How to Make Holiday Gifts

Save some money by making holiday gifts instead of buying them. Hometalk has everything you need to make the perfect holiday gift for any holiday. Get tips and tricks from our instructional videos, or browse a slideshow for new ideas. Take a moment to look through our top, best, and newest holiday gift projects. We're happy to help.

How to Make Holiday Gifts
Make herb-infused olive oil
Add 3-4 drops of essential oils like basil, oregano, tarragon, thyme, dill, rosemary, lemongrass, marjoram, or lemon to 8oz of olive oil.
Make playdough for the kids
Mix 2 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt, and 1 cup of water in a bowl and set aside for a few minutes. Separate into sections and add food coloring.
Make beard oil for him
Mix ½ oz of jojoba oil and ½ oz almond oil in a serum bottle. Add 4 drops of cypress oil and pine essential oil. Close and shake well.
Make bath bombs for her
Mix 1 cup of baking soda, ½ cup citric acid, and 5 drops of essential oils. Pack into a silicone mold. Release the mix and dry overnight.
How to make Easter eggs
Melt cooking chocolate in a pan. Pour the melted chocolate into the mold, cool overnight, pop out, and serve!
Top Projects for Holiday Gifts

Here we've collected the top DIY holiday gift projects. Don't miss them.

DIY Holiday Gift Videos

Check out our collection of videos on how to make holiday gifts yourself.


How to make cornstarch slime / oobleck slime. In this video you can see how to make cornstarch / oobleck slime using only some cornstarch and some hair conditioner. If you want it to be in colour you can add some colour of your choice. Please let me know did you like your cornstarch slime / oobleck slime :)ALWAYS keep your children under surveillance while playing with this cornstarch slime / oobleck slime.

How to Wrap Your Presents With Just One Piece of Tape

Am I the first one to admit I have been wrapping presents wrong my entire life?I found this video explaining a Japanese wrapping trick that's brilliant! With a little improvement on their trick, I figured out how to wrap my presents using one piece of tape in about 30 seconds, and I also created a pocket to put the card into.It sounds more complicated than it is, though I'll admit I had to do it a few times before I could do it super fast. But now that I know how to do it, I will be wrapping presents like this for the rest of my life.

Father's Day Gift Box Tool Box From Cardboard

Father's Day is coming along soon and so I thought a gift box in the shape of a tool box would be perfect, made from an old cardboard box and an envelope all kinds of little gifts can be stored within it. There's a video up on my YouTube channel with instructions to follow.I hope you enjoy it!

2 Ways to Wrap Wine With a T-Shirt

As a wine lover, I love getting gifted wine and I love gifting wine! So I decided to try to create some with a personal touch that is a little bit different than the traditional wine bag you buy at the store. I also spent nothing on all the ways I wrapped the wine since I had everything on hand already - what's better!?

New Holiday Gift Making Projects

The new holiday gift projects you don't want to miss. Check it out.