Imagine the surprise when a loved one realises the amount of effort you have put into a DIY gift. Christmas presents just mean much more when they are handmade. They are fun to make, and you could even learn a new skill!

Keep reading to discover some great DIY gift ideas, they're guaranteed to be a success!

1. Tile coasters

Upcycle your old tiles by transforming them into personal photograph coasters. Simply, trim a photograph to the size of the tile and adhere it to the tile using adhesive leaving it to dry. Cover the photograph side of the tile in Mod Podge, repeating this step 2-3 times and leave to dry. Finally, spray the tile in a sealant and adhere the Sizzix™ Making Essential - Foam Tape to each corner of the tile.

2. Personalized stencilled mugs

Personalized a mug with someone's initials or name, this way they should never lose their mugs! We have a range of alphabet dies which are perfect for creating die-cut stencils.

Tip: Acrylic paint can be used on most mugs, just use a sealant to pro-long your design!

3. Homemade fudge

What is better than homemade fudge? The answer is nothing! It is simple to make and makes a great gift. A personal label is also a great touch, the Sizzix® Thinlits® Die Set 14PK - Corners & Labels is ideal for creating labels!

4. Handmade soap

Mix your favorite scents to create soap! Put your mixture into a shape mould for extra fun or, add flowers for an aesthetically pleasing look.

For even more inspiration, check out our Christmas Hub!