Quick gifts that you can make in 30 minutes or less
Need a last-minute holiday gift that doesn't reek of procrastination? Then put down that coupon for a car wash and check out these unique gifts you'll be proud to announce you made yourself. Or, proud to announce you found and purchased all on your own (if you're feeling super lazy).
Feather Your Dress
Make your own earrings and necklace with this season's latest trend: feathers. Keep them gloomy with Poe-colored raven's feathers or lush it up with peacock or other jewel-toned plumes.
Head to The-Coveted for a free feather jewelry tutorial!
Never a Hair Out of Place
Most crafters can finish a crochet flower in less than 20 minutes; add a few stitches to a thick elastic hair band, and you've get yourself a holiday gift. Or, add a long crochet chain to your flower for a matching headband.
Scrap leather, whether harvested from your sewing room or an unwanted purse, can become a trendy last-minute gift with only a couple of snips and an eye-catching button or jewel.
Flash on the Pan
If our wrists deserve a little attention, then what about our most versatile of kitchen tools: the cast-iron skillet? Use leftover felt (or even felt a knitted handle yourself), add some simple embroidery and this last-minute gift is done.
A Charming Bookmark
Anything from vintage earrings to discarded applique embellishments can become treasured last-minute holiday gifts via a thrifty jump ring and velvet ribbons.
Fabric-covered buttons in vintage or designer prints can become unique magnets. Pair with personalized stationary that you've given a quick rubber stamp to.
For a free tutorial on covering buttons with fabric, head to LollyChops!
With nothing more than a wood-cut letter, a quick slap of paint and then a decopuaged covering, you've got a trendy monogram. Personalize with vintage maps, dictionary pages or even discarded wrapping paper.
Down to the Wire
Crochet gets a clever update when wire subs in for yarn. Make this unique gift into stylish necklaces or rings.
For the free tutorial on crocheting wire jewelry, head to CraftStylish!
Raid your malingering fabric stash with these simple and quick holiday gifts. Customize the tags with an embroidered nickname or even a sparkly charm.
A Cookie That Doesn't Crumble
This no-bake cookie treat uses gourmet melted chocolate topped with the crunchy legume of your choice (which would probably be peanuts). Or, make it a holiday treat for the birds via DIY birdseed.
For the free chocolate-filled ornament recipe, head to Chica and Jo!
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