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Simple Thoughtful Mother’s Day Crafts For Kids

Mother's Day Crafts For Kids

Make Mother’s Day extra special by helping your kids craft their very own handmade gifts. These DIY craft gifts are the perfect way to make the day personal to you and your family, whether you’re making presents for mums, grandmas, stepmums or any other special people in your little ones’ lives. From lip balms to vases to keyrings, take a look at our ideas for easy, fun and thoughtful Mother’s Day crafts for kids – and get creative!

Colourful Tinted Mason Jar Vases

Mother's Day Crafts For Kids - Tinted Mason Jar

These bright, funky mason jars are a little bit messy, but that’s all part of the fun – right? Once they’re finished, these fabulous jars double up as vases for freshly-picked posies, votive candle holders, or even – for super efficient mums – a cute desk tidy.

Shop mason jars here.

Raspberry & Lemon Sugar Scrub

Mother's Day Crafts For Kids

This one’s not just easy – it’s super quick, too, so it’s perfect for those life partners who are always on the last minute to arrange. All you need is coconut oil, sugar, and your choice of flavourings for your favourite scent. Store your sugar scrub in our stylish clip-top jars for a luxury look!

Shop the Le Parfait range here.

Flower & Herb Spray Perfume

Mother's Day Crafts For Kids - Floral Herb Perfume

An easy-to-make scented spray that smells as good as it looks. Kids will love foraging for fragrant foliage they can use to create this flower & herb perfume. From lavender and lilac to rosemary and sage, your little ones can give their mum their own unique scent this Mother’s Day.

Shop for spray bottles here.

Scented Lip Balm

DIY Lip Balm For Mother's Day Gifts

This craft idea is super practical, so it’s something mums can use everyday. Take some petroleum jelly and give it a fragrant twist with this simple recipe. Get your kids to create their own decorative designs to apply to the stylish aluminium tins.

Shop for aluminium lip balm tins here.

Picture Frame Vase

Picture Frame Vase For Mother's Day

This adorable craft is perfect for sentimental parents. You’ll need to help with the set up, such as cutting out the contact paper and adhering the photo, but your little ones can paint the jar however they like. Place a cup filled with water inside the jar for your flowers, so you don’t get any water on the photograph.

Shop for mason jars here.

Starter Herb Garden

Mother's Day Craft Ideas For Kids

For mums who love to cook, garden, or both, this starter herb garden is sure to be a winner. You can buy potted herbs in many supermarkets, or grow your own from seeds. Kids are sure to love the latter, but it takes a little longer. Either way, they’ll have lots of fun painting their flowerpots!

Flower wreath

Mother's Day Craft Ideas For Kids - Flower Wreath

This glorious flower wreath is so sunny, it’s guaranteed to put a smile on Mum’s face! You’ll need to supervise with the cutting and sticking, but otherwise you can really let your kids get creative with this one. Use whatever paper and paints you have to hand – the brighter the better!

Fox Pom Pom Keyring

Fox Pom Pom Keyring

This adorable foxy fella is the perfect addition to any keychain. This is definitely a craft more suited to older kids, as making pom poms can be a little fiddly, but we’re sure you’ll agree the effort pays off! You can either purchase a pom pom maker, or use the traditional cardboard method to create these cute fox keychain charms.

DIY Bottle Cap Photo Magnets

Bottle Cap Photo Magnets

Make fun fridge magnets out of simple bottle caps! You can use bottle caps you have at home, or buy unused ones from our online store. Make as many as you like with our no minimum order policy! It’s a great option if you have a whole troupe of kids looking for a cute crafty gift idea.

Shop for crown bottle caps here.

All our bottles, jars and caps are available with no minimum order – so if you just need a few containers to get your crafts started, we’re here for you. Find the perfect bottle or jar for these Mother’s Day crafts for kids in our online store.

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30 Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas

handmade christmas gift ideas

We’re big fans of homemade gifts – and since you’re here, we’re guessing you are, too! Whether you and your pals have a DIY Secret Santa pact, or you’re just looking to surprise your nearest and dearest with a cute homemade surprise, you’ll find handmade Christmas gift ideas for everyone you know right here!

Scroll to find fabulous DIY handmade Christmas gift ideas you can make this festive season.

1. Pine Scented Candle

pine scented candle - handmade christmas gift ideas

Make the whole house smell of Christmas trees with this adorable pine-scented candle. Collect fresh sprigs of pine or pinecones and attach them to the neck of your candle jar or votive for an extra flourish. You can find various candle jar styles available here!

Image & tutorial at Sugar & Charm.

2. Reindeer Beer Bottles

reindeer beer bottles - handmade christmas gift ideas

This one’s super easy – a festive twist on a classic gift! Use pipe cleaners, felt and googly eyes to transform a crate of beer bottles into a herd of reindeer. For extra DIY gift points, make the beer yourself, too! Homebrew beer bottles available here.

Image & tutorial at Life Of A Modern Mom.

3. Christmas Hampers

christmas hampers - handmade christmas gift ideas

Everyone appreciates a gift basket full of their favourite goodies. Handmade Christmas hampers are easy to personalise for everyone – from foodies to sports fans to kids! Take a look and find out where to start.

4. Hot Chocolate Mix

hot chocolate mix - handmade christmas gift ideas

Complete with marshmallows, chocolate flakes and your favourite festive flavours, these hot chocolate mixes make fantastic gifts for kids and grown-ups alike. Wrap your mix in plastic gift bags and a cute Christmas mug, or for a more refined look, store them in these chic Le Parfait jars.

Image & tutorial at The Pioneer Woman.

5. Snow Globes

snow globes - handmade christmas gift ideas

These gorgeous snow scene snow globes work as gifts, or as part of your own Christmas decor. Experiment with your favourite figurines, trees, pinecones and more. Shop for the perfect jar to create your snow globe in our range.

Image & tutorial at The Sweetest Occasion.

6. Beard Oil

beard oil - handmade christmas gift ideas

When it comes to haircare, no man should neglect his beard – so gift him some homemade beard oil! Packed with vitamin E and your choice of fragrant essential oils, it’s a great way to offer some much-needed pampering. Package them in these amber dropper bottles for added style.

Image & tutorial at The Merry Thought.

7. Scratch Off Adventure Map

This one’s perfect for the person you know who’s always on the lookout for their next adventure. Help them keep track of their travels and inspire their wanderlust with this cute DIY scratch-off travel map!

8. Infused Vodka

infused vodka

Infused spirits are fabulous as part of a gift hamper, cocktail set or as party favours. Choose your favourite flavours and spice up your Russian Standard with these fabulous recipes. Bottle your infusions in these miniature bottles for a gorgeous handmade Christmas gift!

Image & tutorial at Good Housekeeping.

9. Pedicure Gift Set

pedicure gift set - handmade christmas gift ideas

Treat your loved ones to an at-home pedicure – and best of all, you don’t need to go anywhere near their tootsies. Supply them with everything they need to give their feet a good buff and polish in this gift set. They’ll be back on their feet in no time!

Image & tutorial at A Night Owl Blog.

10. Christmas Pot Pourri

christmas pot pourri - handmade christmas gift ideas

Fill a shallow glass jar with Christmas scented pot pourri and give the gift of festive fragrances! Find some tried-and-tested recipes in this tutorial, or use your favourite Yuletide scents, including cinnamon sticks, dried fruit, star anise and more.

Image & tutorial at Delia Creates.

11. Chunky Knit Blanket

chunky knit blanket

This gorgeous chunky knit blanket is perfect for cosy winter nights. It’s one of our favourite handmade Christmas gift ideas for families, couples or pretty much anyone who loves feeling cosy. The best part? No knitting paraphernalia needed.

Image & tutorial at Lily Ardor.

12. Gingerbread Body Butter

gingerbread body butter - handmade christmas gift ideas

Another gorgeous gift idea for those at-home spa sessions – and this time it smells like gingerbread! This gift smells so good you’ll want to taste it (though we wouldn’t recommend it). Store in a sealed jar and keep for up to 6 months.

Image & tutorial at Frugal Mom Eh.

13. Sloe Gin

sloe gin - handmade christmas gift ideas

Sloe gin takes a little time to mature, so this might be one for next Christmas, if you’ve started your pressie-planning a little late this year (I mean, who hasn’t?). Find out the best time to harvest sloe berries, and how you can transform them into a delicious tipple.

14. DIY Terrarium Kit

DIY terrarium

Give the gift of nature this Christmas with this adorable DIY terrarium kit. It’s a great statement decor item, and can also be used to teach kids about plants and ecosystems. Find the perfect jar in our collection and start building your own terrarium gift.

Image & tutorial at Wit & Whistle.

15. Coffee Cup Sleeve

coffee cup sleeve - handmade christmas gift ideas

This is handy for just about anyone who has a cold commute in the morning. Stitch up some reusable coffee cup sleeves in a fabric of your choice. Your gift recipients can do their bit for the environment, plus add a personal touch to their morning brew!

Image & tutorial at Crafty Staci.

