25 DIY Christmas Gifts: Personalized & Original Ideas


Bust out your craft supplies! These 25 DIY Christmas gifts are so unique that they will stand out from the rest. Make some personalized gifts this year from these ideas.

There is something so genuinely special about a handmade gift. Maybe it’s the time it takes to create it. It just expresses love in a special way. Here on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®, we have tons of craft ideas that you can turn into DIY Christmas gifts. I found the 25 best ones – which will be your favorites?

25 DIY Christmas Gift Ideas: Personalized & Original

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Not all crafts have to be time-consuming. In fact, check out all 25 of the following DIY Christmas gift ideas on this list. All of them are pretty simple. Get some friends together and have a craft night. Or make some homemade gifts with your family.

Everything on this list is unique and creative. I’m sure you’ll love them!

DIY Christmas GiftS – Ideas For Everyone On your list

Whether you need to make something for a teacher, sister, or in-laws, there is something for everyone on this list. They range from the super simple to the more involved. But even so, all of them are easy enough for beginners.

#1 Hand-Painted Wine glasses

This is one of our most popular tutorials and for good reason! It’s so pretty and easy for you to personalize it. Paint their monogram on it or use their favorite colors.

Learn how to hand-paint wine glasses.

#2 Lavender Sachets

These little sachets will make a set of clothes’ drawers smell divine. They are also great for placing near your bed to help you relax. They are really easy and make a thoughtful gift.

Here’s how to make lavender sachets.

#3 DIY Coasters Out of Ceramic Tiles

Aren’t these pretty? You can create an entire set of coasters from the tiles you buy at a home improvement store.

Make costers out of tiles.

#4 Homemade hot chocolate mix

This looks so rich, I just want a cup of it right now! We even have the printable labels that you can put on the mason jars.

Make a hot cocoa gift for someone you love.

#5 Burlap flowers

I’m not sure if you could give away just these burlap flowers by themselves, but they can make an excellent addition to a craft gift basket.

Learn to make these Loopy Burlap Flowers from burlap wrap. Get the full easy to follow tutorial from The Birch Cottage.

Learn how to make loopy flowers out of burlap ribbon.

#6 Hand-painted terra cotta pots

The best thing about hand-painting things is that you have the freedom to personalize them. If you know someone that loves plants, then a personalized terra cotta pot makes an excellent gift.

How to paint terra cotta pots.

#7 DIY Ribbon bulletin board

This is an excellent gift for a teenager or college student. And it’s so easy, you’ll want to make more for even more people.

DIY ribbon bulletin board tutorial.

#8 Mosaic art

This craft might look complicated, but it’s actually super simple. And you can find some dishes from a thrift store for it. All in all, it’s a pretty inexpensive – but stunning – gift.

Turn broken china into pretty mosaics.

#9 Christmas Mug

These little Christmas mugs make an excellent gift for all the teachers in your life. They are also perfect for office parties or white elephant gift exchanges.

Make a DIY Christmas mug.

#10 Easy bulletin board makeover

This is another easy way to create a beautiful bulletin board. Go the extra mile and use colors from their current decor.

How to cover a bulletin board in fabric.

#11 DIY Rice hand warmers

These little hand-warmers can double as beanbags for a game of cornhole when it gets warmer! They are so useful when it’s freezing outside.

Make your own DIY rice hand warmers.

#12 Printable Candy Bar Wrappers

Sweeten up someone’s holiday with these little wrappers. They are free to download and print, and a cinch to wrap around some candy bars.

Download and print Christmas candy bar wrappers.

#13 Vintage Christmas Gift Tags

If you know someone that loves gift wrapping, then this makes an excellent gift. These are free to download and print. Otherwise, you can use them on a gift that you wrap.

Christmas Gift Tags from Vintage Christmas Cards - The Birch Cottage

Download and print your own vintage Christmas gift tags.

#14 DIY Tassel KeyChains

All you need is a trip to the hobby store to make this easy gift. These keychains can be personalized with initials. Use charms that remind you of them for a special touch.

Make some DIY tassel key chains.

#15 etched wine glasses

You don’t need any razors for this craft. It’s so easy that even kids can help you make them. And they turn out so beautiful!

Make DIY etched wine glasses.

#16 Christmas ornaments

These lovely ornaments are made with cinnamon sticks. They make lovely gifts and smell just like Christmas!

How to make ornaments out of cinnamon sticks.

#17 Printable Christmas Wrapping Paper

You can either wrap your gifts in this unique printable Christmas wrapping paper or print out a bunch of it and give it as a gift. Either way, the wrapping paper is free to download!

Download the printable Christmas wrapping paper.

#18 Personalized Photo Candles

Photo candles are so thoughtful! They make perfect gifts for newlyweds or new parents. Or make a few and give them to your grandparents.

How to transfer photos to candles.

#19 Transfer photos to stone

Another creative way to give photos to people you love is by transferring them to rocks. These will look darling on someone’s bookshelf or desk.

Transfer photos to rocks.

#20 Homemade body scrub

Body scrubs are made with sugar or salt and essential oils. They are so rejuvenating! And we have the best recipes for you.

Find your favorite DIY body scrub recipe.

#21 Paint coffee mugs

Keep your paintbrushes out, because these mugs are so fun! Paint your mom’s favorite flowers on hers and your dad’s favorite team on his. The sky is the limit.

Paint coffee mugs with enamel paint.

#22 Marbelized Wine Glasses

There is another way to paint glasses, and that’s by dipping them in a bowl of paint. It creates this stunning marbleized texture.

How to paint marbelized wine glasses.

#23 Make Paper Jewelry

Yes, you really can make jewelry out of paper! This tutorial is very easy to follow and it creates some really cute and fun accessories.

How to make layered paper jewelry.

#24 Upcycled T-Shirt tote

T-shirts can hold such precious memories – like that time at camp or an unforgettable trip to the beach. Turn these memories into bags without any sewing!

No-sew t-shirt bag tutorial.

#25 homemade hot cocoa with free labels

Finally, everyone loves hot chocolate, especially in the winter. We have a tutorial and free printable labels. This will make your gift-giving extra easy!

Make your own hot cocoa with our recipe.

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