If you are looking for a Christmas holiday that is more focused on meaning, and less on spending money, I’m with you. A great way to accomplish this is to turn to DIY Christmas gifts instead of spending money on whatever the latest trends are. Not only are DIY gifts more personal for the receiver, but they allow the gift giver to share their talents, too. However, coming up with a DIY Christmas gift can be daunting. I mean, the options are seemingly endless, right?! That’s why we decided gather some fun and easy ideas to help get you inspired. All these DIY Christmas gift ideas are easy for any beginning crafter, and every single one would look gorgeous under the tree. Give one of these tutorials a try for someone (or everyone!) you love!
Quilled paper picture frame
First, we have an elegant quilled paper picture frame from ‘BHG.’ It’s a super easy craft, but it looks like it belongs on a queen’s nightstand.
Frame tablet stand
This tablet stand would be perfect for the kitchen cook! Just this morning I tried to FaceTime while baking… not an easy feat! The project was originally from BHG as well, but since the tutorial is no longer up, we found some more ideas for you!
DIY cinnamon wrapped candles
Hand painted cork coasters
These colorful DIY cork coasters are a quick last minute gift that can be personalized, so it doesn’t actually look last minute! All you need is some tape and letter stickers or stencils, and paint! From there, these are incredibly easy to make. However, the tutorial for these is no longer on the Martha Stewart site. But no worries, here are some more DIY coaster gift ideas!
Golden paper mache bowls
I would LOVE to get these DIY gold leaf paper mache bowls- so beautiful! These bowls by Susquehanna style are so cute and I love the white and gold combo, but you can always change it to use whatever additional colors you love!
DIY cement votives
Liz from ‘Say Yes‘ made these DIY lace cement votives that would look very ‘Anthropologie’ tucked into a cute gift box. And they’ve got a great tutorial for you to follow!
handmade soap bars
‘Garden Therapy‘ (Thanks Stephanie for another great project!) teaches us how to make DIY natural soaps… a little tissue paper, a pretty little box, and these handmade gifts become a luxurious gift for the home! Can’t you smell these just looking at them?
Pantone chip magnets
Um, I want these. These Pantone chip magnets from ‘How About Orange‘ are just the pop of color every DIY decorator needs! All you need to complete this simple project is some paint chips, glue, and magnets! They turn out shiny looking, almost like they’re ceramic, which I love!
Chocolate mixing spoons
I’ve seen similar ideas before, but I love that these use vintage spoons- what a great way to make them a little extra special! Simply head to your local thrift shop and create something unique they’ll actually use. These would make great stocking stuffers, too!
DIY knot pillow
Pick their favorite color (or a color that will go with their decor) and create a trendy knot pillow they’ll love to display on their sofa. This is a fun and easy craft you can do for your own DIY decor, too!
Succulent garden bowl
Got a plant loving friend? Impress them with your own green thumb and create beautiful succulent bowl to gift them! Find the tutorial over at “inspired by charm” then check out more gifts for gardeners over on our sister site, The Garden Glove!
No-sew rope coil basket
This cute DIY basket is perfect not only as a gift, but also a DIY gift bag! What a great way to give something practical. This also looks super similar to these cute baskets found at Target!
DIY at-home spa supplies
Last but not least, turn to our posts on how to make a DIY lip scrub or a DIY bath bombs and put together a little at home spa kit for your friends! Maybe you can even plan to have a little girls night in to treat yourselves to a DIY hair mask too!
Have you got one of these DIY handmade Christmas gifts picked out for someone you care about? (Or, maybe yourself?:)) Check out our post on Gorgeous DIY Christmas Ornaments and DIY Snow Globes (these also make great gifts!) and also DIY Holiday Plant Gifts over at TGG!
More DIY Christmas Ideas