57+ Creative DIY Christmas Gift Ideas (Crafty & Foodie)

Handmade gifts are not only more inexpensive but also a lot more meaningful. Check out these Creative DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for a boost of inspiration.

It’s that time of the year and we need to start making any DIY gifts for the people we have on our list!

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Usually, I would recommend making any DIY gifts well before the hustle and bustle of December gets here but as you can see I’m also way behind schedule too.

Creative DIY Christmas Gift Ideas (Crafty & Foodie)

We all know how much people love a handmade gift. I know I do! Whenever my girl comes home from school with a handmade gift, it just melts my heart! So much better than anything else I could ask for.

DIY Christmas Gifts are not only more meaningful but also more inexpensive too (most of the time)! Imagining your loved one’s face when they see that you put the time, effort and love into a gift made just for them. It’s priceless.

Today I’ve rounded up over 40 inexpensive handmade Christmas gifts for you. Some are very crafty and some others very foodie so you will find ideas for every taste!

Common Supplies:

  • Adhesive vinyl
  • Fabric
  • Epsom Salts
  • Escential oils
  • Baing Soda
  • Ribbon
  • Etching cream
  • Glass
  • Jars
  • Ornaments
  • Buttlebrush trees
  • Twine
  • Baker’s Twine
  • Candles
  • Glitter
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Rosemary
  • Orange
  • Pine Springs
  • Many more

Tools

  • Sewing machine
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Glue
  • Brushes
  • Printer
  • Cutting Machine

CRAFTY DIY CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Most of these DIY Christmas gifts you will see below can be made for less than five bucks! You really can’t beat that. Check out how cute they are!

1. Decorative Vinyl Christmas Gift Jar

DIY merry christmas vinyl decals Gift Jar Cover image

Love Recycling? Love DIY Christmas gifts? Love Silhouette? yes? This Decorative Vinyl Christmas Gift Jar is the perfect tutorial project for you! I recycled a jar and used some scraps of vinyl, paper, twine, and washi tape. I filled this Christmas gift jar with bath salts.

by The CraftingNook

2. The Easiest DIY Heat Pack

The Easiest DIY Homemade Heat Pack Ever cover image with Title overlay

You won’t believe how easy it is to make this homemade heat pack and it doesn’t require you to be an expert sewer. Learn how to make it here

by The Crafting Nook

3. Homemade Rose Bath Salts DIY

Delicious Homemade Roses Bath Salts + Free Printable Cover Image with Title text overlay

Rose Bath Salts diy is a homemade gift that everyone is sure to love and easy to make! Delightful rose-scented bath salts can be made in just 5 minutes at home. Transform plain water into a soothing and relaxing rose-scented bath using just a few ingredients you already have on hand.

by The Crafting Nook

4. Etched Wine Glass Using Silhouette Cameo

Shiraz Etched Wine Glass Tutorial by The Crafting Nook

If you have a Wine lover in your family or friend circle then this DIY Shiraz Etched Wine Glass will make the perfect gift! Check this out!

by The Crafting Nook

5. Pine-Scented Candles

DIY pine scented soy candle by Sugar and Charm

This DIY pine scented soy candle is a wonderful gift for the holidays! They’re fun to make, and we love the striped wax look. The full tutorial is below!

by Sugar and Charm

6. DIY Snow Globes

DIY snow globes with jars, glitter, glue and water in under 10 minutes
by The Sweetest Occasion

Make these easy DIY snow globes with jars, glitter, glue and water in under 10 minutes! Add a fun DIY touch to the classic Christmas snow globe with this homemade version you’ll treasure for years.

by The Sweetest Occasion

7. DIY Fabric Covered Tree Ornaments

DIY Fabric Covered Tree Ornaments by Alice & Lois

There is no reason to give a fuddy-duddy gift if you can make it yourself! These whimsical ornaments look great and can be customized in almost any pattern.

by Alice & Lois

8. Picture Frame Luminaries

Picture Frame Luminaries by What She said

A wonderful handmade gift, keepsake, or decoration for receptions or showers! Highly personal and highly customizable! With the majority of supplies from the dollar store, they are inexpensive as well!

by That’s What Che Said

9. Stove Top Potpourri

Stove Top Potpourri in small jars by Delia Creates

It’s all about simmer pots and stovetop potpourri right now. This easy DIY Christmas gift idea will make your coworkers’ or neighbors’ homes smell like Christmas.

by Delia Creates

10. DIY Peppermint Mason Jar Candles

DIY Peppermint Mason Jar Candles by A Pumpkin & A Princess

Candles are a favorite among many people, and mason jars make the perfect vessels for them.

