DIYs for Winter Holidays

Don’t know what to get someone for Christmas? Here are a few ideas.


Courtney Hunter, Staff Writer

LavenderVanilla Sugar Scrub Recipe

This gift is simple and easy to make, it makes a good gift for spa lovers in your life or it can make a subtle hint that someone needs to take a break. 

  • 2 Cups Epsom Salt
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 TBSP Vanilla Extract
  • ½ Cup Coconut or Olive Oil
  • 15 drops Lavender Oil

Mix Epsom Salt and Sugar together until well mixed together. Then simply add in the Vanilla Extract and oils. 

HotCoca Bomb Ornaments 

Fun gift for any age! These can be made in all kinds of flavors and themes. Some ideas are; Dark chocolate, mint chocolate, white chocolate, red and white themed, and the original milk chocolate. 

  1. 1 Hot Chocolate packet (or whatever mixture you happen to be using for the main hot chocolate drink)
  2. 1 Clear and washed ornament 
  3. A handful of mini marshmallows
  4. Optional: Chocolate chips and sprinkles

So for this I would recommend using a hot cocoa packet that has marshmallows in it due to the fact that the marshmallows are small enough to work well with this. 

To begin, take your ornament (you can find these at the dollar store or Walmart) and make sure it is clean and completely dry. If it is not dry, the mix will start to activate and stick to the inside of your ornament.
Take a funnel and pour your mix into the ornament. Tap it carefully on a surface to make the mixture flat. Then pour in sprinkles the same way, and chocolate chips after that to make layers. These two ingredients are optional. Then add the marshmallows and make sure it is sealed. 

Color Themed Gifts

You know your friend, but you don’t know what to get them? Do you know their favorite color? Here is a super simple gift idea that comes with your creative ability! 

You need a box or a basket. Simply roam a store and buy 10 or more small gifts that are the same color. Assemble, and boom! An easy gift for the holidays.