16. Dried Flowers

coffee cup sleeve - handmade christmas gift ideas

Press and dry flowers for a beautiful decorative display. These flowers look stunning in simple vases – or for a vintage look, try displaying them in these gorgeous apothecary bottles. They’ll last longer than traditional flowers, and look really unique. Your gift recipient is sure to love them!

Image & tutorial at Country Living.

17. Snowball Bath Bombs

bath bombs

Add some festive fun to bathtime with these snowball-inspired bath bombs. Scent with peppermint oil and tie together with a cute (free!) printable tag. Pop in a pamper hamper or use as a Christmas stocking filler.

Image & tutorial at The Inspiration Board.

18. BBQ Kit

barbecue kit - handmade christmas gift ideas

You can DIY as much or as little of this idea as you like. Whether you decide to make your own BBQ sauce and spice mix and package it with tongs and a chopping board, or treat them to their favourite BBQ brands, the grill-happy people you know are sure to love a DIY barbecue kit. For homemade sauces & spice rubs, find on-budget sauce bottles here.

Image at Good Housekeeping.

19. Limoncello

limoncello - handmade christmas gift ideas

This limoncello recipe is easy to follow, uses fresh lemons for that distinctive zingy flavour, and produces delicious limoncello in copious quantities. Bottle it in a tall bottle for a single gift, or share the love and distribute it in these stylish miniature bottles.

Image at Alexandra Cooks.

20. Pooch Bow Tie

doggy bow tie - handmade christmas gift ideas

Here’s one for the family Fido! Give your pooch a festive makeover by making them their very own bow tie. Choose a chic subtle fabric like the one recommended in this tutorial, or select one in your favourite Christmas colours. Your pup will be the belle of the ball this Christmas!

Image & tutorial at The House That Lars Built.

21. Citrus Marmalade

citrus marmalade - handmade christmas gift ideas

Spice up your classic orange marmalade with this festive fruit twist. Adding lime, grapefruit and star anise to this delicious breakfast spread is a fantastic way to make Christmas morning a little more sparkly. Fill these stylish Orcio jars with your citrus marmalade and tie a cute Christmas ribbon round the neck.

Image & tutorial at Country Living.

22. Mason Jar Cocktails

mason jar cocktails

Fill a mason jar with all the elements for your friend’s favorite cocktail, and you’re onto a winner already. Spruce up the mason jar with a ribbon and a fun message, and that’s handmade Secret Santa sorted! Get mason jars for your project here.

Image & tutorial at Something Turquoise.

23. Christmas Countdown Candle

mason jar cocktails - handmade christmas gift ideas

This stunning minimalist countdown candle is ideal for a simple festive gift – and it’s really easy to make. The tutorial includes a printable sticker – apply to your simple white candle and burn every day until Christmas. It’s a super cute way to mark the holiday countdown.

Image & tutorial at The Merry Thought.

24. Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

mason jar cocktails - handmade christmas gift ideas

Whip up this candy cane sugar scrub in no time and add it to your pamper hamper for an exfoliating treat! It’s easy to make and uses mostly store cupboard ingredients, so it’s fab for making handmade Christmas gifts on a budget. Store in these glass jars for a luxury finish!

Image & tutorial at The Idea Room.

25. Pancake Mix In A Jar

mason jar cocktails

Here’s a DIY gift tip for kids: drop a heavy hint of what you want for breakfast on Christmas morning with this tasty pancake mix in a jar! It’s easy to sub in the flavours and fillings you want for the ones you’re less keen on. Keep your mix fresh until the big day in one of our preserving jars with lids.

Image & tutorial at The Pioneer Woman.

26. Reed Diffuser

mason jar cocktails - handmade christmas gift ideas

Reed diffusers are a fantastic non-flammable alternative to scented candles. They create a stunningly subtle scent that adds festive freshness to any home. Find out how you can make your own reed diffusers here – it’s easy to swap in your favourite scents. Shop for reed diffuser bottles at a great price here.

Image & tutorial at Good Housekeeping.

27. Monogrammed Soap Bottle

mason jar cocktails - handmade christmas gift ideas

This is one of our favourite handmade Christmas gift ideas for teachers, but it also makes a gorgeous gift for just about anyone. You’ll need a clear soap bottle (empty ones available here), transparency paper and the printable download available in the tutorial. Voila! Personalised soap or sanitiser – the perfect gift for 2020.

Image & tutorial at The Idea Room.

28. Mason Jar Sewing Kit

mason jar cocktails

Making a crafty present for a crafty person can be tricky – but this mason jar sewing kit could be the perfect solution! Fill with haberdashery must-haves (including pins, thread and buttons) and turn the top of the jar into a pin cushion. It’ll help them keep their sewing kit in order. Mason jars are available here!

Image & tutorial at Polka Dot Chair.

