with dried raspberries for the ultimate no bake last minute DIY holiday gifts. These easy bourbon balls not only taste delicious, they’re also gluten free. So everyone can enjoy the delectable taste of chocolate and bourbon this holiday season. A delightful no bake dessert for Christmas, these no bake bourbon balls can also be made with rum or customized with your favorite ingredients whether it be coconut or dried raspberries for a flavorful holiday treat!

Once your bourbon balls have chilled, roll into about 3/4″ balls and then roll in shredded coconut to coat thoroughly. (Alternately you can use confectioner’s sugar or even dried raspberries, as pictured, instead.) Keep at it until all dough has been used.

Easy Packaging Idea for Gifting Your Bourbon Balls

For easy DIY holiday gifts, I placed about 8 balls each in a zipper sandwich bags. I then place the balls inside glassine bags for presentation and labeled them with holiday stickers. You can even add a strip of washi tape to each of your gifts with the “eat by” date.

Once made, cover and refrigerate your bourbon balls. They will keep for a week in the refrigerator so don’t make these too far ahead. Otherwise you’ll have to freeze them.

You’ll also want to keep them refrigerated when you’re not binging on them during yet another seasonal rerun of A Christmas Story.

Yield: About 42 bourbon balls

Bourbon Balls Recipe with Woodford Reserve

Bourbon Balls Recipe with Woodford Reserve

Make this easy gluten free, no bake bourbon balls recipe with Woodford Reserve (or rum if you prefer!) for the ultimate last minute DIY holiday gifts!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups ginger snap cookies, crushed
  • 1/2 Cup pecan baking chips, optional
  • 1/2 Cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Woodford Reserve (or rum of choice)
  • 2 Tablespoons baking cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons raw local honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • Shredded coconut, chopped for dusting

Instructions

    Crush the ginger snap cookies as much as possible then combine in a large bowl with the other ingredients. Mix well with a spatula then place in freezer to chill for about an hour.

    Once your bourbon balls have chilled, roll into about 3/4″ balls and then roll in shredded coconut to coat thoroughly. (Alternately you can use confectioner’s sugar or even dried raspberries.) Keep at it until all dough has been used.

    Once made, cover and refrigerate your bourbon balls. They will keep for a week in the refrigerator so don’t make these too far ahead. Otherwise you’ll have to freeze them.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

14

Serving Size:

3 balls

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 150mg Carbohydrates: 30g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 14g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g

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More Holiday Dessert Recipes & Food Gifts

If you like my recipe for bourbon balls, then you may also want to try some of these other dessert recipes.

Or learn how to make these other boozy Christmas treats.

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Snickerdoodle Soap Cupcakes with Melt and Pour Soap & Essential Oils

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Cookies and cupcakes were a regular part of my childhood growing up. Since cutting back on sugar however, sometimes food scented soaps are the next best thing. Learn how to make homemade snickerdoodle soap cupcakes for your bath or shower. Made using melt and pour soap, this easy soap cupcakes recipe is naturally scented with essential oils and is simple enough for even beginners to craft.

Snickerdoodle DIY Soap Cupcakes with Melt and Pour Soap & Essential Oils. Learn how to make homemade snickerdoodle soap cupcakes for your bath or shower. Made using melt and pour soap, this easy soap cupcakes recipe is naturally scented with essential oils and is simple enough for even beginners to craft.

Isn’t it amazing how just the scent of food can trigger so many memories? Everytime I smell the warm cinnamon sugar fragrance of a snickerdoodle cookie, I’m instantly taken back to my childhood. From as young as four I often found myself in the kitchen making snickerdoodle cookies with my mom. They were my absolute favorite cookies at the time! And while I loved licking cake and brownie batter off mom’s hand blender beaters, rolling sugar cookie dough in cinnamon and sugar was the most fun.

I still get nostalgic whenever I see snickerdoodles in the store at our local Fresh Market. Making snickerdoodles with my mom as a kid is still one of my favorite childhood memories. While I’ve (mostly) giving up baking cookies for more grown up green things, I’ve since turned the tables and have been teaching my mom some new tricks in the kitchen.

While eating snickerdoodle cookies isn’t something I do all that often (it’s hard to forget the evils of sugar and inflammation when you have fibro) making snickerdoodle soap cupcakes is a fun (sugar free) experience that allows me to enjoy their warm seasonal fragrance!

Food inspired soaps are always popular because of their fun scents. Not only do the kids have fun with these at bathtime, they’re also great for adults! After all, what’s more fun than self care for the kid in you? I used a cupcake mold to make these cute snickerdoodle soap cupcakes. This mold contains both the top and bottom mold portions of the cupcake. So not only are these soaps easy to make, you basically get two molds for the price of one!

