5 Homemade Christmas gifts that don’t look handmade

5 Handmade Christmas gift ideas

We’re less than 2 weeks away from Christmas and the scramble for gifts and stocking stuffers is in full swing! I have a personal goal for always buying handmade or from independently owned businesses for at least 50% of gifts given. This year, I’m going a step further to augment this number by making some of the gifts myself.

One stereotype of handmade gifts is that they look like kitschy art class projects. That’s not always the case! Below are some homemade Christmas gift ideas that don’t look handmade. The final product of each can easily be mistaken for something store bought! If you’re still in a pinch for gifts, here are 5 of my favourite DIY projects which are perfect homemade Christmas gifts:

Dinosaur Succulent Planter by Maggie Overby Studios
The perfect gift for anyone who loves plants or is looking to be a new plant mom! I bought a giraffe-shaped succulent planter from a craft fair a few years ago, and there are a ton of them available on Etsy as well. In Maggie’s blog post, she shares how she got 50% off her dinosaur figures!

Clay Ring Dish by SAH-RAH
The toughest part of polymer clay projects is getting the finish right. This tutorial walks through using interesting materials for texture. It also shows how the right finishing polish can make polymer clay look like it has a ceramic finish!

Sugar & Clothing Geometric Coasters DIY tutorial
(Photo Credit: Sugar & Cloth: DIY Geometric Coasters)

Geometric Coasters by Sugar & Cloth
Who says function always needs to come before fashion? So many possible colour combinations for these coasters. I envision making a set of 4 to 6 coasters with cute packaging to make the perfect stocking stuffer!

Pom Pom Earrings by Honestly WTF
Pom Poms and tassels are the trendiest accessories this season. These earrings take nothing more than some yarn, thread, and brass tubes. This Honestly WTF tutorial shows three different style variations using similar materials.

Monogram Clay Keychains by Homeyohmy
This DIY project is an oldie but a goodie! Using black, white, and granite clay, these custom keychains would make the perfect gift for anyone. This project is a bit more supply intensive (clay embossing kits are ~$20), the final product is beaufitul!

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3 Comments

  1. These are so adorable! I always feel like when I make homemade gifts they are so lame, but some people (like you!!) are so talented with homemade gifts!!! I love the dinosaur planters!

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