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December 19, 2011

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12 Easy Last Minute Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas

Madigan made…  quick and easy handmade craft ideas you can make today.



Christmas is almost here. Are you done your shopping yet?

I’m getting there and I hope you are, too.
I think that handmade gifts are always a nice and personal touch for gift giving. They also can be inexpensive gift options, too.

Are you looking for a quick and easy handmade gift idea?


Maybe you need an idea for a teacher or coworker or party hostess. Or you just need a little stocking stuffer for someone special.

Below is a list of some of the simplest crafts I’ve made to date that could make lovely gifts. Most require very few supplies and can be made in under 30-60 minutes. There’s still time! You can make one of these crafts today for a pretty gift.

12 Simple Handmade Crafts and Gifts:


  1. No-Sew Dollar Store Table Runner

    (from kitchen towels and ribbon!)
  2. Business Card Holder

    (from an Altoids tin, paper and decoupage)
  3. Glass Hurricane Vases

    (from dollar store glassware and  strong glue…if desired, decorate with snowflakes!)
  4. Glass gem magnets

    (from flat glass gems, paper and magnets)
  5. Scarf Wine Bags

    (from a dollar store scarf…perfect for a hostess gift!)
  6. Ornaments from Electrical Switch Plates

    (coat switch plates with chalkboard paint or decorate with vinyl)
  7. Rhinestone Encrusted Gift Tin 

    (from a tin, rhinestones and thick decoupage)
  8. Bring Flowers in a Handmade Paper Vase

    (from an old water bottle, paper, ribbon and decoupage. customize with seasonal paper!)
  9. Dry Erase Table Signs from Corner Tile 

    (from corner tile and vinyl… use for placecards, buffet signs)
  10. Beaded Christmas Tree Icicles 

      (from pretty beads, a crimping bead and length of jewelry wire)
  11. DIY Holiday Plates 

    (from a little vinyl and decoupage on a plate)
  12. Oversized and Decorated Clothespins for Photos or Memos

      (from plastic dollar store clothespins, decoupage and paper)