You know the drill. Every year, you plan on being Christmas ready by the time the last barbecue of the summer has fizzled out and then, the week before the big day, you end up running around in a mad panic because, yet again you have been snowed under with creating beautiful things for your customers and left your own splashes of creativity to the last minute.
If this sounds like you, read on to discover ten of our favourite DIY Christmas hacks for creative souls.
Polka Dot Gift Wrap from The House That Lars Built
Forgotten to buy gift wrap amidst the chaos of catching up on orders and keeping your customers happy? This super cute polka dot paper can be made using an old pencil, a roll of packing paper and a stamp pad. The best thing about this hack is that you can make it your own using different colours and designs.
Gold Christmas Lights from Landeelu
Running out of time to find the perfect lights for that cosy winter glow? These DIY gold Christmas lights are not only fun to make but you can pick them up with your turkey and crackers at the supermarket. Spray them to match your tree decorations or opt for a metallic gold or copper to be right on trend.
Potato Stamp Christmas Cards from Bedruthan
If you have a free afternoon (what's one of those I hear you ask!?) and fancy flexing those creative muscles, Bedruthan have some simple, stylish Christmas card design ideas that you can make with the humble spud and a splodge of paint.
Nail Varnish Marbled Baubles from Alice and Lois
Ever wanted to make your own tree decorations but didn't know where to start? These gorgeous marbled baubles are so easy to make and you can use up that last bit of nail varnish while you're at it! Why not add some glitter polish for a touch more sparkle?
Nail Varnish Marble Dipped Mugs from The Sweetest Occasion
Continuing with the nail varnish theme, these marble dipped mugs make the perfect Secret Santa gift. You can buy a set of four white mugs for under £5 from most supermarkets and homeware stores, so you can make a stylish gift and stay under budget.
Rustic Twig Ornaments from Simple As That
Bring the outdoors in this Christmas with these beautiful rustic twig ornaments. Made using only a few small twigs, string and glue, they go to show that you don't need to spend a fortune to add a touch of festive cheer.
Make Your Own Mandarin Wreath from A Beautiful Mess
What could be better than the fresh, sweet smell of mandarins welcoming you home? With this make your own wreath, not only will you get a zesty greeting as you walk through the front door but it'll knock spots off the neighbours' shop bought decorations.
Cute Christmas Gift Tags from Hey, Let's Make Stuff
With these printable Christmas gift tags, you don't need a degree in design to make adorable accompaniments for your presents. You can use ribbon or perhaps some metallic twine to up your gifting game.
Rosemary Wreath Place Cards from Camille Styles
If you have the whole family coming for Christmas, you might want to make these beautiful rosemary wreath place cards so that you don't have to play musical chairs at the dinner table. Pair with grey linen serviettes for a rustic, Scandinavian feel.
DIY Christmas Cracker Kits from Baker Ross
Fake it 'til you make it with these Christmas character cracker kits. If you love crafting with the kids but just don't have time to make your own crackers from scratch, these kits are great fun and will keep your little ones entertained for hours.
These crafty last minute makes should give you and the family lots of fun this weekend.
Wishing you all a creative Christmas!