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Hard to believe in just a few short weeks Christmas will be here.  Seems like it wasn’t all that long ago since the last Christmas.  If you are anything like me, then you like making Christmas gifts for certain friends and family.

While I tend to leave many thing to the last minute – making Christmas gifts isn’t something I can.

Here are some DIY creative Christmas gift ideas.

Zippered Pouch

DIY Christmas Gifts zippered clutch

I had a friend make me a zipped pouch similar to this one.  I love that thing! It is the perfect size to stick some cosmetics into if I need to bring some with me somewhere or put some important keepsakes that are smaller, but there isn’t another place to keep them.

You can find the directions on how to make this zippered pouch at The Girl Inspired.

Handmade Soap

DIY Christmas Present Soap Making

I love using homemade soap, what about you?  While making cold process soap isn’t the quickest or easiest thing in the world to do, it can make a lot, so you can cross off many people from your Christmas list when you make it.

You can find the directions on how to make this homemade soap at Garden Therapy.

Paper Star Lantern

DIY creative Christmas Gifts Paper Star Lantern

These paper star lanterns are really cool!  I could see making these for a teenager and them really digging these.

You can find the directions for these cool DIY Christmas gifts at Homemade Gifts Made Easy.

Homemade Coasters

Homemade picture coasters Gift

Make some homemade coasters and add silly pics of you and your loved ones onto them.  They will love using coasters that make them smile.

You can find the details on how to make these coasters at Dark Room and Dearly.

Cookbook or Tablet Stand

Cookbook or tablet stand homemade Christmas gift

Every cook should have a cookbook stand in their kitchen.

You can find directions on how to make this at HGTV.

Flavored Salt

Flavored Salt to DIY Christmas Gift

Making flavored salt is a great gift for the chef in your life.  It’s amazing how a little flavored salt can add just the right spice to a recipe.

You can find directions at Pop Sugar.

Keepsake Picture Ornament

DIY Christmas Gift Photo Ornament

I love these ornaments and they would make a perfect gift for grandparents.  Bonus – they only take about 10 minutes to make!  Super simple and easy!

You can find this at Simple as That Blog.

Aluminum Lanterns

Illuminaries Christmas DIY Presents

These aluminum lanterns are really cool and they are useful!

You can find the directions on how to make these aluminum lanterns at Family Circle.

Tea Towels with Custom Art

Tea Towels with Custom Children's Art DIY Christmas Present

Make some tea towels with your child’s (or even yours!) art.  These are one of a kind and so much fun!  A great gift for grandparents or another special person in your life.

You can find instructions at Setting for Four.

Paint Dipped Kitchen Utensils

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas Paint Dipped Wooden Spoons

These paint dipped wooden kitchen utensils are perfect for the cook in your life.  They are a simple DIY gift and will brighten up their kitchen.

The directions for these DIY paint dipped wooden kitchen utensils are at Cleverly Simple.

Tech Book Holder

DIY Christmas Present Book travel tech holder

This is really cool – you can make this travel book to hold tech gear.  I never would have thought of this great idea!

You can find the directions to make this at Design Sponge.

Homemade Lavender Lotion Bars

homemade lavendar lotion bars Christmas gift

Lotion bars are great for keeping hands hydrated during the cold, dry winter months.  These lavender lotion bars are fairly simple to make and are a great DIY Christmas gift.

You can find directions on how to make these lotion bars at Coupons and Freebies Mom.

Raspberry Lemon Sugar Scrub

DIY Raspberry Lemon Sugar Scrub DIY Christmas Gifts

Try making this raspberry lemon sugar scrub.  The recipient is sure to love it!  You can find the directions at Be Spangled.

Tic Tac Toe Board

DIY Christmas Gift Tic Tac Toe Board

Who doesn’t like playing tic-tac-toe?  Playing on a homemade, reusable board is even better!

You can find directions on how to make this tic-tac-toe board at HGTV.

Sweater Sleeve Wine Gift Bag

Homemade Sweater Wine Gift Bag

So unless you make wine, that won’t be homemade (but how much cooler would it be if you did?).  Wrap up a bottle or two of a favorite wine in these sweater sleeve gift bags.

You can see how to make these at That’s What Che Said.

Paracord Bracelet

DIY Paracord Bracelet

A DIY paracord bracelet for the survivalist in your life.  These are very functional.

You can find instructions at Homemade Gifts Made Easy.

I hope you were able to find some DIY Christmas Gifts ideas that work for you!  Please leave me a comment below on some of your plans for making homemade gifts this year.  🙂

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