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DIY Christmas crafting made easy

Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re for the affordable way to create your gifts, decorations and more – DIY Christmas gifting is the way to go.

We know the idea of going off-piste and creating from scratch can be a little daunting, but we’re here to help! Take a look at some of our top ideas for easy-peasy DIY Christmas crafts and get ready to become a DIY Christmas connoisseur in no time…


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DIY cookie jars

If you’re looking for an easy gift that’ll please everyone, food is the easiest way to go. And don’t worry if you’re not a keen baker – these pre-made cookie mixes make an awesome gift – and they look great too.

To create yours, invest in some mason jars (or use old jars that you’ve cleaned out at home for frugal gifting at its best), look up a recipe, buy the ingredients and fill ‘em up! You can be as creative as you like, and the more interesting the ingredients, the better your jars will look.

The key here is in the labelling, so make sure you create your own stickers/labels for the personal touch, and don’t forget include a gift tag which includes the recipe too!

DIY Cookie mason jars

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Creative crates 

Easy, affordable and cute as anything, who knew that beer bottles made such great reindeers?

Christmas reindeer beer bottles

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Fancy favour boxes

It doesn’t matter what you out in ‘em, personal, custom favour boxes are the adorable way to package your gifts. If you’ve got a few to create, maybe as favours on the table on Christmas Day, why not create yours using Die Cutting, for perfect uniform boxes?

Favour box DIY Christmas crafts

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Intricate doily wraps

Just like favour boxes, this method of wrapping means you could pretty much get away with wrapping an old pair of socks – they look that great! Plus, these double up as gift tags too!

If you’re feeling really creative, why not use Laser Cutting to create your own custom doily design?

DIY Christmas doily gift tags

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Foraged place names

Foraged Chrostmas table name place markers

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If you’re thinking about DIY place names for the table, why not create your own custom designed ones for a real hand-made feel? We love the idea of adding them to a pine cone or some kind of other foraged foliage. If you’re calligraphy is a little shaky, why not print ‘em yourself and let the computer do the hard work? All you have to do is spend the day foraging, and then get assembling!

Have you ever created your own DIY Christmas Crafts? We’d love to see! Tag us using #ProudlyPrinted, or leave a comment below and share your tips and tricks!

About the author

Our in-house designer Becca has a love of all things creative. When she’s not designing, you can find her in Newcastle checking out independent coffee shops or getting her hands dirty with her house renovation.

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