The advantages of do-it-yourself projects seem endless. You will save a lot of money and your projects will be customized all on your own. With Christmas and New Year's Eve around the corner, it's time to roll up your sleeves, grab a hammer and get to work on something truly extraordinary for your little girl.
From kids winter coats to Christmas dresses through to winter shoes, there are many creative DIY gifts you can make for your kids. With that in mind, we have collected 10 unique DIY gift ideas that will inspire you to start creating this holiday season.
Keep in mind that DIY takes time and effort and it sometimes doesn’t turn out as well as you’d like. However, that does not mean you fail. Once you are done with our list below, don't forget to visit BabyOutlet for extra help finding the best gifts for your little girls.
DIY Puffer Jacket
If you’ve been eyeing some winter jackets for your daughter this holiday but don’t know how to make your own, kids puffer jackets are great and probably the easiest one to DIY! They are cozy, soft, and easy to pair with most of the winter wear your little girl has. The entire process only requires a few simple steps. Plus, you can make a little girls’ puffer jacket in any color or add as many prints/decorations as you want.
Glittered Lace Crown
Have a princess you want to please? This holiday, let's make your daughter's dream come true with this super sparkly DIY glitter crown. Whether she likes pink, blue, gold, or one of each, you can create a DIY princess crown in any color. It is a perfect accessory for girls and a great dress-up gift on special holidays. Also, these crowns are quick and so easy to DIY at home that both you and your child will have fun making them. An easy homemade gift idea for small girls. Make a few of these lovely crowns to wrap up for inexpensive but adorable DIY Christmas gifts this holiday!
DIY Pea Coat for Girls
Based on the classic winter pea coat design with only a few slightly different alterations, this is another great DIY clothing gift you can make for your little girl this Christmas. Plus, they are also nice staples that can really elevate any of your daughter's existing outfits. Besides, by making this jacket yourself, you can ensure that it will fit your daughter perfectly. Once you understand the basic construction of a peacoat, it is pretty easy to throw together. All you need to do is look for some cute and fun jacket patterns, suitable fabric, and little additional details like sharp collars, faux cuffs, and buttons.
CD Shelf Doll House
When we saw this fun and easy DIY idea for a homemade dollhouse made from a CD shelf, we knew that we had to add it to this list. Every little girl's dream is to have a dollhouse like this one for their dolls and toys. Best of all, the fun of making a dollhouse is actually the process of decorating it inside with tiny furniture, appliances, and people with your little girl. So, if you and your daughter love to craft and do things together, then here’s the one!
Christmas Play Dough
Searching for new kids' activity ideas that your daughter will love to do this holiday? Well, you can give this homemade playdough a try. In fact, making playdough is actually easier and less messy than you think. Look for a no-cook playdough recipe and make sure the ingredients are safe for your kid. After that, all you have to do is let your daughter's imagination do its tricks. From making a "dough" man to using cookie cutters to creating Christmas trees, just make sure you two keep the play on a surface that can be easily cleaned.
Knit Reindeer Beanie
Could a winter hat be any cuter than this knit reindeer beanie? It is quick to DIY and perfect for the holidays. Make your toddler girl's beanie in any size and color you want to fit your outfit. Plus, don't forget to find a fun design and add the 3D antler for a super cute look for your little girl this season.
DIY Raincoat/ Rain Jacket
If it's usually rainy and damp in your area, then it really makes sense to make some rain gear as a gift for your kid this holiday. Choose a cute design and you can create this raincoat from the most unexpected material like a shower curtain. Plus, this DIY version is not rubbery like any raincoat while still being able to block the cold and wind. So, your little girl can still wear it as an everyday jacket.
Fun DIY T-Shirt
Transforming one of your kid's or any new store-bought white T-shirts into a work of art isn't a bad idea. Let your little girl know how much you love her via the pattern and prints you choose for the shirt. On top of that, you can let your daughter join the making process too since this gift idea is also a great activity for artsy children. You and your daughter can design the T-shirt together and make lots of fun out of it. Create a pattern or draw everything you two like, the only limit is your own imagination!
Animal Ear Headbands
These adorable headbands would be so fun and perfect for inspiring creative play this holiday season! And, you will love how simple they are to DIY too. All you need is some fabric or freezer paper, scissors, and the animal ear design that your toddler girl likes. Pair these cute accessories with your daughter’s Christmas outfit to make her look even cuter on this special holiday.