Wondering what to get the grandparents in your life this Christmas? Consider a DIY approach to create something personal that grandma and grandpa will cherish. We’ve rounded up a list of amazing ideas and tutorials that are unique DIY Christmas gifts.
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A Handmade “Questions For Grandma & Grandpa” Book
Take inspiration from this awesome list of questions from StoryCorp and make Grandma & Grandpa a book to fill with answers. It’s sure to be an instant family keepsake!
This journal , which lays open flat (making it easy to write in) is our top pick for personalizing.
Photo Pendant Necklace (or Keychain)
Customize a very special piece of jewelry using this popular tutorial from Ginger Snap Crafts. Utilize some pretty common craft supplies (available at most chain hobby stores) and become the jewelry maker you were destined to be. We know Grandma will appreciate a photo pendant necklace! And you can loop the pendant onto a keychain for Grandpa, if he’s not the necklace-wearing type.
Slide the pendant onto a ribbon necklace to up the artsy factor!
Family Portrait Snow Globe
Grandparents will go gaga over this fun and unique personalized snow globe by A Kailo Chic Life. Utilizing printable shrinking plastic and a few props, you’ll be able to produce a custom snow globe in no time.
DIY Children’s Silhouette
According2Kelly offers up a handy tutorial for making an inexpensive, custom silhouette of your child (or spouse, or pet). She says the entire project cost her around $5!
Coffee Mug with Children’s Artwork
It doesn’t cost much to create a special mug that Grandma and Grandpa will cherish. Use oil-based sharpie pens to customize a plain mug, allowing your children to draw their own artwork (under close supervision, of course). Find the full tutorial here.
‘Thanks for Helping Me Grow’ Plant in Mason Jar
If Grandma or Grandpa is a gardener, we can’t think of a sweeter gesture than this handmade planter with “Thanks for helping me grow” written on it. Get the details on how to make this planter as pictured from Live Randomly Simple.
DIY Wooden Photo Cubes
Grab a 4×4 and some Modge Podge (and a few other items), and create the cutest lil’ wooden photo cubes ever! Grandma and Grandpa will be proud to display pictures of their favorite littles with these fun DIY wooden photo cubes. Get the full tutorial from The Pinning Mama.
Fingerprint Heart Keychains
Create precious heart-shaped keychains with your child’s fingerprint, a heart-shaped cookie cutter, and some oven baked clay. You can string these sweet imprints on a necklace just as easily as a keychain, because we’re pretty sure Grandma and Grandpa are going to want to carry them around everywhere. Get the details on how to make this sweet Christmas DIY Grandparents gift here.
“I Love You Grandma & Grandpa” Fabric Resist Pillow
We love how this fun fabric resist pillow tutorial, which features an ‘I love Dada’ pillow, could easily be turned into the perfect DIY Christmas gift for Grandparents. Personalize your art project with colors that complement Grandma’s style, and let your kids use non-toxic elmers glue to inscribe the pillows with a sweet, handwritten message.
Don’t you just love the wonder that is shrinky dinks? Utilize this fun canvas to create beautiful handprint keychains for Grandma, Grandpa, or any special person in your child’s life. Find the full tutorial here.