DIY Christmas Beauty Hamper – Christmas Gift Ideas

DIY Christmas Beauty Hamper

Step-by-step guide on how to build a Beauty Hamper and treat your loved ones with this personalised special gift for Christmas!


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Christmas Beauty Hamper

There’s nothing quite like giving or receiving a personalised gift, in my opinion. I love the thought and effort that goes behind giving someone a gift that is unique to them and that was carefully chosen for them.

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you will give your loved ones this year, so here’s a Christmas gift idea for the ‘beauty enthusiast‘ in your life – a homemade beauty hamper!

Filled with their favourite products or the latest launches that you know they will love, it couldn’t be easier to create this beautiful box. It’s also very quick, so if you have no time like me, this one is for you; I made mine during my son’s nap in the day, which lasts no longer than 45 minutes (unfortunately!).

I followed a tutorial from Boots to create mine, so here’s the step-by-step on how I turned a plain cardboard box into this lovely Christmas Beauty Hamper.

Boots Christmas Beauty Hamper DIY
Boots Christmas Beauty Hamper DIY

WHAT YOU WILL NEED
  • Cardboard box
  • Wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Shredded tissue paper
  • Festive tissue paper
  • Cellophane paper
  • A selection of beauty products
  • Gift tag
  • Ribbon
  • Bow

Boots Christmas Beauty Hamper DIY

OVERVIEW

Boots Christmas Beauty Hamper DIY
Boots Christmas Beauty Hamper DIY
Boots Christmas Beauty Hamper DIY
Boots Christmas Beauty Hamper DIY
Boots Christmas Beauty Hamper DIY
Boots Christmas Beauty Hamper DIY
Boots Christmas Beauty Hamper DIY
Boots Christmas Beauty Hamper DIY

The process is very straightforward; wrap a cardboard box with festive wrapping paper, give it some padding with shredded tissue paper and a pretty base with decorated tissue paper. Arrange your products in the box, seal it with cellophane paper, tie a festive ribbon around and finish off with your gift tag and bow.

Each box can look as unique as you want, using different coloured accessories and wrapping paper, as well as tailoring the selection of products to whomever is receiving the gift. I went for traditional Christmas colours as a theme for my box, adding miscellaneous beauty items with a few festive products that will also look nice hanging on the Christmas tree.

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PRACTICAL TIPS & TRICKS

1. Choose a wrapping paper with guide lines on the back to make for easy and neat cutting.

Boots Christmas Beauty Hamper DIY
Boots Christmas Beauty Hamper DIY

2. Start arranging the heaviest products at the bottom, the lightest at the top and fill in any gaps with smaller items.

3. To stop the products from rolling around, use double-sided tape to stick them on the tissue paper at to the bottom of the box.

Boots Christmas Beauty Hamper DIY
Boots Christmas Beauty Hamper DIY

4. Tape the cellophane paper to the bottom of the box, wrap it around as tightly as possible, trim and secure the sides as if you are wrapping a normal present.

5. Using double-sided tape instead of conventional tape will make everything easier, and the end result will look much nicer without bits of tape visible on the outside.

Boots Christmas Beauty Hamper DIY
Boots Christmas Beauty Hamper DIY

6. For your materials, choose Christmassy colours that go well together, such as red, green and gold, adding plenty of sparkle and glittery accessories.

VIDEO TUTORIAL

If you would like to follow the same tutorial I did, click the play button above to watch this very helpful video created by Boots. Alternatively, if you prefer following picture-tutorials, click here to see the infographic.

I love how my Christmas Beauty Hamper box turned out and I already have a very special friend in mind who will receive it this Christmas. The good thing about this type of gift is that it can be adapted to special occasions throughout the year, and if you take time carefully choosing the products, the receiver is guaranteed to love their present!

If you enjoyed this tutorial, please share it with your friends and leave a comment below telling me your personal favourite tips for creating a homemade Beauty Hamper! I personally feel like double-sided tape has changed my life when it comes to wrapping presents – so easy and neat without all that tape showing on the outside!

Visit the Boots Homemade Beauty Hamper page for more useful tips on wrapping gifts and go get your Christmas shopping done – less than 50 days to go!

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3 Comments

  1. 7 November 2015 / 4:30 pm

    What a lovely, lovey ideal! I think I may do this for my sister this year as she love to try new beauty bits. Its the best way to give her something from lots of diffrent brands :) x

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