29. Faux Cross Stitch Socks

mason jar cocktails

These cute cross-stitch effect socks make adorable stocking fillers for every generation. They add a fun flourish to an everyday item – and you don’t need to put in a single stitch! You’ll need fabric paint, a pair of cute one-colour socks, and a piece of cardboard. Simple, thrifty and effective!

Image & tutorial at Club Crafted.

30. Bath Tea

mason jar cocktails - handmade christmas gift ideas

If there’s one way to make bath time even more relaxing, it’s with this aromatic bath tea. Layer the ingredients in a jar like this one and gift the jar along with small muslin bags. When it’s time to use them, infuse the bathwater with a bag full of this homemade bath tea. Guaranteed relaxation. For best results, bathe with an actual brew, too.

Image & tutorial at A Pumpkin & A Princess.

What are your favourite handmade Christmas gift ideas? We’re always looking for crafty inspiration – tag us in your DIY pressie pics on Facebook or Twitter!

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Sweet Remedies: Customer Success Story

sweet remedies ampulla packaging

We love seeing how our packaging is being used by our customers! Whether our jars and bottles are being used by a big business or simply for an arts and crafts project, we want to see them. A couple of months ago we ran a feature to show off many of our customer’s brands that they have created using our packaging, which was very well received by our readers, so we thought we’d continue! Recently we had a great email from Glenda Kinsey who has just started up her own business, Sweet Remedies.

What Do Sweet Remedies Do?

Sweet Remedies are selling our favourite childhood retro sweets in jars which come complete with lovely personalised messages for many different occasions. The Sweet Remedies website only opened last month, so we’re giving Glenda a shoutout as a thank you for choosing our packaging! Check out the wide selection available of their fabulous gifts in the photo below.

sweet remedies jars

“Thanks for the great service so far from Ampulla since I decided to use you for supplying jars for my new company, Sweet Remedies Ltd.  I sell sweets in a jar of 4 sizes online and at events and it’s going well. All the jars you see are Ampulla’s!” – Glenda Kinsey

So what is different about Sweet Remedies?  Well, you can choose your jar size, choose your sweets and choose your message label or create your own message in 3 easy steps for that extra special personalised ‘Happiness in a Jar’ to make the recipient of your gift smile. Messages include birthday wishes, good luck and congratulations, as well as lots more and some great positive ‘cheering up’ messages! The idea for the company came when Glenda wanted to send a gift to a friend who needed cheering up. Instead of sending flowers or a card, she wanted something more personal. What better than a nice jar of sweets to make someone happy? So Sweet Remedies was born! The business is based in South Wales and Glenda is committed to promoting her national culture. The business will soon be launching the ‘Sweet Remedies – Happiness In A Jar’ brand in the Welsh language, which translates as ‘Moddion Melys – Hapusrwydd Mewn Jar’.

Sweet Remedies currently have a special ‘teacher gift’ promotion running at the moment, which would make the ideal end-of-the-year parting gift for all those much loved teachers out there!

sweet remedies

Reviews So Far

They’ve been going down a treat with customers so far! Just check out some of the latest reviews that have been rolling in…

“I felt really special when I received my lovely gift of sweet hearts with a beautiful message from a wonderful friend. I will definitely be buying some of these for friends to make their day too” – Helen Underwood
“Really impressed with the customer service, quick delivery and my sweetie jar is lovely. Will definitely order from you again. Thanks'” – Sion Brown

For anyone interested in finding out more about Sweet Remedies, make sure to check out their website by clicking right here.

Packaging

The jars that Sweet Remedies have used to fill with their sweet treats are our Clear Glass Food Jars, which are available in 4 different sizes: 125ml, 190ml, 300ml and 500ml. These jars are also available to buy with lids in black and gold caps instead of silver, so make sure to check out our full glass food jar range by clicking here.

Our Glass Food Jars can be yours from just 37p each, with further discounts when you buy in larger quantities! This range is ideal for packaging not only sweets, but also spices, sauces and preserves. The rubber-lined airtight lids help to keep your products fresh for longer, as well as making your brand look fantastic.

Have you been inspired by Sweet Remedies?

Thank you very much to Glenda for sharing her story and sending in the great photo. We wish her the very best of luck for her new venture! Liked reading about Sweet Remedies story? Then make sure to check out our recent post which showcases a selection of other customers’ businesses which use our packaging – they’ve made everything from honey to slime kits!

If you’re a new business start-up that is looking for high quality packaging that won’t break the bank, here at Ampulla we’ve got a massive range of jars bottles, tubs, buckets and much more, at competitive prices – perfect for both small and multi-national businesses.