DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

Santa’s Sleigh

Materials Required:

  • Candy canes
  • Regular sized square chocolate bar
  • Small sized chocolate bars
  • Tiny decorative chocolate bars
  • Santa decoration (We used a chocolate Santa)
  • Double sided tape
  • Christmas ribbon
  • Scissors

Instructions:

Before you begin, make sure you preplan how you want your sleigh to look. Stack up the chocolate bars to get a good visual and start.

  1. Place two candy canes on a flat surface with the curl of the cane sticking up to form the runners of the sleigh.
  2. Place double sided tape down the top of the long part of the candy canes.
  3. Stick your regular size square chocolate bar onto the candy canes to form the base of the sleigh and the runners.
  4. Put double sided tape on the top of the regular sized chocolate bar and stick your small sized bars on top. This will give the sleigh some height. You can stack as many layers as you wish to make the sleigh taller. We found that two layers was perfect.
  5. Add some more double sided tape to the top layer and stick your tiny decorative chocolate on top. We used a holly wrapped chocolate, but you can put any edible decoration you want to make the sleigh that much more magical.
  6. Once you have constructed your sleigh, tie all the chocolates together with a ribbon.
  7. Take your Santa decoration and set him on the sleigh. Our Santa needed a little bit of double sided tape to stay put.
  8. Now Santa’s sleigh is complete and ready to be gifted!

Rudolph Hot Chocolate

Materials Required:

  • Unmarked piping bags
  • Pipe cleaners, brown
  • Pompoms, red
  • Googly eyes
  • Clear glue
  • Hot chocolate powder
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Small marshmallows
  • Christmas ribbon
  • Scissors

Instructions:

This DIY craft makes one cup of hot chocolate mix that you are to pour into a mug of hot water. Please adjust the ingredients to your tastes.

  1. Start creating your Rudolph by putting three tablespoons (or however much your brand of coco recommends for a cup) of hot chocolate powder into an unmarked piping bag. Make sure the powder gets all the way down.
  2. Add a layer of mini chocolate chips to the piping bag.
  3. Add a layer of marshmallows.
  4. Twist the piping bag closed and tie it with the Christmas ribbon.
  5. Twist the center of the brown pipe cleaner around the closed end of the piping bag once and then bund the rest of the pipe into Rudolph’s horns.
  6. Use the glue to stick on Rudolph’s eyes and nose.
  7. Let the glue dry and Rudolph will be set to fly onto his new home.

Present Treat

Materials Required:

  • Small rectangular box
  • Wrapping paper
  • Christmas ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • A treat of your choice

Instructions:

  1. Place your tasty Christmas treat inside the small box and tape it closed.
  2. Take your scissors and cut out an appropriately sized section of wrapping paper.
  3. Wrap your present. Take your time and try to make your edges crisp and straight. If you can, try to tape near the edges so your present looks seamless.
  4. Tie your nicely wrapped present with your Christmas ribbon to give it that extra bit of decoration. You can always substitute the ribbon for a bow.
  5. Now you have a present anyone would be proud to put under their tree, and it contains a delicious treat too!

Emoji Ornaments

Materials Required:

  • Clear Christmas balls with removable tops
  • Yellow acrylic paint
  • Markers
  • Plastic disposable cups

Instructions:

These ornaments are a great gift for anyone who loves emojis, and so simple to make. Don’t like the faces we uses? Find inspiration for your emojis with our Emoji patch category; there are over 20 to choose from!

  1. Carefully remove the top from the clear Christmas balls.
  2. Pour the yellow acrylic paint inside the ball and swirl it around until the entire inside is covered.
  3. Place the ornaments upside down in the plastic disposable cups to let all the extra paint run out.
  4. Let the paint dry.
  5. Place the top back on the Christmas balls.
  6. Take your marker and draw your emoji’s face. It’s that easy!
  7. Give the emoji ornaments to a loved one and watch their face light up!

Author

Pauline Woodhouse

Pauline's history with Guiding is unique because she has never been a part of any Sparks, Brownie, Guides, Pathfinder, or Ranger group. Instead she was one of the first girls in her home town to join Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, and become a Kim (an assistant leader for Cubs). Since her time as Kim, Pauline has earned her Applied Bachelors of Communications in Professional Writing and now works as a writer for E-Patches & Crests. As a third generation Scouter, Pauline is proud to pass on her Scouting information to an international audience.

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Updated Dec 01, 2020

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