This week I shared a guest post on I Heart Naptime for these fun and fast, felt and flannel pocket handwarmers tutorial. They’re a great last-minute gift you can make in bulk and keep by the door as a little gift to someone who needs both hands and heart warmed.
As we’re staring down the barrel of the last days before Christmas, I’ve rounded up a bunch of ideas and tutorials for last-minute handmade gifts. All of these come together quickly and use up something you might already have on hand (i.e. fabric 😉 ) to save you that additional trip out in the cold.
Every year I try to get organized ahead of time and enjoy the peace and magic of the season, so that I’m not rushing around like a crazy person. Some years I’m more successful than others. This year I’ve got Christmas cards spread out on the family room floor – hopefully I’ll get those out today. I’ve also crossed “binge-eating half a batch of chocolate cookies”, “sick kid on the couch”, and “crying at Costco” off my to-do list, so I’m counting that as good progress! haha.
Here are some quick ideas for your last-minute gift creating. (Or pin this post for next year. 😉 )
Kitchen gift set – pot holder and dishtowel from Crazy Mom Quilts
Ouch Pouch – handmade pouch with first aid supplies
Fast and Easy Table Runner
Mini zipper pouch with ring
Fabric-covered buttons for magnets, pins, paper clips, etc.
Fabric Key Chain on cotton webbing.
Another fabric keychain version here made from fabric
There are abundant tutorials for cute zipper pouches. This pencil pouch is found here. This post has a great round-up of 20 more zipper pouches in various styles and designs for your inspiration.
Here’s a great version using Oilcloth: Oilcloth Zipper Pouch
Half Apron tutorial from Delia Creates
And that brings us full-circle! There’s a bunch of ideas to get you started. If you’re looking for other ideas, check out this Handmade Gifts Pinterest Board. Good luck with all of the final Christmas prep!