Holiday DIY gift projects under 10 minutes and $10

By ELLA FITZPATRICK

Can’t think of any gift ideas for your friends and family?  Here are some cheap and easy gifts that you can make in under 10 minutes for $10.

Santa’s Sleigh

Items needed:

  • Kit Kat bar
  • Two candy canes
  • Plastic bag
  • Santa candy
  • Mini candies
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue

Step-by-step instructions for Santa’s sleigh DIY gift. (ELLA FITZPATRICK/ Ethic photo)

Instructions: 
1.) For the base of the sleigh, hot glue the candy canes to the bottom of the Kit Kats and let it sit.
2.)Then, fill the plastic bag with mini candies and tie it up with ribbon.
3.) Lastly, hot glue the bag of candies and the Santa candy to the sleigh and you’ve got yourself a simple Christmas treat.


Final Santa’s sleigh DIY gift. (ELLA FITZPATRICK/ Ethic photo)

Candy Cane Hot Chocolate

Items needed:

  • Mini marshmallows
  • Jar
  • Chocolate chips
  • Crushed candy cane
  • Hot chocolate mix

Materials needed for candy cane hot chocolate DIY gift. (ELLA FITZPATRICK/ Ethic photo)

Instructions:

( Make sure they are in even layers )

  1. Pour in hot chocolate mix.
  2. Pour in chocolate chips.
  3. Pour in marshmallows.
  4. Pour in crushed candy canes.
  5. Label jar.

The final example of candy cane hot chocolate DIY gift. (ELLA FITZPATRICK/ Ethic photo)

Present Boxes

Items needed:

  • Paper towel roll
  • Thick ribbon
  • Thin ribbon
  • Tape

Materials and steps for DIY present boxes. (ELLA FITZPATRICK/ Ethic photo)

Instructions:

  1. Cut paper towel roll in half.
  2. Fold paper towel roll in half.
  3. Fold in creases on both sides of towel roll.
  4. Fill bow with small gift.
  5. Wrap thick ribbon around the center.
  6. Then wrap a thin ribbon around the whole box in a present wrapping style.

The final example of DIY present boxes. (ELLA FITZPATRICK/ Ethic photo)

Candy Ornaments

Items needed:

  • Small candies ( ex. M&M’S)
  • Empty, plastic ornaments
  • Gift tags

Materials required for DIY candy ornaments. (ELLA FITZPATRICK/ Ethic photo)

Instructions

  1. Fill ornaments with candy.
  2. Put name tag on it.

The final product of DIY candy ornaments. (ELLA FITZPATRICK/ Ethic photo)

One Reply to “Holiday DIY gift projects under 10 minutes and $10”

  1. Hello, Ella! What a great article and you included the pictures of “ingredients” and the finished product! Bravo!

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