It is literately only days until Christmas. Six to be exact. That means that you have six days to get those last minute gifts, finish the decorating and six whole days to do Christmas crafts 🙂
I have been keeping an eye out for some really quick and easy crafts that you can do as last minute Christmas gifts or decorations. Here are my favorite 12, that is 2 per day 🙂
1. This first one is cute as a button, pun completely intended. you could do them in any colours to suit your theme. Mine is green, red and gold (very traditional) but the beauty of using buttons is that they come in almost every colour imaginable. As Emma from Cherishables says this craft is a great one to do with kids.
2. Christmas at my Nan’s was not the same if there wasn’t a lolly Christmas Tree on every table. She used sewing pins and wrapped hard candies, this one is quite a bit more child friendly. Enid uses spice gum drops for her version on A Charming Project.
3. Twenty Three Twenty Three has some cute, quick and easy Christmas Decorations. Siobhan has recreated these unique egg decorations inspired by her childhood. what a fun way to get the kids involved in creating beautiful Christmas decorations.
4. This is such a great Christmas decoration craft. You don’t need much in the way of supplies for this at all, and you get a chance to use up all those scraps of ribbon you have lurking around. The tutorial for this on Fireflies and Mud Pies is so clear, a must do little craft!
5. This is one of my favourites and SO easy. They are adorable printable house boxes by DESIGN IS YAY and would be absolutely fabulous filled to the brim with chocolates or lollies or any thing cute. Best thing is the printable is free, you all know how much I love free stuff.
6. A simple gift for those relatives that you just do not know what to get, like teenage nieces and nephews is money but it’s just not that fun to give. Why not disguise it in some lollies or choccies. All you need is a mason jar (or an upcycled jar from jam or pasta sauce etc) roll up stiff card to put the money in then fill in the rest of the jar with lollies or chocolates. The original creation is from Kreative Kristies and has been travelling the web for a couple of years now. It is a great idea, I did it for my mum for Mothers Day earlier on in the year, using pink M&Ms and she loved it!
7. What could be more Christmasy than a good old fashioned pun? This cute pedicure kit does it so well! Another pun for pedicures could be “Rudolf the Red Toes Reindeer” just be sure to use red nail polish. Great gift for the lovely girls in your life. this cute gift idea comes to you from A Pumpkin and a Princess via Lil Luna.
8. Another cute gift for the girls is this handy little Chapstick holder key ring. It would be great to use up all those fabric scraps you have pilled up of you are a sewer. This great idea is one from Amber of Crazy Little Projects and is featured on Today’s Creative Blog.
9. This next gift is a great idea for a whole range of people, use photos of the children for a special gift for Grandparents or pop in photos of you and your friends and give one to each of your friends. If you do not have the time, funds or resources to use the timber frames mentioned in the link you could always use thick card stock. This little gem is from the ever lovely Mandy at Sugar Bee Crafts.
10. There are heaps of great crafts online that use sharpies on mugs, plates, platters etc to create personalised kitchenware. This great post by Deb Hunter shows you how to get Pinterest worthy results. I also really like the design that she did, great idea for those coffee lovers in your life, you could also add a pack of there favourite coffee.
11. This one is a great one for anyone located in the cooler climates. A nice warm drink to warm the belly. how cute is the little name of it :). Check out Joyful Stamper for more great ideas.
12. Whilst the one above is great for Children, this one is strictly adults only.
To make this gift you will need a Mason Jar drinking mug, small bottle of cocktail mix, small bottle of required spirit and chalkboard paint. Paint a name label on the front of the jar and display the bottles in the jar. Such a quick and cute Christmas gift 🙂
When all the festivities are over and you are left with a mountain of left overs and piles of ripped up wrapping paper, this is a great way to preserve the memories of the magical day.
I hope you like the selection of craft ideas and maybe give one or two of them ago, share images with me if you do.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas.