Can you believe that today is the first day of November? We all know that the next eight weeks are going to fly by at lightning speed. For Jenn and I this date officially signifies the beginning of the holiday season. We strive to be as organized as possible to ensure that our holidays are meaningful, fun and carefree. It doesn’t always work out that way…but we try. We have already received some party invitations which made us think of hostess gifts. For us, showing up to a party empty-handed is never an option. We want our hosts to know how much we appreciate the party invitation. Typically our hostess gifts are handmade and include a special note. In an effort to make your holiday season as carefree as possible we gathered together 17 ideas for easy DIY holiday hostess gifts.
You can start making these gifts now for your next party invitation. They are all suitable for Thanksgiving and December holidays. Just click the link or the photo for details.
To Make A Bottle of Wine Even More Special
At the top of our list is taking a bottle of wine to our party hosts. During the holiday season we put a little bit more effort into our gift presentation. Here are 3 easy DIY ideas to add more pizazz to your wine presentation.
This is the perfect DIY project for using old sweaters. If you have any sweaters that are stained or streched out, think about repurposing them as a Sweater Wine Bag. We added tags and greenery to make the bag more festive. If you are presenting this at Thanksgiving, think about adding a leaf or feather.
Describing this project as “simple” is a giant understatement. We promise…you can easily do this wine bottle stopper!
This is a great project because you can make the wine bottle charm to personally fit your hosts personality. These charms come in a variety of colors and categories…sports, hobbies, etc.
Here are several ideas for wine bottle charms…
Everybody Loves Candlelight
And everyone looks beautiful in candlelight 🙂 We personally burn candles year-round. By making your own candles you can create the fragrance of your choice. Candles are another super simple and easy DIY gift idea.
Fortunately we found these copper mugs for a fabulous price. You can use any liquid tight, heat compatible vessel for the hot liquid wax.
For Jenn’s wedding shower we collected vintage china teacups from thrift stores. They can typically be found for about $1.00 each – even less if you are lucky.
Gifts for Pampering
Who doesn’t love to be pampered? Our hostess has worked hard to throw a great party. She will appreciate this gift to use after the party is over.
We make this scrub every Fall. It is so fragrant and feels fabulous on dry skin. Your hostess will thank you 🙂
These sachets smell fabulous. We especially like tucking them into drawers and closets – especially the linen closet.
Handmade Christmas Ornaments
This is another of our favorite easy DIY hostess gifts. Ornaments are a great way to commemorate the party or occasion. Think about adding a special tag with the party date included.
This ornament was created well before we ever thought about blogging. This was made from a scrap piece of wood, paint and stamp lettering.
These tags were made by hand with air dry clay.
We used cookie cutters to make these shaped tags. They can be cut in the shape of your choosing.
Gifts for the Nature Lover
The birds will thank you as the winter months approach and their food source becomes more scarce.
You can use any theme or words for these etched bottles.
Who Doesn’t Love Edible Treats?
Your hostess will appreciate these. They can be served the night of the party or saved to be eaten later.
These peppery peanuts can be made weeks in advance and stored in Mason jars. You choose the size of the jars – big or small.
The ranch oyster crackers can also be made in advance and stored in air-tight containers.
We sincerely hope that we have started your holidays off on the right foot. You can begin making these now for an easier holiday season! Which one is your favorite of the 17 Ideas for Easy DIY Holiday Hostess Gifts? We will be making several of these for the season!
XO~Vicki and Jenn
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