Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas |

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas |


Hello crafty friends!  I’m popping in today to share some oh-so-cute holiday gift ideas — perfect for stocking stuffers, Secret Santa exchanges, last-minute gifts for teachers, neighbors, hostess thank yous, package toppers and holiday decorating!  (CLICK on photos for larger up close views!)  LINKS to the products used on these projects can be found at the bottom of this post.


These 3-D felt gingerbread people are WAY TOO MUCH FUN to make and give!  They are the perfect ‘TV watching activity’ … die cut using the Sugar and Spice Sweet Cuts set and add the blanket stitch around edges while watching a yummy holiday movie on the Hallmark channel!  You’ll have fun decorating them with little bits and bobs of treasures from your stash … here my ginger lady is holding a Red & White Chenille Candy Cane and I added a couple of lengths of Licorice Baker’s Twine to the back as hangers so they could be added to the tops of packages or as ornaments on the tree!


A cute little Milk for Santa bottle was embellished using a variety of goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique:  Dear Santa, Stitched Tags #3 Sweet Cuts, Red & White Chenille Candy Canes, Green Apple Seam Binding, Rusty Bells, Strawberry Baker’s Twine, Holly Days Sweet Cuts, Strawberry Paper Straw.


Nothing cuter than a fuzzy felt mitten embellished with lots of yummy goodies!  I hand drew a mitten shape, cut two of them out of felt, blanket stitched around the edges and then decorated with yummy bits and bobs to include: Holly Days Sweet Cuts, Red & White Chenille Candy Cane, Strawberry Baker’s Twine, Vintage Holiday Postcards.  These are cute as utensil holders at your holiday dining table or sweet gift card holders!!


And, of course, I had to make a PINK and aqua set to match my living and dining room decor!  These sweet gingies coordinate so well with the pink flocked tree I decorated for this month’s December challenge at Paper Sweeties!!


These little cutie pies were equally as much fun to whip up — created using a variety of snipetts from my craft stash along with: Sugar and Spice Sweet Cuts, Pink & White Chenille Candy Canes, Merry and Bright Sweet Cuts, Cotton Candy Sequins.  I also added lengths of Robin Egg and Cotton Candy Baker’s Twine to the backs of the gingies so they could be added to packages or ornaments on the tree!


This 3-D aqua gingham tree is the perfect size to pair with the the sweet little gingies!  I made it 3-D by die cutting three from the Merry and Bright Sweet Cuts set, scoring them down the middle, trimming any branches that need adjustment, adding Cotton Candy Sequin ornaments and topping the tree with a die cut star from the Merry and Bright Sweet Cuts set!   FUN!!!


Merry and Sweet!  Visit my December challenge post to see how I created the tiny ornaments on the pink tree!

Goodies used from Paper Sweeties to create these sweet projects:

I hope I inspired you to create something FUN today!  Be sure to visit the 12 Days of Christmas Designers’ Blog Hop to be inspired by the rest of the Paper Sweeties Design Team Family … and leave us a comment for a chance to WIN a yummy shopping spree — the more comments we receive, the higher the prize will go, so share about us with your craft friends too!


Merry Christmas from Paper Sweeties!

Sharing with these challenges just for fun:  Sharing with these challenges just for funFussy & Fancy #154 – Happy Holidays; Pile it On #98 – Christmas/winter;  Fusion – Seasons Greetings (colors); Paper Sweeties #38 – holiday; Really Reasonable Ribbon #131 – shimmer/sparkle; Merry Monday #184 – baking; Simon Says Stamp – tags; (PIN)spirational #155 – holiday; The Shabby Tea Room #265 – holiday sparkle; Cupcake Inspirations #340 – winter/candy canes/ holly leaves; House of Cards – holiday; Christmas/Winter Challenge #2; 613 Avenue Create #154 – ATG w/create your own: pattern paper, shape, die cut, glitter, pearls, bling, sequins, buttons, flowers, ribbon, lace, twine, stitching!


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  • Rebecca Yahrling
    Posted at 11:46h, 14 December Reply

    What cute & fun projects! Love those sweet, sweet gingerbread man & woman. Decorated so pretty. LOVE! <3

  • Nancy Hill
    Posted at 12:20h, 14 December Reply

    Very cute little Christmas decorations with the gorgeous lace and ribbon. Love the mittens and gingerbread man and woman. The white tree with these little decorations came out gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your beautiful decorations with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge and can’t wait to see your next beautiful project with us soon. Nancy Hill, Really Reasonable Ribbon Designer Team Member

  • Yvonne
    Posted at 14:15h, 14 December Reply

    Love these projects. They are spectacular!!! Great job.

  • Bonnie
    Posted at 19:17h, 14 December Reply

    These are all adorable, Debbie! Thanks for sharing them with us at Merry Monday!

  • Julie Tucker-Wolek
    Posted at 20:06h, 14 December Reply

    Sooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lisa
    Posted at 00:05h, 15 December Reply

    Lots of really adorable projects! Love them all!

  • Chana
    Posted at 10:53h, 15 December Reply

    These are really cute and fantastic ideas for last minute gifts! Thanks for sharing wth us here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  • *Vicki*
    Posted at 11:42h, 15 December Reply

    Your projects look so fun, festive and amazing!! I adore the gingerbread!! 🙂 Thanks for joining in the fun with us at {Cupcake Inspirations}! Hugs & Smiles – *Vicki*-DT Sweetie

  • Nina
    Posted at 14:27h, 15 December Reply

    So adorable and such fun projects, Thank you joining us for Merry Monday.

  • Bonnie
    Posted at 14:32h, 15 December Reply

    Great projects! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  • Karen P
    Posted at 15:18h, 15 December Reply

    Another gorgeous holiday creation Debbie. I am in love with these gingerbread men and all the different ways you have used them too. Thank you so much for entering our December Challenge. I hope we see you again in the January challenge. Have a lovely Christmas and wonderful New Year Karen P (DT House of Cards)

  • Rocky
    Posted at 16:16h, 15 December Reply

    Thank you for joining us at HOC with your gorgeous ginger bread people, so cute!

  • Clickersister
    Posted at 22:36h, 15 December Reply

    Fun and so cute! Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

  • Mynn xx
    Posted at 02:36h, 16 December Reply

    SUPER darling ideas, Debbie! I LOVE the fabulous colors, patterns, and texture you used here! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! Sending HUGS! 🙂 Mynn xx

  • Gayatri
    Posted at 06:28h, 16 December Reply

    Beautiful projects. I LOVE the gingerbread men. Always my favourite 🙂 Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Tag it challenge.
    Gayatri xx

  • Marianne
    Posted at 12:41h, 16 December Reply

    Your little gingerbread men are too cute for words!

  • laurie
    Posted at 17:42h, 16 December Reply

    Cute projects! I love the gingerbread men!

  • Cindy Gottlieb
    Posted at 21:22h, 16 December Reply

    such cute projects. love the ginger people

  • Susan Joyce
    Posted at 22:14h, 16 December Reply

    So cute, love your little gingies! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

  • Emily
    Posted at 20:06h, 17 December Reply

    Adorable! I love those little gingerbread men, so sweet! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards.

  • Elizabeth Hart
    Posted at 21:36h, 18 December Reply

    Oh My – you really made these gingerbread people come to life — too cute! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it ON Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  • Lori Hairston
    Posted at 12:00h, 19 December Reply

    Love all of your projects – darling Gingerbread People (love how they’re decorated and that sweet mitten and milk bottle – love it all! So glad that you linked up to my Christmas/Winter challenge at ChouxChoux Paper Art!

  • Janie Rinta
    Posted at 12:43h, 19 December Reply

    I just love all the wonderful ideas!!! Thank you for sharing them. I wish I had to time to make some of them…..they are on my list for next year 🙂 Hugs…Janie

  • Amelia
    Posted at 15:43h, 20 December Reply

    This is so cute and absolutely gorgeous Debbie!

  • Beth Brovold
    Posted at 18:25h, 20 December Reply

    What a fabulous idea…beautifully done Debbie! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy!
    Take care,

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 00:16h, 22 December Reply

    Thank you for sharing all of your sweet creations with us at House of Cards.

  • Dotty Jo
    Posted at 09:28h, 24 December Reply

    What a delightful post – thanks for sharing! Jo x HOC/DT

  • Colleen F
    Posted at 15:45h, 27 December Reply

    OMG your little projects are STUNNING!! I love those gingerbread boy and girl, you put so much love into everything! what a treasure you are giving away! Thank you for sharing all these with us at Merry Monday!

  • Cheryl Lea
    Posted at 00:31h, 30 December Reply

    Love, love, love that pink tree and the sweet little gingerbread couple! The stitching, lace collar, and cute scarf make me smile.

  • Eva Ng
    Posted at 10:58h, 01 January Reply

    Adorable project. – Eva, Cupcake Inspirations Sweetie –

  • Naki
    Posted at 16:51h, 01 January Reply

    Oh my, how sweet! I’m gonna have to get that die and make them myself next year! Thanks for the cute inspiration, and joining us over at the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!

  • ~DEANNE~
    Posted at 18:12h, 02 January Reply

    Wow!!! It’s beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our PINSPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our challenge in the new year!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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