10 Cute and Clever DIY Stocking Stuffers

Designer Betz White recycled a rainbow of candy-colored sweaters into adorable stockings.

It’s that time of year — time to make your shopping list and start marking off gifts to buy for the holidays. This year, sneak a few handmade nicknacks into your stockings for a personal touch. I’ve rounded up 10 of my favorite handmade gifts that will save you a buck and make your holidays more meaningful. If you can’t fit everything into one stocking, consider giving them as holiday party favors.

1. Pocket-Sized Lip Balm

diy lip balm

This lip balm recipe uses beeswax, coconut oil, almond oil and peppermint oil.

How to Make Beeswax Lip Balm


2. Stylish Boot Socks

These boot socks are super easy to make and cost very little because they were upcycled from the sleeves of old T-shirts.

3. Warm Gloves

Turn an old, shrunken sweater into a new pair of gloves in four easy steps.

4. A Handy Luggage Tag

For the frequent flyer, stuff a stocking with travel goodies and include this custom luggage tag.

How to Make a Custom Luggage Tag


5. Packets of Seeds

Handmade paper collage seed packets make for clever packaging for giving seeds as gifts.

How to Make Seed Packets


6. Bottle Cap Magnets

Originally a wedding-inspired project, these sentimental magnets are a simple way to break free from the gift-giving norm.

How to Turn Bottle Caps Into Magnetic Photo Memories


 7. Dipped Wooden Kitchen Utensils

Add a splash of color to a practical present, like these wooden utensils. It’s so easy to do.

How to Dip Wooden Utensils


8. Upcycled Wine Bottle Stopper

Turn vintage door knobs, pool table balls, or other interesting objects into eye-catching bottle stoppers in just a few steps.

How to Make Found Object Bottle Stoppers


9. Cookie-Cutter Candles

Repurpose old cookie cutters into candles by melting blocks of crafting wax in a pan, pouring the liquefied wax inside of the cookie cutters, and adding a wick before the wax hardens.

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10. Sweet and Salty Spices

Give unique spices that will last long after the holidays. Decorate the jars with fun wrap-around labels and personalized messages.

2 Responses

  1. Guest says:

    how does the wax stay inside the cookie cutters long enough to harden?

  2. Amanda Blake says:

    I recently attended a workshop in Boca Raton and each participant was given a goodie bag filled with really unique favors! I was particularly impressed by a leather band watch! After talking to the event coordinator I found out that a company called Unique Gifts and Premiums supplied the watches along with the other custom products in the bag! Discover their great gifts @ http://www.uniquegiftsandpremiums.com/


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