3 Creative DIY Christmas Gifts You Can Easily Make at Home

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by Nizhoniful Me
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Are you getting tired of online shopping already? Give your mouse finger a rest and try these three DIY Christmas gift ideas. You’ll have fun making these creative, easy, and affordable gifts and your friends and family will feel pampered.

Tools and materials:

  • 1-yard velvet fabric
  • Pearl beads
  • Earring beads
  • Earring hooks
  • 18-to-20-gauge wire
  • Sewing needle
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Pliers
  • Coconut oil
  • Canned pumpkin puree
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon essential oil
  • Bowl and spoon
  • Small glass jar

DIY Christmas gift 1 – velvet headband

Pattern for the DIY velvet headband

1. Make the pattern

Make a template for your headband on a piece of paper using the measurements in the image above. 

Tracing the pattern onto paper

Trace the template onto two more pieces of paper. Then cut out the templates and tape the three pieces together, one on top of the other.

Pinning the templates to the velvet fabric

Now pin your template to your velvet fabric.

Cutting out fabric pieces for the headband

Cut out the headband shape from your fabric.

Tip: if you use a rotary cutter and a straight edge, you will be able to make beautifully clean straight edges!

Measuring the placement for the pearls

2. Place the pearl beads

Since your headband will be knotted at the back of your head, you don’t want to place the pearls too close to the ends. Fold your headband in half lengthwise and use a safety pin to mark 12 inches in from each point on the headband.

Only place your beads in the space on the headband between those two 12-inch markers. 

Laying pearl beads on the velvet fabric

Lay your pearl beads on the headband in the pattern you want, and then use sewing pins to mark those placement spots.

Sewing the pearl beads to the fabric

Sew the beads in place using a needle and thread.

Come up through the fabric from the bottom, thread the bead onto the needle and pull it down to the fabric so the bead is laying with the holes on the sides, not the top and bottom of the bead. Then, go back down through the fabric on the side of the bead.

Repeat that stitch one more time to ensure the bead is securely sewn onto the fabric. Knot the thread on the back of the headband and repeat with all of your pearls.

Sewing the velvet headband pieces

3. Sew the headband

With the right side facing in, sew one open diagonal end, the long edge, and half-way across the other diagonal end.

If you are using a stretchy fabric, you will need to use appropriate thread and a zigzag stitch. If your fabric is not stretchy, a regular straight stitch will do the trick.

Hand-stitching the opening closed

Turn your headband right side out through the opening in the half-sewn diagonal end and then hand-stitch the opening closed.

DIY Christmas gift ideas

Easy DIY Christmas gifts

You can use your imagination with colors, patterns, and beads to make this beautiful DIY velvet headband and give them as gifts to your friends and family.

DIY Christmas gift 2 – heart-shaped earrings

Measuring and cutting wire

1. Measure and cut the wire

Measure and cut two pieces of wire 8 inches long. Find the middle point on each piece of wire and mark it with a sharpie pen. 

Using pliers to make a loop in the wire

2. Make a loop

Use your pliers to make a loop at the end of the wire. 

Inserting an earring hook into the loop

3. Insert an earring hook

Before closing your loop, place an earring hook on the end. Then fully close the loop.

Threading beads onto the wire

4. Thread the beads

Add your beads to the mid-point mark on your wire.

Bending the wire into a heart shape

5. Shape the earrings into hearts

Now bend the wire at the midpoint mark to begin shaping the heart. Then add the rest of your beads on the other half of the earring.


Last-minute DIY Christmas gifts

Creative DIY Christmas gifts

With the other end of the wire, make a loop at the end and insert the earring hook to connect both ends of the earring.

You may have distorted the heart shape a bit, finishing it off, but you can just bend it back into shape. 

DIY Christmas gift 3 – pumpkin spice sugar scrub

Ingredients for the pumpkin spice scrub

1. Mix the ingredients

Put three tablespoons of sugar in a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and mix it with the sugar thoroughly.

Mixing the DIY pumpkin spice scrub

Add 2 drops of cinnamon essential oil and 1 tablespoon of pumpkin puree and mix. If you want a stronger spice aroma, then you can add another drop of the cinnamon essential oil. 

Transferring the scrub into a jar

2. Transfer the scrub to a container

Transfer the scrub to a small glass jar and refrigerate between uses.

DIY Christmas gifts

DIY Christmas gifts tutorial

We’ve covered a lot with these three DIY Christmas gifts! A pretty velvet hairband for your head, pearl bead earrings, and a beautifully scented body scrub.

Leave a comment about which DIY Christmas gift you like best or which the gift recipients liked best!

Suggested materials:
  • 1-yard velvet fabric
  • Pearl beads
  • Earring beads
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  • Candace Candace on Dec 15, 2021

    I love all three. I've already finished my Christmas gifts for this year. But, I am filing these ideas for next year. Thank you