All Of The Christmas DIY Links You’ll Ever Need
Giving love back to other bloggers is a huge part of this online world, especially during the festive season. There are so many incredible bloggers out there contributing excellent content year round, but I find it really ramps up during December.
This post is basically your go-to of Christmas related blog posts to see you through. From festive DIY decor to the best homemade cookies to gift to your neighbours, you’ll find the links everything you would ever want or need right here. Make sure to go and show these bloggers and content creators some love!
DIY FOOD GIFTS
Food [and drink!] gifts are some of my favourite to receive at Christmas time. Shortbread, chocolate truffles, festive marshmallows – you name it! Let’s not forget the festive booze.
Let’s kick things off with these Salted Chocolate Covered Bourbon Cider Caramels. Teighan herself [the blogger behind this recipe] says she ate almost the entire batch after making them, so I’d recommend doubling the recipe. I love the idea of gifting these, but you do need a candy thermometer. This one is fab [and a total steal!]
Another easy chocolate based gift is these Chocolate Coins. They should take you no longer than half an hour and are really customisable. I love using freeze dried fruit powers and edible gold to decorate these.
Shortbread cookies are a safe, easy and always appreciated option. These ones are dipped in various fruity glazes for an extra touch of festivity.
These Hot Chocolate Dippers are too cute and make such great gifts. Make them earth friendly by using vintage spoons that your loved ones can then re-use.
These Salted Caramel Chocolate Covered Pretzels are making my mouth water. Imagine receiving a box full of these on the 25th! I’d be the happiest girl in the world.
Now, let’s chat marshmallows. I bloody love downing mug after mug of homemade hot chocolate this time of year, and is it really even a proper hot chocolate without marshmallows? They’re also fab for s’mores!
I’ve always been a fan of gifts in jars. Here are just some of my favourites.
Teighan [of Half Baked Harvest] features yet again in this post with her incredible Edible Christmas Gifts in Jars post. I love the Salted Pomegranate Sugar, Christmas Choc Chip Granola and Homemade Fudge Brownie Mix with Reese’s, but everything else looks incredible, of course.
Jamie Oliver features these super easy Cookie Jars on his website. I love the DIY labels too.
And last but not least, who doesn’t love an Oreo Truffle? Decorate the ones above with festive sprinkles and crushed candy canes. Chocolate truffles are definitely the easiest way to impress this holiday season.
DIY CHRISTMAS CRAFTS & DECORATIONS
From felt garlands and monochrome wrapping paper to gorgeous natural wreaths, you’re guaranteed to find something in here to make for your home.
I love that you can make this wrapping paper at home with some black ink, a potato, and a plain white paper roll.
The implementation of silver dollar eucalyptus fronds in this home makes for the perfect Nordic Christmas touch. I especially love the metal star adorned with it.
Rosemary is readily available this time of year, so why not make your very own Rosemary Wreath for the kitchen? It smells absolutely beautiful! You can also make these to top presents or pop them on your tree for extra greenery.
If you couldn’t tell, I’m really into greenery this time of year. Here’s a bunch of Scandinavian inspired Christmas ornaments you can make at home with a few simple things.
If you’re after a festive garland that won’t dry up and die, you could give this Felt Leaf Garland [shown above] a go. It will last forever and felt is ridiculously cheap to buy.
I’ve had this festive boil on the stove top since the first, and it’s making everything smell like Christmas. I really recommend giving this a try. It’s beyond easy to make!
These Origami Stars are possibly the cutest thing I’ve ever seen, and they’re a great DIY confetti to place inside of boxed gifts. I also think they’d look really cute sprinkled over the top of your tree or used as table scatters on Christmas day.
And how could you not love this gorgeous Blue and White Olive Holiday Wreath? I love the pops of blue and white throughout.
Speaking of wreaths, I’m obsessed with this minimal version of one. Anybody could make this and it would brighten up your house in an instant!
And, finally, this gorgeous Merry Garland is just the thing to make on a chilly Sunday afternoon. I especially love the washi tape fixings. Very millenial chic!
ALL OF THE CHRISTMAS BAKED GOODS
It wouldn’t be a Christmas post without a little cinnamon and gingerbread, right?! Here are all of the baked goods you need to make this December.
If you’re a chocolate-peppermint lover like me, you should make these Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies. Aren’t they cute?!
These Chocolate Salted Caramel Cookies look INSANE. I would smash down these bad boys like it’s nobodies business.
Who hasn’t seen these Mini Gingerbread Houses all over Pinterest? They’ve been on my list for years, but I’ve just seen there’s now a template available to make everything easier!
While we’re on the gingerbread train, let’s talk about these Gingerbread Cupcakes with Caramel Cream Cheese Buttercream. They look SO unbelievably good. But which to make? The cupcakes or the HUGE cake? Maybe both?!
If you’re more of a coffee fan, you could always give these Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes a go.
Aaaand just because there’s never been a better combo, I love these Gingerbread Cookies with Salted Caramel [shown above].
Finally, what’s Christmas without a cheeky cocktail or two?! I love unwinding after a long and busy year with festive themed drinks, so here’s a bunch of incredible recipes from around the web.
I’ve got a bottle of Kahlua sitting in the back of my pantry just begging to be made into these North Pole Cocktails. How gorgeous are those glasses though? They look like baubles!
This Swedish Mulled Wine would go down a treat with a roast in the oven and Harry Potter on the tele.
And there are those gorgeous glasses again! Why not try these Pomegranate Ginger Palomas?
It might sound weird, but I’ve got a thing for blackberry and sparkles this time of year. When I scrolled past this Blackberry Ombre Sparkler on Pinterest, I knew it was meant to be.
I’ve never actually tried egg nog, but this Egg Nog Martini looks pretty incredible.
And while we’re on white drinks, this White Christmas Mojito is perfect for an Australian Christmas. Mint, lime, pomegranate – what’s not to love!?
You guys know by now that I love dessert cocktails, so it should come as no surprise that this Gingerbread Latte Martini [shown above] makes me so excited. I’ve always got a bottle of Irish Cream in my fridge, too…
Aaaaand that’s the end of possibly the longest blog post I’ve ever done. I hope you all found something useful and fun and inspiring in this post. Let me know in the comments below which of the above DIYs you’ll be giving a go.