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.
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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 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!
All you need to make this is a mason jar with a lid, and a pump. I usually repurpose the pumps that come with hand soap or similar products.
Follow the link to the easy tutorial to make this LEGO soap dispenser under the picture, or make it super simple for yourself and buy these clear soap dispensers. Just add soap and LEGOs.
DIY Container Magnets
I made a similar pen holder by upcycling a tomato paste can:
All you need is a small can and magnet strips that have adhesive on one side.
DIY Ice Cream Kit
This is pretty 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 air-drying clay to make a pretty bowl!
This is such an easy DIY gift that your kids can make their own bowl. Let the clay dry for one day, and then you can paint the bowl. 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 air drying 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.
Soda Bottle Painting
What a genius idea, similar to this ingenious celery stalk rose! Repurposed a soda bottle to make this easy artwork on inexpensive canvases.
Enjoy making one or more of these DIY Christmas gift — obviously they would make great gifts all year as well!