10 Last Minute Homemade Gifts {quick & easy crafts}


I don’t think I have to tell you, but the holidays are literally just around the corner. Never fear, I’ve got my top 10 quick, easy (& did I mention cheap) last minute homemade gifts, featuring some of my all-time favorite bloggers, that you can pull out of your back pocket in a jiffy… simply click on each picture, & the instructions & how-to’s will be at your fingertips.

Easy Last Minute

candy_bar_reindeerCandy Bar Reindeer ~ Great Craft and Activity for Kids

homemade peppermint oreosHomemade Peppermint Oreo Recipe

Homemade Gifts

mod_Podge_framesDIY:  Mod Podge Frames ~ An easy tutorial on how to make Mod Podge Frames for yourself or as a gift.

movie_niteMovie Night Gift Basket ~ A Quick & Easy Gift for Movie Lovers Under $20

Quick & Easy Crafts

christmas_cupcake_in_a_jarChristmas in a Jar ~ Red Velvet Cake Recipe plus Jar printable labels

iSpy_bottlesEasy-Peasy iSpy Bottles
How to make these really cool iSpy bottles that are perfect for road trips, your church bag, or a fun quiet activity at home.

peppermint_hot_cocoaPeppermint Hot Cocoa Recipe – Another great gift in a jar recipe

reindeer dustMagical Reindeer Dust Recipe and free printable gift tag

merry cd mixChristmas Song Mix CD with old and new favorites with a free printable

& Finally, as my Christmas gift, from me to you, a download-able Christmas PDF filed with all of my most-favorite holiday-inspired poems & stories, featuring: Santa’s Prayer, M&M’s Christmas Poem, Christmas Nails, the Christmas Orange, The True Meaning of Christmas & the Tale of Three Trees. Attach some goodies to any &/or all of these poems & stories and you have an instant gift. To download the PDF simply click on the image below…

Christmas Stories PDF

Merry Christmas to all…. & Thank you, thank you, thank you Laurie for such an incredible opportunity!

xoxo, K

cherry coke drinking, crushed ice loving, world-traveling, bike riding, apron wearing, snowboarding, fabric obsessed, marathon training, sparkle skirt wearing, surprisingly shy triathlete, REAL orange county housewife & mama of 3, with ADD crafting tendencies & an MBA degree. matermind behind Just Spotted, THE premiere family & kid oriented guide to living, visiting & dreaming about orange county. i blog about my real life adventures on according to kelly, my haphazard diary of life, & you can find me on twitter at @according2kelly.


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  1. I am so glad I found your blog! It has so much fun and useful content. I added it to my blogroll But the Merry Mix CD is so cute! I also want to try the peppermint hot cocoa and peppermint oreos. As you may be able to tell, I am a slightly obsessed with mint and chocolate combinations! 🙂

  2. Those iSpy bottles are so cool. I really want to make one for my nieces… I’ll have to keep this in mind for their birthdays since I probably won’t get them done in time for Christmas 🙂

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