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Homemade Christmas gifts 2022: ideas what you can do yourself for your family and friends!

Homemade Christmas gifts are a thoughtful way to show your family and friends how much they mean to you this Christmas 2022, and they’re an especially good idea if you’re trying to stick to your Christmas shopping budget. If you’re looking for new DIY Christmas gift ideas, keep reading to find inspiration for everyone on your list.

Make last minute Christmas gifts yourself – snow sprinklers

Make last minute Christmas gifts yourself - snow sprinkler

Fill empty salt and pepper shakers with salt, artificial mini Christmas trees and reindeer figurines for an enchanting, Christmas spirit. This is the perfect DIY gift for your coworkers that will fit on the kitchen countertop.

Craft idea: small homemade Christmas gifts for friends and kids.

Craft idea - small homemade Christmas gifts for friends and children

Your little ones will love this fluffy Christmas tree ornament depicting the lovable, iconic snowman from the hit movie “Frozen.”

  • Cut body shapes from white felt and attach them to a wooden popsicle stick with hot glue. After that, also cut out buttons, mouth and eyebrows from black felt and attach them to the body with hot glue.
  • Glue wiggle eyes under the eyebrows and cut a carrot nose out of orange felt. Glue them under the eyes with hot glue as well. Also glue the arms made of mini tree branches and a piece of string to hang them on the wooden popsicle stick.

Make original DIY gifts for your family yourself – bath salts.

Make original DIY gifts for your family yourself - Bath salts

Enjoy a relaxing and skin nourishing bath with this homemade herbal bath salt recipe. These bath salts are easy to make and make a lovely handmade gift idea – especially for Christmas. The sachets are filled with dried flowers, epsom salt and essential oils for a soothing and cleansing bath experience.

What you need:

  • 200 g Epsom salt
  • 1/2 cup each of dried roses, lavender, marigolds, cornflowers, chamomile
  • 3 – 5 drops of essential oil


  • Mix 3 – 5 drops of essential oil with 200 g of Epsom salt.
  • Pour about 3 tablespoons of Epsom Salt into a sachet (or until the sachet is half full). Use organza or muslin bags.
  • Layer a heaping tablespoon of lavender, calendula, chamomile, cornflowers and roses on top.
  • Close the bag with a knot and store in an airtight container until ready to use.

To enjoy the herbal flower bath salts, add a sachet to the bath water or hang it under running water.

Creative homemade Christmas gifts 2022 – agate coasters for your parents.

Creative homemade Christmas gifts 2022 - agate coasters for your parents

With gold-plated edges, these trendy coasters will add the finishing touch to your next cocktail hour. Delight your mom and dad alike with a glamorous set of their own.

Simple gift idea - tinkering with children

You can find agates on the internet. If you want to do this project and order the agates sight unseen, you should ask the dealer for round agates with a diameter of about 10 cm. You will then need gold paint and a soft brush. It is best to hold the agate in one hand and the brush in the other and color the edges.

Original gifts at Christmas for colleagues, friends and family

Place them on cups to dry so the gold paint doesn’t smear. Once dry, you can add four glue dots to the bottom of each coaster.

Simple gift idea with cookie cutters – making wreath with children

Gift ideas for Christmas 2022

This is a cool 10-minute decoration idea for Christmas gifts for your mom or your friends. In this project, you can change the shape of the cookie cutter, use string or wire instead of ribbon, or make the wreath bigger or smaller. There are countless possibilities. To make a wreath like this, you will need 2 packs of star cutters.

You will need:

  • Star cutters in different sizes
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Fir branches (artificial or real)

Christmas wreath for the door as a DIY gift


  • First, lay out the cookie cutters in a circle. Make sure each cookie cutter touches the adjacent cookie cutter in at least one spot.

Make your own wreath with stars for Christmas

  • Then, take your hot glue gun. Use a small amount of glue to attach each cookie cutter to the other. This will give the wreath some stability.
  • Next, attach a piece of ribbon where each cookie cutter is connected. Use scissors to cut the ribbon to the desired length. Attach the ribbon at all the connection points around the entire wreath.

Simple gift ideas with cookie cutters - wreath making with children

  • Then attach a long piece of ribbon to the top of the wreath to hang it. Tuck in a few small tree branches and your wreath is ready.

Homemade Christmas gifts 2022 – make your own peppermint oil candles.

Homemade Christmas gifts 2022 - make your own peppermint oil candles

If you’ve never tried making your own candles before, you might be surprised at how easy they are to make.

  • Glue the candle wick in the center of a canning jar or tea light jar.
  • Melt the soy wax flakes over a water bath or in the microwave according to package directions.
  • Once the wax is melted, stir in peppermint oil (about 15 – 20 drops) and pour the mixture into tea light jars.
  • Use a pencil to hold the candle wick in place while the candle wax hardens. Let the candle harden for several hours or overnight and cut the candle wick before lighting.