Polka-Dot Envelopes via Eighteen25
Can you believe it’s December already? In a matter of weeks, another year will have fallen off the calendar! For those of you looking for ways to save money on Christmas gifts or needing ideas for that hard-to-buy-for person, I’ve rounded up some fun Pinterest possibilities. (All details and tutorials are in the links under the photos.)
These polka-dot envelopes may not seem like much to some, but as a girl who enjoys sending and receiving letters, I can vouch that many letter writers would love them. They’re relatively easy to make; secure them with attractive packaging to present them as a gift.
Book Page + Initial Frame via The Teacher Mama
As a book fanatic, I love this framed initial on book pages. This is another easy idea: all it takes is a little time and the willingness to dismantle a book! (Don’t worry: the only book harmed in the making of this project was a dictionary.)
Washi Tape Headbands via Crafting Chicks
These washi-tape-wrapped headbands are the easiest gift idea yet — the perfect thing for girls, teens, and women who love hair accessories.
Dry-Erase Message Board via Sew Licious Home Decor
I use marker boards religiously to keep track of my daily to-dos. Marker boards are also handy for menu planning and as Scripture-memory aids. Some people even use them to display a Bible verse of the week.
Stenciled Tea-Towel Gift Tutorial via The Happier Homemaker
The tutorial in the link above is for the stenciled tea towel, which requires a Silhouette machine. That’s probably not something most women have, but I included this gift because I thought the idea of a recipe book, kitchen utensil, and tea towel wrapped in a ribbon was a lovely gift for those who appreciate the culinary arts.
Photo Bookmarks via Nearly Crafty
If you have children, young siblings, nieces and nephews, or grandchildren, can you think of anything cuter than seeing them on a bookmark like this every time you sit down to read? Aside from getting your young bookmark model to cooperate for pictures, this is another easy gift to make.
Footprint Stool via Simply + Kierste
This footprint stool involves more work than some of the other ideas I found, but for a crafty woman, it’s not incredibly complicated. A sweet gift like this would also serve as a precious keepsake.
Mini Frame Fridge Magnets via Sugar Bee Crafts
As a lover of cute refrigerator magnets, I adore these mini picture-frame magnets!
DIY Eye Chart Tutorial via Design Dining Diapers
The blogger who wrote the tutorial for this DIY eye chart upcycled a piece of framed art and already had paint, so this project didn’t cost her a dime. You can personalize an eye chart like this with everything from family member names to meaningful quotes to Scriptures.
Spa in a Jar via The Gunny Sack
Who doesn’t like to feel pampered every now and then? Printables for this “spa in a jar” (as well as ideas for other gift jars) are in the link.
Handprint Aprons via Wait ‘Til Your Father Gets Home
Here’s another cute idea that can be customized for specific friends or family members. The lettering and ruffle require a Cricut Explore machine and a sewing machine, but if you are without access to those machines, you could create a simpler version.
Have you ever made or received an awesome handmade gift? Let us know about it in the comments!