Whether you’re selling your homemade soap creations or making them for yourself, using a mold to make the whipped icing eliminates the trial and error of making soap icing. Not only does it save you time, the tops always come out perfect.

How to make soap cupcakes. DIY soap cupcakes scented with a natural snickerdoodle essential oil blend recipe. Craft these easy DIY snickerdoodle soap cupcakes with melt and pour soap & essential oils for DIY holiday gifts throughout the winter holiday season. The perfect in shower treat for your winter skin care routine, these cupcake soaps are easy enough for beginners and make wonderful DIY beauty gifts for kids and adults!

How to Make Snickerdoodle Soap Cupcakes (with Melt and Pour Soap)

Snickerdoodle Essential Oil Blend

There are snickerdoodle fragrance oils that you can use to make snickerdoodle soaps. I wanted to use an essential oil blend because I had the essential oils already.

To make a snickerdoodle essential oil blend, combine:

5 drops sweet orange essential oil
2 drops cassia or cinnamon essential oil
1 drop clove essential oil

To be honest, I was surprised at how wonderful this smells! The three oils combine for a sugary sweet and cinnamon spice scent that’s perfect for making snickerdoodle cupcake soaps.

Learn how to make DIY soap cupcakes with a snickerdoodle essential oil blend recipe. With just 3 essential oils, you can craft an easy snickerdoodle cupcake soap recipe to give as homemade holiday gifts for naturally scented winter skin care. Try this simple beginning melt and pour soap recipe today!

You can create a master blend in an empty essential oil bottle, or you can add the essential oils by the drop. I give you directions to use it either way in this recipe.

(For my snickerdoodle essential oil blend recipe I used essential oils from a past Simply Earth essential oil box. If you’d like to give them a try, use coupon code: SOAPDELIFREE to receive a FREE bonus box worth $40 with your first order. You’ll also get an e-coupon for $40 off anything on your next purchase. Free diffuser anyone? Take advantage of this offer here.)

If you do use a snickerdoodle fragrance oil blend, you can use twice as much as you would an essential oil. I would start with the amount suggested in the recipe and add more as needed to get the scent that you want.

Eating less than perfect piped icing flowers my mom made for her cakes when I was a six year old kid.

Cupcake Mold for Soap Cupcakes

I wanted to make soap cupcakes, but I don’t like piping soap on top for the icing. I consider myself pretty crafty, but cake decorating is not among my talents. My mom used to make cakes all the time however. Which worked out well enough for me. She was pretty intent on piping the perfect flowers for her cakes, so I always got to eat the icing flowers that didn’t quite make the cut. (As photographed above. Me at age six in 1981 wearing a nightgown for the evening. Remember those?)

Whipped soap isn’t an easy recipe to master. It tends to be soft, so iced soap cupcakes are hard to package for gifts or for selling.

Rather piping soap icing, I picked up this silicone cupcake soap mold instead. It makes adorable two piece cupcakes with melt and pour soap. Now the icing tops for my soap cupcakes are always perfect. And they won’t get dinged or damaged when you handle the soap.

DIY soap cupcakes scented with a natural snickerdoodle essential oil blend recipe. Craft these easy DIY snickerdoodle soap cupcakes with melt and pour soap & essential oils for DIY holiday gifts throughout the winter holiday season. The perfect in shower treat for your winter skin care routine, these cupcake soaps are easy enough for beginners and make wonderful DIY beauty gifts for kids and adults!

Melt and Pour Soap Bases for Soap Cupcakes

I wanted these soap cupcakes to look like real snickerdoodle cupcakes, so I used two different kinds of melt and pour soap.

For the icing, I used white melt and pour soap base. The essential oils, which contain vanilla, turned it cream. So it looks like real vanilla icing.

I wanted the cake part to be darker, so I used a cream or almost tan oatmeal soap and added real cinnamon.

Cinnamon can be irritating to children or those with sensitive skin. If you’re giving these soap cupcakes as a homemade gifts, you can skip the cinnamon and add some mica or soap colorant to get a darker color.

Adding real spices like cinnamon to melt and pour can be tricky. Cinnamon tends to clump in the melted soap. To avoid this, you can stir the cinnamon in a little bit of glycerin or rubbing alcohol and add it to the soap.

I just added it to the soap and stirred it really well. If there are clumps, press them against the side of the container with the back of a spoon to break up the clumps. There may be a few small clumps of cinnamon left, but I think it gives the soap a more realistic look.

