Pinterest Fab 4: DIY Gifts for the season

Rachel Sloan | 09 Dec 2014 | Seasonal Trends

Last year we shared a Pinterest favorite blog post about DIY holiday gifts for any budget – remember our fun teacup candle, candy cane sugar scrub and homemade picture frame tutorials? (click here!)



This DIY gift list is perfect for a party host, a friend, a coworker, or a relative-these gifts rock no matter what! Because who wouldn’t love a personal plate, fab coaster, trendy candle, or jar of warmth and love?


1. Personalized Dinnerware

Whether you hop on the sharpie mug trend, or branch out a bit and make them a beautiful personalized serving plate this project will add a touch of friendship into an everyday activity.


2. Scrabble Coasters

Coasters can be displayed in the house, used for guests and family, and add flare to a coffee table, you can’t go wrong! If you aren’t yet ready to let go of your treasured scrabble game but want to make this project, head to your local craft store and pick up mimic tiles for less than $5. All you need is 4 words to describe a person, some tiles and cork and off you go! This gift is the perfect mix of personal, useful, and crazy fun to make!


3. Mason Jar Candle

Candles are always a classic gift, but it gets harder and harder to make them special. The secret? Make it yourself! It’s no secret that lately mason jars can do anything, they are the super hero of containers and have a classic look that just leaves you wanting more. Pick any scent, any color, and any ribbon to garnish the jar and you have a lovely gift for anybody’s table.


4. Mix in a Jar

It can be a little hard to give the gift of warmth, but this hot chocolate mix jar does just that in a beautiful way! Grab any jar that you like, fill it with hot chocolate mix, marshmallows, and any other garnishes you like and you have a beautiful present even for the cooking impaired. It’s presentation can’t be beat and it shows personal thought because you assembled it all on your own (we delight in the small accomplishments).  If you want an extra twist try doing it with cake or brownie mix so their gift turns into a treat for the whole family later.


For more great crafting and DIY ideas check out our Crafty at Home series, complete with pins, tutorials, and videos!

  • About Author

    Rachel Sloan is the newest social media intern for as well as a student at the University of Houston pursuing a degree in Public Relations. Her decor and crafting inspiration comes from her sorority sisters and her love for social media comes from growing up in the technical age.