This collection of DIY Christmas gifts is all about creating something that would bring a smile to someone's face. Whether it's a friend, family member, or just an acquaintance, these do-it-yourself, homemade holiday gifts are sure to impress.
There's a wide selection of DIY Christmas gift projects here that not only make beautiful gifts, but they're also easy on the wallet. These homemade gift ideas prove that you can still make a wonderful gift without spending a fortune. Most of these projects are also quick and easy, so you have more time for other holiday festivities.
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Speckled Clay Keychain
You can easily make one of these speckled clay keychains out of polymer clay with just a few additional materials. You can customize the colors and patterns for the recipient, making it a great gift for anyone.
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Copper and Marble Jewelry Stand
This DIY Christmas gift is perfect for the person in your life who loves jewelry and has pieces pretty enough to be displayed. This is a pretty simple project that takes some basic supplies from the hardware store and makes them into something special.
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Wooden Polaroid Gift Set
Everyone enjoys a personalized gift, and this wooden polaroid set lets you make just that. Use pre-made wooden frames to surround special pictures. Put it in a keepsake box and you have a gift that will be cherished for years.
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Paper Spider Plant
Plants and flowers make wonderful gifts for the holidays, but they can have a short life span. This spider plant is made completely out of paper that you can cut out by hand or with a digital cutting machine.Continue to 5 of 53 below.
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Washi Tape Christmas Tree Gift Card Holders
Gift cards make great gifts. It allows the recipient to get exactly what they want. Just because you're giving a gift card doesn't mean you can't add your own flair, though. These DIY gift card holders use washi tape to create adorable tree designs.
Washi Tape Christmas Tree Gift Card Holders from That's What Che Said
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Flour Sack Towels
Towels are a gift that nobody is going to shake their heads at, especially when they're as pretty as these. This is a super easy DIY project that just takes minutes to make. Bundle them up and place some winter greenery on the top to make it extra special.
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This DIY Christmas gift is for the little ones. These stick horses have so much personality to them! You could really customize them for any child. This whimsical gift will be passed on through the generations.
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Paint Dipped Mugs
These paint-dipped mugs might look expensive, but they're a budget-friendly project that even a beginner can handle. It's all about taping and painting, and if you can do those two things, you're set.Continue to 9 of 53 below.
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Scratch Off Travel Map
This DIY Christmas gift is perfect for all the travelers in your life. It's a colorful printable of the United States transformed by adding scratch paper. All the directions are included so you'll get a great result.
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Leather Mason Jar Sleeve
This DIY Christmas gift takes some leather and transforms it into a mason jar sleeve. This unique gift is perfect for that person in your life that appreciates something homemade.
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Modern Baby Rattle
Here's a DIY Christmas gift that you can make for a baby or someone expecting. This modern baby rattle is made from common materials you can get at the hardware store. You can paint certain pieces of it any color you want or keep with this modern colorway.
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Finger Knit Rope Trivet
Finger knitting takes less know-how—plus fewer tools—than standard knitting projects do. Put your fingers to work with this practical DIY Christmas gift for a simple trivet the recipient will use often.Continue to 13 of 53 below.
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Faux Terrazzo Coasters
Make these trendy faux terrazzo coasters and give them as a gift to that person who relishes relaxing with a cold beverage. The colors in the coasters can even be customized to suit the recipient's taste.
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Watercolor Agate Slices
This project takes you through the step-by-step process of creating a watercolor painting of an agate slice. There are a few different color options available so you could make a whole collection if you want. If you want to go an easier route, there are also free printables of the watercolor agate slices. Not quite as personal, but still a great gift.
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Cork Wrapped Succulent
If you have to make a set of gifts for a group of people, these little succulents would be a hit. They start out with a glass jar and then transform it into this special vase that would go with anyone's decor.
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Wooden Triangle Hair Pens
These unique wooden triangle hairpins are made from thin plywood that has been cut into triangles. Some have been painted and they've all been glued to a hairpin. What a wonderful gift for someone.Continue to 17 of 53 below.
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Cozy Flannel Scarves
If you have a sewing machine and can sew in a straight line, you can make these flannel scarves. These super cozy scarves are made from flannel shirting. They can be worn in a dozen different ways, giving the recipient a lot of options for how to enjoy their scarf.
