7 Last-Minute, Super-Easy DIY Christmas Gifts

by Dagmar Bleasdale on December 22, 2012

DagmarBleasdale.com: 7 Last-Minute, Easy DIY Gifts

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

DIY container magnets{source}

I made a similar pen holder by upcycling a tomato paste can:

upcycled can turned into pen holder{source}

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 mason jar soap dispenser tutorial{source}

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 ice cream kit{source}

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 shadow box banks, easy DIY gift{source}

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 air-drying clay bowl{source}

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 ornaments out of cornstarch clay{source}

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.

DIY Elmer glue painting{source}

Enjoy making one or more of these do-it-yourself gifts that will be a hit!

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Lou December 24, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Love these ideas and def going to try the magnet tins and the lego soap …. if not for presents, just for me …. lol

Thanks for sharing,

Lou
x

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PragmaticMom December 23, 2012 at 6:23 PM

These are great. What do you know but I need several last minute Xmas gifts! I wish I had seen these earlier. We ended up baking some cookies to gift.

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