Handmade gifts are a special way of showing loved ones that you care about them, especially around the holidays. I've rounded up some adorable Christmas craft DIY pattern tutorials to inspire your creative side this Christmas.
The summer garden is done and the canning is complete. Now is the time to start thinking about holiday projects and gifts!
If you're like me and enjoy making homemade gifts as much as you enjoy giving and receiving them, then this list of Christmas gifts you can make from the homestead is for you!
Gifts that come from the heart, Christmas gifts especially, mean more to friends and family than anything else.
You can find plenty of personalized gift ideas on Etsy or even Amazon, but nothing beats a gift that took time, energy and love – plus some quality crafting skills!
Go ahead and cross everyone off your shopping list with handmade homemade gifts from the heart with this complete list of all things handmade.
Even if you don’t feel like you’re a crafty person, this list gives you many Pinterest approved ways to create gifts for your friends and family and everyone in between.
BEST HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS GIFTS TO START EARLY
On this list, you'll find patterns not matter your crafting expertise, or lack of. I've organized the list by types of crafts and a variety of time lengths is takes to complete them.
This way you'll have a handmade gift for everyone on your list, from children and grandparents to coworkers and neighbours.
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This is a great pattern book for making personalized quilt gifts for friends and family. It has enough patterns and ideas for literally every one on your list if you really wanted. Who wouldn't want a fun quilt or pillow with their initials, monogram or name? Check out the options by following the link below.
I had to share this project! This is the one I'm working on this fall for my holiday Christmas sewing projects as a gift for myself. I absolutely love creating using Moda fabrics and quilt-along youtube videos and tutorials from Fat Quarter Shop. I also love creating a holiday decor gift for myself every year.
3. CROSS STITCH ORNAMENTS
These sweet patterns are sweet and simple, they can be used for ornaments or for holiday decor during the fall and winter months. Go ahead and add some personalization by adding initials or the name of the person you'll give the gift to.
The fox, deer and red truck patterns above are all super popular holiday images, but nothing beats these vintage classic patterns. I can't help but love the ginger breadman and Christmas Tree.
Watch the Youtube tutorial video to turn this sampler into Christmas Tree Ornaments.
This pattern is super simple, and yet has a beautiful end result that looks much more complicated than it truly is. It's knitted in the round, and consists just of a knit and purl stitch. Nothing complicated and can knit for less than $20.
7. KNIT SWEATER
This adorable sweater is also knitted in the round and only consists of a knit and purl stitch. From sizes 2T to Youth Med, and only takes 8 hours to complete, you could easily make one for all the adults and children on your list.
I always end up giving homemade canning to all of our grandparents along with some small handmade knitting or sewing projects and our annual Santa photos of the kids. They seem to enjoy them. Just add some ribbon, a handmade label and a cute little gift tag then call it done.
During our fall harvest, we always end up sending left over fruit to the winery to make Christmas fruit wine or cider. It works out to about $4 a bottle. I made these rustic Christmas wine labels to add to them to give as hostess gifts over the holidays.
Have you ever wished you could make heirloom wooden games for your family or to give as gifts? Well, you can.
This family started making handmade gifts many years ago and every year someone decides to make a game as their gift. Needless to say, we’ve amassed quite a collection of handmade gifts. It’s a good thing, too, because we love playing games together.
DIY or not, Christmas is about spending time with the ones you love. I hope you enjoy the holiday season with your friends and family and that this list simply helps inspire your DIY gift giving!