by A Pumpkin & A Princess

11. Christmas Potpourri

Christmas Potpourri by Somewhat Simple

Potpourri is a Christmas classic and fills homes with the scents of the season. Make your own at home, and download this printable tag to make the gift extra special. It’s the perfect way to simplify gift-giving this holiday season!

by Somewhat Simple

12. DIY Marbled Nail Polish Mugs

DIY Christmas Gift Marbled Nail Polish Mugs

Easy DIY marbled nail polish mugs make the perfect homemade gift! A simple craft is done in a few minutes that looks like it took hours of work!

by Strength & Sunshine

13. DIY Splatter Painted Concrete Sphere Bookends

DIY Splatter Painted Concrete Sphere Bookends

What avid reader wouldn’t appreciate a brand-new pair of bookends? Made of concrete casts, these colorful accessories will look lovely in any home library.

by A Beautiful Mess.

14. DIY Mini Photo Calendar

DIY Mini Photo Calendar By It's Always Autumn.

This gift is perfect for the whole family. This calendar can be made in about half an hour and filled however you like: Choose pictures taken over the past year, or schedule a photo shoot, especially for it.

By It’s Always Autumn.

15. DIY Mint Sugar Scrub

DIY Mint Sugar Scrub by Love Grows Wild

You only need a few simple ingredients to make a basic sugar scrub: your oil of choice (I used coconut), sugar, and an oil extract to scent your scrub. And optionally, add some peppermint extract and a drop of green food coloring to give it that lovely minty-green look.

by Love Grows Wild

16. DIY Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

DIY Candy Cane Sugar Scrub by Moms Who Save

by Moms Who Save

17. How to Make a Waxed Canvas Gift Pouch

How to Make a Waxed Canvas Gift Pouch by Radiant Home Studio

by Radiant Home Studio

18. Homemade Lavender Soap

Homemade Lavender Soap by Feast for a Fraction

by Feast for a Fraction

19. Relaxing Homemade Lavender Sugar Scrub

DIY Christmas Gift Lavender Body Scrub by Meraki Mother

by Meraki Mother

20. Diy Beauty Spa Kit: The Last Minute Christmas Gift Idea For The Skincare Addict

Diy Beauty Spa Kit: The Last Minute Christmas Gift Idea For The Skincare Addict by Francine's Place Blog

by Francine’s Place Blog

21. DIY Snow Globe For Kids

DIY Christmas Gift Snow Globe by Little Bins Little Hands

by Little Bins Little Hands

22. Super Easy DIY Sugar Hand Scrub {3 ingredients!}

Super Easy DIY Sugar Hand Scrub {3 ingredients!} by Homemade for Elle

by Homemade for Elle

23. Christmas Potpourri in a Jar for your DIY Christmas Gift

Christmas Potpourri in a Jar for your DIY Christmas Gift

by Natural Beach Living

24. Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Scr by Really? Are you serious?

by Really? Are you serious?

25. Noughts and Crosses Travel Game

Noughts and Crosses Travel Game by Sum of Their Stories

by Sum of Their Stories

26. Fizzing Mermaid Bath Salts – Easier to Make Than Bath Bombs!

Fizzing Mermaid Bath Salts - Easier to Make Than Bath Bombs!

by Creative Green Living

27. How to Sew a Reading Pillow

How to Sew a Reading Pillow

by Happiest Camper

28. Easy Tic Tac Toe Game Christmas Kids Craft

DIY Christmas Gift Tic Tack Toe Game by Life Should Cost Less

by Life Should Cost Less

29. DIY Personalized Drink Ware

DIY Christmas Gift Personalized Mug by Aprons and Skilletos

by Aprons and Skilletos

30. Easy Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe – 3 Ingredient DIY Scrub

Easy Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe – 3 Ingredient DIY Scrub by Live Love Texas

by Live Love Texas

31. DIY Christmas Stovetop Potpourri 

DIY Christmas Stovetop Potpourri by A Hundred Affections

by A Hundred Affections

32. Mani-Pedi DIY Christmas Gift Ideas in a Jar

Mani-Pedi DIY Christmas Gift Ideas in a Jar by Everyday Shortcuts

by Everyday Shortcuts

33. DIY Christmas Gift Potpourri with Printable Labels

DIY Christmas Gift Potpourri with Printable Labels by Thrifty Jinxy

by Thrifty Jinxy

34. DIY But First, Coffee Mug

DIY But First, Coffee Mug by Drugstore Divas

by Drugstore Divas

35. Last-Minute DIY Christmas Gifts: Felt Poinsettia Capped Mason Jars

Last Minute DIY Christmas Gifts: Felt Poinsettia Capped Mason Jars

by Sustain my Craft Habit

36. Easy DIY Glitter Candle Holders

Easy DIY Glitter Candle Holders by 5 Dog Farm

by 5 Dog Farm

37. Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments by The Best Ideas for Kids

