Here’s five of our favourite money-saving and creative gift ideas that are easy and fun to do.
No. 1: Peggy football
What a great way to upcycle an old cardboard box. All you need to make this entertaining peggy football game are: pegs, paints, some rods or pencils, a small ball and a cardboard box. Simply decorate your box and cut out the goals. Insert the rods/pencils and paint your pegs and you’re ready to take your first strike.
No. 2: Mugs with a message
This is such a good idea and will appeal to all ages. Simply buy some plain mugs and a Sharpie pen. Decorate the mugs with your message/design.
Bake the mugs in an oven for 30 mins at 170 degrees C and then leave to cool before hand washing and using.
Perfect for a personalised present.
No 3: Cute candle holder
Another absolutely cracking present idea which, again, is really cheap to create and easy to make. Simply cut out a shape from some newsprint and cover a glass jar with it. Add a tea light and some rustic string and, hey presto, you’ve created a beautiful, bespoke candle holder.
No 4: Badge making
Children and adults alike love creating their own badges. They are really easy to make using a handheld badge making machine. You can design your own artwork and press it into a badge, keyring, mirror, fridge magnet or medal. It’s so simple to do. All you need is a badge maker and component set of your choice to make yourself and others some lovely, unique presents.
No. 5: 3D cards
Slightly older children (and adults) might like to make one of these stunning cards for a loved one at Christmas. With just a little planning, this greetings card can be cut and created quite simply, giving the recipient a really lovely three dimensional surprise when opened.
We want to see your creations! Click here to go to our big Christmas competition on facebook – simply like the post and comment with a photo of what you’ve made for a chance to win a stocking filler bundle of goodies.
The winner will be announced on Wednesday 14th December. Good luck!