Last Minute DIY Christmas Gifts



For you late shoppers out there (including myself), step away from the gift cards.  You may be considering throwing in the towel for that last person on your list… Well fear not, homemade gifts aren’t just for elementary school anymore!  These DIY gifts are here to save you!  And I’m not taking macaroni necklaces.  These are some Christmas crafts that’ll leave the your family and friends saying “You made this?!”  I’ve listed these DIY gift ideas in order of difficulty based on how much time you have left.  We start TOMORROW.

December 17…

Check it these awesome coasters!  You could seriously give this gift to anyone.  The possibilities are endless.  These square coasters are especially good for Instagram photos!  So many options, so little time.

DIY Photo Coaster Tutorial


December 18…

Okay, so you might not have time to print pictures (photo labs are CRAZY busy this time of year).  Why not use something around the house for your DIY coasters?  Here’s a tutorial using six packs!  Even my husband was like “Okay, that’s kinda cool.”  (Which is pretty much a fanfare for him.)

DIY Beer Coaster Tutorial


December 19…

You still have more than a week!  You can do this!  How about something for your girlfriends?  You may even have these ingredients already at home!  Try this sugar scrub tutorial!

Vanilla Sugar Scrub Tutorial


December 20…

So you’re down to a week.  No pressure!  But maybe we should try something a little easier.  How about these festive dip mix ornaments?  Just mix up a bunch of those spices you never use and put it an an ornament.  Tie a bow on the top and viola!  Bad-ass gift ready for giving.

Dip Mix Ornaments
Dip Mix Ornaments Tutorial


December 21…

Not feeling the dip mixes?  How about hot cocoa mix ornaments?  Super easy, super cheap, and super festive.  You can’t lose with this one!

Hot Cocoa Mix Ornaments Tutorial


December 22…

Feeling crafy?  This next DIY is great because it is super personalize-able.  This is a great gift for anyone… boyfriends, parents, teachers, friends you don’t really know that well…  Try out these Sharpie Painted Mugs!

DIY Painted Mugs Tutorial


December 23rd…

At this point, you’re probably ready to just put something together and call it quits.  This next one is my favorite- Glitter ornaments.  You don’t even need a tutorial.  I made this one for Tyler the year he graduated college.  Now, don’t be fooled by the glitter ornament tutorials on Pinterest.  You DON’T need glue!  All you need is a glass ornament and very fine glitter.  The static charge in the ornament will make the glitter stick to the inside forever.  It doesn’t get easier than that!  You can do anything you want on the outside!  I painted Tyler’s college logo with acrylic paint and tied a bow on the top with a couple jingle bells.



Christmas Eve…

OK, it’s game time.  This is Christmas Eve.  We don’t get much closer to Christmas than this.  But I’m here for you.  Let’s throw something together; we don’t have much time.  1) Go to Target.  2) Get a red EOS lip balm.  3) Do this tutorial.   They even give you a print out.  EASY.  This gift is so clever, anyone could appreciate it.

DIY Rudolph Christmas Gift
Rudolph Christmas Gift Tutorial


And there you have it!  Don’t let anyone make you feel bad about late shopping.  There’s nothing like the camaraderie you feel in Target on Christmas Eve.  We’re all in this together, right?  Good luck!  Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!



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