DIY Influencer Holiday Survey 2020

DIY Influencer Holiday Survey 2020

Find out how your favorite bloggers are celebrating the holidays this year!

DIY Influencers Holiday 2020 Survey Image Collage

The 2020 holiday season is going to be unlike any other. And yet, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the season and inspire holiday cheer!

We reached out to some of our favorite bloggers and asked them to share some ideas for this holiday season. They replied with dozens of terrific gift ideas, home decor trends, recipe ideas, and more! If you're wondering how to celebrate a handmade Christmas in 2020, you're in the right place.

You're invited to browse all of these great ideas in the sections below.

Plus, don't miss our survey results of how our blogger friends are modifying their traditional plans for the holiday season. We've also got the inside scoop on their favorite homemade gifts to receive. So, no matter how you're celebrating this season, you can have some amazing ideas for handmade gifts to make for friends and family.

DIY Influencer Holiday Survey 2020

Let's get started with one of our favorite survey questions that we asked this year. We wanted to know what types of homemade gifts influencers love to receive, and they had so many great ideas!

Check out the chart below for some holiday gifting inspiration, and then keep scrolling to find specific DIY gifts that bloggers love to make and give.

Favorite Homemade Gift to Receive Pie Chart

What has been your go-to gift to make for friends and family over the years?

Being friends with crafty people is especially fun around the holidays, because they sometimes gift you with handmade treasures! We asked our influencer friends about their go-to gifts to make for friends and family, and they shared some amazing ideas. Check out some of the most popular projects below.

Modern Quilled Snowflake Ornaments from All Things Paper

Ann let us know, "Elegant tree ornaments made from paper are a popular gift with my friends and family."

Wood Burned Ornaments from Adventures of a DIY Mom - Pictured below!

Try this great idea from Rachel: "Wood burned ornaments are always a quick and easy gift idea. I either gift a set, or add one as a 'tag' to a bag of goodies or other gift."

Wood Burned Ornaments from Adventures of a DIY Mom

DIY Natural Detoxifying and Relaxing Bath Salts from My Merry Messy Life

Coffee & Cream Poncho from Beatrice Ryan Designs

Elena recommended making ponchos for holiday gifts, and we totally agree!

Upcycled Faux Marble Tins from Pillar Box Blue - Pictured below!

From Claire, "I love to make homemade edible treats for family and freinds, such as homemade fudge and sloe gin. I collect old tins and upcycle them with a gorgeous marble effect and use these to gift my edible goodies in."

Upcycled Faux Marble Tins

Coffee Cozies from Crafti Staci

Staci says, "Everyone I know has multiples of these from me!"

Wooden Christmas Sign with Cricut Maker from The Kingston Home

From Beth: "Wood signs of any kind!! This is one of the largest ones I've ever done."

Fire and Ice Shawl from Underground Crafter - Pictured below!

Marie says, "I love to gift shawls during the holiday season!"

Fire and Ice Shawl

Bonus Food Ideas!

Christmas Simmering Pot Potpourri from Adventures of a DIY Mom

Spiced Apple Pear Jam from The Seasoned Mom - Pictured below!

Spiced Apple Pear Jam

2020 Holiday Plans

We asked bloggers about holiday plans in light of COVID-19. The majority of people who responded to our survey said that they plan to change things up this year. Smaller and fewer gatherings are definitely on more people's agendas as we all work together to stay safe and healthy.

We also asked bloggers about what types of homemade gifts and recipes might be more popular in 2020. Keep scrolling to see great ideas for this season!

2020 Holiday Plans Pie Chart

In light of COVID-19, what do you anticipate to be the hottest projects to make this year for the holiday season?

Although we'll be making many of our favorite traditional recipes and handmade gifts this year, we also think the season may call for some new and comforting food and crafts. Find the top recommendations from bloggers below.

DIY Mask Storage Bags from Do-It-Yourself Danielle

Three Hour Throw from Moogly

Wintertide Throw Crochet Blanket from Mama in a Stitch - Pictured below!

From Jessica, "I'm going to go with blankets and throws. I want to feel cozy and make something useful during these times at home, and blankets are the perfect project!"

Wintertide Throw Crochet Blanket

Waterless Snow Globes from Sadie Seasongoods

From Sarah: "I think any sort of charming holiday home decor will be popular, such as waterless snowglobes"

Crochet Angels from Oombawka Design

Crochet Gnome Towel Topper from Nana's Crafty Home - Pictured below!