Either way you add the cinnamon, it will tend to settle to the bottom of the soap. To help it stay dispersed through the soap, let the soap cool until it just starts to form a film on the top. Then stir a few times and pour. The cinnamon is less likely to settle when you pour the soap at a cooler temperature.

Snickerdoodle soap cupcake recipe scented with a natural snickerdoodle essential oil blend recipe. Craft these easy DIY snickerdoodle soap cupcakes with melt and pour soap & essential oils for DIY Christmas gifts throughout the winter holiday season. The perfect in shower treat for your winter skin care routine, these cupcake soaps are easy enough for beginners and make wonderful DIY soap gifts for kids and adults!

Snickerdoodle Soap Cupcakes Recipe

Ingredients:

8 ounces white melt and pour soap
10 ounces white or cream melt and pour soap
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon snickerdoodle essential oil blend (or 64 drops sweet orange, 24 drops cassia, and 12 drops clove, divided)

Instructions:

The top and bottom are two separate pours, so let’s start with the icing on the top of the soap cupcakes. Cut white melt and pour soap into 1 inch cubes and microwave 30 seconds at a time until melted. Stir every 30 seconds.

How to make icing for DIY cupcake soaps by using a dual cupcake and icing silicone mold rather than a whipped soap icing.

When it’s melted, add ½ teaspoon of the snickerdoodle essential oil blend or 32 drops sweet orange, 12 drops cassia, and 6 drops clove. (Here’s an easy essential oil conversion chart if you need it.) Stir well and pour into the top, or the icing, cavities in the mold. Spray with rubbing alcohol to remove air bubbles.

How to make melt and pour soap cupcakes that smell like snickerdoodle cookies and are scented with natural essential oils.

Now cut 10 ounces of cream or white melt and pour soap and microwave it as before. When it’s melted, add ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon and stir well to remove lumps.

Then add ½ teaspoon of your homemade blend or 32 drops sweet orange, 12 drops cassia and 6 drops clove. Stir well.

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Pour into the cupcake or bottom part of the mold. Spray with rubbing alcohol to remove air bubbles.

Let sit until completely cooled, about an hour.

Score both sides of the melt and pour soap for the bottom cupcake and the icing soap top.

Remove the soap from the mold. This mold is very flexible, so they will come right out. Use a knife to score the tops of the cupcakes and the bottom of the icing tops. Scoring the soap helps the two pieces stick together better.

Use melt and pour soap base to glue the bottom of your cupcake soaps together with the icing soap tops for this easy beginner soap making project.

Melt about half an ounce of white soap for 10 seconds in the microwave. Carefully spoon it on top of the cupcakes and set the icing on top. Let sit until completely cooled.

DIY soap cupcakes scented with a natural snickerdoodle essential oil blend recipe. Craft these easy DIY snickerdoodle soap cupcakes with melt and pour soap & essential oils for DIY holiday gifts throughout the winter holiday season. The perfect in shower treat for your winter skin care routine, these cupcake soaps are easy enough for beginners and make wonderful DIY beauty gifts for kids and adults!

If you’re gifting or selling these snickerdoodle cupcake soaps, you can package them in clear bags and add a ribbon to the top.

Yield: 4 soap cupcakes

Snickerdoodle Soap Cupcakes

Snickerdoodle Soap Cupcakes

Learn how to make homemade snickerdoodle soap cupcakes for your bath or shower. Made using melt and pour soap, this easy soap cupcakes recipe is naturally scented with essential oils and is simple enough for even beginners to craft.

Materials

  • 8 ounces white melt and pour soap
  • 10 ounces white or cream melt and pour soap
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon snickerdoodle essential oil blend (or 64 drops sweet orange, 24 drops cassia, and 12 drops clove, divided)

Instructions

    The top and bottom are two separate pours, so let’s start with the icing on the top of the soap cupcakes. Cut white melt and pour soap into 1 inch cubes and microwave 30 seconds at a time until melted. Stir every 30 seconds.

    When it’s melted, add ½ teaspoon of the snickerdoodle essential oil blend or 32 drops sweet orange, 12 drops cassia, and 6 drops clove. Stir well and pour into the top, or the icing, cavities in the mold. Spray with rubbing alcohol to remove air bubbles.

    Now cut 10 ounces of cream or white melt and pour soap and microwave it as before. When it’s melted, add ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon and stir well to remove lumps.

    Then add ½ teaspoon of your homemade blend or 32 drops sweet orange, 12 drops cassia and 6 drops clove. Stir well.

    Pour into the cupcake or bottom part of the mold. Spray with rubbing alcohol to remove air bubbles.

    Let sit until completely cooled, about an hour.

