Creative: 100 Really Great Gifts To Make

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Gulp. I read somewhere today that it’s TEN weeks til Christmas. This freaks me out no end. Luckily, I am a bit of a hoarder.  I’ve hoarded ONE HUNDRED ideas for handmade Christmas gifts.  I’ve been saving them for a suitable day. The kind of day when you won’t throw a book at me when I say the word ‘Christmas’.


Here’s 100 handmade Christmas gift ideas.  Bookmark this and craft the bejeezus out of your spare time for those you like the most!

Delighted Momma’s DIY Geometric Necklace

Jewellery & Accessories
Super pretty pompom pendants: Pom pom necklace via Stay-at-Home Artist
Transform old tees into stylish bracelets: Upcycling Shirts Tutorials via Lana Red
Rad DIY Braided T-Shirt Bracelets  via Henry Happened
A Pair & a Spare: DIY neon market bag | Harper’s BAZAAR
Enameled Vintage Key Pendant DIY via Maize Hutton
Friendship Bracelets via The Purl Bee
Super-tough, colourful planters made from plastic toys.
Simple Printed Tote via Boat People
DIY Geometric Necklace Pendant via Delighted Momma
The Awesome Bag via Elsie Marley
DIY Geometric Glitter Paint Pendants via Well It’s Okay
Heart Tote with Leather Straps via Say Yes to Hoboken
DIY Hair Clips via My Little Fabric
How to sew a headband via Home Life
 Make an eye-chart gift pouch at CraftStylish
Neon Pop Necklace by My Poppet

DIY Geometric Egg Cup Planters via Penelope and Pip

Gorgeous DIY Votives via Fellow Fellow
DIY Painted Glass Table via Design*Sponge on Apartment Therapy
Paint A Cup via Paint Me Plaid
cute portable garden! Thanks Pearl + Earl!
DIY :: Watercolor Linens via Camille Styles
Have & Make: Dipped Wooden Utensils  via House of Earnest
Geometric Black & White Garland via CAKIES
Make a cute sea terrarium with Making It Lovely!
Modern Wall Art with Paint Swatches via A Beautiful Mess
I am super-loving this Driftwood Photo Display project by Erlend at Morning Creativity!
DIY Gold Paint-Dipped, Faux-Porcelain Bowl  via Curbly
Pimp your headphones!  Listen colourfully! via Cut Out And Keep
Porcelaine Pen Plate Project with Doe-c-Doe
DIY | dip-painting coffee/tea service set via A Daily Something
DIY Geometric Place Card Holders via Ruffled
Easy Watercolor Portrait Tutorial via Grow Creative
Sew a Curtain from Old Jeans via Home Life
Doily-print fabric made with photosensitive dye via How About Orange
Wee Gallery: Ceramic Decals Tutorial (featuring Helen Dardik!)
DIY: Geometric Table Linens via Grey Likes Nesting
DIY Spotty Pillowcases = all kinds of polka dot win! via Say Yes to Hoboken
Funnelcloud’s DIY hand-painted ceramic tealight holders
Geometric ‘stained glass window’ embroidery hoop via Vitral de Celofane
A Merry Mishap: DIY-painted porcelain
Mr. Handsomeface Blog’s DIY Wall Art: Dreamy Letters
MoreDesignPlease makes Bluebellgray: Watercolor Textiles
Geometric Egg Cup Planters via Penelope and Pip
DIY: Stamped Napkins via Green Wedding Shoes Wedding Blog
His Her Sharpie Mug DIY via A Beautiful Mess
Crochet Kitten House via eilen tein: pesä
Brooklyn Limestone’s Return to Sender Blind How-To

Baby Leg Warmers via Purl Bee

Baby & Kids
mer mag: DIY Hand Stamped Swaddle Blankets
Baby Leg Warmers for Mila via the purl bee
The Plumed Nest’s DIY Children’s Plates made with Sharpies
Make your own audio books
Simple Crocheted Baby Blanket from One Flew Over 
Beautiful Nest’s Mini Leg Warmers
10 Week Basic Quilt Along Series via Make and Takes
Tooth Fairy Bags from The Purl Bee
How to Make a Plush Alphabet via Chez Beeper Bebe

