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Our Advent Calendar of DIY Gift Ideas: Part One

Posted by Claire Whittaker fashion blogger

6th Dec 2016

DIY Gift Ideas

Christmas can be an expensive and stressful time of year when it comes to finding presents. Here at Oxfam we've hunted through our archives to find you 24 affordable crafts you can create to give your friends and family a gift that shows how much you care without breaking your pocket! Many of these crafts use upcycling to make them simple and easy for even beginners. Head to your local Oxfam or the Online Shop to get the tops, hats, bags or scarves you need to make any of these fab crafts.  



This Cabuchon Embellishment  Technique is a great and easy way to glam up your gifts for that personal touch. Can be done on sunglasses, clothes, photo frames, the possibilities are endless. Find out how to do it here: https://oxf.am/ZuRT


What better way to tell someone how much you love them than to sculpt it in wire so they can wear the reminder every day? Find out how to make bracelets and rings here. https://oxf.am/ZuRN 


This simple scrunchie sewing project would make a fun gift for someone whatever their age. https://oxf.am/ZuRN


A chain bracelet will satisfy even the most fussy of fashionistas.  https://oxf.am/ZuRf


Keep your loved warms cosy and warm with these winter hat add-ons - pom-poms and bows. https://oxf.am/ZuRg   


Learn how to upcycle a blouse to beaded glory here: https://oxf.am/ZuRM  


Teach yourself a new skill and make a fab present without needing to buy anything other than wool with this finger knitted scarf. Keep an eye out for odds and ends of yarn for this project in your local shop https://oxf.am/ZuRQ


Can't sew? Don't worry you only need to stick to make someone this fabulous sparkly glasses case. https://oxf.am/ZuRA


Another way to show how much you love someone is with these homemade heart earrings. https://oxf.am/ZuRd


We all know someone who is one of a kind and an off-the-shelf gift for them just won't do. Instead transform a t-shirt to make this funky unique piece for the individual in your life. https://oxf.am/ZuRP  

This sweet little apron will protect the foodie in your life from all kitchen mishaps. Make it from an oversized shirt or a child's version from a tea towel from our Online Shophttps://oxf.am/ZuRW


Send your mates a message - by t-shirt! Get a plain one for this craft from our Online Shophttps://oxf.am/ZuRm  

We've reached the end of our first twelve DIY gifts - check out Part Two for more inspiration.  

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An Oxfam ChristmasDIY Gift Ideas

An Oxfam Christmas                                             Part Two: DIY Gift Ideas

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Blog post written by Claire Whittaker

fashion blogger

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