    Remove the soap from the mold. This mold is very flexible, so they will come right out. Use a knife to score the tops of the cupcakes and the bottom of the icing tops. Scoring the soap helps the two pieces stick together better.

    Melt about half an ounce of white soap for 10 seconds in the microwave. Carefully spoon it on top of the cupcakes and set the icing on top. Let sit until completely cooled.

Soap Cupcakes DIY with melt and pour soap and natural essential oils. The perfect in shower treat and DIY beauty gift! Learn how to make homemade snickerdoodle soap cupcakes for your bath or shower. Made using melt and pour soap, this easy soap cupcakes recipe is naturally scented with essential oils and is simple enough for even beginning soap makers to craft. Gift them to yourself for self care or make them for DIY holiday gifts throughout the winter season.

Love my snickerdoodle soap cupcakes? Then be sure to pin this soap making tutorial for later.

This easy to craft festive holiday homemade cranberry orange soap recipe is perfectly sized for homemade stocking stuffer gifts this Christmas!

More Seasonal Winter Soap Recipes for DIY Holiday Gifts

Looking for more beginner melt and pour soap recipes? Try one of these other DIY holiday soap gift ideas! 

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Pumpkin Spice DIY Body Spray Recipe with Essential Oils for Fall

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Enjoy the scent of fall whenever and wherever you like with this easy essential oil DIY body spray recipe that smells like seasonal pumpkin spice! It’s a simple way to create your own custom fall fragrances for yourself or to gift as easy DIY holiday gifts throughout the season.

Pumpkin Spice DIY Body Spray Recipe with Essential Oils for Fall. Enjoy the scent of fall whenever and wherever you like with this easy essential oil DIY body spray recipe that smells like seasonal pumpkin spice! It's a simple way to create your own custom fall fragrances for yourself or to gift as easy DIY holiday gifts throughout the season.

Make Your Own DIY Body Spray for Fall

I love fragrances. Unfortunately, it’s rare that I can shell out $40+ for a designer fragrance. Body sprays, on the other hand, are a budget friendly splurge. Body sprays tend to cost less than designer perfumes. Therefore I’m comfortable with using them everyday. There’s no need to ration out my favorite scents so they last longer. However, as I often have an arsenal of essential oils stashed in a cabinet for my natural skin care recipes, I really enjoy making my own seasonal DIY body sprays.

Benefits of Making Essential Oil Body Sprays

There are a number of benefits to making my own custom scented DIY body sprays with essential oils. Obviously I don’t need to worry about the potentially toxic ingredients hidden in proprietary perfume formulations made with fragrance oils. Instead, I’m able to create unique scents using plant-based essential oils.

Custom DIY body sprays with essential oils are also incredibly easy to make. Plus, with the holidays quickly approaching, I’m able to make multiple body sprays at once. One for me, and then several more to gift to friends and family. All at the same time and all in under 15 minutes.

I also love that I can use my favorite essential oil diffuser blends and recipes in my body spray recipes. So rather than hunting for essential oil blend recipes all over the internet, I’m able to work with what I have on hand at home.

How to Make A Pumpkin Spice Body Spray

While this easy pumpkin spice DIY body spray is perfect for fall, it also make a great DIY gift idea throughout the entire holiday season. Once you’ve made my pumpkin spice scented body spray, be sure to try it with other essential oil blends as well. It also works great with your favorite knock off designer fragrance oils!

You can find more fragrance ideas and essential oil blend recipes for your custom DIY body sprays here. (I even give great tips on how to make your custom fragrance blends last longer!) Or try one of fourteen other amazing fall essential oil blend recipes that can be used not just for your DIY body spray, but for homemade soap recipes as well! See those custom blend recipes for your DIY body spray here.

Easy Essential Oil Pumpkin Spice Body Spray DIY for Naturally Scented Fall Skin Care. Enjoy the scent of fall whenever and wherever you like with this easy essential oil DIY body spray recipe that smells like seasonal pumpkin spice! It's a simple way to create your own custom fall fragrances for yourself or to gift as easy DIY holiday gifts throughout the season.

Pumpkin Spice Body Spray Recipe

Ingredients:

4 oz. jojoba or fractionated coconut oil
12 drops cinnamon leaf essential oil
12 drops ginger essential oil
12 drops nutmeg essential oil
9 drops clove bud essential oil
3 drops cardamom essential oil

Instructions:

Measure out your choice of carrier oil into a 2 oz. glass or aluminum container. Then add the essential oils. Shake to combine.

To use your pumpkin spice DIY body spray, simply mist onto your body as desired. Or lightly spritz onto hair to add both fragrance and shine.

