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5 DIY Holiday Gift Ideas to Make with Family

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - by Euro-American Connections & Homecare

The holidays are about spending time with the people you love the most, but it’s also a time for tradition- and starting new ones! This year, get the crew together, especially grandma and grandpa, to make holiday gifts that they and any other senior in your life will enjoy. Here are five of our favorite DIY tutorials and gift ideas for seniors to make with your loved ones this season! We hope this will inspire you to get crafting with your loved ones, and possibly start that new family tradition.

Homemade Christmas Photo Ornaments

If your family celebrates Christmas, take some time to create memorable handmade ornaments using your family photos.There are countless DIY ways and ideas for making your own ornaments, but we’re sure that adding a photo will make them extra special. These types of ornaments are a great gift idea for seniors, too! Watch this video to get started!

DIY Tutorial: Christmas Photo Ornaments

Do-it-yourself storage jars

Now, if you or your loved ones have any old candle jars lying around, this gift idea for seniors will definitely put them to good use! Check out this DIY tutorial on how to make a glittery holder for brushes, pencils, makeup accessories– the options are endless!

DIY Makeup Brush Holder 

Gifts in a Jar


To go along with our last gift idea for seniors, use large glass jars like these to put together the easiest DIY gift ever. Buy some of your loved one’s favorite things and arrange them in a jar of any size you wish! Make it color-themed, spa-themed, snack-themed – even dessert-themed! What’s even better is that the recipient can reuse the jar for storing cookies, flour and flower arrangements! The possibilities are endless with this gift idea.

Get some “gift in a jar” inspirations here!

The DIY Photo Collage 


Wondering what to do with those old vacation photos on your phone? Or even some funny selfies your kids took with grandma? Bring your memories to life (DIY style) by making a photo collage like this one together! All you need is a large frame, thick scrapbooking paper and your favorite pics! If you’re planning on ordering some photos for your collage, try putting a filter on each photo for a unique vintage look. If you’re looking for a beautiful, personal gift idea for seniors, this is it!

Check out how to make this inexpensive holiday gift for anyone in your family here!

DIY Mason Jar Lanterns

Give the gift of light (literally!) this year by making your own mason jar firefly night light. These are easy to make night lights that can keep them safe while adding some coziness to their bedroom. Thanks to countless DIY gift tutorials all over the internet, these trendy, inexpensive “twinkle lights” offer many different and beautiful gift ideas for seniors.

DIY Mason Jar Firefly Lanterns





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