12 Days of Christmas Ideas


Celebrate 12 Days of Christmas by making fabulous, fun and inexpensive presents for Christmas under $10  that are useful and cool homemade gifts.  Some of the inexpensive gifts to make include christmas in a jar, a heat pack, felt bow bookmarker, leather journal, cookie gift set, herb firestarters, chalkboard mug, and peppermint sugar scrub.

12 Days of Christmas Ideas

Create a new Christmas tradition or do a simple activitiy for kids with these awesome holiday crafts! Use these pictured instructions to make Holiday CraftsDIY DecorFood and RecipesParty Ideas, Free Printables, and Activities for Kids perfect for the holiday season!

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Cookie Gift Set {free printables}

1.  Cookie Gift Set {free printables} ~ Here are some great printables for an easy gift idea.  The entire gift set includes tutorials for a hand stamped spoon, a duck cloth pouch, cookie mix and the printable tags.  

Snowy Mason Jar Votive

2.  Snowy Mason Jar Votive ~ Turn mason jars or other glasses into festive winter votives by adding epsom salt for snow effects.  They are quite versatile which makes them perfect for decorating your home or giving them as gifts.

Christmas in a Jar

3.  Christmas in a Jar {free printable label} ~ Delight family and friends with this Christmas in a Jar gift!  Dehydrated lemon, apple and orange slices and spices are added to a jar that can be later heated to scent to their home with a heavenly Christmas aroma.

DIY Herb Firestarter {gifts}

4.  DIY Herb Firestarter {gifts} ~ I think this is such a fun and original gift idea, perfect for a winter neighbor gift. Coffee filters are filled with dried herbs, cinnamon sticks and dried orange peel for a wonderfully fragrant fire. Light the filter and you have easy-to-burn kindling to get your fire going.

Little House Needlebook Tutorial

5.  Little House Needlebook Tutorial ~ This Little House Needlebook is the perfect gift for the sewer in your life. Easily personalize your gift with the recipients favorite colors by altering the fabric. 

Felt Bow Bookmark

6.  Felt Bow Bookmark ~ If you’re looking for an easy sewing project, then you’ve found it! This bookmark is super cute and will make a great project for a sewing newbie. Grab some elastic, felt, sewing machine, die cut machine and this great tutorial!

DIY Heat Pack

7.  DIY Heat Pack ~ This DIY Heat Pack not only makes a terrific gift, but are very practical! Warm them up before bedtime to keep you toasty in bed. You can use your fabric scraps and the free pattern to make the pouches and fill with rice. 

Anthropologie Inspired Leather Journal

8.  Anthropologie Inspired Leather Journal ~ I adore the concept of writing down my memories of the year.  Learn how to easily make a leather journal from leather scraps with this fabulous tutorial.

DIY Chalkboard Mug

9.  DIY Chalkboard Mug ~ Give a mug of love with this adorable chalkboard mug!  A mug was taped and painted with chalkboard paint.  Pair it with hot cocoa, coffee or tea and of course, some chalk to doodle.

10.  Hand Painted Christmas Dish Towels ~ Aren’’t these dish towels festive and fabulous?!  White cotton fabric was hand painted  with Jacquard Lumiere paints and a basic sewing machine stitch was used.  You can use masking tape for the ‘JOY’ letters. 

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

11.  Peppermint Sugar Scrub ~ Peppermint Sugar Scrubs are easy to make, package adorably and are good for your skin! Plus, they are the perfect holiday homemade gift! Here’s an easy-peasy, Peppermint sugar scrub recipe (with a FREE printable tag) that’s perfect for gift giving this holiday season!

Hot Cocoa in a Jar {free printable}

12.  Hot Cocoa in a Jar {free printable} ~ This Hot Cocoa in a Jar gift is a great holiday treat for neighbors, co-workers and friends.  Add some peppermint marshmallows, candy cane spoons and powdered cocoa mix packets, attach the free printable, and you are good to go. 

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We’’re continuing our Christmas in July with more amazing pictured tutorials for homemade gifts, DIY decorating, free printables, and recipes.

Homemade Christmas Crafts Homemade Gift Ideas

If you love these homemade tutorials– then you’ll find a THOUSAND more just as creative over on the Tip Junkie Christmas and Homemade Gifts site!



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