Have you ever considered having a DIY Christmas gift?
Well, most people don’t make their own gifts for the holidays anymore, but don’t let that stop you! There are lots of unique and thoughtful gifts that can be created and shared among those on your gift list.
With that in mind, we are bringing you quite a few options for DIY Christmas gifts for you to consider making this year for people of all ages. The best part is that these ideas should help shrink your holiday budget quite a bit as well.
So if you are working on a budget this holiday season (aren’t we all?!?), then take a few of these DIY Christmas gift ideas into consideration.
Here they are:
1. The Kiddie Workbench
Do you have a little boy on your shopping list this year? If so, then he is going to love this gift idea. It allows him to have creative space and work alongside the carpenter in his life.
However, what makes it so great is that it can be created out of an old scrap nightstand. The instructions and pictures are great to help you along with your build.Create this Christmas gift
2. The Hopscotch Game
Do you remember playing hopscotch as a kid? I loved it! Well, why not make a great indoor hopscotch game for the kids in your life?
Plus, the tutorial is very thorough. It provides great pictures and detailed instructions to help you along your DIY journey.Create this Christmas gift
3. No Sew Sock Monkey
Sock monkeys were all the rage when I was a kid. They would make a great gift for an imaginative older child, or for a toddler who likes to drag a stuffed animal around.
And what makes this toy so great is that each one can be unique. Actually, it is as unique as the socks you make it out of.Create this Christmas gift
4. Wooden Instruments
This is another great holiday gift for a child in your life. If you have a little one that has just started out exploring this big world, or if you have a kindergarten age child that is showing interest in music, then this gift might be a great option.
If you want to encourage growth in music then check out this tutorial and make these great gifts for the musical kiddos in your life.Create this Christmas gift
5. Wool Felt Stick Horses
I had a stick horse as a kid, and I loved it. Sadly, a lot of kids today have gotten so sucked into electronics that they miss out on these simple toys that can really spur on their imaginations.
If you’d like to give a child in your life a classic toy and help them use their imagination, then consider this gift for the holidays.Create this Christmas gift
6. DIY Sewing Kit in a Jar
I had this DIY gift given to me a few years ago, and I loved it. I was given small sewing projects inside of it.
For instance, you could include a pin-point craft or a cross-stitch craft inside the jar too. They can be purchased very inexpensively and would be a great addition to this gift.Create this Christmas gift
7. A Candy Topiary
Do you have a teacher in your life that you’d like to get a gift for? If so, then you might want to consider this ‘sweet’ gift.
What better gift would a teacher like than a sweet treat to finish his or her day with? Plus, this gift includes a great note of encouragement at the top as the tree topper.Create this Christmas gift
8. The Quick and Easy Dinner Kit
As a busy mom of 3, this would be a tremendous gift in my opinion. Sometimes the best DIY gifts are simple and thoughtful.
If someone gave me a DIY gift that made throwing dinner together a lot easier, I know I would certainly appreciate the thought.Create this Christmas gift
9. Stove Top Simmer Spices
The ingredients for this stovetop simmer spices are quite simple and so are the instructions.
You wrap up the ingredients, attach the cute printable card, and then all they’ll have to do is heat the items up on the stove so their home will smell wonderful.Create this Christmas gift
10. NACHO Ordinary Neighborly Gift
Wouldn’t it be nice to receive or give a salty treat for a Christmas gift rather the usual sweet treat? With this gift idea, it’s possible.
However, you could step this gift up a bit by canning your own salsa and making your own tortilla chips.Create this Christmas gift
11. The Giving Plate
Do you prefer expressing yourself to your loved ones through writing because you feel that gets your message across? Then this is the perfect DIY Christmas gift idea for you.
What makes it even better is that it is so simple to make. You could buy a plate at the dollar store and write on it and this gift would be ready to go.Create this Christmas gift
12. Picture Frame Memory Wreath
If you have someone in your life that loves displaying photos then they will appreciate this gift immensely.
It is a great way to share lots of family photos (or show off grandchildren).Create this Christmas gift
13. The Monogram Planter
Talk about creativity! Not only is this gift idea stunning and welcoming but it is also unique.
Plus, it doesn’t look that difficult to build. There is a great tutorial to walk you through the process. What better way to spread the love this winter than to give them a gift that reminds them of spring.Create this Christmas gift
14. Heart Clasp Bangle
If you one of those people who leave getting Christmas gifts to the last hour then this last-minute gift idea is ideal.
However, I would say that this piece would take a steady hand and some patience. If you have those things, then check out this great DIY gift.Create this Christmas gift
15. Photo Pillows
I guess it’s safe to assume you love your family and would love to see them all the time. However, because of work, distance, etc., it’s not possible to see them every day. Photos are the next best thing.
If you’d love to decorate your loved one’s home with the same feelings then consider making them this homemade photo pillow. Another great option for the grandmas out there.Create this Christmas gift
16. Tile Photo Coasters
My kids don’t like using coasters no matter how many I tell them to. However, with this great DIY gift my kids would probably love to use a coaster especially if their picture was on it.
Plus, this is a great way to add some character to your décor.Create this Christmas gift
17. Ice Cream Sundae in a Box
If you and your family love ice cream then chances are some of your loved ones love it as much as you do, if not more. If that’s the case, then consider this gift idea.
For ice cream lovers, this gift is guaranteed to be used. Wrap up your favorite sundae items and place them in a decorative box. Voila! Your gift is done.Create this Christmas gift
18. $1 DIY Candles
There are a lot of creative and amazing DIY candle tutorials out there that it’s almost impossible to choose which one to try.
However, my favorite is the DIY Funfetti Cake scented candle. It looks adorable, and I’m sure it smells wonderful too.Create this Christmas gift
19. DIY Monogrammed Tote
I bet you carry a tote bag everywhere you go, right? And why wouldn’t you? Considering it is monogrammed and beautifully done so.
What is even better, is if you are able to buy these items at the same price as the author of the post you could make these beautiful bags for around $20 a piece. Not a bad price for a gorgeous gift.Create this Christmas gift
20. Glowing Photo Luminaries
This is another very personal yet functional gift. If your loved one loves to have photos of everyone they love around, then this is a great decoration idea for their home.
The amazing part is every time they light a candle, your loved one can think of you as they look at your precious photos inside this created piece.Create this Christmas gift
21. Mason Jar Lid Magnets
If you want to give your loved one a sincere gift for them to display their family photos then this the gift.
It’s especially ideal for them if they live a good distance away from their grandchildren. Keep this idea on hand if you need a simple but thoughtful gift.Create this Christmas gift
22. DIY Wood Slice Photo Transfer
Without a coaster, your tables can get pretty messed up and they do more than you may think to protect your furniture.
These coasters are even better because you can transfer a picture onto them. What I really love is that they are made from wood so they would fit right into a rustic décor.Create this Christmas gift
23. DIY Picture Frame
Picture frames protect one’s memories while also making the photo in it stand out. Plus, they make thoughtful gifts.
Well, this picture frame is no different. I love the rustic design and the personalization of the frame as well.Create this Christmas gift