With Thanksgiving only a few days away, we’ve got dinner parties and family gatherings on the brain! If you’re heading over to a friend or family member’s house to get together, eat, and celebrate, keep on reading – we’ve gathered up a handful of our very favorite DIY host and hostess gifts! Kids will love helping out with these projects and your hosts are sure to enjoy and keep the gifts as handmade keepsakes. And if you’re the one hosting Thanksgiving this year, not to worry – these gift ideas will come in handy for the next couple months for any other family gatherings or parties you attend!
With colder winter mornings upon us, giving the gift of baked goods is always a welcome idea! This homemade granola is great topped on yogurt or sprinkled on warm oatmeal.
Mod Podge Recipe Box
Turn a plain recipe box into a colorful DIY gift with the help of Mod Podge and tissue paper! We decorated this one to match the plaid patterned tea towels, but you can have kids go wild with whatever shapes and patterns their hearts desire.
No-Sew Felted Wool Blanket
Give the gift of cozy with this handmade blanket, no sewing required! Gather up some old wool scarves, throw them in the dryer, and patch together this colorful blanket with yarn and pom poms.
Napkin Ring Ornaments
This DIY gift does double duty as both playful napkin rings and then frame Christmas ornaments!
DIY Painted Pasta Chess Set
Kids will love helping assemble this custom chess set using a variety of pasta noodles! Short on time? Make a checkers set instead, crafting smaller and simpler pieces using fewer noodles.
Wooden Bead Cake Stand
With lots of sweet treats on the horizon, this cake stand is sure to be put to use this holiday season. Using food coloring to dye the wooden beads adds vibrant color while still letting the wood grain show through.
Mod Podge and Mylar Cookie Jar
Finding good-looking tins or boxes for cookies can be tricky, so why not make your own instead? Bake up a batch of your favorite cookies and load them into this custom decoupaged jar.
Who couldn’t use a few more throw pillows around the house, especially when cozying up on the couch to watch a Christmas movie marathon? These shibori pillows make look a little tricky, but they’re a super fun and simple project to work on with kids!
Painted Block Garland
Pom poms and wooden blocks get a whole new life as this metallic meets pastel garland. Perfect for decorating the tree, or arranging anywhere around the house.