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Spa Pedicure Gift In a Jar
Here's an adorable DIY Christmas gift that's a cinch to put together. Gather up all kinds of manicure and pedicure goodies and place them in a large jar. Print out the free tags that say "For Your Mistletoes" and you're ready to go.
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The new year will be here before we know it. What better way to keep track of it than with this handmade calendar. This homemade gift uses pretty ombre watercolors and gold rub-ons, but you could really customize this in just about any way.
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Farm Fresh Pine Candles
Candles make great holiday gifts, and you can make one extra special by making it yourself. This candle is made of soy wax and has a lovely pine scent to it. Use a unique glass container to make the gift even more special.
Farm Fresh Pine Candles from Farmhouse Chic Living1:39
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Large Floral Artwork
You'll get some definite ohs and ahs over this DIY Christmas gift. Included in the project is a free file that you can print and then cut out to create the giant bouquet. Add a thrift store or craft store frame and it's all ready to go.
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Wooden Pet Food Bowl Stand
There are plenty of people that give gifts to their pets for Christmas, and this one won't disappoint. Make this elevated wooden pet dish with some 1x2s and woodworking tools.
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Faux Leather Baskets
These faux leather baskets could be the gift or hold the gift! Made out of paper bags, you'll get directions on how to weave them together to make these very cool baskets that can be used for just about anything.
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Christmas Stovetop Potpourri
Everyone is going to enjoy this Christmas stovetop potpourri. It would make a great gift for neighbors, teachers, friends, and just about anyone else. A mason jar is filled with the dry ingredients and a ribbon wraps everything up. A free, printable tag is included that explains how to use the potpourri.Continue to 25 of 53 below.
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Faux Granite Rings
Grab some polymer clay and common household items and you can make these faux granite rings that are perfect for a teen or adult. This project goes quickly and you'll have a set of rings done in an afternoon.
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Etched Glass Gift Set
Glass etching may sound complicated, but it's really pretty easy. Using a basic technique, you can make these drinking glasses as a gift. Add a monogram or other text and images to make it personal.
Etched Glass Gift Set from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
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Games are popular Christmas gifts, and here's one that you can completely put together yourself. These regulation-sized cornhole boards will have your friends or family members all set up for their next game. There's also a tutorial for building a kid-sized cornhole game.
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Floral Soap Pops
These floral soaps would make a wonderful DIY Christmas gift. They're easy to make even if you've never made soap before. They include striking florals and will absolutely chase away any winter blues.Continue to 29 of 53 below.
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Picture Frame Luminaries
What a wonderful way to display meaningful photos. These are really simple to make, and kids can even help. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the article where there's a seasonal luminary that would also make a great gift.
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Mini Pool Table in a Tin
Isn't this a clever gift? It's a tiny pool table that fits inside of a tin. It takes a few supplies, and then you'll be ready to make your own mini pool table.
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Quilted Fabric Coffee Cozy
This DIY Christmas gift makes sense for not just coffee drinkers but hot cocoa and tea drinkers as well. This quick-to-sew gift makes a perfect teacher or neighbor gift but really could work for just about everyone.
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Rainbow Felt Letter Board
Letterboards are so much fun, and this one takes it up a notch by being rainbow colored. It would a great gift for a tween, teen, or young adult. Don't worry about the complexity—it's easier to make than it looks!Continue to 33 of 53 below.
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DIY Pickling Kit Gift Box
If you're looking for something truly original to make as a gift this holiday, you may be really interested in this DIY. You'll be making a pickling kit so the recipient can make their own bread and butter pickles. You'll just need to make the pickling mix (a recipe is included) and provide the jars and instructions.
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Crystal Knob Boxes
Buy pre-built wooden boxes and dress them up with paint and crystals to get these beautiful boxes that make fantastic gifts. You could give them as-is or fill them with more Christmas goodies.
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Mini Gingerbread House Mug Toppers
Few DIY Christmas gifts are much cuter than this itsy-bitsy gingerbread house that sits atop a cup of hot coffee or cocoa. Complete instructions along with a video are included with the project. These mug toppers would make great teacher or neighbor gifts!
