Giving homemade (DIY) gifts is so gratifying to me. And I hope to think it means more to the recipient when it’s handmade especially for them. DIY gifts for Easter and Mother’s Day can mean so much more, especially if they are coming from a grandchild or child. There’s so much love and thought that’s put into a handmade gift that I hope brings joy to the one who receives them. Following are a couple of gift-giving ideas that I came up with.
Here above is bath
salts that I made a couple of weeks ago. I’m going to be giving this to my son’s
teacher for Easter. It’s called Uplifting Bath Salts made with Himalayan Pink Salt. Here’s the bath salt recipe if your interested in seeing it or perhaps making it. I wanted to decorate the jar
in cool spring colors as I know she is longing for spring to get here! Surely springtime will be here by Easter!! I used some ribbon, a rubber stamp and a punch from Stampin’ Up! Dressing up the jar just adds that little extra touch. After all, preschool teachers deserve gifts of praise – they do such wonderful jobs with our little ones. Brody has two teachers, so the other one will get either another kind of bath salt or something else I made, but both will be getting a candy paper cone full of yummy treats. (see below)
Candy Paper Cones for Easter
These are the most precious gifts I think I’ve every made out of paper. I first made them for Valentine’s Day which I posted about them here. These sweet cones are so versatile, they can literally be made for any holiday and for any occasion.
Instructions for Candy Paper Cones:
- First go here to print out the cone pattern. It’s on marthastewart.com.
- Get some 12 x 12 designer paper to use and cut out cone pattern.
Four cones can be cut out from one sheet – put the straight edge of the
pattern next to the edge of sheet each time you trace it.
- Slightly score (fold) the area with the dotted lines.
- Place double-sided tape on the scored part and fold pattern to make the cone. Play with it first BEFORE you put the tape on it.
- Tie ribbon around cone. Here’s a tip. Place cone upside down on
table and tie your ribbon around it that way. I even put a piece of tape
in the back to hold the ribbon in place while I’m tying bow.
- Use your scrap paper for the gift tags. I used a punch and punched
out a tag. You can cut a circle or square for a tag. Hole punch tag and
tie around one side of the ribbon or clip to cone using a paper clip or
- Fill with delicious Easter candy and some shred.
This jar of Lavender Bath Salts that I had made will have you relaxed in the bath in no time. I found the jar at a dollar store with a candle inside. I simply lite
the candle, got it hot and took it out – so the jar only cost $1 + tax.
There’s enough bath salt in the jar for a nice relaxing bath. Add some cute ribbon and a gift tag. You don’t have to own rubber stamps to get creative….just cut out a round circle or rectangle onto decorative paper and write a nice saying on it. However, you can purchase inexpensive stamps and black ink at Micheal’s or Hobby Lobby.