I don’t know about you, but I’m nowhere near being finished with my holiday shopping. There’s still so much to do! One way that I try to save time (and money) during the holidays, while also adding a personal touch, is by making a handmade gift. We share so many DIYs each month here on the blog, that I thought it would be helpful to round up some favorites. This list includes some of our most popular tutorials and has tons of awesome handmade gift ideas for all the procrastinators out there.
13 Handmade Gift Ideas, Perfect for Last-Minute Giving!
Pour yourself some tea, put on some holiday music, and speak out your DIY supplies. This is an epic list of some of our best tutorials!
An Ice Dye Linen Throw
By far, our most popular DIY (and blog post) ever is How to Ice Dye. The tutorial shows you how to make a linen throw, which is an awesome gift. You can also use this easy dye technique on anything made with natural fibers like cotton or linen. I recently used it to make one-of-a-kind onesies for my bff’s babies!
Essential Oil Shampoo Bars
Our shampoo bar recipe is the perfect gift for anyone you know trying to go green. I especially love that you can make a large batch and either give a single bar to individuals or you can gift the whole batch. Also, don’t feel constrained by our suggestion of using rose essential oils. You can customize the essential oils blend as much as you’d like!
Essential Oil Room Sprays
Speaking of essential oils, you can also whip up a batch of our essential oil room sprays. If you’re truly in a last-minute pinch, this is one of the fastest gifts you could possibly make… and it’s totally customizable, too.
An Extra-Large Crystal Planter
We’ve shared lots of planter DIYs on the blog, but the most popular (and quite frankly, the most fun to make) is our extra-large crystal planter tutorial.
Our striking pressed flowers decanter and glass project is an awesome gift for anyone in your life who loves to entertain. These one-of-a-kind serving pieces would make quite the conversation topic, too!
Geometric Earrings with a Tassel
For the fashionista, you could always make a set of these handmade statement earrings. Oversized accessories are such a trend right now and there doesn’t seem a sign of it going away anytime soon.
Crystal Planters to Purify the Home
We’ve lots of crystal projects on the blog because they always turn out so pretty! For someone who loves the healing benefits of crystals, you can make a set of our purifying crystal planters.
Crystal Hair Accessories
Speaking of crystals… I love our crystal hair comb and bobby pin tutorial so much. I’m even thinking of recreating these pieces for my wedding day hair. If you know someone who’s getting married soon (or just needs a bit of special), this is a great handmade gift idea.
Learn how to Shibori dye
For a truly budget-friendly gift that wows, look no further than our shibori dyed bathmat. You could also use this dye technique on any other home decor textile!
Bow Tied Linen Bedding
For a truly luxe gift idea, you could customize our linen duvet set DIY with any cheeky saying you’d like. Truthfully speaking, this is my kind of DIY because it’s easy, but really makes a personal statement.
Handpainted Hanging Planter
Houseplants make a great gift because they continue to live (hopefully) year round. Add a little bit more to the gift of plants by making our hanging planter DIY. I love that you can gift this as a single piece or a grouping.
Pressed Flower Stained Glass Wall Hanging
Drawing mandalas is definitely calming, so I think creating one with pressed leaves falls into that category, too! This stained glass inspired wall hanging is easy to make and just so pretty.
Eggnog Soy Wax Candles
Our candle DIY has it all: essential oils to smell like eggnog, upcycled barware, and clean-burning soy wax. Plus, it’s easy to make a big batch of these for tons of last-minute gifts!
With Thanksgiving on the horizon and Christmas just a few weeks away, we hope these last-minute handmade gift ideas help you!