Looking for DIY gifts you can quickly pull off? We've rounded up these easy crafty gift ideas for friends and family we know you will be proud to make and give away this gift-giving holiday!
Quick and Easy DIY Gifts for Friends and Family On Christmas
1. DIY Cat Mug: Hot Fish Soup. Meow!
Use a porcelain pen to make this minimalist mug craft project and you're done in no time. Well, you may need to practice sketching for a bit so your art translates to the mug perfectly!
2. Cute Pom-Pom and Tassel Bookmarks
You can make a lot of these cute bookmarks in less than an hour! They are also something you can make in batches so you can give them away to several bookworm friends and save time.
3. DIY Pretty Hair Clips
You can make one in less than a minute… so that's a lot in an hour. Have a collection of DIY pretty hair clips and you'll have a lot to give to your friends. And just like that, the colorful 90s hair clips are back! So, yeah!
4. Stamped Friendship Bracelets
This stamped friendship bracelet makes a perfect gift to your friends! So drop by the nearest hardware store and you're set!
5. Stripey Bangle
Make colorful bracelets look special and creative with easy-to-find materials! Pick your favorite color or try to survey your loved ones for their preferred colors.
6. DIY Lip Balm Locket
Teen girls are absolutely going to freak out on this! Beautiful locket + lip balm? Stylishly perfect!
7. Cool Pocket Tee
Here's a cheap and simple way to update your plain tee. All you need is 10 minutes and you're done! It's a great way to personalize the tees you're planning to gift.
8. Cute Wall Decor
Grab some push pins and a canvas for a fab wall decor gift idea! You can be creative and do more than just the word “LOVE”. You can probably try “HOPE” or if you're feeling adventurous, try a longer word.
9. Crafty Cash
If you'll go for cash as a last minute gift, make it fun with these cute folding techniques! Who wouldn't love to receive a couple of these gifts?
10. Gold Gilded Gift Boxes
Make your simple gifts look expensive in glamorous gift boxes with a touch of gold. The box can seem like a gift in itself. Cool, right?
11. Peppermint Sugar Scrub
These fancy tiny milk bottles filled with peppermint sugar scrub is so simple but delightfully cute. It is also easy to make, yet will definitely make the receiver feel special.
12. Homemade Infused Vodka Recipe
These infused vodka recipes make a pretty and vibrant last-minute gift idea! It's super delicious too, so make a batch and hand them out.
13. Mason Jar Matches
DIY mason jar matches paired with a scented candle makes a practical but lovely gift set. A sentimental friend or family will truly appreciate your sweet gesture.
14. Homemade Journal
These old-school notepads make great gifts for old soul friends. This is a fun DIY craft which will take you to the old days when we scribble our “status” in journals and not on social media.
15. Monogrammed Sharpie Mug
Customize plain mugs with stickers and then use your pen for detail work, for an impressive gift that would only cost you less than a dollar! Use the initials of your receiver to make a pattern for the stickers.
16. Sweets Bouquet
You can create a gorgeous candy arrangement for those with a sweet tooth. While this is obviously a last-minute gift idea, more people find this practical and literally sweet.
17. Gift in a Cup
Fill an on-the-go cup with their favorite small stuff and you’ve got a cute gift that works for just about anyone! You might also want to consider these gifts in a jar for more ideas on what to fill the cup with.
18. Pull-out Photo Album
Here's a great alternative to your traditional photo album! Print out those family pictures or you can even leave it blank so they can customize their own pull-out photo album.
19. DIY Etched Pyrex Dish
Customize a casserole dish, wine glass, or anything else glass with a personalized monogram! If you have an Armour Etch glass etching kit, this craft will be as easy as 1, 2, 3!
20. DIY Scrabble Coasters
You'll love the way these scrabble tile coasters will turn out! Customize them with different words or maybe include the name of the receiver to make it more special.
21. Framed Scrabble Tiles
Here's another creative gift idea using scrabble tiles! Frame them with family names, a quote, or anything else you’d like.
22. Survival Kit
Looking for gifts to make for your boyfriend? We are positive this DIY survival kit in a jar will generate a positive response in him both for its practicality and sensibility. This is also one of the perfect DIY gift ideas for mom for the same reasons.
23. Knitting Needle Case
Looking for easy DIY gifts for friends who love sewing and crafting like you? They'll love this floral knitting needle case for their knitting tools! Works for chopsticks, too.
24. Vintage Ribbon Camera Strap
This is why we crafters keep ribbon cuttings and fabric scraps. We can put them to good use, with this vintage camera strap to gift your friends who love to shoot their DLSR.
25. Cute Animal Key Chains
These cute and adorable animal keychains not only make a charming gift but also work as party favors and Christmas tree ornaments! They're fun and easy to make.
Learn how to make handmade gifts for Christmas you can DIY at the last-minute in this video from MissTiffanyMa:
There you have it, thoughtful and creative crafters! DIY gifts you can count on these busy holidays. These gift ideas won't cost you a fortune and most certainly will not take you more than an hour to make. Just in case you still won't do your Christmas shopping anytime soon, take your pick from this list!
Which one caught your fancy? I'd love to know which of these DIY gifts you'll be making for your loved ones. Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on November 3, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.