Hey, there! If you’re like me, you have yet to begin making gifts for the people on your Christmas list. Since Christmas is coming soon, I wanted to share some ideas for handmade Christmas gifts that you could make in no time without breaking the bank!
Here they are:
1) Chain Choker Necklace
Approximate time: 30 minutes
The chain choker necklace is an elegant addition to any wardrobe. Just take a piece of chain, attach some jump rings and a clasp, and voila! You have a lovely gift to give to someone.
2) Tassel Necklace
Approximate time: 2 hours if you make your own tassel, 1 hour if you use a pre-made tassel
The tassel necklace is very easy to make, especially if you purchase pre-made tassels. All you have to do is string the tassel and seed beads onto beading wire, then attach a clasp.
You should be able to make several of these in time for Christmas.
3) Pom-Pom Earrings
Approximate time: 1 hour if you make your own pom-poms, 30 minutes if you use pre-made pom-poms
Pom-pom earrings are fun, fresh and quirky items to make for your friends. They are lightweight drop earrings that add a festive touch to any holiday outfit.
4) Wire Post Earrings
Approximate time: 30-45 minutes
The wire post earrings are perfect for people who cannot wear dangle earrings. You only need two pieces of sterling silver or 12-karat gold jewelry wire to make a pair. Since it only takes about 30-45 minutes to make these, you could make several pairs in no time.
5) Set of Dishcloths
Approximate time: 3 days for a set of 3
Whether you knit in garter stitch, waffle stitch or seed stitch, a set of dishcloths would be a great gift to anyone. You only need one skein of the main color plus a little bit less for the stripes. If you prefer solid colors, just use one color and skip the stripes. It only takes about a day to knit a dishcloth, so you should be able to complete the set in time for Christmas.
6) Set of Scented Sachets
Approximate time: 2 days for a set of 3
A set of scented sachets is a perfect to give as a hostess gift. You could use lavender, rose or any other dried flowers for your insert. Use scrap fabric in different patterns to make the set visually appealing.
7) Super Skinny Scarf
Approximate time: 5-6 days (2-3 hours/day)
You just need one skein of yarn to make this trendy scarf. If you knit about a foot per day for a couple of hours, you should be able to complete it in time for Christmas.
8) Funky Fringe Scarf
Approximate time: 3-5 days
Just two skeins of worsted weight (size 4) yarn makes a fun, funky fringe scarf that looks great with coats and jackets. Substitute cotton yarn with a wool blend yarn to provide extra warmth.
9) Silver Fringe Earrings
Approximate time: 1 hour
One silver-plated chain link is all that you need to make the silver fringe earrings. Just cut the link into smaller pieces, attach them to a jump ring, and you have a pair of elegant earrings for very little money.
10) Set of Toy Mice
Approximate time: 2-5 days for a set of 6
Don’t forget your feline friends! You only need felt and scrap fabric to make a set of mice. It took me about a day to make one mouse, but if you make all of the inserts in one day, you should be able to finish in time for Christmas.
Now that I gave you some handmade gift ideas, I would love to know what you’re making and gifting for Christmas. Please let me know in the Comments section below.
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Thanks for visiting. I hope that you have a Merry Christmas.
Until next time, keep crafting and sharing!