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Ways to Make Inexpensive Christmas Gifts

Kashmira Lad Dec 17, 2018
Are you tired of endless browsing through rows of shelves in search of Christmas gifts? Take a look at these interesting ways to make Christmas gifts at home.
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, had a very shiny nose,
And if you ever saw it, you would even say it glows.
All of the other reindeer, used to laugh and call him names;
They never let poor Rudolph, join in any reindeer games!"
The beautiful and melodious Christmas carols that one can hear in the months of December bring immense joy to one's mind. The gentle snowflakes falling on the ground, green mistletoes, Santas dressed in red, Christmas decorations all around... the atmosphere during Christmas time is electrifying and amazing.
Sneaking downstairs in the middle of the night so that you can place gifts under the Christmas tree and unwrapping gifts early in the morning sure is great way to start a festival that brings you so much happiness. Have you ever tried giving homemade gifts to your friends and family? This is something that adds a personal touch to your gift item.
Being exclusive, homemade Christmas gifts are not available in glitzy stores. And they sure do not pinch your pocket. Take a look at some different ways to make inexpensive Christmas gifts and surprise your friends and family on X-mas day.

Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Christmas ornaments look pretty to give as gifts. This is a great idea for an inexpensive yet meaningful Christmas gift. Make a cute angel for the tree with these steps.
What you will need
  • Round seashell (1 large)
  • Gold ribbon (1/2 inch)
  • Gold rope string
  • Hot glue and sticks
  • Gold paint and paint brush
  • Mini ornament (the angel will hold this)
  • Button (pearly button - 3/4th inch - also depends upon the seashell)
Firstly, paint the button. Draw dots for eyes and nose, and a curve for the mouth. Try a good color scheme. For example, you can use gold paint on a white surface. Let this paint dry. Next, tie the ribbon into a bow shape to form the wings.
Cut the gold string to a length of about 3 inches or as required. This will form the arms of the angel. Now, cut the gold string to a length of 6 inches, which is to be used to hang the ornament on the tree. Use hot glue to fix the middle portion of the 3-inch string to the backside and the top area of the seashell.
Use glue to fix the button of the top portion of the seashell. Next, use hot glue on the hanger string and make sure you glue it on the backside of the button. Adjust the strings that represent the arms to the required length.
Now, you need to place the mini ornament within the arms. You can use a heart or even a mini instrument. Use glue to fix arms on both sides to make it look like the angel is holding the mini ornament.

Christmas Card Holder

When you receive many cards during the Christmas season, it may be a good idea to give your friends and family a homemade Christmas card holder on this festive occasion.
What you will need
  • Large green poster board
  • Small yellow poster board
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Heavy tape (optional)
  • Large colored clothespins/plastic paper clips
Cut a shape of a triangle from the green poster board. Then cut a small shaped yellow star out of the other poster board. Use glue to fix the star on top of the green colored triangle. With some more glue, affix the paper clips on the green triangle that forms the Christmas tree.
Once it dries, punch a hole through the poster board exactly at the portion where the tree and the star meet.  Now, use a ribbon and pass it through the hole.
Tie the ribbon into a knot. Paint the tree as per your aesthetic sensibilities. This inexpensive Christmas gift can be used to hang Christmas cards using the paper clips. Children would love to receive and make this gift.

Attractive Snow Globe

These can be great homemade gifts to give. These easy steps will help you learn how to make your own.
What you will need
  • Old jars with lids
  • Glue gun
  • White rocks or marbles
  • Water
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Plastic Christmas figures (available with hobby stores)
  • White glitter and/or white confetti (avoid paper confetti)
First you need to wash the jar and dry it completely. Use glue to fix the figures to the inside of the jars. Fill the jar with cold water but leave around 1/3rd inch off the top.
Blue food coloring can be added to the water. This will represent the sky. Add the glitter along with the confetti. Apply hot glue on the insides of the rim of the jar and seal it with the lid.
These are just some of the fun gifts that you can make at home when you are on a budget. You can also choose to gift yummy treats that are packaged well. Buy some mint chocolate and candy canes from a local sweet shop.
Hang the candies on the rim of a glass. Place an aromatic candle in the center and put the glass on a candle base. This is a cute homemade gift idea that can be used when you have less time on hand.
We are sure that these homemade Christmas gifts will spread the joy and cheer of Christmas. Be creative and have fun making these gifts this Christmas season.