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Chunky Knit Blanket
Make this trendy chunky blanket for your friends and family members and they are going to be so impressed. It takes some big knitting needles and thick yarn to get this look. There are written instructions plus a video to help you create this cozy blanket.Continue to 37 of 53 below.
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Gilded Edge Agate Coasters
These gilded edge agate coasters would make a great gift for anyone who loves having new stuff for their home. You can choose any color of agate and just follow the directions on how to get the gilded edge.
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Mini Desk Marquee Light
How fun is this DIY Christmas gift? You'll create your own marquee out of paper and then insert lights to make it glow. This is a great gift for tweens and teens but also adds a lot of fun to any office desk.
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Peppermint Brownie Mix In a Jar
If you're looking for a DIY neighbor gift that's sure to please, consider this peppermint brownie mix in a jar. You layer the ingredients in a jar and then add these free, printable tags. Tie it all together with some baker's twine and you may have the perfect gift for any sweet tooth you know.
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Paper Poinsettia Flowers
These stunning poinsettias are, unbelievably, made from paper. The project includes directions on how to cut the paper, assemble the flowers, and then add some special touches that make them look realistic. Since you don't have to worry about this plant dying, it can be used holiday after holiday, making it a truly lasting gift.Continue to 41 of 53 below.
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Here's a quick DIY project that's perfect for the holidays or any other time of year. Stencils are used to add these bold designs that really pop against the white ceramic. These would make great gifts for anyone who enjoys something new in the kitchen.
Painted Bowls from HomeyOhMy
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Vintage Bow Tie Dog Collar
Show your pup how much you love them with this vintage bow tie dog collar. Working some magic with a vintage tie and a store-bought dog collar, you'll see how to make them work together to create this adorable bow tie.
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Bottle Brush Tree Drink Stirrers
These bottle brush tree drink stirrers would make a great DIY Christmas gift. They can be used for the holidays and into the winter. They're a cinch to put together and really look great when grouped together.
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Don't worry, there's no sewing machine required to make these adorable fabric patches. Made with just a few materials, they're quick to put together. These would make such fun tween and teen gifts, especially. The patches can be placed anywhere, such as on backpacks or jackets.Continue to 45 of 53 below.
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Boho Inspired Perler Bead Bracelets
Anyone who loves jewelry is going to adore these boho-inspired Perler bead bracelets. Using a sophisticated color palette, the beads are transformed and strung together for a slightly funky vibe. You could make a whole group of these and it would make a wonderful gift.
Boho Inspired Perler Bead Bracelets from The Crafted Sparrow
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Felt Rose Stems
Use the free pattern provided to make your own felt roses in any color that you like. They make a unique gift that's better than fresh flowers because these will last for years. There's no sewing required, and they come together faster than you would think.
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Easy Acrylic Fluid Artwork
Create a trio of artwork with this project that shows you how to work with acrylics to make some fluid artwork. It's an easy method that will give you great results. Any art lover will be sure to love this gift from you.
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Metallic Rope Throw Basket
A basket makes such a wonderful gift. This one can be made at home in just a few easy steps. Afterwards, you'll have a lovely basket that can be used to hold blankets or anything else.Continue to 49 of 53 below.
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Book and plant lovers alike will love this DIY that turns a book into a planter. What a unique idea! It's a quick project and very budget-friendly.
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You'll not only find the recipes for these homemade extracts, but you'll also get instructions on how to bottle them and make a wax seal. These make great gifts for anyone who enjoys spending time in the kitchen.
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Woodburned Patterned Spoons
With some wooden spoons, a wood burner, and some paint, you can make a great DIY Christmas gift that anyone would be thrilled to receive. This project really elevates a simple item and makes it extraordinary.
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Snowman Gift Jars
If you're looking for a gift wrapping solution for a smaller item or a gift card, these adorable snowman gift jars are a great option. They start with a mason jar and then a few household items are used to transform them into snowmen.Continue to 53 of 53 below.
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Pine Scented Soy Candles
Making candles is easier than you might think, and it's proven with this straightforward tutorial. You'll be making a pine-scented candle from soy wax, perfect for the holidays.