Five Last Minute Christmas Gifts – Silhouette America Blog

Five Last Minute Christmas Gifts

You wake up in a cold sweat. Sitting straight up in bed, you realize. There are only 3 more days until Christmas. Ahhhhh!

In all seriousness, I am here to calm your pre-Christmas nerves with Five Last Minute Christmas Gifts you can make today. So you can check those last few stragglers off your Christmas list and actually enjoy the remainder of the holiday season!

1. Personalized Return Address Stamp


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If you have a Mint, you probably have some extra Stamp Kits on hand to whip up this special gift. Any personal touch you can add is sure to be appreciated by the recipient.

In my example, I’ve added a small orange tree to the stamp, because the family receiving this gift has a citrus orchard. You can also choose to make a seasonal return address stamp by simply adding a snowflake or other winter accent. A personalized return address stamp makes a thoughtful (and useful) neighbor gift, that is sure to be appreciated!

Further reading on Mint how-tos:

Mint Tutorial

2. Pillow Cover



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If you have any extra fabric on hand, this project is a breeze. Check out Pinterest for easy instructions to DIY a basic envelope pillow cover, there are even great no-sew options if you are sewing-challenged. As an alternative, you can run down to the craft store and pick up a pre-made cover and pillow insert. I used a positive quote for an uplifting home decor gift.

Further reading on Heat Transfer:

Heat Transfer Tutorial

3. Dish Towel


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For your sassy co-worker who shops at Whole Foods, make these easy dish towels because everyone loves a good pun. The red and green Flocked Heat Transfer Material really gives this project a finished look. You can make just one or a whole set. I picked up a 4-pack of white flour sack dish towels at Target for $3. Cutting and ironing on the design is quick and easy making this project a cinch!

Further reading on Heat Transfer:

Heat Transfer Tutorial

4. Monogrammed Glasses


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Monogrammed glasses are a classic and can cover a wide variety of people on your list. However, you don’t have to limit yourself to a simple monogram, you could pick any design and customize this project for anyone on your gift list.

Your neighbor who loves cats? Etch a cat design. If your Grandma loves Bingo, there is actually a perfect Bingo design.

You get the picture. You can etch anything your crafty mind can dream up, for anyone that hasn’t been checked off your list yet.

A word of craft caution: this project demands the most attention to detail, since etching cream is not very forgiving. It’s worth the effort though, just be sure to take your time and firmly press down on your stencil to avoid any leakage of the etching cream.

Further reading on etching glass:

Etched Glass Tutorial

5. Etched Metal Sign



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For your best friend, make something uplifting—in both color and message! This hot pink etched metal sign is so bright and happy. It is the perfect gift to put a smile on someone’s face. I always take the glass out of the frame on etched metal designs because the detail is too beautiful to cover.

Further reading on Metal Etching Sheets:

Etching With Curio Tutorial

That’s it, Five Last Minute Christmas Gifts you can make today. I hope they got your creative gift-giving juices flowing and you are able to check everyone off your list today!

What are some last minute Christmas gifts you’ve crafted?


Nicole Lensen

Hi, I'm Nicole, from noVi Venture! I live in Southern California with my husband and two little boys! I'm always looking for ways to organize and simplify life. I love beautiful planning, organization and crafty home decor. When I bought my CAMEO in 2014 I never looked back. It's my favorite & most versatile crafting companion. My CAMEO helps me to be truly creative, I feel confined only by my imagination!

Designs Used:

life is a beautiful adventure

let the beet drop

apple tree

Products Used:

New Silhouette CAMEO®


Silhouette Curio™

Mint Ink

Mint Stamp Kit

Silhouette Mint™

transfer paper

stencil vinyl

12-inch smooth heat transfer

Curio 5 in. x 7 in. Metal Etching Sheets

etching cream

9"x36" Flocked Heat Transfer - Dark Blue

9"x36" Flocked Heat Transfer - Green

9"x36" Flocked Heat Transfer - Red


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1 comment

  1. Cool projects – would also make great Anniversary, Birthday and Hostess gifts. Thank you for the inspiration.

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