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Christmas gifts for grandma and grandpa do it yourself: Loving and simple DIY gift ideas

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Finding the right gift somehow almost always seems to be a difficult task. Only with grandma and grandpa it is actually not so – probably because they are simply at an age where the material is no longer so important, but the gesture plays the biggest role (unlike many children, for example). Still, a few suggestions and ideas are certainly welcome and that’s why below we have some DIY Christmas gifts for grandma and grandpa that you can recreate.

Christmas gifts for grandma and grandpa – gift ideas for grandma

Christmas gifts for grandma and grandpa - gift ideas for grandparents from children

Of course, the right Christmas gift for grandma depends mainly on your preferences. Maybe you will find something suitable among the following ideas.

Make a beautiful necklace from craft clay as a gift for grandma from grandchildren.

Gift idea for grandma - chain with pendant for beautiful jewelry

These DIY ideas you can do together with children, because some of the steps are really suitable for children. You will need the following materials for beautiful jewelry :

  • Fimo modeling clay in any color/pattern for baking.
  • Chain
  • Cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • toothpick or shish kebab
  • Paper tape
  • Spray paint (gold in this case)

Shape clay into a roll and make tags with gold spray paint

Preheat the oven to 110 degrees.

Take a piece of the modeling clay and soften it by kneading it between your hands. Then roll it out on your work surface into a long roll that is about half an inch in diameter. These two steps can also be done by the children. Then, cut the roll into smaller pieces (3.5 to 4 inches long) with the cutter and carefully poke a toothpick through the center lengthwise. While the poke is still in the plasticine, gently wiggle and twist it to enlarge the hole a tiny bit and pull it out again.

Make several such cylinders and then spread them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to bake for 25 minutes. Let them cool completely.

Tape off half of one roll and spray the free half with spray paint. You can also stick a toothpick in the hole again for this to help hold the future pendant. Once the paint dries, you can peel off the tape and thread the chain through it.

Make several such necklaces at once for other women in the family or circle of friends, or make matching earrings and bracelets from the other cylinders.

Homemade bowls to store keys or jewelry.

Christmas gifts for grandma and grandpa from the grandchildren - Make bowls from craft clay


Surely your grandma has already collected quite a few pieces of jewelry over the years. She can keep these, which she wears daily, handy in a decorative bowl. Instead of a bowl, you can also make a shallow plate. Small bowls are not only great gifts for grandma . Grandpa could also keep something in them – for example, the car keys or wristwatch.

  • air-drying clay
  • any stamps and ink pads (to create colorful patterns)
  • bowl or plate as a “stencil
  • rolling pin for acrylic clay
  • cutter and mat
  • Sandpaper

Roll out self drying clay and stamp for decorative bowls for jewelry

Roll out the clay after you have softened it by kneading. The clay should then be about 3 to 5 millimeters thick, no more, as it will dry more slowly. Press the stamp into the desired color and then into the clay to transfer the pattern. Do not apply too much pressure.

Decorative bowls make yourself for keys or jewelry


Then place a bowl upside down on the clay and cut the outline on the outside with the cutter. Take the bowl down again and carefully peel off the outer clay so that only the circle remains. Use damp fingers to smooth out any frayed edges. Place the circle in the bowl and press gently and evenly. Allow the craft clay to dry thoroughly before removing the bowl and wrapping the Christmas gifts for Grandma and Grandpa.

Christmas gifts for grandma and grandpa – gift ideas for grandpas.

Make beautiful gifts for grandpa for Christmas

Now to make the Christmas gifts for grandma and grandpa complete, of course we need something for grandpa. Here are two ideas that you can do yourself as Christmas gifts for grandma and grandpa:

Photo gifts please grandma and grandpa alike.

Crafting Christmas gifts for grandma and grandpa - photo gift to hang up

It’s really very easy to craft photo Christmas gifts for grandma and grandpa. Print out photos (or have some developed) and hang them on string with beads and other wooden ornaments. Then tie the string to a beautiful branch or twig. Here it is best to combine several such photo garlands. You can also omit the beads and use only string or come up with other designs.

Loving gift ideas – from salt dough hearts tinker and paint

Christmas gifts for grandma and grandpa make your own from salt dough in the shape of a heart

Decorations are always well received and in the form of a heart, they could hardly be more loving. Free hand cut out by the children or with the help of cookie cutters for cookies does not matter. The salt dough hearts can then be labeled if you want to make personalized gifts for grandma and grandpa. They can also be easily painted with acrylic paints.

If you want, you can also make a small keychain out of them with a chain and key ring. Just add a hole in advance. Keychains usually go down very well with grandpa!