Three DIY Christmas Gift Ideas by Sandra Dietrich

DIY Xmas Gift Ideas with Color Pour Resin Sandra Dietrich

Hey everyone! It’s Sandra here today. Are you looking for some DIY Christmas gift inspiration? If yes, you are going to love this post. Handmade gifts are the best presents because they come from the heart and you cannot buy them from a shop. My gift ideas for you today are:

  • handmade resin paper-clip holder + gift bag for paper clips
  • cute stationery set including a handmade notebook decorated with a tassel embellishment and a flair + a lovely Xmas button
  • resin key-chain holder
Three Christmas Gift Ideas with Color Pour Resin, the Button Press and The Cinch. A DIY notebook with a tassel, Mold Hand Dish and Mold Ring Holder.

The Color Pour Resin collection is perfect to create unique presents. The collection comes with a variety of decorations including flakes, glitter sets, and molds. I used two molds for today’s inspiration: the hand dish and the ring holder mold.

Color Pour Resin Collection including hand dish mold, ring holder mold, opaque dye, glitter stars.

The first project is a resin hand that holds paper-clips in style. To make the resin hand, I used a couple of things from the Color Pour Resin collection. It’s fun to create projects with resin because you can add glitter, colors, and small embellishments. Just the perfect way to create handmade Christmas gifts. But now back to the first DIY project! This present comes with a handmade gift bag that holds paper-clips. I decorated the vellum gift bag with embellishments from the Hey, Santa collection by Crate Paper. In addition, I added some patterned paper at the top of the bag – doesn’t it look as if you bought it from a DIY shop? What do you think?

The Color Pour Resin hands comes with a handmade gift bag for paper-clips. The bag is decorated with embellishments from the 'Hey, Santa' Collection by Crate Paper.

Tip: To make the vellum bag, use a sheet of vellum, fold it to make a pocket, and sew along the edges with a sewing machine.

Vellum Gift Bag with embellishments from Crate Paper. The bag holds paper clips. A cute snowman, a small pine brunch, and a button flair enhance the design.
The photo shows items from the Color Pour Resin Collection with Resin and Resin Hardener, mold hand dish, and finished resin hand.
Finished resin hand with Color Pour Resin is shown on a human hand..
Christmas Gift Set with mold hand dish and handmade vellum gift bag with embellishments from Hey, Santa by Crate Paper.

The second gift idea is a cute stationery set which includes a handmade notebook (made with The Cinch) and a cute Xmas flair button (made with the Button Press by We R Memory Keepers). I decorated the front of the notebook with a tassel from the Hey, Santa collection by Crate Paper, a flair button, and a cute charm that says ‘Very merry Christmas’.

Handmade notebook and coordinating flair button with a tassel and paper by Crate Paper.

The third project is a resin key-chain holder, also made with the Color Pour Resin collection. Originally, it is intended to hold rings. However, I thought that using it for key-chains is a great alternative! By the way, did you know that you can make key-chains yourself with the Button Press? The collection also has a key-chain set, which makes it easy to create pretty presents.

Resin Key-chain holder made with the Color Pour Resin Mold Ring Holder. Two small christmas trees from 'Hey, Santa' by Crate Paper.

Tip: The Color Pour Resin collection includes fun accessoires like gold glitter stars and mini lights too. It’s so easy to play around and create unique gifts.

Blue resin key-chain holder with glitter stars and mini lights inside. A key-chain showing a swan is placed onto the holder.
Christmas gift inspiration at a glance. Notebook, resin hand and resin key-chain holder, vellum gift bag and Christmas flair button.

I hope you like my three Xmas gift ideas and are ready to create fun handmade gifts this Christmas! If you like my designs, make sure to follow me on instagram, pinterest and blogger for more inspiration. Wishing you a wonderful day!

New blog post on the American Crafts Blog by Design Team Member Sandra Dietrich from Leipzig, Germany.

Supplies used: American Crafts Color Pour Resin Collection | Resin and Hardener (359703), Mold Hand Dish (34002256), Mold Ring Holder (34002263), Glitter Set Galaxy (356715), Crate Paper Hey Santa Collection | Sticker Book (373217), Pine Branches (373226), Confetti Set (373224), Button Press Collection | Button Maker Kit (660524), Beaded Tassels (373214), Button Backer Keychain Kit (661074, The Cinch Bindery Tool Heidi Swapp Edition (662789)