16 Simple Handmade Christmas Gift tutorials

I’m having a hard time believing that December is really here. Which means, time to start brainstorming ideas for Christmas presents. So I put together a quick list of easy crafts and gifts you can make yourself. Many of these are my own tutorials, others are tutorials by others that I’ve personally tried and tested. Almost all of these are relatively simple projects that don’t need a lot of past sewing experience.
Sometimes these gifts were born of lean years where I needed to use my available resources (i.e. fabric) to create gifts for not only friends, but my kids. And nothing shows real love like a gift you’ve made with your own hands. I’ve got a few new ones up my sleeve this year. Good luck with your own creating!
Christmas Projects
Felt Snowflake Tutorial
Peppermint Pinwheel Easy Dresden block
Simple Gifts:
Jedi Robes by Degraeve.com
And my favorite non-sewing quick gift is Make-it-Do’s stove-top potpourri mix.  It’s effortlessly pretty and easy to assemble in mass quantities.
image from Make It Do

Stove-top Potpourri kit

If you’re looking for more ideas and inspiration, you may want to check out HGTV’s 31 Countdown to Christmas projects.
image from A Glimpse Inside
Good luck and happy gift-giving!

PS If you have links to other great go-to gift ideas and tutorials, leave the links in the comments!


  1. says

    thanks for the gift ideas, Amy!<br />Did you know that HGTV has used your mini-stockings in their Countdown to Christmas? It&#39;s on Dec. 18th, I think. Congratulations! I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas season.

  2. says

    Thanks for sharing, Amy!! Love your tuts!!:) I love the stove-top potpourri and made it as gifts for a few people last year. Thinking of doing it again this year. Love the smell!! Now heading over to HGTV&#39;s website – thanks!

  3. says

    Thank for sharing all of your ideas in one place! <br />Stefanie<br /><br />BTW-I am also in Christmas denial!…I mean how could it possibly be December already because I don&#39;t know what happened to November.

  4. says

    Your notebook cover is awesome! And, I am about to create one tomorrow. Please feature great classical artworks as gifts like paintings, figurines, sculptures, etc. I&#39;ve been giving them as gifts on all occasions but I think I&#39;ve run out of idea. :) I buy my gifts online like ebay, <a href="http://www.glasslilies.com/&quot; rel="nofollow">Glasslilies</a> and in art and street galleries.


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