Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas for Guys

Christmas is fast approaching and so is the need for homemade Christmas gift ideas for guys. Companies that produce gifts are working day and night to make sure that they meet the high demand for Christmas gifts. While the gifts are usually cool and just fine for many people, some people feel tired of going to the same old store to buy mass-produced gifts. If you want a friend to feel special this festive season, give them a DIY gift. You’ll also feel good about yourself especially if you make something that your friend will be using even after Christmas. Below are some creative DIY ideas.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Root Beer


Who doesn’t love reindeers and root beer? This gift idea is among the most interesting homemade Christmas gift ideas for guys. You’ll need a bottle of IBC root beer, a ribbon, any size of red pom-pom and two googly “eyes”. The IBC root beer bottle will make a perfect body for a reindeer. You can use red pipe cleaners and work you magic on the antlers. Then, attach everything using hot glue and surprise your friend. People who don’t love root beer are not left out in this gift plan. Use soda bottles in the place of IBC root beer bottle. You can pack several reindeers for a group of friends too.

Roll beeswax Christmas tree candles


Beeswax candles are elegant as a gift or as the centerpiece for the Christmas tree and can’t miss in any list of homemade Christmas gift ideas for guys. Purchase sheet bee’s wax from shops that sell honey and other bees’ products. You also need a hairdryer, thin string wicks, and a knife or a pair of scissors. Cut the string wick to a height slightly bigger that the height of the wax. Make the wax softer and easier to roll using the hairdryer. Place your wick on one end of the wax and fold over until the end of the wax. Make sure that there are no pieces of wick sticking out and that the layers of the rolled wax stay together. Wrap each candle separately and present the gift.

DIY Lantern Vases


This is one of the simplest of the homemade Christmas gift ideas for guys. Perforated metal sheets can be used on radiator covers as cute lanterns and vases. This project will require you to make a nice sketch on paper to make sure metal pieces are cut to the right proportions. Place the template on the perforated metal sheet and outline the cut lines with a pencil. Wrap the metal cutouts around a can (using a can helps to avoid bends on the metal sheet). Thread the ends of the resultant cylinder with a gauze wire and twist tight. Cut excess wire and spray paint the cylinder using a favorite color. The cylinder can also be used as a vase by adding kitchen-size glasses and flowers.

DIY Photo Canvas


Get a canvas and poster print of a photo. The photo should be at least 2 inches longer and 2 inches wider that the canvas. You also need Matte Mod Podge, a foam brush, duct tape, and canvas fabric. Spread a layer of Mod-podge over the front of the canvas and place your photo on the canvas. Press the photo with your finger or a brayer, if you have one. Turn the canvas and press along its underside. After the mod podge has dried completely, wrap the photo around the edges of the canvas and remove any creases with your fingers. Brush mod podge onto one of the sides of the canvas using the foam brush. You can add texture to the photo canvas by brushing thin layers of mod podge onto the front side of the canvas until you are impressed by what you see.

It’s Chrismas! These homemade Christmas gift ideas for guys are going to make lovely memories.





Benefits Of A PPE Vending Machine To An Organization

Increasingly, organizations and businesses today are actively pursuing ways of cutting costs and enhancing operational efficiency. As a result, usage of inventory management solutions has come to the fore. Whereas employee education and training is vital, it is also imperative that employees are equipped with the right personal protective equipment (also referred to as ‘ppe’) every time they are working. Ppe vending machines are used to dispense masks, goggles, gloves, hard hats and other ppe items that are necessary in order to ensure that your employees are able to perform their duties safely and more efficiently. Here are several advantages of using a ppe vending machine system as opposed to the regular inventory methods:

Cost savings

Because the personal protective equipment is delivered in a controlled manner, employees who use the vending machine will most likely be more careful. Using the machine will also mean that they will make fewer mistakes when choosing their kits. Further,they will be less inclined to go for new gear unnecessarily. This translates to improved rates of equipment reuse, which in turn minimizes wastage and boosts employee efficiency.

The machines are designed in a way that reduces the probability of equipment theft. In addition,they are easy to install and maintain. Organizations also have an option of leasing instead of purchasing them outright, which ensures long-term cost savings.

Enhanced inventory management

An employee will be required to use his or her employee ID or an access card before gaining access to the ppe vending machine. The machine can be set up in such a way that employee can only access particular kits depending on their job description requirements and assigned tasks. This improves inventory management and helps to minimize wastage. The system can also generate tracking reports which give an insight into crucial operational information such as equipment usage. Using such reports, the organization can devise ways of optimizing its stock management strategies going forward.

Better restocking efficiency

The ppe vending systems can be configured to signal when important equipment is running out of stock. When reorder levels of the safety equipment are attained, the system can be set up to alert the management or even the supplier through email. This way, employees are assured of having protective equipment as they carry out their work, and they do not have to go to specific warehouses in order to get the required supplies. The end result is that personal protective equipment supplies are obtained quickly and more efficiently.

Improved accountability

The vending machines can help to increase employee awareness and accountability when it comes to using the corporate resources. When they know they are being accurately tracked, they will think twice about wasting supplies and getting new kits. There are organizations which go further and show the price tags for the kits in the ppe vending machines.

Easier regulatory compliance and safety

The system produces reports on product usage that can be used to ensure regulatory compliance. These reports are automated, which means they are accurate and more reliable than manually-generated reports. Therefore, they are more useful when it comes to making important management decisions, and this makes it easier to comply with the laid-down industry regulations. When there is an audit or incident investigation, these reports can provide valuable documentation.

Because most of the ppe vending systems use a key card to track both the inventory and the employee, managers are able to know who used the machine, if there are enough first aid supplies and so on. The employees have free access to the machines and they do not have to look for a manager or supervisor to access them. This can help to drive better safety awareness and behavior among the employees. In case of an accident, any safety concerns can be addressed immediately.



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