Last Minute Holiday Gift & Decor Ideas {with links}

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree 2014 (7)

Ok, it’s crunch time.  If you’re still in need of a few Christmas gifts or need to add a few more decorative elements to your home, I’ve got a great round-up of quick and easy gift and decor ideas.

You are definitely going to be inspired so get ready to gift and decorate!



First up is this amazing DIY blanket scarf from Amy of the MomAdvice blog. Read this easy tutorial and then hop in the car and head to your local fabric store to grab supplies to make a scarf or two for someone on your list..including you!

tip:  In a pinch you could also cut up a holiday tablecloth and get the same results!


This Grown Up Hot Chocolate is an easy gift to put together and is something both men and women will enjoy.

tip:  you and find all of the ingredients for this at the grocery store


I showed you the Christmas Candy Tubes I made for my family a couple of weeks ago but wanted to share them again in case you need a quick gift for the mailman, grandkids or the hairdresser.  Instead of filling your tube with candy like I did, fill it with money, lottery tickets or even a jewelry.

tip:  if you can’t find mailing tubes at a store, cut up the cardboard inserts that are in your rolls of gift wrap

DIY Candy Tubes (1)

When all the big box stores are sold out of cold weather goods, head to your local thrift store on Christmas Eve and pick up a few sweaters so you can make some adorable DIY Mittens like these.

DIY Mittens

How cute are these DIY Wine Goblets.  A trip to the Dollar Store and the Sharpies you already own and you’ve got a great gift.  A

Add a bottle of wine or DIY Coasters to Up-Style your gift.

DIY Wine Goblets

DIY Sharpie Coasters

And don’t forget how easy it is to turn a plain mug into an awesome Ribbon Wrapped Mug Christmas gift.

DIY Mug Wraps (17)



When it comes to last minute holiday decorating, head to the yard and clip a few branches and sprigs of greenery.  Coat a few of the branches with white spray paint and add the bundle to a decorative vase.

Yvonne over at StoneGable created these beautiful arrangements and has even more last minute decorating ideas to share with you over on her blog.


Take that left over ribbon you have lying around and wrap a few of your everyday pillows for a quick and easy Christmas Pillow update for your sofa like Cassie from HiSugarplum did!

Ribbon Wrapped Pillows

If you’re holiday centerpiece still needs to be done, use a few of the wrapped gifts under the tree to create a Gift Box Centerpiece.  So cut and so easy!

Gift Box Centerpiece

All it takes to create an ornament display for your mantel at the last minute is a few ornaments and a glass container.

Ornaments in a Jar




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  1. What a great idea to use thrift store sweaters to make mittens! I need more time, Christmas needs to wait a week or two so I can make some of these. Thank you, Shelly.

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