See our ideas for down-to-the-wire last minute handmade gifts.
Yes we know, it’s truly a now or never situation! But if you are looking for quick, easy, just-give-me-a-few last minute handmade gifts you can make right now, you are in the right spot! You can use these three ideas as they are or as inspiration to pull together something super fast, really striking and made by you. Ready?
First is an idea for how to upcycle cookie tins for instant gifts. This idea was first shared with us by our Exclusive Associate Designer Kittie Caracciolo and this post was then and remains a fan favorite. Some paint, some die cuts and you have something totally unique.
Upcycle Cookie Tins For Instant Gifts!
Learn how to upcycle cookie tins with some paint and die cuts and have something totally worth gifting!!! We love the idea of repurposing and when Kittie shared this post on how to upcycle cookie tins, we asked her if we could share her awesome project here. Of course she said yes – Kittie is a sweetheart! We are getting such a kick out of how just one gorgeous paper poinsettia made with one of our die sets has totally
Next in our picks of last minute handmade gifts is a way to make stunning DIY wall art made with stamps. This post from last year is still widely circulated because this kind of totally custom wall art is still incredibly popular and this year is considered a hot gift. PRO TIP: You can also do this with any patterned paper from your stash. Add some stamping over it, color in certain elements, add highlights of glitter or sparkle to certain areas, wash it over with some ink to change the tone or color…. All of these things take mere moments and then all you have to do is pop it into a frame. Make sure you sign it first!
Stunning DIY Wall Art Made With Stamps!
DIY wall art is all the rage – check out how to use your stamps to make some no one will believe isn’t hand painted! Once again, our jaws hit the desks when we saw this incredibly DIY wall art tutorial video from Preeti. Everywhere you look these days, you can see lots of people sharing ideas for DIY wall art but we haven’t seen people talking about using something that most of us crafters already have. Our stamps! Just
And last, also from Kittie, are these adorable DIY felt ornaments using card making dies to create all the elements. This is an AWESOME project for a family Christmas Eve activity and these are so incredibly easy to make – really all you need are the shapes and some glue. And the more times you make these, the more leftover pieces you have so every year it gets a little faster. #askushowweknow (wink)
DIY Felt Ornaments Using Card Making Dies!
Today we want to share some simply fabulous DIY felt ornaments our Associate Designer Kittie Caracciolo created using our card making dies. Wait until you see these projects – we are sure you will be bursting with ideas and inspiration! First, we have her cozy Christmas cabin. Is that not just so adorable? We just love the bright pops of red against the soft white and gray with that one brilliant yellow nod to the stars….. You can see more
Remember, these ideas for last minute handmade gifts are just jumping off points. And if the person you need to gift in this counting down time is a crafter, well, nothing beats a nice little packet of die cut elements in different materials with some card bases and maybe some tag bases. It gives them some variety, a little instant gratification and you get to share a little of what you love the most!