Am I the only one that can already hear the faint sound of “Jingle Bells” in the distance? Fall gives way to winter all too quickly every year, and before you know it, you’ve barely survived Thanksgiving, and the candy canes are once again making their appearance. In the snowy Midwest where I live, the weather is usually the first indication that Christmas is on its way, but that doesn’t mean there’s not still some considerable panic when I flip the calendar from November to December. It’s one thing to put together gifts for your friends, family, and coworkers, but then when you remember that you’ve also got to come up with creative stocking stuffer ideas, the workload is enough to intimidate even the most forward-thinking gift-giver (and that gift-giver’s wallet!) Fortunately, I’m here to take some of the hard work off your shoulders with these DIY Christmas crafts!
Don’t worry about having to do a lot of brainstorming this year—I’ve gathered up 14 of our best stocking stuffers for your perusal! From fun to functional, this list includes stocking stuffer ideas for kids, stocking stuffers for men, things to use around the house, homemade ornaments for the tree, and more. Don’t wait until December to start thinking about Christmas crafts—start putting these stocking stuffers together now and save yourself some trouble down the line!
Easy Christmas Ornaments – These adorable ornaments are easy enough for anyone to make, and they’ll look so cute on your loved ones’ trees!
Holiday Pot Holders – I know I’m not the only one who goes through pot holders in a hurry. Give them a stocking stuffer that’s as useful as it is thoughtful!
Peppy Penguin – Make this sweet penguin using scraps you already have lying around—it’s economical and irresistible!
Essential Oils Key Fob – They’ll love this perfect way to carry their favorite scent with them all day long!
Lovely Hot Hand Warmers – When the weather outside gets frightful, their hands will stay nice and warm with these toasty hand warmers.
Cute Coffee Sleeve – Who doesn’t want to keep their hot drinks hot when it’s cold outside? Everyone can use these coffee sleeves!
Tiny Treat Totes – Fill these little gift bags with their favorite candy or another holiday sweet.
Gift Card Holder – Everyone loves receiving gift cards, but you can take it one step further and personalize your gift with this cute card holder!
Penguin Plush Toy – This adorable penguin toy makes a great stocking stuffer for a child or the young at heart.
Scrappy Little Snake – Another fabric scrap project, these little snakes are easy to make and are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face!
Crafty Christmas Tea Towels – Give them a gift they’ll use year after year with these tea towel stocking stuffers.
Guardian Christmas Angel – Let your loved ones know that someone’s looking out for them with this adorable angel stocking stuffer.