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"10 Quick and Easy Christmas Gifts to Make" eBook

By: Julia Litz, editor of

10 Quick & Easy Christmas Gifts to Make"10 Quick and Easy Christmas Gifts to Make" eBook

Homemade gift ideas for Christmas can range from a crochet scarf to a pretty paper card. Luckily, in 10 Quick and Easy Gifts to Make, we’ve rounded up some of the best projects for penny pinchers. Simple Christmas crafts and Christmas crafts for kids can make the absolute best gifts if you put love and care into your project. No matter the time of year, start thinking of Christmas ideas for gifts – the more you plan ahead, the less stress you’ll feel.

One of the most stressful yet rewarding aspects of the holiday season is giving gifts. There are so many expectations involved; most notably, gift ideas for Christmas should capture the gift recipient’s personality and interests in a single item. Don’t worry; there are plenty of gifts you can create at home for almost nothing!

You don’t have to look far for ideas for homemade gifts and Christmas crafts for kids - they’re all featured in 10 Quick and Easy Gifts to Make. In fact, you can find many of the supplies for homemade Christmas gifts at dollar stores and discount shops. Get creative this season and come up with a few Christmas ideas for gifts that will become keepsakes.

10 Quick & Easy Christmas Gifts to Make

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Homemade Christmas Gifts: Jelly Christmas Soaps

Christmas Jelly Soaps
The best homemade gift ideas are often the most practical. These Christmas Soaps look good enough to eat and can be cut into a variety of season shapes using cookie cutters. You can also use different shades of food coloring and create a rainbow of soaps. Think personalization when it comes to ideas for homemade gifts and you can’t go wrong.

Homemade Christmas Gifts: Etched Glassware

Etched Glassware
With three simple materials and a free hour, you can create a personalized glass for a friend. Find an image that best fits their personality and transfer it onto the front of your glass piece. If you want to save money, buy a glass from the dollar store or upcycle a piece you might not need anymore. If you enjoy homemade gift ideas that can be made quickly, then you’ll have fun personalizing this project.

Homemade Christmas Gifts: Personalized Casserole Dish

Personalized Casserole DishIf you’ve mastered the art of glass etching, then you’ll love creating your own personalized dish! If you want to create homemade Christmas gifts, you only need etching cream, a glass piece an image to trace. Instead of using vinyl, use contact paper and a sponge brush to transfer your image or saying. Think about your recipients’ interests when coming up with ideas for homemade gifts. This project is perfect for a chef or cooking-enthusiast. You don’t need an expensive dish for this project either – just make sure it’s glass. Think outside the box with gift ideas for Christmas and come up with usable projects that are fun, personal and practical.

10 Quick & Easy Christmas Gifts to Make

Download your copy of 10 Quick and Easy Christmas Gifts to Make.

Simple Christmas Crafts: Snarky Christmas Canisters

Snarky Christmas Canisters
It’s always fun to get a little edgy during the holiday season. In fact, sometimes it’s the simple Christmas crafts that are the most fun to make! Find a clear glass jar at your local discount store and decorate it with paint, stencils, masking tape and more. If you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas for friends that work at a desk or love organization, you’ll definitely want to try your hand at this quick and simple project.

Simple Christmas Crafts: Coffee Cup Cozy

Coffee Cup CozyIs there anything better than a warm drink on a cold day? Save a friend from burning their hand by creating a customized fabric cozy for their paper cup. Eco-friendly Christmas gift ideas are great for green crafters. If you enjoy sewing you own simple Christmas crafts, then homemade Christmas gifts using fabric are perfect for you! Best of all, this project doesn’t require a lot of sewing expertise. This is also a great excuse to use up fabric scraps you have in your stash. Go green with simple Christmas crafts that can be reused all year long.

Simple Christmas Crafts: Root Deer

Root DeerFind old-fashioned root beer bottles and add simple embellishments to create your own homemade Christmas gifts. If you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas or Christmas crafts for kids to make during the holiday season, this is the perfect project. To make your reindeer come to life, use pipe cleaners for antlers, google eyes and red pom poms for the face. For this project, a hot glue gun is your secret weapon! Christmas ideas for gifts don’t have to be complicated or expensive – you can simply head to the grocery store and add embellishments you already have in your crafty stash.

10 Quick & Easy Christmas Gifts to Make

Download your copy of 10 Quick and Easy Christmas Gifts to Make.

Gift Ideas for Christmas: Snowflake Soaps

Snowflake SoapsYou only need three supplies for simple Christmas crafts like this one, but that doesn’t mean it looks like it was made in minutes. Use a fun scent like peppermint to spice up your soaps and make each piece a one-of-a-kind gift. Homemade Christmas gifts like this one are perfect for anyone that loves to celebrate the season. In fact, recipients will love these soaps because they can be displayed all season long. This is a great soap making project for beginners because you can use pre-cut snowflakes.

Gift Ideas for Christmas: Refashioned Christmas Sweater

Refashioned Christmas SweaterThere’s no doubt that you’ve seen a few ugly Christmas sweaters in thrift shops and discount stores. Well, simple Christmas crafts like this one show that Christmas sweaters can be stylish, fun and inexpensive to create. Dig up an old sweater and use twine, felt, buttons and wool to bring it back to life. Make homemade Christmas gifts with a little help from your trusty sewing and watch as you save money and add style to a boring piece. If you’re looking for simple Christmas crafts for kids, this is a great project, too! Look for Christmas gift ideas that don’t take long to complete.

Gift Ideas for Christmas: Winter Fairy Land Snow Domes

Winter Fairy Land Snow DomesNot sure what to do with empty glass jars? Instead of recycling them or throwing them away, repurpose old mason jars and bring Christmas ideas for gifts to life. Eco-friendly homemade gift ideas are perfect if you’re on a budget. Find fake snow and moss and include figurines from the dollar store to create a pretty Christmas landscape. Use hot glue to assemble the pieces and add craft glitter before you screw on the jar lid. Make a few and give them to friends – these snow globes look great on a tabletop or mantel. If you’re all out of ideas for homemade gifts, consider making this simple recycle craft.

Gift Ideas for Christmas: ILoveToCreate Teen Retro Christmas Photo Frame

ILoveToCreate Teen Retro Christmas Photo FrameLook for homemade gift ideas that stand out from the crowd. When you’re coming up with homemade Christmas gifts, don’t forget to include a meaningful greeting that can be saved and displayed all season long. You can also simply give this card and include a simple gift card inside. This project can be customized using Christmas ideas. For gifts like this, you can use up what you already have! In fact, this is a great excuse to use up supplies you might otherwise throw away or stash in a drawer. Get creative and give a Christmas card that makes other Christmas gift ideas look boring.

With your free copy of 10 Quick and Easy Christmas Gifts to Make, you can also subscribe to our Crafty Christmas Ideas newsletter to become part of a fantastic Christmas crafting community. In subscribing to the newsletter you will receive:

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I know you have such a strong passion for all things Christmas, so you might as well download 10 Quick and Easy Christmas Gifts to Make now, it’s free! Be sure you subscribe to receive our newsletter Crafty Christmas Ideas, too. Don’t wait any longer, all of the homemade Christmas ideas, easy Christmas kids' crafts, easy Christmas sewing crafts and more are right at your fingertips.

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