Get Crafty with These DIY Holiday Gifts

holiday giftsChoosing the right gift for the family and friends on your holiday gift list can be difficult—and expensive. If you’re struggling to find gifts, consider becoming crafty and creating one of these DIY holiday gifts. Not only are they personal, but they are also easy and inexpensive to create. Here is a guide on how to create these gifts.

Sharpie Quote Tea Pot. Give the tea lover in your life the ultimate gift—a personalized tea pot. This DIY holiday gift is easier than you might think. All you need is a blank tea pot, oil sharpies of any color, a cookie sheet, and an oven. Use the oil sharpies to write a number of the gift recipient’s favorite quotes or to draw a beautiful design on the tea pot. You can even let your children draw on it to make it truly special. Then, bake your tea pot in the oven at 150°F for 30 minutes to make the writing permanent. After it has cooled properly, you can then wrap it and give it as a gift!

Hot Chocolate Gift Basket. For a chocolate-loving family member or friend, create a hot chocolate gift basket. Choose a cute basket and fit it with holiday-themed mugs. Then, put hot chocolate powder mix in a decorative jar and some marshmallows in another. You can even include a bag of tea or something similar. Wrap the items as you please, making them look as festive as possible to truly get in the holiday spirit. This is a great, easy-to-make gift that your children can help you out with.

2017 Hyundai Elantra Review: Get Sporty Style with Performance

The Hyundai brand is continuing its reputation as a quality carmaker, and this couldn’t be more obvious than in the 2017 Hyundai Elantra. This vehicle offers the perfect combination of classy style and high-tech features, and now, the Sport model is about to get better performance than ever before.

For the 2017 model year, the Elantra Sport has received a new powertrain. This turbocharged 1.6-liter engine is capable of 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. The new motor is paired to a manual six-speed transmission or an optional seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, which helps send power to the front wheels.

2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport
2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport

With this power, the 2017 Elantra Sport will be even more fun-to-drive. It will even receive a number of other enhancements that will make it appear even more athletic. These changes, according to iTech Post, include standard leather sport seats, a proximity key with push-button start, a flat-bottom steering wheel, alloy pedals with rubberized texture, dual chrome exhaust, and a sporty hexagonal grille.

In addition, the Elantra Sport will also get standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, which will make it easier for the driver to stay connected while out on the road.

With an improved powertrain, more athletic interior and exterior features, and more technology, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport is a top pick in the compact car segment. Find out more about this vehicle at Rex Perry Hyundai.