Cowgirl Cookies by Bakerella

Edible Things
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bread Mix at Sunset Magazine
Homemade Pancake Mix  at GoodLife Eats
Hot Cocoa Mix (with Marshmallows!) via Oh Crafts!
Chai Tea Mix  via Sweet Tea and Stilettos
Simple Cake Mix via I Am Baker
Cute Cowgirl Cookies via Bakerella
Chocolate Brownie Mix  via BBC Good Food
Vanilla Sugar via The Creative Mama
Apple Crumble Mix via Craft Bits
No-Knead Multigrain Bread Mix via Our Best Bites

Neon Shoes via Green Wedding Shoes

Clothing & Things To Wear
DIY: Neon Toe Shoes at Green Wedding Shoes Wedding Blog
Belrossa’s DIY Cowl Scarf
Yoga leg warmers knitting pattern
Put Up Your Dukes’ braided scarf tutorial
Hand Stamped D.I.Y. Pony Print Dress via A Beautiful Mess
I’m totally loving these hand-stamped handkerchiefs via Paper n Stitch
Maybe you could 
make a tie? via The Purl Bee
Stars for Streetlights’ DIY Modcloth-Inspired Pom Pom Scarf
Make a silk scarf from old newspaper clippings via Spoonflower blog

Instagram Photostrips via The College Prepster

Paper, Stationery & Office
DIY Geometric Pocket Notebook Embroidery Kit Set by CuriousDoodles
Embroidery Hoop Corkboard via Colour Me There
sack lunch via A Fabulous Fete
Pencil Sleeves via The C Side
DIY 3D Geometric Sculpture via MAKE
To Do Notebooks via eat sleep cuddle
Instagram Photostrips via College Prep
Geometric Photo Art Project via A Beautiful Mess
DIY chalkboard bubbles via Oh Happy Day
Super-rad Ty from Know and Tell Crafts (he is THIRTEEN!) shared this free download : a printable deer head! Thanks Ty!
DIY Watercolour Notebooks via Fellow Fellow
Watercolor Calendar
DIY: Watercolor Washi Tape Cards via Momtastic

Eat Drink Chic’s Watercolour Gift Tags

Wrapping & Decorations
Make your own wrapping paper
Crochet Pattern Pennant by bysol
In Color Order’s Spring Bunting Tutorial 
dandee’s DIY Watercolor Party Streamers.)
How To Make Decorative Tape via Country Living
Crepe paper floral crown via Cakies
DIY Crepe Paper Poms from The Sweetest Occasion
Painterly party cups via  Design*Sponge
Uber cute crepe paper wreath at Wreath Mania
Paper Dots Garland via Oh Happy Day!
DIY Tags- Fun with Watercolours… via Eat Drink Chic
Sew vintage inspired Ruffled Streamers via MADE

  • Kate

    Such a well curated list Pip! Thanks SO much for including my simple crochet blankie xx

    • Pip @ JustB

      It is LOVELY Kate!!! xx

    • Yay Craft

      I love the simple crochet blankie recipe! So easy to remember. I’ll def be adding it to my list of things to make :)

  • Bren @ Miranarnie

    great list! will definitely be making handmade gift this christmas!!

  • Alexandra

    Thanks heaps Pip! I pinned a tonne for future reference! :)

  • Adrienn

    A man, just 2!! weeks left…

  • lasertek

    Creative minds produces a lot of artistic products! Oh, I so love them and I’m really looking forward for a vacant time. I’ll make a braided scarf for my bestfriend. I’m excited! I know she’ll love that!

  • Stella Devis

    Wow, these are really amazing!
    I have to send gifts to Bangladesh from your list.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Sarah

    If you want a cool handmade gift and run out of time before Christmas, here are some great Christmas cards – limited edition prints, and they are totally cute! :)

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