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35+ DIY Last Minute Christmas Gifts to Make in 2022

A craft in time saves your wallet!

Many of us can get so busy during the festive season, with working, kids plays to go to , relatives to visit - that we may have forgotten to buy a gift here and there. As time draws closer , you may end up spending a small fortune in the panic to get the perfect gift. Did you know, you can actually make a special gift in next to no time that will not only look more thoughtful and authentic - but it will actually save you money that you may not even have.

Customized Plates

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Customized Plates

This is a great one to give grandparents from grandchildren. Use Sharpies to draw on Dollar Store plates. Preheat the oven to 350 and bake for 30 minutes! It will now be permanent. If a mistake is made with a Sharpie, scribble over it with a dry erase marker and wipe off with a paper towel.

Lucky Bags

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Lucky Bags

If you have a bunch of people to buy for such as colleagues for example - why not make them these lucky bags. Simply purchase scratch off lottery tickets and place them in bags with a bit of tinsel.

Santa's little fireballs

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Santa's little fireballs

To recreate this idea, purchase mini liquors and turn them into reindeer with gold pipe cleaners for the antlers and googly eyes.

Mint Gift Basket

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Mint Gift Basket

Mint Gift Basket "Thank you for your commit- MINT" or "You were MINT to be my teacher" etc. You can purchase all sorts of mint goodies to make this basket including peppermint patties, chewing gum and juniors.

Candy bouquet

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Candy bouquet

For the person with a sweet tooth, a Candy bouquet will go down a treat. Purchase a festive container and place floral foam inside it. You can then stick different candy onto skewers and arrange it how you like.

Candy Bar Christmas Tree

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Candy Bar Christmas Tree

This is a great gift idea for neighbors children. You can make a tree shape from card and then use glue dots to arrange mini candy bars around it. Place some tinsel at the top for the star.

Santa sleighs

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Santa sleighs

If you're giving money to nieces and nephews, then why not make these Santa sleighs to put the money in to make it more of a gift. You'll need candy canes, kit kat, poppets and fredo bars.

Box of chocolates Sleigh

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Box of chocolates Sleigh

For a grown up version to give an adult - Box of chocolates Sleighs are so much fun to make. You can use candy canes, bar of chocolate, box of chocolates and a little snowman figurine to make this.

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