150+ Creative DIY Christmas Gifts

150+ Creative DIY Christmas Gifts

This year has been a doozy, hasn’t it? And here we are, kicking off a holiday season like no other before it. If you’re like me, then the idea of gift shopping is less desirable than years past. And while I still plan on shopping at smaller, local shops (and Etsy), this may be the Year of the Handmade Gift. So, the Thrift Store Decor Team gathered some of our best creative DIY Christmas gifts in case you were looking for inspiration.

And while some of them may, at first, feel less gift-y and more project-y, I’ve also learned that those closest to us really enjoy the unexpected DIY gift! 

For instance, I made this teapot sewing caddy for myself out of desperation. But after I published the post several years ago, people excitedly told me that they’d be making them as gifts!

How to upcycle a vintage teapot into a sewing caddy with DIY pin cushion or needle cushion for sewing supplies

And while there will be fewer parties this year (or none at all), I feel like random gifts of kindness are needed more than ever. Simple gifts that you can leave on a neighbor’s porch or tuck in a friend’s mailbox.

Such as these flannel hand warmers that you can make in large quantities for lots of friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers.

DIY hand warmers or football hand warmers with flannel fabric

But either way, before we dive into the FULL collection of ideas, I’d love to share some of my favorite creative DIY gift ideas from the Thrift Store Decor Team!

Handmade Gift Ideas

I’m fairly certain that spa-inspired or stress relief type gifts will be SUPER popular this year. There’s been so much worry and angst, no matter where you live or your political persuasion. So, this DIY lavender foot soak just sounds heavenly.

You could even sanitize jars from your recycling bin to keep it even thriftier!

DIY Lavender foot soak for a handmade Christmas gift

Since my love of Hudson Bay blankets is well-documented, I fell in love with these DIY wood coasters

And keep your eye out for a new Hudson Bay blanket-inspired project coming to my blog VERY soon!

This stuffed mug gift idea from Petticoat Junktion really pulled at my heartstrings. She made a couple dozen of these as nursing home staff gifts, which just warmed my spirit.

Nursing home staff gift idea

When you need a small token gift during the holiday season, you can’t go wrong with a DIY Christmas ornament! And this rustic snowflake ornament uses some simple embroidery that I personally love to do in front of the TV on a chilly winter day.

DIY rustic Christmas ornament

Mmm, more spa giftiness! I absolutely love lemon and peppermint scents, so combining the two into an exfoliating scrub? Definitely the kind of gift I’d love to receive!

Lemon and peppermint exfoliating scrub

And for a special someone who is always cooking or baking from a recipe on his or her iPad or tablet? This super simple DIY tablet holder is the PERFECT handmade gift for them.

DIY tablet stand or iPad holder

Well, shall we dive into the full collection of creative DIY Christmas gifts? There is a LOT of inspiration here with SO much potential, so let’s go!

150+ Creative DIY Christmas Gifts

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There are SO MANY creative DIY Christmas gifts in this collection that I would personally love to receive. But I honestly prefer to give than to get at this stage in my life.

Of course, I may just make a few of these FOR myself, which is the best of both worlds, right?

How to make bird suet for a suet feeder in a ceramic coffee mug as a DIY bird feeder for the winter

Perhaps the greatest part about this collection is that it’s not just for Christmas. You can refer to it all year long- for birthdays, anniversaries, thank-you gifts, Mother’s & Father’s Day, etc.

Either way, I hope our collection alleviates some gift-buying stress for you this year. We have enough of that in our lives right now without the pressure to find the perfect thing to put under the tree!

Cloisonne vase from a clear glass vase for classic decor

Happy Holidays from the entire Thrift Store Decor Team:

Sadie Seasongoods

Petticoat Junktion

House of Hawthornes

Domestically Speaking

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Our Southern Home

My Repurposed Life

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. Rebecca Payne says

    Thank you so much for sharing these great ideas.

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