I've got some brand new festive DIYs up my sleeve for this year but I thought it would be great to look back on my past tutorials of 2013 and re-invent them to apply some Christmas cheer. I've noted down some suggestions for each project but of course you can take these tips with a pinch of salt and go about things your own way. Many of my DIYs also make fantastic Christmas presents and will save you a fortune. Plus everyone likes to receive something handmade that you've taken time and care over. Click on the title links to see each tutorial in full...
Pick a deep red or glitter polish to transform an old piece of jewellery into your New Years Eve statement necklace of choice. This trick works with most jewellery items and could save you the expense of buying something new. Just transform an old piece of jewellery to match your new dress!
How about choosing some left over Christmas wrapping paper to cover one of these simple notebooks? Go for a gold or silver sparkley paper and you have yourself a New Years Resolution note book. Keep track of your goals and promises.
Personalise it for a friend by using their Instagram photos or make a Christmas themed collage using photographs from last year. You can make these as big or as small as you like - I really want to make one big huge one!
Take an old jar and pop a tea light inside. Decorate with stickers on the outside of the glass. Wrap a ribbon around the top and you have a quick and easy present, sorted. You could find some letter stickers and personalise each jar with your friend's name or Christmassy sayings such as 'All I Want For Christmas' and 'Let it Snow!'
This jumper diy has Christmas spirit written all over it. Embellish a novelty Christmas jumper with rhinestones or just jazz up a plain one to wear throughout the holiday season.
I'd love to hear your ideas about getting crafty at Christmas and whether you will be hand-making your presents this year. Leave me a comment and let me know you favourite DIY! And keep your eyes peeled for brand new DIYs coming soon...