by The Best Ideas for Kids

Foodie DIY Christmas Gifts

38. DIY Christmas Gift Ideas: Cookie Mix in a Jar (with Free Printable!)

DIY Christmas Gift Cookie Mix in a Jar by Sugar Spun Run

by Sugar Spun Run

39. Whiskey Infused Maple Syrup Gift in a Jar +Free Printable Labels

Whiskey Infused Maple Syrup Gift in a Jar +Free Printable Labels

by Country Girl’s Like

40. How to Make M&M Cookie Mix Jars for an Easy Christmas Food Gift

DIY Christmas Gift M&M Cookie Mix by Wholefully

by Wholefully

41. Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe by Wholefully

by Wholefully

42. (Easy) Homemade Holiday: Pancake Mix

(easy) homemade holiday: pancake mix by Sheri Silver

by Sheri Silver

43. Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar Gift and Free Printable

EASY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE MIX IN A JAR GIFT AND FREE PRINTABLE by The Happier Homemaker

by The Happier Homemaker

44. Homemade Brownie Mix 

Homemade Brownie Mix by Little Sweet Baker

by Little Sweet Baker

45. Chai Tea Mix

CHAI TEA MIX by Five Heart Home

by Five Heart Home

46. Last Minute Christmas Popcorn Gift Basket

Last Minute Christmas Popcorn Gift Basket by Hunny I'm Home

by Hunny I’m Home

47. Peppermint Sugar Recipe for a Mason Jar Gift

Peppermint Sugar Recipe for a Mason Jar by Mama Likes to Cook by Mama Likes to Cook

by Mama Likes to Cook

 48. DIY Popcorn Snowman Jar

Homemade gingerbread syrup by Raising Whasians

by Raising Whasians

49. Friendship Soup Mix in a Jar

Friendship soup in a jar by Mommy Made That

by Mommy Made That

50. Maple Glazed Almonds

DIY Christmas Gift Maple Glazed Almondsb y Delightful Adventures

by Delightful Adventures

51. Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

DIY Christmas Gift Hot Chocolate Mix

by Snappy Gourmet

52. Homemade DYI Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix In A Mason Jar

Homemade DYI Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix In A Mason Jar by Melanie Cooks.

by Melanie Cooks.

53. DIY Ombre Kitchen Utensils

DIY Ombre Kitchen Utensils

Gift your favorite home chef an adorable set of wooden utensils that have a colorful personal touch.

by Lydi Out Loud

54. DIY Fruit-Inspired Hampers

How to made fruit-inspired storage baskets by Studio DIY

Want to give your friend some cute storage ideas? DIY fruit hampers are the perfect solution! Fill them with pillows and blankets for an added gift.

by Studio DIY

55. DIY Linen Lavender Eye Pillow

DIY Linen Lavender Eye Pillow by Tidbits

Know someone who needs a little R&R? Make them this super cute and relaxing lavender eye pillow that’ll help them drift off to sleep.

by Tidbits

56. Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar

Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar by Crazy Little Projects

Fill a mason jar with everything they need to make delicious chocolate peppermint or double chocolate toffee cookies. Decorate the jar with a festive ribbon and a cute printable label.

by Crazy Little Projects

57. Lavender Sachets

Lavender Sachets by Flamingo Toes

I love having little sachets and other sewn things on had for tucking in gifts or sending to friends out of the blue. It’s also, a great bonus for any self-care gift, these small sachets can be customized with different fabric patterns, button colors, and fragrance.

by Flamingo Toes

I hope you all got as inspired as I am with all these DIY Christmas Gift Ideas. I don’t know where to start but I’m sure I’ll be making a few of these in my own way! Hope you will too!

*Disclaimer: All these images and links are only for inspiration purposes because I think all these bloggers are amazing and just like I do for all my round-ups, I get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest. If you are at all familiar with that platform you know there are tons of pictures with no direct links to the original source. Some pictures featured here I found no source for or directed to the wrong one but if you know the source, contact me and I will update this post immediately, thank you so much!

If you enjoyed and got inspired by these awesome ideas, don’t forget to share it with your friends!

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