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Friday, December 14, 2018

12 Inexpensive Last-Minute DIY Gift Ideas

Do you like to craft, knit, sew or DIY?  Do you like to give affordable (but gorgeous!) DIY gifts?  These 12 inexpensive and stylish last-minute gift ideas are sure to bring a smile to everyone on your list!  

Christmas is fast approaching and the time to make handmade gifts is dwindling.  Don't worry, I've gathered 12 inexpensive last minute ideas perfect for everyone on your list.  The best part is, these gifts are not only budget-friendly, but they look expensive and your friends and family will never know you threw them together last minute.  
Inexpensive last-minute gift ideas

From mugs and matchsticks to necklaces and fishing lures.  You'll find something fun for everyone on your gift giving list! 

If you like to sew and have a stash of fabric laying around try making an adorable ruffle zipper pouch.   They're perfect for kids, teens and all your girlfriends. 

Adorable DIY ruffle zipper pouch
See the full tutorial at See Kate Sew

This homemade vanilla with free printable would make a great gift for all your baking loving friends!
homemade vanilla with free printable
See the full tutorial at Brepurposed

Do you know someone who loves macrame?  Even if you have never done macrame before these adorable feather keychains are easy to make and a fun accessory for any purse or bag. 
Easy DIY macrame feather
See the full tutorial at Cuckoo 4 Design

What guy doesn't enjoy fishing and drinking?  Why not combine the two and make fun and creative bottle cap lures

DIY bottle cap fishing lures
See the full tutorial at 2 Little Hooligans

Get crafty and have fun making these marble inspired clay pendants.
DIY marble inspired clay necklace
See the full tutorial at A Beautiful Mess

Dress up your favorite homemade baked goods or wrap a bottle of wine with these festive Christmas food labels.
Festive Christmas food labels
Print your free printables at Lia Griffith

You can never have too many mugs, right?  Grab an inexpensive Dollar Tree mug and a marker and make an adorable personalized mug for your coffee and tea loving friends and family.  You can even throw in a Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks gift card for an extra special treat. 

DIY initial sharpie mug
See the full tutorial at Design Mom

A DIY leather camera strap that's no sew and takes less than 10 minutes to make?  Yes, please!  
no sew DIY leather camera strap
See the full tutorial at Almost Makes Perfect

These little marble clay dishes look fun to DIY and make perfect jewelry or catch-all dishes. 
DIY marble clay dishes
See the full tutorial at A Beautiful Mess

If you have some scrap wood laying around and you're handy with tools you can make the perfect foldable recipe stand for your favorite cook or baker. 
DIY foldable recipe stand
See the full tutorial at Cherished Bliss

Don't have much time?  Grab a store bought candle and make a DIY matchstick holder to go along with it.  You can even make a cute tag to personalize it even more. 
DIY matchstick holder
See the full tutorial at Design Crush

Last but not least, we can't forget the kids and what kid wouldn't love a fun DIY fort building kit?  My son is ALWAYS stealing blankets, flashlights and duct tape to make forts and would love a bag filled with cool fort building supplies. 
DIY fort building kit and printable for kids
Grab your free printable and see what's including in the kit at Wit & Wander.

You really can't go wrong with any one of these inexpensive handmade gift ideas!   

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  1. Great DIY gifts, and quite original! LOVE, Katie!

  2. It appears your links all go to the leather camera strap. Can you provide the link for the marble clay dishes?

  3. I love all the diy. I could not get marbled dish.