Great Holiday Gift Tutorial Round-up 2023

It’s that time again. That moment when everything work-related is winding down for the year, but everything family and holiday-related comes crashing full speed ahead. When you realize you forgot to make a gift for your kid’s piano teacher, or that work party Secret Santa you agreed to. Hanukkah has already come and gone for the year, but the Winter Solstice is coming up on Thursday, Christmas is just 1 week away, and Kwanzaa is just a day behind that.

If you’re looking for a last minute bit of inspiration, here it is! All of the projects in this roundup include tutorials or patterns from some of your favorite crafty crushes. If there’s a Christmas or winter holiday-friendly gift tutorial you think I missed, please post a link below, and I’ll be happy to add it.

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:art: Artwork & Altered Art
Junk Journal Tutorial by @LovelyMiss
Book Page Stationery Tutorial by @Reinikka
Cassette Tape Mini Notebook Tutorial by @Reese52
Scrappy Pocket Book / Organizer *Tutorial by @Reinikka
Solar Printing Tute by @MistressJennie
Altered Altoid Tin Tutorial by @racky
Bird in the Rain Watercolors by @jemimah


:safety_pin: Batch Gifts - Misc. Crafts
Salt Dough Ornaments by @sweets4ever
Easy Upcycled Soy Wax Candles by @MistressJennie (Uses recycled jars)
Assemblage Canvas Magnets by @Annchen

:thread: Embroidered Crafts
Basic Stumpwork Embroidery Tutorial by @sheepBlue
Embroidered Inchies by @MightyMitochondria

:yarn: Yarnie Crafts
Simple Chevron Blanket by @storerboughtcreation
Little Sloth Plant Hangers by @bethntim (Crocheted)
Use the Good Stuff Nested Crochet Baskets by @MistressJennie
Tulle Dish Scrubbies by @craftADDchick

:scissors: Sewn Crafts
Giant Scrappy Zipper Tote Bag Tutorial by @tendstowardschaos
Secret Pocket Scrunchie (aka the Scrunchie of Holding) by @MistressJennie
DIY Polar Bear Pillow Tutorial by @WingsoftheWind
Pennant Wall Hanging by @AudiobookLover
House Shaped Tea Cosy Tutorial by @Magpie
DIY Bike Basket - w/ tutorial by @Silky_Bee
Blackout eye mask by @EriChanHime
Scrappy Sachets by @AcadianDriftwood
Scrappy Fabric Bookmarks by @jemimah
Leaf Potholders by @jemimah
Scrappy Pocket Book/Organizer by @Reinikka

:prayer_beads: Jewelry
Terrazzo earrings (+ tutorial) by @Riechan
Clothesline Necklaces by @Abbeeroad (sewn/fiber craft) by @Magpie
Easy Beaded Bracelet Tutorial by @MistressJennie (Uses beading wire)

:teddy_bear: Stuffies & Toys
Bangers & Mash Superdogs (Crochet) Stuffies by @storerboughtcreation
Easy DIY Play Dough Tutorial by @sweets4ever
Monsters from Felted Sweaters by @Magpie
Crochet Snails by @Smeddley
Crochet Stuffed Balls by @madebyBeaG

:cat2: For Pets:
Stacked Felt Circle Cat Toys by @TheMistressT
Diaper Cake Inspired Puppy Shower Poop Bag Cake by @TheMistressT

:leafy_green: Gifts For Crafters:
Adorable Little Pattern Weights Tutorial by @Magpie
Wrist Pin Cushion Tutorial by @Magpie

:cookie: Gifts from the Kitchen
Jalapeno Salt by LovelyMiss
Onion Soup Mix by LovelyMiss
Seasoning Blends by MistressJennie
Cookie & Hot Cocoa In-a-Jar Mixes by MistressJennie
Christmas Crack by @MistressJennie
Easy Shortbread Recipe by @kittykill
Stroopkoeken! by @HeroicHatchling
Blackberry Peach BBQ Sauce by @MissingWillow
Bananas Foster Butter by @MistressJennie
Blackberry Vodka, Fudge Sauce & Jelly by @saintcady
Coffee Infused Banana Bread by @MistressJennie
Chili Con Carne Seasoning Mix by @Immaculata
Cajun Seasoning Blend by @MistressJennie (scroll to bottom of post)
Citrus Olive Oil Cake by @MistressJennie
Spiced Candied Pecans by @endymion
Bathtub Gin by @TheMistressT

:christmas_tree: Holiday Decorations
Full Size Wooden Christmas Tree Tutorial by @Riechan
Guitar Ornament by @AuFish
Stupid Ugly Christmas Sweater Ornaments by @storerboughtcreation
Wooden Christmas Tree from Scrap Wood by @Riechan
Sugarplum Pig Ornament by @RagingSloth

:gift: Gift Wrapping Ideas
Reusable Gift Tags by @Abbeeroad
Wine Totes From Old Jeans by @marionberries
Carrot Treat Bags (These could me made to look like Christmas Light Bulbs!) by Magpie
Reversible Fabric Gift Bag Tutorial by @Magpie
Basketweave Crochet Baskets by @Annchen

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Wow! What an amazing lineup of holiday goodies!!!


I will probably be making another batch of Speculaas cream liqueur this year! And I’ll be attempting to make Glühwein for the first time, both an alcoholic and a non-alcoholic version. If it works out I’ll post a tutorial.


A well curated collection! :slight_smile:

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Great collection to start crafting for 2024! ha

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I just made a ton of hidden secret pocket scrunchies (WITHOUT a dead-giveaway zipper), that I’m going to write up into a tutorial tomorrow, that I’ll add for 2024 too!


Some of the 12 scrunchies I made…


New Secret Pocket Scrunchie tutorial! Aka, the Scrunchie of Holding…

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