Two Last Minute DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

If you read my post on Sunday about making candles and soap, perhaps you’re wondering how it all turned out? Well, wonder no more! I posted tutorials for both over on Dealectica. Here’s a little sneak peak:

Candle Luminaries Candle Luminaries // Yes, these are the same candles you saw solidifying on the kitchen counter on Sunday. In the future, I think I will skip the whole candle-making part and just do the holders–they’re really easy and I think they turned out well. In fact, I kind of wish I made one for myself.

Handmade Soap Melt-and-Pour Soap // Rather than using lye or waiting for the soap to cure, I made melt-and-pour soap with pre-made soap bases. All you need to do is add fragrance or essential oils. Easy! I wrapped each bar of soap in handmade paper and sealed the packaging with a vellum label–perfect for gift-giving!

Did you make any holiday gifts this year? Or do you usually stick to buying your presents?

Kiersten Frase

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    • Kiersten Frase says

      Thank you! The glass candle holders were $1.25 each and the paper was $6.50 (and that’s for a 20 x 30 sheet–I only used part of it). I made 9 candle holders so it was less than $2 each to make them. If you used votives in them, that would probably add another 50 cents to $1 to the price. If you pour your own candles like I did, that adds another 63 cents to the cost.

  1. says

    I buy gifts but I’ve gotten homemade soaps before and just loved them. I still have two bars left from a 6 pack I received from a very wonderful soap maker.

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