Christmas is just around the corner! Aren\u2019t you excited? At this time of the year, everywhere and in every corner of the world, everyone is looking forward to celebrating Christmas and the coming New Year. Some are busy baking, some are busy decorating, some are busy shopping for Christmas gifts. Image Credit: Italian Bark Despite the hustle and bustle of Christmas, the air is filled with cheer. For mums, \u00a0nothing strikes fear more than choruses of "I am bored, Mum\u201d. It takes a lot of work to entertain kids! S0, what are YOUR plans for them this holiday season?\u00a0Have you come up with activities to keep your kids busy during school break? I cannot think of a better way than holiday-themed DIYs Christmas gifts that you can make with your little ones at home.\u00a0 I LOVE giving AND receiving handmade gifts. I am not talking about paper necklaces and plastic bracelets here. Hmmm\u2026as lovely as those are, they tend to get tucked away in a drawer or a jewellery box not long after receiving them. No, I am talking about really useful, awesome, kid-made gifts that look AWESOME. Gifts that are perfect for kids of all ages to make for a parent, grandparent, family friend, or neighbour. Gifts that serve a useful purpose, or can be worn or proudly displayed in a home or office.\u00a0 Image Credit: Shutterstock And you know what...this year, more than ever, you might be looking to add a personal touch to your Christmas gift ideas. Maybe the recipient is someone you have not been able to see or someone who has been in your thoughts.\u00a0 Think about it...what is not to love about DIY Christmas gifts you can make at home?\u00a0 Sure, it might take time, energy, and efforts but that is what makes it so meaningful because it is made with LOVE. Anyone can shop for Christmas gifts from the stores and while you may find a Christmas present that your recipient will love, believe it or not, DIY Christmas goodies just seem to mean a little more. Your aha moments\u2026 It fosters strong family bonds and nurtures curious likes through awesome, creative projects. You will enjoy these moments of seeing your kids releasing their creativity and unleash their potential. Image Credit: Adobe Stock Do not forget the ooohs and aaahs...imagine your loved ones' heartfelt joy when they realise how much effort you put into their DIY presents. Nothing can top that! Even better, it will save you a TON of money! Christmas presents can be pretty pricey during the season of gifting. And, have FUN while you make them or even learn a new skill! Here are some ideas for these DIY projects that are kid-friendly with some directions. Try out these little projects for a homemade spin on Christmas! Let\u2019s get started... Here Are 7 Easy & Kid-Friendly DIY Christmas Gifts You Can Make At Home! 1. Necklaces and Accessories Do your kids love accessories? Accessories are small items, but I can assure you that they do not come cheap. Sure, some might take a ~little~ bit more effort than some of the other DIY Christmas gifts on this list, but they are so worth it! These super cool headbands, hair bows, bracelets, necklaces, and rings are SO cute that they WILL bring a smile to those who receive these as Christmas gifts. \t DIY Hair Bows Image Credit: itsalwaysautumn.com You can always take it up a notch with other types of materials. Take, for example, use leather for a necklace instead of satin ribbon. The options are endless! And, the best part is you can make them at home with your kids for only a fraction of what they usually cost in major retail stores. Check out some cool DIY accessories below!\u00a0 Image Credit: itsalwaysautumn.com Click here for the tutorial! \t Colourful Wooden Bead Necklaces Image Credit: artbarblog.com Click here for materials and tutorials! 2. Glue Batik Image Credit: Kids Citizen This tried and tested method is a favourite amongst crafters. Batik is essentially a textile made by hands where artisans use wax to create a design and then dye the cloth, which resists the vegetable dyes. This wax-resist fabric dyeing technique originates from Indonesia. Image: Freepik Traditional batik is made by using wax but in this easy DIY kid-friendly project, kids substitute hot wax for Elmer\u2019s blue glue and unleash their creativity by choosing images that represent themselves, and colourful paints that reflect their personalities. Image Credit:Ashley Yan Photography Perfect for kids! This DIY Glue Batik T-Shirt project is a really fun and easy craft idea to make with both little kids and teenagers alike. The key to making a DIY Glue Batik T-Shirt is Elmer\u2019s Blue Gel Glue. You MUST use this glue in this t-shirt project for it to turn out right. You will also probably need to set aside two days to make this batik shirt because you will need the blue gel glue to dry completely before dying it in the colour of your choice. 100% white cotton works best when selecting a t-shirt to use, so the dye will set properly. It is also a great idea to only let adults or mature older kids do the dying process. This would be a fun shirt to make during a party or sleepover with a bunch of kids. The cool thing is you can also make glue batik cushion covers! Click here for materials and a tutorial! Safety Tips and Hints Young kids should always be supervised around open containers of water.\u00a0 If you use a blow dryer to dry the glue, keep it away from water. 