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25 DIY Gifts You Can Make In Under An Hour

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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!

RELATED: Our DIY Christmas Ideas Roundup


In this article:

  1. DIY Cat Mug: Hot Fish Soup. Meow!
  2. Cute Pom-Pom and Tassel Bookmarks
  3. DIY Pretty Hair Clips
  4. Stamped Friendship Bracelets
  5. Stripey Bangle
  6. DIY Lip Balm Locket
  7. Cool Pocket Tee
  8. Cute Wall Decor
  9. Crafty Cash
  10. Gold Gilded Gift Boxes
  11. Peppermint Sugar Scrub
  12. Homemade Infused Vodka Recipe
  13. Mason Jar Matches
  14. Homemade Journal
  15. Monogrammed Sharpie Mug
  16. Sweets Bouquet
  17. Gift in a Cup
  18. Pull-Out Photo Album
  19. DIY Etched Pyrex Dish
  20. DIY Scrabble Coasters
  21. Framed Scrabble Tiles
  22. Survival Kit
  23. Knitting Needle Case
  24. Vintage Ribbon Camera Strap
  25. Cute Animal Key Chains

Quick and Easy DIY Gifts for Friends and Family On Christmas

1. DIY Cat Mug: Hot Fish Soup. Meow!

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Care for some crafty gift ideas for friends? 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

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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

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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

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This stamped friendship bracelet makes perfect and easy DIY gifts for friends! So drop by the nearest hardware store and you’re set!

5. Stripey Bangle

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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

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Teen girls are absolutely going to freak out on this! Beautiful locket + lip balm? Stylishly perfect!

7. Cool Pocket Tee

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

RELATED: 400+ Best DIY Christmas Projects You Should Make This Year

13. Mason Jar Matches

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Looking for easy DIY gift ideas for mom? Mothers, 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

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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

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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.

Comments

  1. AvatarPat Croley says

    I think many of your ideas were great….some a little simple for me but great for kids to make. I love the sugar scrub……plan to make some for gifts for granddaughters for Christmas. Thanks for the good ideas.

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