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Monday, December 22, 2014

Last Minute DIY christmas gifts

Have you completely forgot about christmas? Or buying gifts? Or just have no money to go buy gifts? Or do you just love making DIY gifts? Well if you said yes to any of these questions then here are some of my favorite DIY gifts you can make! 

Here are step by step directions to : 
Cookie Mix Jar / Customized Bath Salts / Homemade Fudge Boxes / Open When's /  & 52 Reasons why I love you

For Bath Salts you'll need:
-Empty Jar
-Food Coloring
-Essential Oil
-Magnesium Bath Flakes or Epson Salt
-Baking Soda
-Some ribbon and cloth material

First put a ration of 3:1 of Epson Salt and Backing Soda. Add a few drops of essential oils (I used coconut and mint) and add a few drops of food coloring. Then just mix it all together

Put it all together in the jar. I didn't have enough epson salt so I added this fake lavender flower to make it seem like a growing flower! So creative hahaha

Then I cut a piece of cloth to decorate the jar. Then tie it up with some nice ribbon. You can also add a nice label to personalize it.

for Chocolate Chip Cookie Jar you'll need:
-2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon of salt
-1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup of white sugar
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar

Measure all the ingredients & then put them into the jar matching each ingredient with similar colors

Then cut a piece of cloth and write the recipe on a tag. 

for Fudge Boxes you'll need:
-Oreos (3 cups)
-White chocolate chips (1 bag)
-Sweetened condensed milk (14 ox.)
- Festive mini boxes and tissue paper
-Wax paper

Prepare pan by covering it with wax paper

Melt all of the condensed milk and chocolate chips into a saucepan 

Crush the Oreos and then put them into the saucepan and mix for about a minute

Poor mixture into the prepared pan and smooth out. Sprinkle the top with some crushed Oreos and press down.
(You could use any  chocolate and any other added ingredients like pretzels, nuts, ect)

After it is cooled, using a warm knife cut the fudge into desired pieces 

Then fold the tissue paper to cover the box and place fudge inside 

for Open When's you'll need: 

Each envelope should be labeled with a certain emotion/time/occasion when someone should open the letter. Then decorate and make it pretttyyyy

Inside each letter there should be cute lil note for that certain occasion. You can put candy, memes, or pictures inside to add some pazazzz. You can also add a blank one so your friend can continue the tradition  

Then tie it all up in a pretty bow 

Last idea is 52 reasons I love you
- deck of cards

I wrote mine in Serbian because it was for my mom, but basically on each card write a reason why you love them. You could always decorate it with images/stickers/doodles 

Happy Holidays! Hope this helped! 


  1. great ideas, have a nice christmas!

    xx danielle // shades of danielle // bloglovin

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog the other day. Ahh...I love those DIY ideas! Will definitely keep them in mind for birthdays next year :)

    Merry Christmas!

    Jasmin xx