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!