Last-Minute DIY Christmas Gifts from Artists for Their Families

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Written By Sam Davis Ph.D.

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The holiday season is upon us, and if you're an artist looking for last-minute gift ideas for your family, you've come to the right place. Here are some creative, heartfelt, and easily DIY-able gifts that your loved ones will cherish.

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1. Watercolor House Portrait

A personalized house portrait in watercolor can be a beautiful and meaningful gift. Capture the essence of your family home or perhaps a beloved vacation spot. This thoughtful present is sure to be treasured.

2. Calligraphy Family Tree

Create a stunning family tree using your calligraphy skills. Not only does it celebrate your family's history, but it also showcases your artistic talent.

3. State or Country Art

Show some hometown pride with a piece of art depicting your state or country. Whether it's a painting, a sketch, or a mixed media piece, this gift is sure to bring a smile.

4. Set of Floral Watercolor Cards

Handmade cards are always a hit. A set of floral watercolor cards could be used for any occasion — thank you notes, birthdays, or just because.

5. Personalized Ornament Pillows

Craft some comfort and joy with personalized ornament pillows. You can customize them with family members' names or memorable dates, making them a cozy addition to any holiday decor.

6. Leather Cord Roll

For the tech-savvy or travel-loving family member, a DIY leather cord roll can help keep their cables and chargers organized. It's a practical yet stylish gift.

7. Hot Chocolate Spoon Kit

Combine your artistic flair with a love for sweet treats. Create a hot chocolate spoon kit, complete with hand-painted mugs for a warm and delightful gift.

8. Vintage Map Wall Art

For the family member who loves to travel, consider creating vintage map wall art. Choose maps of places that hold special memories for a personal touch.

9. DIY Air Plant Holders

Air plants are trendy and easy to care for. Design some creative DIY air plant holders as a unique gift for the green thumbs in your family.

10. Handmade Cookie Cutter Wreath

Show off your creative side with a handmade cookie cutter wreath. It's a festive and fun decoration that can be enjoyed year after year.

Remember, the best gifts come from the heart, not the store. These last-minute DIY Christmas gifts showcase your artistic talents and provide a personal touch that store-bought items can't match.

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