Most people give out gifts without really knowing the person they're giving it to. But if you really care about someone, then making a handmade gift this holiday season is the right way to go. But to avoid making something that's kind of useless, try making one of these gifts that are actually quite delicious, creative, and useful. That's right! When it comes to snacks, you'll always win whether you're giving it to your kids, a relative, a co-worker, or even your next-door neighbor. Some of these DIY Christmas snacks and treats will be a real life saver, particularly if you need a last-minute gift. There are even a few DIY ideas for those of you who don't like cooking.
You basically crumble and mix vanilla or buttercream cake with frosting into balls, and jam a lollipop stick into it to keep them in place. Then dip those snowmen into melted white chocolate, add some pretzels for the arms, and use edible ink and chocolate covered sunflowers seeds and you're done!
Mix some cream cheese, and crushed Oreo cookies and roll them into balls. Then place them in the freezer till they're hard. Then dip them in vanilla candy wafers to give them their white coating. But let the coating pool at the bottom so they look like they're melting and use a mini Oreo for their top hat.
You just need to cut a few strawberries in half. Then sandwich the two halves with some vanilla frosting. Just don't forget to put some vanilla frosting on the tip of the Santa hat. Then finish it off by using black icing to create two cute eyes.
After nuking it for a minute, spread almond bark on parchment paper. Then add some crumbled mint Oreos, and mix the Oreos in the chocolate and spread another layer of bark. Now finish it off by sprinkle peppermint M&Ms and some red and green sprinkles. After it hardens in the fridge, it'll be ready to gift.
You just need two regular Reese's Peanut Butter cups, and a mini Reese's cup. The smallest cup will serve as the tree trunk, while the other two will make the delicious body of the tree. Then add a Hershey's Kiss on top and use frosting to decorate the tinsel. Don't forget the sprinkles. It really lights these treats up.
Making a batch of cupcakes is easy. You can randomly add a top layer of green, or red sprinkles to each cupcake. You can also use coconut shavings to make one snow themed. Then use some Nutter Butter cookies to create snowmen, Santas, and Reindeers, with pretzels for antlers. It's too adorbs to gift.
You can buy yourself a bag of ice cream cone marshmallow bites, and use a food-safe marker to turn these mini bites into mini elves and Santas that look so cute, you almost feel bad eating about feeding them to someone else... almost.
Using cookie cups made with sugar cookie dough, you simply fill them up with hot chocolate ganache, and add a pretzel handle to one side. Then add a few mini marshmallows on top to really give it that authentic hot chocolate look. Trust us, it looks so good you'll feel like drinking them.
For this 3-ingredient recipe (4 if you include the ½ cup of chocolate chips), just combine peanut butter, bananas, and vanilla extract, mix in some oats or chocolate chips, then place them into small bowls, and let them chill in the fridge until you're ready to gift those delicious cookie balls.
You just need a folding Folio notepad, some marble adhesive paper, and some scissors. Just make sure the Folio note pad fits your tablet and then cut pieces of marble paper so that it creates an over the top design. Trust us, anyone who has a kindle or a table will be grateful for this gift.
You can easily make bath bombs by combining baking soda and citric acid with essential oils. But make sure to add some essential oils, sugar scrubs to exfoliate dead skin cells, and a peppermint scrub, which is not only perfect for the holidays, but provides pain killing aromatherapy.
You just need a white mug, an oil-based Sharpie marker, a printout of the quotes, a graphite pencil, some tape, and scissors. Then trace over the text, and re-write the inspirational message with the Sharpie. Sometimes a mug is worth a thousand words.
You just need four acrylic paints, a brush, a set of 4 cork coasters, and some Martha Stewart Crafts patterning tape. The tape will ensure that you can draw perfect lines without fudging anything up. Once the paint dries, wrap them up and gift someone a set of these colorful striped coasters.
Sugar scrubs are perfect for sensitive skin and can remove dead skin cells without discomfort. So, try mixing some mint sugar and oil extracts like peppermint to scent your scrub. Then place it in a mason jar, tie a neat little bow around the lid, and gift it!
You'll need a 16 oz Mason jar mug, am 8.5 oz mini-bottle of soda, a mini bottle of alcohol like Bailey's, a cute straw, some twine and tags, and scissors. If the person you're doing this for likes to party, they'll really appreciate this extraordinary cocktail gift with a holiday twist.