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DIY Christmas gifts | 2014

It's been great reading your feedback on Christmas song list. I'm happy to hear you all love oldies the best- they are after all essential part of Christmas:)

As promised; another DIY. Coming closer to Christmas is when I feel very inspired to do everything by hand, if it's presents or pastry.

First one is Cookie Box. You can be more original and go for home-made cookies but for this DIY I went with ones from the store. If you're wondering- these are oat cookies with milk chocolate on one side and are too delicious!
Second one is Candy Sleigh. How cute is that? This one is made for children. When I saw it on Pinterest I knew I had to try it out. You only need candy- I've chosen candy cane and mini version of chocolate bar for a base. Then I just piled other candy on top. I used scotch tape to glue everything together. 
Third one is my favourite- Surprise Jar. I used crystals (red heart shaped, blue and clear ones), super glue, tea lights, candy and other gifts. I first applied all the crystals in random pattern I chose. This part took the longest because heart crystals were heavy and they kept falling off (or the glue was out of date). But after that it gets easy. I filled the jar with gifts and most importantly I made sure not to forget tea lights because when all gifts are used or eaten, you can reuse the jar as a decoration! When tea lights are lit, candlelight gives beautiful pattern on whatever base it's standing on.

What do you think? Which one is your favourite gift? Will you be making hand-made gifts this year?

xx Maja

41 comments

  1. Candy sleigh is awesome! Very creative :)

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  2. These are very sweet and cute ideas! I love them all <3

    Kisses, Kali
    | Kali's inspiration board |

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  3. I also do custom-made cans of own cookies that always all tastes and are a great gift! I send greetings from Poland :)

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  4. Really nice ideas!! I like it a lot! www.beautypusinka.blogspot.com

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  5. I have road many posts of DIY, but this is the first i road one about Diy gift for Christmas. Very inspired

    new post on my blog

    http://www.fashionculturediary.blogspot.it/

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  6. Cool post,bas je kul ovo sa cokoladicama:)

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  7. one sanjke sa slatkišima su preslatke...idealan poklon za mališe!
    sviđa mi se prva varijanta s upakiranim keksima, jako lijepo izgleda...a ova ukrašena (eto gdje su otišli kristalići na srca) teglica je predivna!!!! Super ideja napuniti je sa poklonima, a u isto vrijeme opet može poslužiti kao dekoracija sa svjećicama.

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  8. My favourite idea is the surprise jar because one can still use it after Xmas and it will look cute everywhere at home :) However cookies are always welcome!!! haha XD
    Have a nice day and xoxo

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  9. The candy sleigh is so cute!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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  10. Lovely ideas!

    Check out my new post Here!!!

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  11. Those ideas are really great! I do plan to make couple DIY gifts, love doing that

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  12. Great ideas, I love the cookie box and the candy sleigh soo much ! I followed you on GFC and Bloglovin' ! Kiss, Madalina O

    http://madalinaelenao.blogspot.ro

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  13. Great ideias! Love it :D

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  14. Super ideje, najbolj pa mi je všeč druga, super za otroke, moram poskusiti
    za svoje male sestrične :)

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  15. Lovely ideas :) I love second one :)
    Muilo Burbulai

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  16. Lovely idea for christmas!
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  17. How great! I love your post!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http;//fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  18. Great pics! Maybe we can follow each other? Pls let me know! :)

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  19. The candy sleigh is actually a super cute DIY to make with kids if you have them. Thanks for some great DIY tips for this Christmas.

    rae of love from berlin

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  20. Blog mi se bas dopada! A ovaj post je predivan i jako interesantna ideja....
    xoxo, M

    http://www.perfectlyimperfect.info/

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  21. The cookie box is adorable, very funny gift! Thanks for this great ideas doll!
    Kisses

    http://www.alisagromova.com/

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  22. These are so cute!! :)

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  23. such great DIY! awesome post, thank you for sharing...
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  24. Cute cute and cute :3

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  25. Cute ideas - great post!

    hugs
    behindtheattitude.blogspot.dk

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  26. These are amazing doll, love the ideas :))) xx

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  27. Great ideia! I love candy ;)

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  28. My god, these are so cute! That candy sleigh <33

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  29. Mhmm, such a lot of sweet yummy things!!

    Rosa

    Styleyourselfinstyle.blogspot.com

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  30. sweet and tasty post ! :3

    www.madamedaria.blogspot.com

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  31. so so great idea od DIY gift , especialy for someone who loves sweets :-)

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  32. Great ideas :) I'm loving this post hun <3
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  33. The surprise jar is such a great idea. Love your blog - followed on Bloglovin :)

    www.londonmckenzie.co.uk

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  34. Amazing blog! Totally love it!
    May be you'd like to follow each other? Let me know C:

    Maggie from
    http://secretpassageinthebilberrypay.blogspot.com

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  35. these are such cute and original gift ideas :)

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xx Maja