This caramel coffee dry body oil spray recipe is the perfect scent for fall! Not only does it smell delectable, but this non-greasy dry oil also moisturizes skin and leaves it feeling silky smooth.

More Ways to Make DIY Body Sprays

If you enjoyed my pumpkin spice DIY body spray recipe with essential oils, then be sure to try some of my other recipes for creating custom body sprays and perfumes.

Pumpkin spice essential oil blend body spray DIY for fall. Enjoy the scent of fall whenever and wherever you like with this easy essential oil DIY body spray recipe that smells like seasonal pumpkin spice! It's a simple way to create your own custom fall fragrances for yourself or to gift as easy DIY holiday gifts.

Not quite ready to start making homemade body spray recipes? Need to save my pumpkin spice body spray recipe to craft DIY holiday gifts later on? Then be sure to pin my essential oil DIY body spray for later!

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Father’s Day Gifts from Kids (That Anyone Can DIY)

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There’s nothing better than giving the gift of handmade. Something you made with your own two hands for someone special in your life. However, it can be challenging to come up with gift ideas for men. Especially when you’re hunting for Father’s Day gifts from kids that they can either make themselves, or with a little help. Since dads, in particular, can be a challenge to craft for, I’ve put together a roundup of my favorite DIY Father’s Day gifts that just about anyone can DIY.

Father's Day gifts from kids. Give Dad the gift of handmade with gifts the kids can make themselves! These DIY Father's Day gifts from kids are perfect for just about any skill level!

I still remember the delight I felt when I first discovered fabric crayons. We were asked to bring in a white t-shirt to class so we could make Father’s Day gifts. We drew designs representing our families in crayons onto white paper. Then they were ironed onto the t-shirts we’d brought to class. Houses, rainbows, stick figures and dogs were common themes. And of course beautiful fluffy blue clouds and birds in the sky chasing through them. Far superior to the clay ashtrays of the previous year, these t-shirts allowed us to express our love for family through pictures. And besides, my parents didn’t smoke anyway.

Coming up with fresh new ideas for Father’s Day gifts from kids year after year however can be a challenge. So this year, I’ve put together a collection of Father’s Day gifts that anyone can DIY as a special gift for Dad. Grown ups included. So whether you’re five or forty five, or somewhere in between, you can create the perfect DIY Father’s Day gift. (Although younger kids may need a little extra help from Mom.)

DIY Father's Day Gift Idea - Homemade Six Pack of Treats for Dad

Father’s Day Gifts from Kids (to DIY)

One of my most popular Father’s Day gifts from kids comes from a project my son completed six years ago. He upcycled a soda carton and its empty bottles to make a custom six pack of his Dad’s favorite snacks. The bottles are filled with things like pistachio nuts, Skittles and M&M’s. While the carrier is painted with chalkboard board paint so a personalized message can be added to this Father’s Day gift from kids. Learn to make it here.

DIY Suncatcher Craft Project for Every Season. Bring a little extra a light and some smiles into your life, regardless of the time of year, with this easy and fun DIY suncatcher craft project! It's a great way to add a little more self care to your life!

My suncatcher DIY has also been trending on Pinterest this month. It’s another great gift idea for Dad. Simply upcycled old CD’s and trace on images with marker that you can then fill in with paint. A motorcycle suncatcher – or another image of something representing Dad’s loves or hobbies – is perfect for his office or the patio door of his man cave.

DIY Father's Day gifts from kids. Tweens and teens will have a blast crafting these handmade candles for Dad. Scented with a leather fragrance oil, this candle making project makes another easy DIY Father's Day gift from the kids. And one they aren't embarrassed about being shown off to his friends and coworkers. (Plus, hello. Moms will love this gift idea too! Not only will his man cave no longer be tinged with the scent of man sweat and stout beer, he won't yell about you coming through during the game with the freshness of Febreeze.)

Tweens and teens will have a blast crafting these handmade candles for Dad. Scented with a leather fragrance oil, this candle making project makes another easy DIY Father’s Day gift from the kids. And one they aren’t embarrassed about being shown off to his friends and coworkers. (Plus, hello. Moms will love this gift idea too! Not only will his man cave no longer be tinged with the scent of man sweat and stout beer, he won’t yell about you coming through during the game with the freshness of Febreeze.)

DIY Father's Day gift ideas from kids. These DIY pasta planters from Handmade Charlotte are another great Father's Day gift idea. The perfect gift from kids of all ages, these planters are not only easy to make, they're the perfect gift when paired with Dad's favorite herbs for his famous chili or pizza recipes.

