Happy {DIY} Christmas



Some people are all about the DIY, affordable, made with love Christmas gifts. Some people have all the time in the world to devote to this task, and some don't even know where to start.

What about an event where you pick a couple of your favorite (fairly simple) DIY gifts on Pinterest, bring your community together, and all make gifts?

{one} DIYs

Pick one or a few of your favorite DIY gifts. Check out this Pinterest board for some ideas.

{two} supplies

Determine if you want to provide supplies, if you want people to BYO, or a mix of both. For example, if you're making chocolate chip cookies in a jar, you could provide all of the ingredients and have people BYO mason jars, ribbon, tags, etc.

{three} instructions

We recommend simple, step-by-step instructions for each project you choose to highlight in hopes of drawing in some non-crafty people and converting them to DIY-ers (just kidding...kinda). You could do a big chalkboard sign with instructions, or print some out and lay them at each table.

{four} advertise

Here are some ways you could spin this event:

"DIY - as easy as 1, 2, 3!""5 Steps to a DIY Christmas""A Very Merry DIY Christmas Party""Need a last minute Christmas gift for Grandma? We've got you covered!""Want to avoid the sea of people shopping for last minute Christmas gifts?""Take the consumerism out of Christmas and add a little more made-with-love."

{five} give aways

Most people like some friendly competition, so you could award prizes for most creative or best effort. People could keep the gift cards for themselves or include them in the gifts they're making.

Happy DIY-ing!

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