Elf’s Eleven – Last Minute DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

They are all quirky and can be personalized with embroidery!

Have you ran out of ideas? Are you in desperate need for some last minute Christmas gift inspiration? Look no further! We collected the 11 best gift ideas the Elf recommends. They are quick and easy to make. They are also quirky and can be easily personalized with some embroidery.

We had a good look around on the interweb for you and found these super quick and rather quirky prezzie ideas that can be easily decorated with machine embroidery! You can even personalize them by embroidering a saying or the receiver’s monogram on them!

Let the countdown begin!

It is really easy to make and you can have plenty of fun with customizing it to that special person. You can girlify it with eyelashes or add some lettering for a more masculine effect. A Beautiful Mess has the pattern and step-by-step instructions too, so all you need to do is gather your supplies to get going.

Practicality and decoration mixes beautifully in this unique gift by Polkadot Chair. It is suitable for adults and kids too. Bundle some magazines or a great book with it for that perfect last minute Christmas present and remember to add embroidery for another dimension or for a more personal touch. Instructions are included in the blog post.

We were looking for something that is the perfect gift for the environmentally conscious. We absolutely love this idea by Trends With Benefits! It is really inexpensive and extremely easy to make. You can buy the tie from a charity shop, just make sure you pick the favorite color of the person the present is intended for. Adding a monogram to it is a nice finishing touch.

Thinking of giving something to someone with a green thumb? Consider putting together a gardening package! You could go all out and create a gardening-themed look with machine embroidery. An inside joke or a picture of the recipient’s favorite plant will give the impression that you were truly thinking of him or her while creating the gift. CME Magazine will show you how to embroider on difficult-to-hoop items such as caps and gardening aprons.

This is probably one of the simplest pencil cases you will ever make! Simple, yet ridiculously clever. Onelmon takes you through the steps. Pick the color of the felt to suit the recipient and embroider it generously. Just remember to add your embroidery before you assemble it. You can easily add lettering or monogramming to the case with Hatch Embroidery Customizer

Give old sweaters a second life by turning them into warm little mittens! Crème de la Craft shows you how you can create these cute handcrafted hand warmers with a few simple materials and the most basic hand stitch in just minutes. Pick a sweater with lots of pattern or add your own decor with buttons and thread. You can also create a cute design with Hatch Embroidery Digitizer for that special person.

Do you you know someone who recently got a cool camera? You can make them an equally cool strap to hold their fancy new gear. Learn how to make it out of natural cotton webbing, acrylic paint, and a little fabric glue. It is very easy! Pop Sugar has a video to show you how it’s done. You can also embroider the names of their favorite travel destinations on the strap to make it extra special.

A sling is great to carry a water bottle across your body and keep it safely and conveniently at your side. Happy Hour Projects shows you how you can make it in 15 minutes. You can add cute animal embroidery for kids or something funny for your outdoors loving friend.

You can even use old jeans to make a pocketed version of it like this one by Crafty Home Cottage.

The Elf’s personal favorite. It is such a great idea he wishes it was his! Polkadot Chair has a number of variations on the Christmas themed mason jar and they are so cute, we want to make them all. They all have elements that can be embroidered to make them even more personal. Great gift for a friend or a good neighbor.

This stylish little reusable coffee sleeve is the perfect last minute gift for the coffee lover especially when paired with a coffee shop gift card. It is made of soft felt, so adding some decorative embroidery or a monogram is a breeze. Click here to see the instructions or watch the video below. 

Hands down the winner for us! A picnic moment can happen anytime and the recipient of this ingenious gift will always be prepared for it. It practically begs for some embroidery on the bag side. Add rich floral motifs for a chic urban hippy look that is so trendy these days.

Did you like this article? Which gift idea is your favorite? Let us know in a comment!

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