A Super Easy Last-Minute DIY Christmas Gift (And Free Gift Tags)

No gift-wrapping. No last-minute run to a nearly closed shop. Here's the idea for a personalized homemade Christmas gift. I find it BRILLIANT - just because it's so simple. And there are FREE printable Christmas tags - for you. 

Last minute DIY Christmas gift
Have you ever been invited to visit a friend or acquaintance you don't see on an every day basis - right before Christmas? Off course. We all do. Meaning you'll need to whip up a Christmassy-like gift in the last moment...But this year, it won't be stressful if you use this super simple idea! This post contains affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you I may receive a percentage of the sale if you choose to buy through these links. Thanks for your support.

You'll need 4 items:

Now, as for cookies: if you are at least a bit like me, then you will have baked so many cookies these days that there are at least a few boxes of them, still fresh but tucked away on a high shelf in your kitchen storage, just to prevent you from eating them all (may or may not have happened before to a certain someone ;)
Last minute DIY Christmas gift

Now, get a nice transparent mason jar and fil it up with your cookies. If you need an idea for easy but delicious coconut Christmas cookies, feel free to copy mine :). Use one type of cookies, or even a mix of different ones, whatever you think will look pretty. Close the jar and search for a nice satin ribbon (I love satin ribbons, don't you?)

Then go to your printer and simply print out my FREE printable CHRISTMAS TAGS (For additional instructions, see below.)


Or even better, print the the holiday gift tags now and store them in your craft box (or drawer, or even craft room, if you're lucky ;). I made three varieties for your convenience, each on it separate piece of paper:
  • Merry Christmas (3 gift tags)
  • Happy new year (3 gift tags), 
  • and the third set of three gift tags is more of a general nature (Happy holidays).

How to:

 1) Get your Christmas printable gift tags - pdf file HERE. It's 3 pages.

2) Then print them on cardstock paper in color.
3) Then cut out the tags using scissors.
4) Punch a hole with a hole punch at the place marked with the white circle on red background. (or red circle on white background, depends on the side of the tag you are looking at).
5) Slide through the ribbon and attach it to the jar. Done!

NOTE: If you want to, you can only use the deep red part of each tag if you printed on cardstock. However, as always in my tutorials, you can opt for the more inexpensive version: regular printer paper. In this case, I recommend using both sides of the tag. Just glue them together to form a more sturdy tag and prevent the see-through effect. You'll like it!

Really easy, inexpensive and fast. I hope both he idea and the free Christmas printable tags will save the day. See? Even last minute presents can be beautiful! And yummy ;)

Want More Ideas+Free Tutorials?

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AppleGreen Cottage subscribers get the 3 smallest sizes of my Perfect Earwarmer Headband Pattern (size baby to one year) as a free PDF. This one

Or feel free to check out some of my PDF patterns on Craftsy. Many of them are free! They are all linked to my free tutorials on the blog, so it will be super easy for you to use them to sew something cute for yourself or your loved ones.

Or ...go straight to one of my currently most popular PDF patterns - the Christmas gift bag pattern. (not just for Christmas gifts ;) 

Happy gift giving!

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