These DIY pasta planters from Handmade Charlotte are another great Father’s Day gift idea. The perfect gift from kids of all ages, these planters are not only easy to make, they’re the perfect gift when paired with Dad’s favorite herbs for his famous chili or pizza recipes. I also like this “Me and My Peeps” flower pot craft from Me and My Inklings.

Learn how to make your own DIY Star Wars inspired soaps with this DIY Star Wars melt and pour soap tutorial that creates fun Millennium Falcon and X-Wing Fighter shaped soaps soaring through the galaxy!

Older kids will delight in making these DIY Star Wars inspired soaps for Dad. Plus they’ll learn a few soap making tricks. Like how to make their Millennium Falcon soaps look like painted metal. These fun Father’s Day gifts from the kids can be customized with Dad’s favorite cologne by simply using a fragrance oil dupe. Or use essential oils like pine or patchouli for a natural scent.

DIY Star Wars inspired galaxy soaps!

They can also further explore their creativity by making galaxy soaps if you’ve already taken them under your mother hen soap making wing. It’s just a matter of melting soap base and swirling in different colors.

This DIY soapmaking project creates soap that resembles pebbles in a stream! Scent them with a cool water fragrance oil for a fun homemade gift idea for a boyfriend or significant other!

Or combine a variety of soap shapes to make this Cool Water dupe scented soap DIY that resembles pebbles in a stream.

Other easy soap gift ideas for Dad this Father’s Day include this simple moisturizing body wash recipe and this DIY hand milled coffee & bourbon soap.

Handmade Father's Day gifts from the kids. Beard oil is another equally awesome handmade gift idea for Father's Day. Plus it's super easy. This recipe from Beauty Crafter uses volume measuring so you won't need a skill. Simply measure out the carrier oils with measuring spoons and add in drops of essential oil as called for in the recipe.

Beard oil is another equally awesome handmade gift idea for Father’s Day. Plus it’s super easy. This natural beard oil recipe from Beauty Crafter uses volume measuring so you won’t need a skill. Simply measure out the carrier oils with measuring spoons and add in drops of essential oil as called for in the recipe. If this isn’t quite what you were looking for, Mountain Rose Herbs has three additional beard oil recipes you can try.

Easy Father's Day gifts from the kids. I love this Father's Day gift idea for making faux wood burned signs. Because this project doesn't require a wood burning tool, this tutorial for a faux wood burned sign and wood slice coasters from Printable Crush is safe for all ages.

I also love this Father’s Day gift idea for making faux wood burned signs. Because this project doesn’t require a wood burning tool, this tutorial for a faux wood burned sign and wood slice coasters from Printable Crush is safe for all ages.

Free printables perfect for last minute Father's Day gifts. The kids can help shop for the ingredients and assemble these gifts at any age. Tried and True blog has a free popcorn printable for an easy popcorn Father's Day gift from kids. Plus more DIY Father's Day gift ideas from kids.

There are also a number of free printables that are perfect for last minute Father’s Day gifts. The kids can help shop for the ingredients and assemble these gifts at any age. Tried and True blog has a free popcorn printable for an easy popcorn Father’s Day gift from kids. She also has an easy idea for a DIY Father’s Day gift can with a printable label. Or consider the printable Father’s Day bottle tags from Skip to My Lou for Dad’s favorite soda, beer or hard cider.

Father's Day gifts from kids. If your kids love Legos, have them put their block building skills to good use with this DIY Father's Day gift from Laly Mom. Kids will love making this rad DIY pen holder for Dad's desk. Not only is it the perfect place for him to stash his pens, they can also add their favorite photo of a special memory together.

If your kids love Legos, have them put their block building skills to good use with this DIY Father’s Day gift from Laly Mom. Kids will love making this rad DIY pen holder for Dad’s desk. Not only is it the perfect place for him to stash his pens, they can also add their favorite photo of a special memory together.

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

More Great Kid Made Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Need even more ideas for DIY Father’s Day gifts from kids? Keep reading to discover just a few of the Father’s Day gift ideas that I’ve compiled on my Father’s Day Gift Ideas Pinterest board.

  • This shaving cream recipe from The Nourished Life contains witch hazel so it’s perfect for Dad’s sensitive skin.
  • A mechanic’s hand scrub is a great gift for the car hobbyist. This DIY from Everything Pretty is the perfect gift!
  • If Dad’s a gardener, then he’ll love this DIY garden tool bag from So Sew Easy filled with gardening tools.

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I seriously got the best Mother’s Day gift EVER this year! So I wanted to share mom brag about my son’s gift to me. Plus share a few DIY ideas for the best Mother’s Day gifts you can make for your mom this Mother’s Day.

