How to Make Easy DIY Gifts for the Holidays
Blog - November 7, 2020

This is a Sponsored Post for Color It Candy., however, all opinions are my own.

This year, it feels like the Holidays have crept up way too fast. Life has definitely gotten busy the last couple weeks. School projects, meetings, Birthday Parties, and Holiday festivities have been piling up. And now we have two weeks until Christmas and the kids will be out of school. The pressure is on.

At this point, it’s all about finding Holiday gifts. Looking for gifts can be fun but it can also be frustrating if you don’t know the person your buying for. I find it rewarding to make gifts for people. It’s more personal and I love creating fun items.

This year I decided to do a fun project that will make everyone’s sweet tooth happy. I made easy DIY gifts for the Holidays. I just needed a few items and I let the creative juices flow.

It’s all about the Props.

It’s all about making something visually appealing. I love receiving pretty gifts. Here’s a list of items you’ll need, most of them props.

Use Color it Candy

I chose Color it Candy because they are known for their sixlets but they also come in a variety of colors. You can create the perfect candy color mix. I wanted shimmer baby blue, silver and white but matte red and green. They are full of chocolatey goodness and small enough to put in the jars and ornaments. Everyone loves chocolate. But they also carry gumballs and pearls. We recently used a mix of the pearls and sixlets in a candy buffet.

Fill the Jars and Clear Ornaments

Decide what colors you want to combine. I wanted white and silver for a snowflake look but then I wanted green and red for a Christmas look.

Personalize the Gift with Personalized Stickers

When I ordered the stickers, I made sure to use our last name as I was giving out quite a few of these to teachers. This way, they would know who gave them the gift. After all, they will be coming home with at least 30 gifts! I also wanted to make it clear to them that there was candy inside the jar by writing it on the stickers “Have a Sweet Holiday.”

Use Tags

I have the worst handwriting so using tags is a no brainer for me. I’d rather use a tag than write out a whole Holiday card. And who doesn’t love a pretty tag with a pretty string?

Use Stickers that are Raised

Anything can make the gift look cheap, especially stickers. Even though the raised (puffy) stickers cost a little more than the average sticker, they look and feel so much nicer.

Add Ribbon for Finishing Touches

Ribbon always make things look pretty and festive. Instead of using a tag on this one, I used ribbon as it was a wide mouthed jar.

On this one I used both a personalized sticker and a tag.

Do you see how all the props fit into making the Holiday DIY gift perfect?

Of course, this one is my favorite. I love the color combination of the candy and the props. I added the raised snowflake sticker. So pretty.

These little sixlets just melt in your mouth and are so easy to use with the gifts.

Color It Candy is available on their online website, Amazon, and participating retailers all over the country.

What are you going to create?

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