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25+ festive holiday gift crafts you can make


“Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store.
Maybe Christmas, he thought, means a little bit more.”


So goes one of the most poignant lines in the Dr Seuss story, How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

The Grinch’s epiphany of six decades ago is no less valid today: The best gifts are the ones with heart — the ones that have meaning, that are chosen with the recipient in mind, and that take a little time and thought. Those are the gifts that become treasured memories.

If you’re looking for a way to bridge the gap between being present and giving a present, these 25 festive holiday gift crafts may be just the answer! They hit that magical sweet spot by being as creative as they are thoughtful — with the bonuses of being budget-friendly and ideal for last-minute gift-giving.

Something else that’s awesome about these holiday gift crafts? By making them with your near and dear, these cute little projects can open the door to some wonderful times spent together.

Each one of the how-tos for these holiday gift crafts include instructions, photos and a video, so you can see exactly how to make that perfect something special for your friends, family, neighbors, teachers… and even for that person on your list who seems to have everything.

Now, go have some fun creating sweet and beautiful treasures that will be appreciated right now — and also fondly remembered in years to come.

Gift crafts in jars

Holiday gift crafts in jars

Make a homemade snow globe for the holidays

One sweet gift: A jar of cinnamon & sugar nuts

Homemade salt scrub: A soothing holiday craft

Create a mini North Pole in a jar

Warm up your holiday display with mason jar lights

The holiday season sparkles in this glitter jar craft


Edible gifts

One sweet gift: A jar of cinnamon & sugar nuts

Hot cocoa shots: Holiday gift crafts

Reindeer candy bottles make sweet gifts

How to make sugared cranberries

Super-fudgy homemade chocolate syrup


Light & bright home decor

Ice block lights: Holiday gift craft idea

Warm up your holiday display with mason jar lights

Make a jolly snowman tealight ornament

Homemade candles: Holiday gift craft


Rope love sign complete

Wall decor

Decorate for the holidays with a wood wreath

This is love: A country-style rope sign

Make a sparkly Christmas ornament wreath

How to make a photo collage memory board


Homemade snow globe craft project

Tabletop holiday gift crafts

Make a homemade snow globe for the holidays

Cute & crafty Christmas countdown blocks

How to make a tube sock snowman craft

How to make a photo collage memory board

Pinecone Christmas trees: A forest of holiday decor

Make a cute little pinecone owl craft


Hanging decorations

Make a homemade glass Christmas tree ornament

How to make a kissing ball holiday craft

Dazzle with these crafty sequined hangers


Christmas ornaments

Make a jolly snowman tealight ornament

Make a homemade glass Christmas tree ornament

Make a sparkly Christmas ornament wreath


Homemade beauty gifts

Homemade salt scrub: A soothing holiday craft

Honey-coconut DIY lip scrub: Holiday gift crafts

DIY holiday sugar scrubs


Great teacher gifts

One sweet gift: A jar of cinnamon & sugar nuts

Warm up your holiday display with mason jar lights

Homemade candles: Holiday gift craft

Reindeer candy bottles make sweet gifts

Make a jolly snowman tealight ornament


Year-round craft projects & gift ideas

This is love: A country-style rope sign

How to make a photo collage memory board

Make a cute little pinecone owl craft

The holiday season sparkles in this glitter jar craft

Decorate for the holidays with a wood wreath

Make a wrapping paper gift bag

Homemade candles: Holiday gift craft

Warm up your holiday display with mason jar lights

Dazzle with these crafty sequined hangers


Kid-friendly crafts

How to make a tube sock snowman craft

The holiday season sparkles in this glitter jar craft

Reindeer candy bottles make sweet gifts

Make a wrapping paper gift bag

Make a jolly snowman tealight ornament

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