Last Minute DIY Holiday Gifts

by crblog - December 19th, 2014.
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This time of year is the season of giving, but sometimes it can be hard to come up with clever gift ideas without spending an arm and a leg. If you’re still scrambling to find the perfect present, Craig Ranch has you covered. Take a look at these simple DIY holiday gift ideas you can create right in your McKinney, TX home.

Animal Bookends

This adorable and practical gift will have your gift recipients smiling. It’s a great idea for families or kids that love to read! All you need is two of the child’s favorite plastic animal toys, two small blocks or scraps of wood, glue, and spray paint. Next, use the spray paint to coat the plastic animal toy in their favorite color and do the same with the block of wood.  Wait for them both to dry, and then adhere the toy onto the block of wood. Repeat these steps one more time, then viola! You have a pair of kid-friendly bookends.

Holiday Stovetop Potpourri

This is a great gift idea if you’re new to McKinney or recently purchased a new home in McKinney, and you want to get to know your neighbors! One of the reasons we love the holiday season is because of all the smells reminding us of winter. So, why not bag that smell?

In a clear or decorative bag, place one orange, three cinnamon sticks, one cup of fresh cranberries, one to two teaspoons of cloves (whole or ground), and one to two teaspoons of nutmeg. Then tie the bag up with a pretty ribbon and add a tag with the following instructions: “Cut up the orange and place in a small saucepan with the rest of the ingredients. Then fill the saucepan with water until it is about one inch below the rim. Place on the stove and simmer on low. Soon your home will smell like the holidays!” Consider giving this easy gift to your new McKinney neighbors to welcome them to the neighborhood!

Personal, Artsy Mugs

This is one of our favorite DIY gifts. All you need to make this popular craft are porcelain mugs and a porcelain paint pen, both in colors of your choosing. With the pen, write a personal note or the name of your gift recipient on the mug. You could even draw something decorative! Let the mug dry for 24 hours and then it’s ready to use.

For more holiday ideas and community updates, be sure to check back on our blog frequently! If you’re thinking about moving to McKinney we still have plenty of new Craig Ranch homes for sale.

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