Here are some great 10 last-minute DIY Gift Ideas you can still make even in the last week before Christmas.
Every year, I like to create a list of some DIY Christmas gift ideas. As homemakers and homesteaders, we are constantly making things in our homes and kitchens. I don’t think there is anything more personal and more thoughtful than something you made with your own hands.
In the following, you find a list of DIY Christmas gifts that you can make even in the short week before Christmas. Some of these ideas might take you 2 evenings or an afternoon, or as little as 10 minutes.
Granted, this DIY gift idea largely depends on the person you are gifting. Some may perceive this DIY toothpowder as a hint to brush their teeth more often. However, it is a great gift because it is made with all-natural ingredients and it works. It is even dentist-approved! You could print out the recipe card with the ingredients. That way someone could make it themselves once they have finished their gifted version.
Crochet Soap Saver Bag
This is another personal care item that is just so cute. For gifting, you could insert a nice bar of soap into the bag. And the idea behind the soap saver bag is that you can use up all these little pieces of soap without having to throw them out. If you would like to make this but don’t know how to crochet, you can go to this tutorial in which I am teaching you basic crochet (and knit) stitches.
During the winter season, all our immune systems could use a little boost. What better way to do this than with a homemade garlic oxymel. It is a concoction of vinegar and honey with immune-boosting fruits and herbs. You can totally customize it to your needs and according to what you have.
Here’s another cute gift idea for anyone who spends time in the kitchen: DIY potholders. Even though they might take a little bit longer to make, they do not require advanced sewing skills. Depending on how well you know the person you are gifting this to, you could find a fabric that matches the color scheme or decor in their kitchen.
If you’re anything like me, you might end up with more fabric than you need for a project. From that, you can make a quick half-apron, complete with the vintage lace detail on the front pocket. If you’re really ambitious or have enough time you could make both the potholders and the half-apron in matching fabric.
Homemade Laundry Powder
This is a more practical gift. What I love about this homemade laundry powder is that it is very economical, non-toxic, and effective. It is the only laundry powder we have been using for years. Often, I even double or triple the amounts. For this, too, you could print out a recipe card.
Everyone loves sourdough, so I had to include a sourdough starter to my DIY Christmas gift idea list. So many people ask me if I could ship a sourdough starter to them or where else they can get one. Some people would love to get started with sourdough but don’t want to make their own starter. You could simply take some of your starter, put it in a mason jar, tie a nice ribbon around it, and gift it to that person. I mean, anything that comes in or lives in a mason jar is a great gift, right?
If you would rather like to bake something, you can make these delicious sourdough crackers. They are a riff off of a popular commercial cracker, just a bit healthier. All you need to do then is put them in a cute bag, tie a ribbon around it, add some greenery, and voila! You have a nice, thoughtful homemade gift.
German Stollen Muffins
Not everything needs to be sourdough! These Stollen Muffins are a German holiday classic. Essentially it is a yeast-based sweet nut and fruit loaf. Ideally, you want to let the flavors develop for a few weeks but it tastes great at any time. I took my stollen recipe and just added dough pieces to muffin cups. These stollen muffins travel well, too!
DIY Chunky Knit Pillow
You can make this DIY chunky knit pillow in a few evenings. It adds such a nice, rustic vibe to any room. With the chunky yarn, you can make it fairly quickly. If you’re new to knitting, you can learn more with this tutorial. And if you’re intimidated by the braid pattern or want to make this even faster, you can simply use a knit stitch. I am sure your recipient would love it as much as our cat does.