Making a DIY holiday gift is a great way to add a little extra something to a store-bought present, or the perfect way to show you care without spending heaps of money. Getting started early will give you plenty of time to make a foolproof gift. Here are five simply made presents that can be completed in the comfort of your own home.
Pecan Cluster PackagingPecan Cluster Packaging
The base of this package slides out to reveal the delectable confections within. Red-and-white candy cups hold individual treats.
Use our Pecan Clusters recipe to add a sweet touch to this gift.
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Yule Log Favor BoxesYule Log Favor Boxes
Glittered birds have made their nests on top. Wooden disks on the ends of the logs keep the treats -- Champagne-bubble gumdrops -- inside.
These versions of the yule log, a quintessential symbol of the Christmas season, are actually favor boxes; they resemble birch logs, thanks to our clip art wrapped around paper-towel rolls.Get the Yule Log Favor Boxes Craft
Candy Cane MiceCandy Cane Mice
It's the kids who will be doing the nibbling when these sweet mice are around. A combination of two Christmas icons -- mice and candy canes -- these tiny fabric creatures with their red-and-white-striped tails make fitting favors at a holiday dinner or delightful gifts for children to give to friends and relatives.
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Glittered CandleholdersGlittered Candleholders
With their motion frozen in clear glass glitter, coniferous trees and reindeer encircle hurricane lamps lighted from within by tall, rose-hued candles. Here, the candleholders are elevated on glass cake stands, then faux snow is dusted around them.
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Crepe Paper Stocking and DreidelCrepe Paper Stocking and Dreidel
These adorable miniature stockings and dreidels made of crepe paper and filled with personalized M&Ms make perfect handmade holiday gifts and party favors.
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