I tend to be the type of person that likes to plan in advance. Usually, I’m not a last-minute shopper at Christmas time. But I know many of you that are the total opposite.
To help you out I put together a list of 10 easy last-minute DIY Christmas gift ideas. DIY gift ideas don’t have to be complicated to make.
There are so many Cricut DIY Christmas gift ideas you can make too. Making personalized gifts with a Cricut is easy. But if you don’t have one, I have some DIY gift ideas you can make without one.
Keep reading to find out more!
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1) Make a T-Shirt
There are multiple ways to make your loved ones a personalized t-shirt. But I think the easiest ways are:
If you don’t have a Cricut or Silhouette cutting machine then I recommend printable heat transfer paper. All you do is print out the design on it. Then use your iron to add it to your blank t-shirt.
If you do have a Cricut or Silhouette then I recommend using HTV. All you need is a blank t-shirt, Cricut easy press or iron, and htv. There are tons of SVG designs you can get from Design Bundles for free!
I absolutely love this patterned HTV vinyl bundle. It includes a buffalo plaid pattern, zebra pattern, and more.
2) Make a personalized coffee mug
You will need a Cricutor Silhouette cutting machine for this inexpensive DIY gift idea. You could get paint and create a design on your blank coffee mug. But then you’ll need to bake it in the oven to cure it. To me, that’s just too much of a hassle.
The easiest way to make it is with permanent vinyl. You can get blank coffee mugs from the dollar store. It’s an easy Cricut vinyl Christmas gift idea. Then you can fill it with candy.
3) Personalized Christmas ornament
For this DIY gift idea, you don’t need a cutting machine. You can personalize it just by using paint, markers, or filling them. They sell plastic clear ornaments at the dollar store. Go on Pinterest to get ideas.
You can write your loved ones name it using paint markers. Then fill it with glitter to make it stand out. There are tons of tutorials on YouTube on how to do this.
But if you do have a Cricut then you can just use permanent vinyl.
Here’s a set of free Christmas ornament svgs.
4) Personalized wine glasses
I think the best way to do this is with your Cricut or Silhouette cutting machine. I’m doing this myself for my niece. Don’t worry she’s married and has kids, lol.
5) Personalized Tote Bag
I love tote bags! I use them all the time during the summer. I know many women who do. The easiest way to do this is by using a Cricut or Silhouette cutting machine. There are two methods I recommend:
Then all you need is a blank tote bag and an easy press. You can use an iron but the easy press is better. You can just add their name to it and call it a day.
6) DIY Sugar Scrub
This makes a good Christmas gift as well. Making your own sugar scrub isn’t hard. I’ve done it myself. There are tons of recipes on Pinterest that show you how to do it.
The easiest one I found is with brown sugar and coconut oil. You can get both ingredients at the market. You can get the small jars at the dollar store.
7) Make hot cocoa bombs
You only need 3 things to make them:
- hot cocoa mix
- The mold
There are all kinds of different variations. I’ve even seen birthday flavor hot cocoa bombs. This will definitely put a smile on their face. This is the recipeI used to make mine. Get my hot chocolate bomb tags! Just download and print with sticker paper.
8) No-Sew Double Sided Throw Blanket
They sell these kits at Joann fabrics. You don’t need a sewing machine to make it. You basically get 2 different kinds of fleece blankets. Then cut strips along the edges of both. Then tie both strips together. I actually made a Christmas-themed one for myself last year. I still use it too.
9) DIY Personalized Water Bottle
10) DIY Gift Basket
This is such an inexpensive DIY Christmas gift idea. You can easily get all the items from the dollar. Like, make them a movie-themed gift basket or a spa gift basket. Fill the gift basket with Christmas candies, hot chocolate mix, and gourmet popcorn!
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I hope this helps you come up with last-minute DIY Christmas gift ideas. Putting together a Christmas gift yourself can be simple. It doesn’t have to be expensive either. Starting next year, I plan on making more handmade Christmas gifts for the adults in my life.
Which one of these handmade gift ideas are you planning on making? Let me know in the comments below!