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Last-Minute Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

Last-Minute Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas | https://www.roseclearfield.com

Are you still scrambling to finish up your Christmas shopping? It may be too late for most online shopping options this year. But with a few craft or cooking supplies and a couple tutorials, you’ll be able to cross off the last few names on your list. I’m sharing a few of my favorite last-minute homemade Christmas gift ideas to keep your final holiday preparation days relaxed and stress-free. (If you’re doing a little shopping in stores as well and need some more ideas, don’t forget to check out my gift guides!)

Homemade cookies in DIY packaging

Last-Minute Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas - Homemade cookies in DIY paper plate packaging. | https://www.roseclearfield.com

This tutorial for DIY paper plate cookie packaging from It’s Always Autumn is the best. It’s so simple and easy to customize. I posted a roundup of cute creative Christmas cookies last week. I also love How Sweet Eat’s 2016 Holiday Baking List. If you’re looking for even a few more cookie recipes, check out my cookie Pinterest board.

DIY infused bath salts

Last-Minute Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas - DIY infused bath salts. | https://www.roseclearfield.com

Adding essential oil to bath salts is such a great idea. There are so many different scent combinations. Fennel and Fir shares a few in her post. I love her packaging as well.

DIY decorated storage cup

Last-Minute Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas - DIY upcycled motivational pen cup. | https://www.roseclearfield.com

Dressing up an old jar is a simple way to make storage for pens, art supplies, kitchen tools, etc. a little more fun. Natasha has the full tutorial.

Decorated and dyed clothespins

Last-Minute Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas - Dyed and decoupaged clothespins. | https://www.roseclearfield.com

I absolutely love using decorated clothespins for my kitchen twine display and my office file cabinet. I’ve also made them for craft fairs. I don’t have a tutorial of my own (yet), but I love Shannon’s twist with dyeing the clothespins. Her tutorial is over at Rosyscription.

Handmade greeting cards

Last-Minute Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas - Paper scrap greeting cards. | https://www.roseclearfield.com

If you have close family members and friends who send a lot of cards, handmade greeting cards are always a great gift option. I love greeting card designs that allow you to use up lots of little paper scraps like this cute birthday candle card. A good tabletop paper cutter turns your scraps into useable card components in seconds. I have more DIY greeting card inspiration over on Pinterest.

Homemade photo ornaments

Last-Minute Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas - 10-minute photo keepsake ornaments. | https://www.roseclearfield.com

I’m sure it’s not a surprise that I’ve given a lot of photo gifts over the years. Ornaments are so much fun to make, and people look forward to pulling them out again year after year. Grab the tutorial at Simple as That.

DIY Sharpie mug

Last-Minute Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas - Scalloped gold Sharpie mug. | https://www.roseclearfield.com

A Sharpie is a fantastic tool for personalizing a plain mug. There are tons of Sharpie mug tutorials out there, but I love this gold scalloped design from Classy Clutter.

Lettered t-shirt

Last-Minute Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas - Stencil with freezer paper t-shirt. | https://www.roseclearfield.com

I’ve had this Harry Potter stencil with freezer paper tutorial from Stay at Home Artist saved on Pinterest forever. You can customize this freezer paper concept for any text and image.

No-sew pillow covers

Last-Minute Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas - No-sew pillow cover. | https://www.roseclearfield.com

Lately pillow covers are my favorite decor item because it’s so nice to switch out the covers for different seasons and holidays and then replace the pillow inserts when they get flat. Michelle of Our Life Down Unda has step-by-step picture instructions for making no-sew pillow covers.

Gratitude stones

Last-Minute Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas - Gratitude stones. | https://www.roseclearfield.com

Alisa released her gratitude stones post before Thanksgiving. I think these stones are perfect for any time of year, though. Of course, you can also customize this concept with different messages for your recipients.

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Do you have any favorite last-minute homemade Christmas gift ideas?
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{ 11 comments… add one }
  • Natasha December 21, 2016, 2:11 pm

    I need to make that Harry Potter shirt!! Cute round up of great ideas – thank you for including me.

    • Rose December 21, 2016, 5:49 pm

      I need to make that Harry Potter shirt, too, ha. You’re very welcome!

  • Kerrymay._.Makes December 22, 2016, 12:36 pm

    I keep meaning to get around to painting some old jars. I WILL do it at some point between Xmas and New Year xx

  • Duni December 23, 2016, 6:05 am

    These are lovely! Handmade gifts are always well received 🙂 Thanks for sharing and happy holidays!

    • Rose December 23, 2016, 9:08 am

      Thanks, Duni! For sure! Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s! 🙂

  • Becky December 23, 2016, 10:18 pm

    Oh my gosh! The little test tubes with the bath salts are ADORABLE! Best packaging ever!

    • Rose December 23, 2016, 10:21 pm

      I know, right? And so simple!

  • Rebekah December 23, 2016, 11:37 pm

    Great ideas! My girls and I are baking cookies to give to some family tomorrow. I’ll have to pick up some paper plates to put them in!!

    • Rose December 23, 2016, 11:38 pm

      Thanks! Awesome! The plate containers will be perfect. 🙂 Have a wonderful holiday.

  • Ana December 24, 2016, 1:09 am

    What a lovely collection! I love those bath salts, the sharpie mug and gratitude stones! Can’t really pick one, these are all so amazing. Thanks for the inspiration Rose!

    • Rose December 24, 2016, 11:01 am

      Thanks, Ana! Glad you enjoyed!

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