Best Mother's Day Gifts & Ideas to DIY for Your Mom. Wow your mom this Mother's Day with this collection of the best Mother's Day gifts. Make mom something special this year by hand with this collection of 18 DIY Mother's day gift ideas.

I got my Mother’s day gift early this year. Words cannot even explain how amazing it is! My son, Cody, graduated valedictorian from my alma mater, Roanoke College, this past Saturday. He’s the first on our side of the family to be headed to grad school.

The best Mother's Day gift ever! My son graduated college.

Cody will be working on a research grant when he starts his major in clinical health and research in the fall at UNC Charlotte. His end goal is to be able to help those in need so they can lead happy and fulfilling lives. I feel so blessed to have a son who cares so much about others and the world around him that he wants to make it his life’s work.

While you may not be in a stage in your life that you can wow your mom with your achievements, I can help you out with a collection of 18 handmade gifts that she’ll totally love. Keep reading to explore the best Mother’s Day gifts & ideas that you can DIY for your Mom this May – even if it’s last minute.

Best Mother’s Day Gifts & Ideas to DIY

Best Mother's Day Gifts & Ideas to DIY. Wow your mom this Mother's Day with this collection of the best Mother's Day gifts. Make mom something special this year by hand with these DIY bath and beauty gift ideas.

Blueberry Thyme Bath Salts Recipe

If you’re looking for an easy Mother’s day gift to make last minute, then try this simple homemade bath salts recipe! It’s formulated with Epsom salt and magnesium flakes to ease your mom’s sore muscles and reduce stress. Plus it smells amazing! Get the recipe.

Rose Essential Oil Bath Bomb Recipe

Another of the best Mother’s Day gifts you can DIY, these fragrant rose essential oil bath bombs make a lovely DIY Mother’s Day gift. Made with natural rose essential oil and fragrant roasted cocoa butter, these bath bombs ar the perfect bath time treat to help Mom unwind and relieve stress. Get the recipe.

Easy DIY Succulent Soaps

These adorable succulent soaps from Everything Pretty are guaranteed to delight your mom this Mother’s Day! Perfect for homemade gifts, these DIY melt and pour soaps look like little potted succulents ready for a sunny windowsill. Learn to make them.

Essential Oil Rose Bath Truffles Recipe for the best Mother's Day gifts. Help Mom take a time out for self care with these skin softening DIY rose bath truffles from Country Hill Cottage. Made with six natural ingredients, these beautiful bath treats infuse bath water with nourishing oils and butters to moisturize Mom's beautifully maturing skin!

Essential Oil Rose Bath Truffles Recipe

Help Mom take a time out for self care with these skin softening DIY rose bath truffles from Country Hill Cottage. Made with six natural ingredients, these beautiful bath treats infuse bath water with nourishing oils and butters to moisturize Mom’s beautifully maturing skin! Get the recipe.

Natural Magnesium Body Butter Recipe

My mom is embarking into her seventies. Unfortunately that means her arthritis is getting worse. If your mom also suffers from common aches and pains, then she’ll appreciate this natural magnesium body butter as much as my mother does! Made with natural ingredients like roasted cocoa butter and essential oils, this body butter recipe also contains magnesium flakes to ease sore muscle and joint pain. Learn how to make it.

Pineapple Hidden Color Bath Bomb Recipe

If your mom is on trend with the latest hidden color bath bombs, then she’ll love to receive these pineapple shaped bath fizzies. Formulated to stay together even in high humidity, these hidden color bath bombs will turn your mom’s bath into a rainbow of colors! See the tutorial.

Related: Explore more beautiful DIY Mother’s day gift ideas here.

DIY Crochet Coffee Sleeve for Mother's Day. If your mom's like me then she loves that morning cup of coffee or tea! This crochet coffee cup sleeve from Skip to My Lou is so beautiful. Your mom will use it everyday for that early cup of java. Making it one of the best Mother's Day gifts you can DIY last minute.

DIY Crochet Coffee Sleeve

If your mom’s like me then she loves that morning cup of coffee or tea! This crochet coffee cup sleeve from Skip to My Lou is so beautiful. Your mom will use it everyday for that early cup of java. Making it one of the best Mother’s Day gifts you can DIY last minute. Learn how now.

DIY Seashell Wine Charms

What could be more perfect for moms who love wine and entertaining than wine charms? These super cute DIY seashell wine charms from Crafts By Amanda are super simple to make, but look amazing! Plus it’s a great use for those seashells you still have stashed from last summer. See the tutorial now.

