The holidays is a wonderful time where you can not only treat your family and friends to amazing gifts but if you have a little bit of time - make them yourself! The most important thing is to make them with love so grab your handy hot glue, and read on for festive DIY inspiration! 

Handmade Gift Ideas from Balsa Circle!

For the hostess or host in your family, something like a trivet with rustic wooden accents is ideal. This gift would also be perfect for anyone who loves to bake or display their dishes with style. You can wrap it beautifully with a bow and you can't go wrong with this handmade gift! For the DIY (you can see the step by step video here) we used our wooden placeholder circles as well as plenty of hot glue.

Handmade Gifts for the Holidays - Glass Terrariums - BalsaCircle.com

Now if you have someone in your family or friends circle who's super hard to shop for (like my parents!) and you don't have a lot of time, try a festive terrarium instead! With the glass globe and sturdy metal stand coming ready-made, all you need is some holiday inspiration to create a winter wonderland scene. Want something that will look great past the holiday season? Try our craft sand with succulents or crystal rock accents inside and create something they'll love the whole year round!

Handmade Gifts for the Holidays | Personalized Ornaments - BalsaCircle.com

For the little ones if your family, a personalized ornament would be perfect! You can decorate it with their name, favorite hobby or even add a charm. Even better, get the kids involved and make some ornaments for the grandparents. You can find these clear ornament globes in most craft stores and fill them with confetti or even small photos (just make sure to cut it to size). Then add a ribbon in their favorite color and display them on a tree as a Christmas morning surprise. 

For easy handmade DIY ideas and stocking stuffers, don't forget to watch our how-to tutorials on YouTube or for even more gift ideas, visit our holiday gift guide!

In no time at all, you've got perfect handmade gifts for your friends and family! Share your holiday gift ideas, or tag us #balsacircle if you try these DIY ideas so we can give you a shout out!

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