3. Pantry Bug Buster and Scented Drawer Sachet Image Credit: Biome Oooh...I just LOVE these little pockets of heavenly scents! They smell great AND keep the bugs away! These pantry bug busters and drawer fresheners are a simple and cost-friendly way to add a fresh clean scent to your dresser drawers or linen closets. Living in a humid and hot country can increase pest activity in your pantry. Most of these insects are of tropical or semi-tropical origin. They tend to live and breed best under warm, humid conditions, which are often found in kitchen cupboards and pantries. One of the characteristics of these types of insects is that most do not hibernate with continuous reproduction throughout the year.\u00a0 What does this mean? Populations can build up rapidly if they are left undisturbed. \tThe Filling Did You Know? Depending on the essential oils used, you can create a sachet for keeping drawers, cupboards, and wardrobes smelling fresh, or a bug buster sachet for keeping your pantries free from ants, weevils, and other insects. Read more here! Better yet, there are recipes which incorporate essential oils into the mix, many of which contain antimicrobial properties. The antibacterial and antifungal oils help to attack the stink at the root cause. And of course, you can make them with totally natural ingredients, and they are reusable! That is AWESOME! (Pssst...they are great for gym bags!) This pantry bug busters and scented drawer fresheners make such great and practical handmade gifts that your recipients will start asking you for the recipes! The scent options are endless! Do not forget that you can use these sachets to scent your car, bedroom, and even the bathroom! You can customise these cute little sachets to your liking, but feel free to use a little more of this and a little less of that so that your Christmas scent is just PERFECT for you! Click here for materials and a tutorial! 4. Clay Saucer Coaster with Decor Transfers Image Credit: Interior Frugalista These saucer coasters are so cool! They have a vintage and rustic feel just by the look of them.\u00a0 Who does not need a coaster? Be it for coffee, tea, beer, wine, or any other type of beverages, everyone drinks something every day, and they will need someplace to set it down or risk moisture on getting on their furniture.\u00a0 So, don\u2019t you think they will make pretty and useful gifts? I can guarantee they would not have received these before! The idea is to repurpose inexpensive clay saucers into pretty French terracotta coasters using decor transfers. The best part is you can use decor transfers on flower pots, furniture, and lots of other things! Instead of stencilling or hand painting the details, which will take so much more time, in fact, days and weeks, these deco transfers will instantly add charm and character in just an afternoon. You can also paint the clay saucer coasters like the flower pots below! Click here for materials and a tutorial! 5. Glitter Ball Yarn Ornament Image Credit: One Little Project I can never fall out of love with these glitter ball yarn ornaments. They are so PRETTY and so much fun to make!\u00a0 They are pretty, sparkly, and a super affordable way to make homemade Christmas ornaments. All it takes are some yarn, some white glue, a balloon \u2013 AND LOADS OF GLITTER!\u00a0 Sure, some of us might get intimidated by glitter or just the messy part of it. There is really nothing to worry about because the glitter is stuck in the glue, so it will not end up everywhere. Well\u2026except for the random fleck that might end up on your forehead after doing a glitter craft as the usual case with me. Image Credit: One Little Project Think Christmas. Think sparkle and glitter.\u00a0 This is such a fun and inexpensive way to decorate your Christmas tree! Aren\u2019t homemade ornaments the BEST?! Click here for materials and a tutorial. 6. Gold Sharpie Dot Mug + Glass Image Credit: saradujour.me I have been eyeing some mugs and glasses with matte gold prints. I thought these looked super cute and right up my alley! They are so pretty that you cannot look away! And you know what? By taking a plain old mug or glass up a notch, they look as good sitting around on the table as they do on open shelving.\u00a0 Image Credit: saradujour.me Visually appealing, simple to do, and super inexpensive. It is a great DIY gift for any occasion. Every home can do with an extra mug or glass or both!\u00a0 Click here for materials and a tutorial. 7. Beaded Key Chain Image Credit: consumercrafts.com Fancy one of these, huh? Hmm...you might not know it, but perhaps this is just the gift that someone needs! Keychains are not something that we change often. And when we do, it is usually when the one that we have on us needs to be replaced. Worse, some do not even have a keychain at all. What they probably have are those cheap plastic tags with a ring that holds the keys together. Image Credit: consumercrafts.com So, WOW your recipients with these vibrant and sassy colourful keychains! Get inspired to create and design your own! Play around with different materials and come up with combinations and styles that will knock their socks off! These beaded easy DIY keychains are fun and super affordable! By the way, these snazzy keychains can also add flair to dull-looking handbags! Click here for materials and a tutorial. Image Credit: consumercrafts.com So, there you have it...7 easy and kid-friendly DIY Christmas gifts you can make at home! Have fun with crafting and enjoy the holidays, mummies!