Christmas gifts four ways, using one $2 item from Kmart!
I have created four super easy DIY gifts that all cost under $2 each to make, and they have all been created using one item, this silicone Christmas ice-cube tray.
I have made Crayons, Old fashioned toffees, candle melts and chocolates, and each gift was made in 20 minutes or less.
DIY Crayons – I have seen DIY crayons a gazillion times on Pinterest and thought they would be perfect as little Christmas trees.
I removed the paper, broke up the crayons and placed one crayon per mould and baked them at 150c for ten minutes. I let them cool slightly, placed them in the freezer until firm and then popped them out of the mould.
I have placed them inside a Kmart gift card tin and they make the cutest and most practical little gift.
Toffees – I have made a batch of old fashioned toffees in the moulds and you can find my recipe here. So cheap and easy to make and they look great wrapped in cellophane and tied off with ribbon or twine.
Candle Melts – To create these I added 2 cups of water to a saucepan, added store bought candle/oil burner melts to a heatproof bowl and melted over medium heat.
I then poured the melts into the Christmas mould, let them set, popped them out and placed them in a cello bag with ribbon.
I melted white chocolate using a double boiler (in the microwave is fine) and let the chocolate set in the mould. I then added them to a cello bag with a gift tag for a quick and pretty gift.
Christmas is often a very expensive time of year so I hope one, or even all of these budget friendly homemade gifts come in handy for you this festive season.
We all have phones and tablets, and rely quite heavily on them for work and school which means they require frequent charging.
If you’re anything like me you despise cords as they look messy.
I searched high and low for a white charging station to keep everything neat an tidy but to no avail, so I decided to make my own.
I purchased these two bamboo trays from Kmart, you can find the small tray here and the medium here.
My Husband drilled two small holes (but wide enough to fit the charger cord through), into the back of the small tray, and one large hole in the back of the medium tray to feed multiple cords.
I then gave the trays a light sand and two coats of Rust-Oleum gloss white spray paint.
I added washi tape to the smaller one but you could add a chalk or vinyl label which would look great.
You could do this with any wooden box or crate you like.