Do you have all the gifts you need for Christmas?
If you still need a few and don’t want to brave the malls or spend a lot of money, why not make handmade gifts? They are usually much more appreciated anyway.
Here are 7 Last-Minute, Super-Easy DIY Christmas Gifts that
- will only take a few minutes
- don’t require a lot of materials
- don’t require much skill or talent
- are so easy that kids can make them
DIY Container Magnets
I made a similar pen holder by upcycling a tomato paste can:
DIY LEGO Soap Dispenser
This is a no-brainer gift for kids. We want them to wash their hand all the time — make it fun for them!
DIY Ice Cream Kit
This is self-explanatory, right? Recycle a box and fill it with yummy goodies — the recipient just has to add ice cream!
DIY Shadow Box Bank
Is someone you know saving up for something expensive? Then this is the perfect gift! Just find a picture of that desired item and put it inside the shadow box with the first deposit. Voila — instant gift.
DIY Bowl Out of Air-Drying Clay
Press a doily or something else with a patters into the air-drying clay you can buy at the craft store. Your kids can help make their own bowl. Let the clay dry for one day. Click on the source for a full tutorial.
DIY Ornaments or Gift Tags Out of Cornstarch Clay
Don’t want to run to the craft store for clay? Then make your own out of 1/2 cup cornstarch, 1 cup baking soda, and 3/4 cup water. Bake at 175. It’s supposed to be better than salt dough.
DIY Elmer Glue Painting
The directions actually mention puff paint, but I want to do this with Landon just with Elmer glue and some glitter on little canvases that don’t cost much.
Enjoy making one or more of these do-it-yourself gifts that will be a hit!