DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

Looking for some homemade Christmas gift ideas? You’ve come to the right place! I’ve got ten great ideas here for fun, easy, and inexpensive DIY Christmas Gifts for everybody on your list 🙂

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Cranberry Sauce Soap

I bought a bag of bright red cranberry seeds last year, and found them in the back of my cupboard just in time to make a Cranberry Sauce soap as my second Christmas soap for 2014. These pretty reddish bars are bright and spicy, and feature a sprinkling of pretty cranberry seeds on top.

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Happy Third Birthday, Humblebee & Me!

I can scarcely believe it, but Humblebee & Me is three today. I can’t believe it’s been over 1000 days since I launched this site with eager expectations of the world immediately flocking to the three recipes I had online. A lot has changed since then, and I’m super excited that people actually want to read my recipes and try my projects with me 🙂

I'm re-using this celebratory type photo 'cause I think it's hilarious.

I’m re-using this celebratory type photo ’cause I think it’s hilarious. Also YAY THREE YEARS!

So, as a bit of a birthday retrospective, I thought I’d take a look back at some of my favourites from the last year—favourite breakthroughs, favourite day-to-day products, favourite gifts, and what not. I’ve published over 600 entries (this is #648!), but these are the ones I’m excited about right now.

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Smokey Corn, Black Bean, & Honey Salsa

I’m not usually a salsa person. It’s not that I have anything against a delicious combination of tomatoes, onions, and other goodies, it’s just that they’re often not that… delicious. Store bought salsas are often runny, heavy with the vinegar, and straight-up boring. But this salsa… no. This salsa was a delicious revelation.

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Spicy Arugula, Tomato, and Mozarella Grilled Pizza

Summer hits, I want pizza, and I want in on the BBQ. It’s inevitable, and I am totally ok with that. This pizza was born out of warm-weather induced necessity after a trip to my favourite fruit & veg stand. I had fresh BC arugula, a new (used) KitchenAid stand mixer to test out, and some beautiful squishy pizza mozzarella.

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