Welcome to the Happiness is Handmade DIY Gift Ideas Hop, dear friends! For this fun holiday blog hop, I’ve teamed up with seventeen other fab bloggers to bring you EIGHTEEN awesome DIY gift ideas that will be perfect for your gift giving needs this holiday season! You’ll find links to all of the ideas right at the bottom of this post. Plus, as an added bonus – we’re giving away $180 in PayPal cash to one lucky winner to help purchase supplies to make these gifts (or to use for whatever you want :))!
Making DIY gifts for friends and family is a great way to show that you care and that you took the time to think of them. I like to make a gift for all of my girl friends and this year I decided on making adorable mini French macaron ornaments that they can hang on their Christmas trees! This is a super easy craft and the end results are just too cute!
Mini French Macaron Ornament Materials
Make sure all your bottle caps are in good condition (not bent or sticky with beer!) I’ve been saving up bottle caps for years and this was a great way to use some of them up! In a well ventilated area – spray paint (or paint by hand) your bottle caps with a variety of colors. I chose gold, sparkly white, green, pink, purple, and blue! Let dry.
Cut lengths of string or twine that would be enough to fit around a Christmas tree branch when looped. Take two bottle caps of the same color, glue a loop of string to the inside of one of the caps, and then glue both caps together. You’ll see that the little ridgies on the caps look just like macaron ‘feet’! 🙂
Add another thin line of glue all around the middle where the two caps meet. Roll or dust in glitter that corresponds to the cap/cookie color. Let dry and tap off extra glitter. Repeat with all the remaining bottle caps and glitter
Et voilà! Beautiful little french macaron ornaments that you can keep or give as gifts! They really are quite sweet and super easy to make. They’d be perfect on a mini tree in a child’s room!
I packaged my french macaron ornaments up to look like a little bakery box with one of each color for some of my friends. I can’t wait to give them out as Christmas gifts! These would also look great tied to presents as gift tags.
I stuck a little hand-crafted sticker on the side, tied each box up with a pretty ribbon and added a gift tag to each one.
Now that you’ve seen my french macaron ornament gift tutorial, be sure to head on over to everyone else’s great DIYs to get even more fantastic gift ideas! I promise, you won’t be sorry 🙂
What would you do with $180 Paypal cash???
Oh my goodness! How creative Erica! SO stinkin’ cute!
Aw, thanks Kristi!! 🙂
These would SOOO make great gift tags! You could even write names on them! Great idea!!
They totally would make good gift tags! THanks for stopping by, Pam! 🙂
These are SO stinking cute!! They’d look adorable all over a mini tree. I looove easy DIY’s like this that are perfect gifts. Thanks for the giveaway, too! 🙂
D’aw, thanks so much Amanda! They totally would be perfect for a mini tree 🙂 Good luck in the giveaway!!
These are my FAVORITE DB project EVER!!! How in the world did you think of this? They’re amazing! I am seriously in love, Erica! LOVE!
Bre, don’t make me blush!! Haha Thanks for the love! I think I saw them on the internet at one point a long time ago and they’ve been floating around in my brain ever since! And we have looadddsss of bottle caps so I could make probably a hundred of these haha 🙂
What a clever idea!! And I love how you have them displayed in the boxes ! I’m going to have to start saving my bottle caps.
Thanks so much, Meg! I had a lot of fun making them and putting them in the little bakery boxes 🙂 Save up those bottle caps!!
I’m trying a bit bigger style, with STARBUCKS Mocha Coffee Caps, off of the Glass bottles! They paint up quite nice! Not finished with them! I think they should work out quite well!
Girl! I totally thought those macaroons were real! How stinkin’ cute they are! Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Aww, you’re the sweetest! I’m so glad they look realistic! 🙂
What a cute idea! I love how easy and affordable they are but they still look classy. Your wrapping is perfect too! Love everything about these!
Aw, thank you SO much Sydney!
These are so cute! I’m literally smiling because I love them so much. What an awesome upcycle of something that would otherwise be thrown away!
D’aww thank you so much, Jenny!! They definitely make me smile too! 🙂
those are the cutest!! they would awesome on a mini tree!
They totally would be awesome on a mini tree, Jess! I may just have to get a tiny tree to try it out 🙂
Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness! These are sooooooo cute, Erica! I bet your friends just adore them.
D’aw thanks Carrie! I’m giving them out this weekend so I hope they’ll find them just as adorable as I do! 🙂
GET OUT!!!! This are adorable!!!!!!! The packaging is perfect! Pinned and sharing!
Awww, thank you so much for pinning and sharing, Sara! 🙂 🙂
These are adorable, Erica! Packaging them up like they’re from the bakery is such a cute idea.
Aw, thanks Amy! I definitely think they look scrumptious 😉
Oh my goodness, Erica! These are so adorable! I want some for myself! I absolutely love the way you packaged them. So cute!
Aw, thanks so much, Sarah!! 🙂
Hello Erica, you’re truly gifted with very creative ideas. I really liked your DIY handmade gifts. Those are very adorable. Thanks. 🙂
Thanks so much, Brad! 🙂