It’s no secret that Christmas — err, CHAARGmas ; ) — is the happiest time of the year. Quality time with your family, a long break from classes, + peppermint flavored everything — what could be better than that? But let’s face it, sometimes it can be a little stressful to pick out the perfect gifts for your friends [+ family] while you’re on a college budget. So this CHAARGmas, why not get a little crafty + make some DIY presents? We’ve compiled a list of cute, easy, + [most importantly] affordable crafts that your best friend will LOVE.
Make that a CHAARGified mug ; ) Seriously though — who doesn’t love hot chocolate in the winter? Tie up all the ingredients in our Coconut Almond Hot Chocolate in a cute red bow + place it into a DIY mug! We made this CHAARG mug at a local pottery shop, but there are tons of DIY mugs on Pinterest! If you’re not feelin’ hot cocoa, you can put ingredients to a sweet treat in the mug instead — like our PB + J Thumbprint Cookies or Peanut Butter Power Bites.
How about giving the gift of appreciation this year? Let your best friend know why you are thankful for her, how they inspired you, or what you love about them! This gift works perfectly for boyfriends or family members — everyone in your life could use a reminder of how much they mean to you! [PS//Did you write a letter to someone who has inspired you yet? That letter could go perfectly with this Thankful Jar!]
A remedy for dry lips that involves peppermint + brown sugar + coconut oil? Yes, please. Our friends from the Lala shared with us a Peppermint Brown Sugar Lip Scrub that makes for the perfect holiday gift to pamper your friends with. Pair it with red lipstick + you guys are going to want to hit the town together! [PS//Make sure to get ready for your holiday party with the ultimate CHAARGmas playlist!]
Give the gift of inspiration this CHAARGmas by painting your favorite quote on a canvas for a friend! Not sure what quote to use? Scroll through our insta — you’re bound to find tons of awesome quotes that would be perfect for this DIY project! Or, you can also paint the CHAARG mantra on canvas for a friend! : ) If you have shaky hands like I do + don’t think you could possibly paint an entire quote on a canvas, check out this tutorial for some tips!
++ finally, for all the CHAARG girls with a sewing machine — you have to make this infinity scarf! It’s so easy to make + makes such a great gift for a girl #inCHAARG.
Love these scarves but don’t have a sewing machine — you’re in luck ; ) We are selling 7 BLUE + 7 RED CHAARG Infinity Scarves in the SHOP. Grab one for you + your best friend! // Unfortunately, we are SOLD OUT — Please email CHAARGorders@gmail.com to be put on the waiting list for a CHAARG Infinity Scarf.
+Kayla, OSU CHAARG