14 Cheap & Easy DIY Christmas Gifts

The holidays are a time for fun and laughter, but it can feel overwhelming with the long to-do list you have. In between decorating your home, sending out Christmas cards and visiting your family, somehow, you also have to fit in all your gift shopping!

If it’s your Christmas shopping list that’s stressing you out, we here at Clothing Shop Online have you covered. Making your own DIY gifts at home is not only fun and affordable, but it also shows your friends and family how much you truly care for them. A cute DIY craft is a unique gift that anyone on your list would be excited to receive. Here are 14 cheap and easy DIY Christmas gifts to help you start crossing things off your list.

Aesthetic Gifts for the Interior Lover

Gift #1: Blanket With Pom Poms

‘Tis the season for a nice throw blanket. You can DIY one for cheap with this craft. Pick out a blanket and choose pom-poms that match. Sew these pom-poms around the edges in whatever style you prefer and voila! You’ve created a customized blanket for your loved one like the one you see here from Vintage Revivals. This is one of those gifts you’ll get a kick out of seeing displayed on your friend or family’s members sofa when you go visit.

Gift #2: No-Sew T-Shirt Pillow

This super simple gift will quickly become your recipient’s all-time favorite. Simply choose a soft t-shirt, cut it into a square or whatever shape you want your pillow to be, and fringe the edges. Tie the fringes together and place stuffing into the pillow before completing your tying. Now comes the fun part. Decorate the pillow with fabric markers, paint, patches, and stickers. For example, check out this adorable lion pillow from Repeat Crafter Me. So Cute!

Festive Gifts for the Chef

Gift #3: Custom Apron

Perfect for the baker or cook in your life, get a simple apron and decorate it with funny phrases, cute patches, or other fun baubles to add a personal touch. Maybe have your kids decorate it with their handprints and give it to their grandmother, or iron-on a fun food pun or catchphrase and gift it to a friend!

Gift #4: Christmas Kitchen Towels

When it comes to Christmas gifts, Refresh Restyle have the right idea in sticking to the holiday theme. Making Christmas-themed kitchen towels will keep you in the holiday spirit and allow you to express your creative side. First, grab an affordable tea towel or kitchen sack towel. Choose your favorite online holiday printable, place it under the towel and trace it onto the towel using a permanent marker. Let it dry for a few days before gifting it to a friend or loved one.

Gift #5: DIY Hot Pad

No cook can ever have too many hot pads in the kitchen. These cute and colorful creations from Fish and Bull are simple to make and are the perfect accent in any kitchen. Dye away and impress all your friends with this unique and colorful gift!

Useful Gifts for the Office Organizer

Gift #6: Laptop Sleeve

Laptop sleeves can be expensive, but not when you DIY this perfect gift! Use an old knit sweater or another item of clothing, cut it to fit and sew it into a sleeve. Add a cute accessory, like a wooden toggle with a leather cord, and you’ve created a high-end sleeve on the cheap

Gift #7: Pom-Pom Bookmark

Give a thoughtful DIY Christmas gift to the bookworm in your life with a pom-pom bookmark. Book lovers can never have enough accessories for their favorite hobby. All you need for this craft is some yarn, scissors and a few minutes for fun!

Adorable Gifts for the Mom-to-Be

Gift #8: Big Bow Headband

Headbands are in style right now and a big bow headband is perfect for the girly-girl or newborn baby on your list. Use old shirts and your sewing machine to create this headpiece. Combine bright colors, like Coral + Co did, for a fun and fashionable accessory!

Gift #9: Cupcake Onesies

If you’re looking for gifts that will bring out the “Aww” factor, take a page out of  Project Nursery’s book with these cupcake onesies and socks. Dress up onesies or baby socks as gifts by turning them into these adorable DIY cupcakes!

Unique Gifts for the Fashionista

Gift #10: T-Shirt Jewelry

Did you know you can make jewelry out of t-shirts? By using chains and tubing, you can knot and tie strips of cotton shirts to create unique statement necklaces and bracelets. These make the perfect DIY gifts for your favorite stylish girlfriend that can be customized. Pearls and Scissors is a great example of how you can take something simple, like a t-shirt, and make a great accessory.

Gift #11: Stamped Scarf

If you’re looking for a quick craft that won’t take much time to create, this is the perfect DIY Christmas gift for you. This customized scarf simply requires cutting and stamping. A gorgeous and trendy winter look is created after only a few minutes of creative fun. Check out this amazing constellation scarf from A Beautiful Mess for some inspiration on how to create your own.

Gift #12: Custom Baseball Cap

Not sure what to get the person who has everything? For a few bucks, you can customize a baseball cap just for him or her! Whether it be putting on a fun applique or doing some simple sewing. With a plain baseball cap and a little creativity, you can create a thoughtful and fun gift!

Gift #13: Market Tote Bag

A simple, inexpensive tote bag can be turned into a work of art with your imagination. Decorate it using felt, pom-poms, yarn, iron-on letters, and other creative trinkets. Damask Love’s adorable fruit design is a perfect example of how much fun you can have with personalizing a tote. It’s a genius gift ideas your friends and family will love and use all the time.

Warm Gifts for Cold Winter Days

Gift #14: Hand Warmers

If you have fabric scraps laying around, you can turn them into adorable hand warmers (like these from The Polka Dot Chair), which are sure to impress anyone on your Christmas list. Add a cute embellishment, like a fabric heart, and be sure to include instructions on heating up your gift for the full warming effect.


Free Printable Gift Wrap.

Don’t stop at the DIY Christmas gifts! You can also DIY your gift wrap. Check out our free downloadable wrapping paper designs. Your gifts will stand out under the tree!

Free Printable Gift Tags.

Accessorize your perfect DIY Christmas gifts with gorgeous customized gift tags. You can find our free downloadable gift tags here to make your gifts feel personalized and filled with love.

Long lines and retail stores can be stressful over the holidays. Skip that mess and enjoy completing fun craft projects with your loved ones in mind. Personalized gifts will make everyone on your list feel special and loved. By adding your own personal touch to your gifts, everyone on your list is sure to have a merry Christmas.

Ready to create your own DIY Christmas gifts? Choose your favorite ideas from this list and get to crafting!

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