DIY Christmas Gifts

The girls have 8 cousins on their Dad's side! This year, we decided to go the homemade route for their gifts. They had so much fun brainstorming and creating. We searched Pinterest a lot and found some awesome ideas.

We made braided t-shirt headbands, made from old t-shirts, a pony tail holder and some hot glue. Lilah couldn't quite get the braid, so Vivianne did most of the work on those.

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We made lip gloss which turned out to be so fun. It's made from coconut oil and un-petroleum jelly. We flavored it with crystal light (which we already had in the cupboard, but you could use KoolAid as well).

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We also tucked in a rainbow loom bracelet for each girl and some candy.

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We did attempt to make bath bombs...but they didn't turn out, so they didn't make it into the gift bags. But, I think we figured out what we did wrong, so the next time we make them, hopefully they will turn out ;-) They smelled so good!!

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The gift making was spread out over several weekends. It ended up taking more time than I had anticipated, but it was so much fun. The girl's were so proud of what they created!