Crochet Gnome Towel Topper

Granny Square Coasters from Underground Crafter

Marie has this great insight: "2020 has been a challenging year for many and everyone is looking for ways to show their loved ones they care. At the same time, advanced projects may be too much to take on right now. Handmade projects that can be customized without taking too much time are just right. These customized coasters using coloring book pages are just the right mix of customized and simple."

Vintage Yardstick Christmas Trees from Adirondack Girl at Heart

Nurse Pixie Doll from Sweet Softies - Pictured below!

Nurse Pixie Doll

Bonus Recipes!

Classic Rainbow Cookies from Pam's Daily Dish

Sugar Cookie Christmas Fudge from Crayons & Cravings

Sugar Cookie Christmas Fudge

Do you have a favorite holiday home decor item/recipe that you have made in the past for your own home?

We wanted to know what holiday crafts and recipes our blogger friends have made and loved over the years. Keep scrolling for gorgeous home decor inspiration (and recipes!) that have stood the test of time.

Home for Christmas Stocking from Rich Textures Crochet

A fun tradition from Sarah: "My favourite holiday home decor item that I have made is my Home for Christmas Stocking. This stocking is a large size, great for stuffing stocking! Made with a super bulky weight yarn, it works up quickly and is so easy to modify with your favourite colours! In a short time I was able to make a variety of coloured ones for each person in my own home and they hang on our mantle every Christmas Eve!"

Merry Christmas Gift Bag Sign from Exquisitely Unremarkable 

Kim says, "A few years ago, I made a wooden sign from an old gift bag and I just can't wait to unpack it each year. It looks so festive on my stone fireplace."

Christmas Stocking Pattern from Apple Green Cottage - Pictured below!

Christmas Stocking Pattern

DIY Christmas Tree Skirt from Easy Peasy Creative Ideas

Dreamy Christmas Stocking from My Hobby is Crochet

Kinga says, "I really love the 'Dreamy Christmas Stocking' that I have designed and crocheted for my little girl!"

Christmas Embroidery Hoop with Cricut Patterned Iron-On from Crafting Cheerfully - Pictured below!

Christmas Embroider Hoop

Christ-Centered Christmas Mantel from Sew Simple Home

Sewing Machine Decorations from Jennifer Jangles - Pictured below!

Sewing Machine Decorations

Bonus Recipes!

Crab Boil & Garlic Butter Sauce from Jamieson Diaries

Brie says, "My family and I have recently changed our traditional Christmas Eve dinner spread to a Christmas Eve Crab Boil spread. It’s so easy and so much fun to make!"

Maple-Glazed Cinnamon Rolls from Spiced - Pictured below!

Maple-Glazed Cinnamon Rolls

What is the most popular content for your readers during the busy holiday season?

We know readers have great taste, and so we're thrilled to pass along some of the top holiday blog content from our influencers. Find DIY Christmas ornament inspiration, gift wrapping ideas, and more!

Puffball Gnome Crochet Ornament from With Alex

Christmas Emojis from Sew Different

DIY Glitter Ornaments: Kitty, Unicorn, and Narwhal from Erin Reed Makes

Crochet Gingerbread Heart Ornaments from Golden Lucy Crafts - Pictured below!

Crochet Gingerbread Heart Ornaments

Gift Wrapping Ideas from Vikalpah

Reindeer Tote Bag from Domestic Diva

Wine Bottle Bag Pattern from The Stitching Scientist

Simple Knit Mittens from Knitting with Chopsticks - Pictured below!

Simple Knit Mittens

Christmas Gift Exchange Games from Two Kids and a Coupon

Printable Christmas Cards to Color from Smitha Katti

Wood Slice Snowmen from Sue Eldred - Pictured below!

Wood Slice Snowmen

Bonus Recipes!

Pot Roast Soup from Randa Nutrition

Instant Pot Beef and Noodles from Accidental Happy Baker - Pictured below!

Instant Pot Beef and Noodles

Thank you to all of our wonderful bloggers and influencers who shared their holiday 2020 plans! Your brilliant ideas and endless creativity are an inspiration. We hope everyone has a safe and merry holiday season. And we'd love to hear about your holiday crafting plans in the comments below!

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