DIY Mother’s Day Suncatcher Gift

This suncatcher craft project idea from Darice is super easy to make. It’s also small enough that it can be mailed to your long distance mom if needed. Each bead on this Mother’s Day suncatcher reflects a different child in her life. Learn how to make this memorable best Mother’s Day gift for your mom’s kitchen window. It’s a lovely reminder that you’ll always be in her heart. Learn to make it now.

DIY Solid Rose Lotion Bars for Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts! Lotion bars a great way to care for your mom's maturing skin. Formulated without beeswax, these vegan friendly solid lotion bars are made with natural, non-toxic plant based ingredients. Get the recipe and helpful tips for creating your own homemade lotion bars for gifts at A Life Adjacent.

DIY Solid Rose Lotion Bars

Lotion bars a great way to care for your mom’s maturing skin. Formulated without beeswax, these vegan friendly solid lotion bars are made with natural plant based ingredients for healthy skin care. Get the recipe and helpful tips for creating your own homemade lotion bars for gifts at A Life Adjacent. Get the recipe.

DIY Handwritten Recipe Tea Towel

A handwritten recipe tea towel is the best Mother’s Day gift idea for moms who love to bake! Learn how to transfer a handwritten recipe card from your mom’s recipe collection onto a tea towel with this tutorial from Lyndale Drive. Learn how now.

Hand Poured Citronella Candles DIY

With summer on the way, your mom will surely appreciate these beautiful hand poured citronella candles from Country Hill Cottage. Made using soy wax and citronella essential oils, these patio stable candles make the perfect gift for any mom who loves enjoying time outdoors. There are even printable labels to make this Mother’s day gift even better. Make them now!

Related: Make mom a DIY needle felted wine bag with this tutorial.

Hand Painted Rose Mason Jars for the best Mother's Day gifts to DIY. You can't beat these lovely hand painted rose mason jars as another of the best Mother's Day gifts & ideas to DIY. Not only are these mason jars beautiful, they also have a number of uses. Mom will love using these decorative jars as vases or to store kitchen staples! Discover the tutorial for making hand painted roses at It All Started with Paint.

Hand Painted Rose Mason Jars

You can’t beat these lovely hand painted rose mason jars as another of the best Mother’s Day gifts & ideas to DIY. Not only are these mason jars beautiful, they also have a number of uses. Mom will love using these decorative jars as vases or to store kitchen staples! Discover the tutorial for making hand painted roses at It All Started with Paint. See the tutorial.

Foaming Salt Scrub Recipe

This homemade foaming salt scrub recipe is a great way to exfoliate, cleanse and moisturize skin in one simple step. A reader favorite recipe, this DIY foaming salt scrub has been reproduced numerous times over the years both to sell and give as homemade gifts. Another win as one of the best Mother’s Day gifts to DIY this spring. Get the recipe.

Natural Essential Oil Perfume Recipes

Essential oils are big right now and for good reason. They wonderful for crafting natural skin care products as well as for use in aromatherapy. In addition, essential oils are also perfect for creating natural gift worthy perfume. Learn how to make five essential oil rollerball bottle perfume recipes that mom will love. Get the recipes now.

DIY Terrazzo Triangle Trinket Box for Mother's Day. If you're lucky enough to have a 3D printer, then this trinket box is a must for a DIY gift for Mom. Gift it with a handmade brooch or a novelty enamel pin to customize it even further. Then decorate the outside with temporary tattoos. Don't have a 3D printer? Try an upcycled cardboard box version instead!

DIY Terrazzo Triangle Trinket Box

If you’re lucky enough to have a 3D printer, then this trinket box is a must for a DIY gift for Mom. Gift it with a handmade felt brooch or a novelty enamel pin to customize it even further. Then decorate the outside with temporary tattoos. Don’t have a 3D printer? Try an upcycled cardboard box version instead! Get the pattern to make yours.

Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe

Need even more Mother’s Day gift ideas? This cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe is another homemade gift idea that tops the list. Made with ingredients that skin loves like cucumber seed oil and aloe, this homemade body scrub has a refreshing cucumber mint fragrance your mom will love! Get the recipe.

DIY Twig Pendant

This DIY pendant is the best Mother’s day gift idea for jewelry lovers. A DIY reproduction of the wildly popular Door 44 twig pendant, this tutorial from Door 44 Studios walks you through the steps to make your own as a handmade gift for mom. Learn how now.

Do you have ideas for the best DIY Mother’s Day gifts? I’d love to hear your DIY ideas for homemade Mother’s Day gifts! So be sure to share your ideas for the best Mother’s Day gifts in the comments. You can also explore more DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas on my Pinterest board here. Or browse for handmade gifts you can buy for Mother’s Day on Etsy here.

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