Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Last Minute Handmade Gifts

Here is a round up of easy, creative handmade gifts with links to instructions and fabulous photos.  There is still time for handmade, it might be easier than running around in search of the perfect gift!

A custom dry erase board using a store bought frame and scrap book paper found here.

Candy Cane Vodka, it looks very festive and very easy, but you need 2 days to let it soak.  Find it here.

Pretzel Turtles- 3 ingredients, 883 5 star reviews (that means its good) and they are unbelievably yummy and so easy.

For kids- personalized gripper socks, easy enough if you have a steady hand.  You only need socks and puff paint.  I did this with names, initials, dots, squiggles.  She got more fancy here, but it's an easy project.

Rice Sock (microwave heat pack)-  These are great for kids or anyone and there are all sorts of fun socks out there!  This video shows you how to make one in under 1 minute, so make several!!!

Instant Russian Tea is always a hit.  There are hundreds of recipes so make it easy and save yourself a ton of time by trusting this 5 star recipe at

And here is my Gift category on this blog, some are very quick!


  1. Thanks for providing such useful information. I really appreciate your professional approach.
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  2. I just did this. I purchased hand soap for $.97 at Walmart. Goo Gone for $3.47 to take the residue of the label that is taken off. Then put one of the printable's that are done at Office Max on transparency $.70. Inside the soap by rolling it and arranging it with the pump stick. Tie it back on and add a ribbon. I did mine with red and white pok-a-dots and then put a tropical flower on it because I am doing an ocean theme. Going to sure this for our Christmas Family Tour.
    Your ideas are great.