Gifts on a budget | Handmade gifts


There’s nothing quite as exciting as opening a beautifully wrapped present on Christmas morning. Unfortunately, spreading the cheer is easier said than done when sticking to a strict budget. Luckily PNA has all the goodies you need to create the coveted holiday gifts of the season at a fraction of the cost.


Accordion Photo Box

Is there any better way to send the Grandparents a keepsake photo box filled with picks of all their loved ones? Celebrate the memories that have a special place in their hearts’. Fill your box with pics of a holiday or an engagement shoot and give it to your loved one as a special gift. Don’t forget to personalise it with a handwritten note at the back of the photo – just to them know that the gift came from the heart. Have a look here how you can create your own accordion photo box and all the goodies you’ll need.


giftsDIY Printed Sunglass Case

Not in the mood for sticking and pasting? Try your hand at another crafting favourite. We just adore these padded sunglass cases. Any type of fabric will do, but to keep with the holiday vibe, choose a fun print with reindeers or snowflakes. Click here for the full step-by-step guide to create your own funky sunglass case.

You’ll need:

  • printed exterior fabric, 20cm
  • lining fabric, 20cm
  • fusible fleece, 20cm
  • 18 pt sewing needle
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine, thread, and scissors


giftsReindeer Beverages

Christmas time is the ideal time to sit back with a cold one and enjoy the day with family. We think these are the perfect ‘Thank you’ gift for the host of the party. Not a big drinker? Replace the alcoholic option with root beer or a different non-alcoholic option of your choice. It’s as simple as wrapping some brown pipe cleaners around the tops of the bottles, hot glue-ing on googly-eyes and a pompom for the nose. Be sure to check out your nearest PNA for more options.

Click here to read up on these Reindeer Beverage decorations.


Looking for other goodies to fill up the gift stockings? We’re sure Mom would love a new 2018 journal or year planner, some new paint brushes and maybe an easel. Dad might love a new book or organisational file to keep track of the Christmas expenses. We also have some amazing toys and books your child will love. How about a new puzzle, stuffed animal or a build-your-own wooden dinosaur? Be sure to visit us instore for holiday savings! Looking for more DIY inspiration? Have a look at our previous blog on DIY projects that look store bought.


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