Woman sitting with her dog in the woods and wearing a multicolored knit Celebration scarf with a matching dog scarf

11 DIY Homemade Christmas Gifts

Written by Kate Curry

Nothing is better than a homemade DIY Christmas gift. Sure, they can sometimes take more time, but they’re a true labor of love. If you want to DIY your holiday this year, we have a few ideas that just might jingle those creative bells!

Lace Weight Silk Shawl

A blonde girl wearing lace weight silk shawl in black with potted greenery in the background

Imagine draping this lightweight beauty over your loved one’s  shoulders this year! This adorable shawl is one of our most popular kits and it’s no mystery why. The elegant design is accented by simple lace designs (trust me, it's easier than it looks). Get this lace shawl on your needles today!

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Market Tote Kit

A hand is holding a multicolored market tote by it's straps out in the forest.

If your loved one is looking for a new tote, why not make them one? This tote will be the perfect Parisian style accessory for a trip to the market. It's never been easier to make your own stylish and functional bag using materials that are good for the planet.

Celebration Scarf & Canine Kit

Woman sitting with her dog in the woods and wearing a multicolored knit Celebration scarf with a matching dog scarf

If you’re going to make them a gift, you have to make their pup a gift too! This matching scarf and cowl set are made from Darn Good Yarn's Punky Chunky, a reclaimed silk yarn spun with metallic thrums and sprinkles of color. Great for a day out on the town with your best bud or for a walk to the park!

Rug Hooking Kits

Sunflower Rug Hooking Kit

These original designs from our friends at Parris House Wool Works are beginner-friendly kits to get you introduced to rug hooking. All of the wool comes cut and ready to hook!

Make Them Some Bling!

3x3 grid of items laid out in front of a white background. 7 jewelry kits, 2 rainbow tassel keychains.

Get your creative juices flowing with these 7 DIY jewelry kits! Shower your friends and family with shimmer and shine that will remind them of you.

 Rainbow Beginner Quilt Kit

Rainbow Quilt completed laying on top of a twin size bed.

Have you ever wanted to try quilting with all the colors of the rainbow? Now you can! This bright project will make a must-have cheerful addition to any crafter's home and keep them nice and warm!

Granny Square Crochet Kit

On an aged picnic table lay 12 different colored skeins of solid colored worsted weight silk yarn. There is also a pink crochet hook and two granny squares, made of different blue and pink yarn.

Granny squares are some of the most fun building blocks you can crochet. They're simple and small enough to bring with you anywhere. Granny squares are so popular and this kit will give you enough yarn to make your very own granny square creation.

Amigurumi Kits

Amigurumi Bundle with all kits showing in front of a white background.

These kits allow you to knit or crochet your very own stuffed friend, making for the perfect gift for any child or craft lover in your life

Finger Knit Infinity Scarf.

Model wearing pink finger knit infinity scarf with sweater while outside.

Create a beautiful and one of a kind accessory using ribbon yarn and your own hands! This project is super easy, it's a wonderful activity for crafters of any age or skill level. This kit is great for brand new crafters and DIY-ers!

Paint Them A Masterpiece

artist working with 24 color acrylic paint set and canvas panels

These non-toxic paints can be used on wood, ceramics, canvas, tin, fabric, and much more. All your bases are covered with this range of 24 colors.Every shade you’ll need to paint your loved one the perfect gift!

DIY Macrame Wall Hanging Kit

A macrame piece is hanging off a light grey wall.

Is your loved one wild about boho home decor? Why not make them their very own boho wall hanging? This Macrame Wall Hanging DIY Kit includes instructions and all materials for making your own bohemian wall art with cotton macrame cord and wooden beads. This project is great for beginners or more advanced macrame artists.

Three different boxes, which have been wrapped in different colored (yellow, tan, orange/teal) furoshiki reusable gift wrapping.

Make your gift super eco friendly with -- don’t hurt the earth when you spread joy!

Meet the Author

Profile picture of the author, Kate Curry, wearing a dark red Nanda Poncho sitting on concrete stairs in front of brick wall.

Kate has been on the Darn Good Yarn team since 2018.

They have their degree in Creative Art Therapy & Psychology - and like crafting and animals a little too much.