Want to save money and time, but still give a thoughtful gift this Christmas? If you’re running out of time, consider this simple gift idea. The DIY Cupcake Kit is perfect for those who love to bake, plus it will give your friends and family a fun activity to enjoy over the holidays. To create a DIY Cupcake Kit, you will need:
A Gift Box
Think about what you already have at home that can be recycled. This is the key to saving money. You could use a cardboard box, plastic container, lunchbox, tray or something else.
You can usually find fun patterns at dollar stores for an affordable price. Better yet, if you really want to save money, purchase the cupcake liners at the last minute. This way, you might be able to find some Christmas themed cupcake liners on sale.
Sprinkles, Candy & Decorations
This is what makes the gift look really exciting. But it’s also the part that will make or break the budget on your money saving gift. There are lots of options for this component, and as always, we recommend the one that will save you the most money! We suggest buying sprinkles, decorations or candy in bulk or on sale, and then dividing them into individual bags. Zip lock bags are a great idea, and you probably already have a few at home. Use what you have already to save money.
What’s a DIY Cupcake Kit without a few recipes? Again, this is another cheap way to add value to this gift. Consider including Christmas recipes to make the gift even more festive. Simply type these recipes on your computer and print them a home to maximise savings.
If you manage to find some on sale, you could also include a wooden spoon, piping bag, or baking spatula. These aren’t necessary, but do add value if purchased for a reasonable price. Top Tip: Depending on what sort of items you include, this DIY Baking Kit can be customized for children, teenagers, adults and families. Try making a family sized DIY Baking Kit. This means you will only have to buy (or make) one gift instead of say, 4 or 5. If this is the case, make sure you use a larger box and include additional cupcake liners, sprinkles, recipes and maybe even a few chocolate chips or marshmallows.