If you’re the resident crafter in your family, your relatives are probably expecting you to make them a homemade Christmas gift this year. That can be a lot of pressure, especially when the holiday season creeps up on you like it always seems to.
But just because there isn’t a lot of time left before Santa comes to town doesn’t mean you have to give up on your idea of a DIY Christmas. There are plenty of ideas for easy Christmas gifts that you can make yourself. Below are some of our favorite presents to make for whoever is on your Christmas list this year, whether it’s your grandparents, husband, young nieces or nephews, friends, teachers, neighbor, significant other… you get the idea! We hope you find some inspiration here and share it with anyone else you know who is making their own gifts this Christmas season!
Our 2011Top Picks for Homemade Christmas Gifts:
DIY Magnetic Paper Dolls — Great for any little girl in your life!
Cinnamon Candle Gift — Perfect for that special teacher or great to give to a neighbor, the postman, your doctor or anyone else who helps you throughout the year.
Anthropologie Inspired Recipe Binder — If you know someone who loves to cook or bake, this is a gift they’ll love! The added bonus is that it also looks great propped up on your kitchen counter!
Snowflake Soaps — These are so pretty and would make anyone on your Christmas list smile! Make a bunch to give to all of the special people in your life as a token of your appreciation!
You can’t forget about the gift wrap! After all, what’s a cute gift without some pretty homemade wrapping paper or gift bags?
Here are our favorite DIY ideas to help you present your gifts in style:
Customized Christmas Gift Box
Jingle Bell Gift Card Holder
Little Felt Gift Boxes
Now there are just some gifts that aren’t DIY-able. Especially when it comes to fellow crafters. What do you get for your crafty friends or your relatives who share your love of DIY? Craft supplies, of course! Here are some of our top selling items over on CutRateCrafts.com. We’re pretty sure any crafter in your life would LOVE to receive these handy gifts in their stocking this season!
Hot Gifts for Crafty People:
The Gentle Art of Knitting — Knitters of any skill level will appreciate this book, which includes 40 patterns for easy-to-knit practical projects. There are cozy blankets and socks, stylish bags, wraps and more!
Mesh Crochet Hook Case — If you know someone who’s always on the go and loves to take their crochet with them, this is a perfect present! It’ll keep them organized and the bright color is so fun and trendy!
ArtBin Yarn Drum — For any crafter, but especially knitters and crocheters who need an easy way to tote around their yarn. This is the perfect storage solution and a wonderful gift idea for any yarn-aholic in your life!
Are you making your own Christmas gifts this year? What are you making?
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