There is something so thoughtful about handmade Christmas gifts. These 45 DIY Christmas gifts are creative, easy to make, and budget-friendly. These easy crafts will show you it IS possible to make a homemade gift even if you are the least like Martha Stewart (or LaurDIY) in your friend group.
DIY Christmas gifts – the perfect budget gifts
I get SO excited about Christmas season from about October on.
One of my best friends from university used to listen to Christmas music to study for exams because it would put her in a good mood.
Christmas can be expensive but it doesn’t have to be. There are ways to keep Christmas simpler with frugal gifts and cheap DIY presents.
One of the most enduring gifts I ever gave was a DIY Christmas gift I made for my grandparents when I was in grade school. It was a wooden candle with a small wooden dowel stuck in the top for the flame, and a metal handle drilled into the side (I had help with that part!) I painted the candle red and the flame orange and yellow.
My family doesn’t remember what I got them two years ago for Christmas (to be fair, I don’t either) but this easy handmade Christmas gift still gets brought up from the basement and displayed each year.
Easy handmade Christmas gifts
There are so many creative DIY Christmas gifts you can make.
Since I am NOT a super crafty person (I don’t own one of these and won’t pretend I know how to use one), I enlisted the help of some wonderfully crafty online friends.
I love all the easy handmade Christmas gifts they contributed. There are leather bookmarks, a DIY book page ornament, and teeny single use soaps shaped like Christmas trees (they are SO cute and unique). I am sure that you will find inspiration with everything from homemade Christmas food gifts for neighbors and coworkers to easy handmade gifts for friends and family.
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Whether you are a DIY-lover or you are more DIY-curious like I am I hope you find something you’re excited to make and gift!
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Easy DIY Christmas gifts to make this year
1. Dried Orange Christmas Tree Ornaments by She Keeps a Lovely Home
2. Ugly Sweater Ornaments by Crafts by Amanda
3. Painted Snowmen Ornaments by The Inspiration Edit
4. Salt Dough Handprint Ornament by The Best Ideas for Kids
5. DIY Monogram Glitter Ornament by The Diary of a Debutante
6. DIY Leather Bookmarks by Making Manzanita
7. Family Tree Ornaments by The Country Chic Cottage
8. DIY Milk Carton Holiday Houses by Boulder Locavore
9. Single Use Soaps by Tikkido
10. DIY Wood Burned Christmas Spoon by Burton Avenue
11. Red Sled Ornament by Fireflies and Mudpies
12. Pinecone Christmas Trees by Joyfully Thriving
13. Easy DIY Seashell Candles by Feeling Nifty
14. Reverse Canvas by Sew Simple Home
15. Reindeer Wreath by Spaceships and Laser Beams
16. Peppermint Bark Soap by Pink Fortitude
17. DIY Book Page Ornament by Crafty Julie
18. Lavender Rose Milk Bath DIY by Muy Bueno Cookbook
19. Peppermint Sugar Scrub by One Crazy Mom
20. Christmas Slime Party Favors by Full of Fortunes
21. Funky Christmas Tree Ornaments by The Inspiration Edit
22. Gingerbread House Ornaments by Projects With Kids
23. Hershey Kisses Christmas Tree by Lucky Mojito
24. Homemade DIY Coconut Salt Scrub by Mama Likes This
25. Holiday Gift Clips by FrugElegance
26. Hanging Towel by Sew Simple Home
27. Holiday Spa Set by Fleece Fun
28. Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments by Strength and Sunshine
29. Superhero and Princess Felt Christmas Tree by Party With Unicorns
30. Easy DIY Wood Nativity by Creative Southern Home
31. DIY Sugar Scrub by Totally The Bomb
32. Personalized Christmas Cards With Photos by Simplify Create Inspire
33. Sriracha Salt Easy Food Gift by Mama Likes To Cook
34. Peanut Snowman Christmas Ornaments by The Flying Couponer
35. Upcycled Book Page Christmas Wreath by Organized 31
36. DIY Painted Doormat by The Diary of a Debutante
37. Gluten-Free Monster Cookies in a Jar by Hunny I’m Home DIY
38. DIY Resin Map Keychain by Sustain My Craft Habit
39. DIY Christmas Ornament Gift by Charm of Gifts
40. Christmas Potpourri by Mommy Made That
41. Rudolph Hot Cocoa DIY by Ottawa Mommy Club
42. Kid-Friendly DIY Easy Rag Wreath by Two Kids and a Coupon
43. Bottlecap Magnets by Titus 2 Homemaker
44. Superhero Christmas Village by Party With Unicorns
45. Cranberry Lip Balm by Tikkido
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What DIY Christmas gifts have you given or received? Share below in the comments! ⇓