D.I.Y Homemade Gifts They Will Love.

D.I.Y Homemade Gifts They Will Love.

Can't bake? Perfect. Can't cook? That's fine too. Don't own a hot glue gun, paint set or sewing kit? Don't worry, because you won't need any of these to create your own homemade D.I.Y and creative crafts gifts. Read on to see 5 easy homemade gifts that's perfect for everyone!


Sugar Body Scrub
This is a wonderful spa inspired skin care and skin exfoliating 'gift for her'.


Ingredients:
  • 1 Cup of White Sugar or Brown Sugar (for extra sensitive skin)
  • 1 Cup of Baby Oil or preferably Coconut Oil
  • A Bowl to contain the ingredients
  • A Spoon for mixing the ingredients.
  • A short jar.

Mix the ingredients together in a bowl and then transfer it to your gift jar. Add a label with instructions and embellish with a ribbon.

Instructions: 
Write the following instructions on a paper label and attach to the jar.

1. Follow your usual bath/shower routine to thoroughly cleanse your skin.
2. Use your hands or an exfoliating glove to apply the body scrub to your entire body.
3. After exfoliating, rinse thoroughly and pat your skin dry or air dry.
4.Voila! You have now completed your first D.I.Y skin exfoliating session.


Honey & Sugar Lip-Scrub
This gift is perfect for your girlfriends, moms and sisters, it's an essential beauty/grooming trick especially for the cold winter months when dry chapped lips are unavoidable.


Ingredients: 
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp white sugar 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • A small jar 
Mix the honey, sugar and olive oil together in a small bowl and then transfer to your jar. Add gift label and decorate with a ribbon.

Instructions:
Write the following instructions on a paper label and attach to the jar.
1. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water.
2. Wet a cotton pad with warm water and use it to gently scrub and soften your lips in a circular motion.
3. Using your finger apply the honey and sugar scrub to your wet lips in a circular motion. Repeat this step until all loose/dry skin has been removed. 
4. Rinse your lips in warm water and pat dry.
5. Now apply your favorite lip balm, lip moisturizer.
6. Cover and store any left over lip-scrub in a cool, dry place.


Hot Cocoa Mix in a Jar
This is a wonderful gift for all your friends and family members, there is nothing like a cup of hot cocoa during the cold winter months to add warmth to the season.

 

Ingredients:
  • 1 mason jar
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 2 ½ cups powdered milk
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper (Alton Brown's secret ingredient!)
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • ½ cup mini marshmallows
  • Ribbon
  • Gift tag
Instructions:
  1. Mix together all ingredients except the chocolate chips and marshmallows.
  2. Divide powder mixture into mason jars leaving room for chocolate chips and marshmallows. Then add a layer of chips and a layer of marshmallows on top of the mix.
  3. Write these instructions on stationary paper: Combine ½ cup of mix with 1 cup of hot water. Sprinkle with marshmallows & chips and enjoy!
  4. Fold up instructions and place on top mix in the jar (or tie onto the outside of the jar). Seal tightly.
  5. Finish it off by tying a ribbon around the lid of the jar or decorating the mason jar as shown in the photo above. Recipe via Food Network.


Flavored Cooking Oils
This will make the perfect gift for the foodies in your life.


Ingredients:
  • A big bottle/vat of extra virgin olive oil
  • Assorted glass bottles
  • Dried herbs and spices as desired (oregano, rosemary, thyme, and basil, assorted dried pepper flakes, Basil, red pepper flakes, assorted peppercorns, Tarragon and chive, Cumin, coriander, Garlic and fennel)
  • A funnel
Instructions:
1. For a cold-infusion method, 
2. Add a couple of tablespoons of dried herbs/spices (according to the flavors desired) into the bottle using the funnel so they don’t scatter everywhere. 
3. Pour in oil to fill the bottle, cap it. 
Advise the recipient to place it in a dark cupboard to infuse for 3-4 weeks so the flavors develop and enjoy!

*When using dried herbs and spices, flavored oils will be good to use for up to one year. Flavored oils should be used as dipping/drizzling oils rather than to cook with. Recipe via inhabitat.com


Cow Girl Cookies Mix in a Jar
This is a wonderful gift idea for families with young children or for someone with a sweet tooth, who enjoys or wants to experiment with baking.


Ingredients:
  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup M&Ms
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • A mason jar
Layer the ingredients into the jar in the following order:
  1. Flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt Mix.
  2. Oats
  3. M&Ms
  4. Chocolate chips
  5. Brown sugar
  6. White sugar
  7. Chopped pecans
Instructions
Write the following recipe/baking instructions on a paper label and attach to the jar.

1. Stir all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
2. Add:
  • 1 slightly beaten egg
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted slightly in the microwave)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
3. Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Use the back of a large spoon to work it all together.
4. Then roll the cookie dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, place on a parchment covered baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven. Makes 26-28 cookies. Recipe via bakerella.


Which homemade DIY gift will you try? Leave a comment below.
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