I hate to rain on your Halloween and Thanksgiving parade, but there are only 52 days until Christmas!
For those of us who make the majority of the Christmas gifts that we give away this is a huge wake up call. I know I’m going to have to work pretty much every day on something. It’s a little overwhelming. But if I’ve learned anything from watching 14 seasons of Project Runway, it’s that anything can be made on a tight budget. (Especially, if you have a room full of industrial machines and a kid-free zone. HA!) Make it work!
I wanted to share some great ideas for homemade Christmas gifts to give to your favorite people this season. Most sane people probably aren’t trying to make a gift for every person on their list so it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In fact it can be quite relaxing and a fantastic way to get into the holiday spirit. Just turn on a cheesy Hallmark holiday movie and get making.
Five Homemade Christmas Gifts to Sew
Woodland Finger Puppets – free pattern and tutorial from Madyson and Marie
The Twenty Minute Tote – free tutorial from Molly’s Sketchbook and The Purl Bee
ConCon the Dino – free pattern and tutorial from Domestic360
Zipper Pouch Tutorial – free tutorial from Melly Sews
The Easiest Skirt Ever – free tutorial from Domestic360
Five Homemade Christmas Gifts to Craft
No Sew Felt Alphabet Magnets – free pattern and tutorial from Domestic360
Iron-On Veggie Bags – free printable and tutorial from Oh Happy Day
DIY Watercolor Mug – free tutorial from Poppytalk
Mix-N-Match-Em Blocks – free tutorial from Mer Mag
Fabric Button Earrings – free tutorial from The Casual Craftlete
Five Homemade Christmas Gifts to Bake
Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies – free recipe from Bakers Royale
Chocolate Caramel and Pecan Turtle Clusters – free recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!
Gingerdoodle/Snickersnaps – free recipe from Domestic360
Baked Gingerbread Mini Donuts – free recipe from Pinch of Yum
Homemade Holiday Lollipops – free recipe and tutorial from Just a Taste