Ready to learn how to make adorable DIY Christmas gifts on a budget? These inexpensive Christmas gifts are perfect for anyone and make great stocking stuffers too!

Don’t miss my alternate birthday idea that’s listed below. I’ve included pictures, cutting dimensions and supplies below. Be sure to scroll down to see them.

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Adorable DIY Christmas Gifts Details

Kraft Pillow Boxes (annual catalog page 172) include a pretty swiss dot pattern. Ten boxes are included in a package for $5 (U.S.). That’s only .50 each. The best part about today’s project is that you’ll only need half providing 20 gift boxes at .25 each.


I cut the pillow box in half at 3″ while it was folded flat. You can use your paper trimmer or your scissors. Assemble the bottom of the box using the pre-scored lines. There’s no need for adhesive.

We’ve had a hot cocoa tradition in our home for more than 29 years. Nearly every night during December we make a cup and enjoy it while watching a Christmas show. This cocoa and cookie pattern might be one reason why the Night Before Christmas Designer Paper appealed to me.


I punched out the image and created a second layer using my Layering Circles Dies. I share a great tip in today’s video about creating some curvature to the image and greeting so it rests perfectly on the front of the pillow box.

The 3″ x 6″ gusset cellophane bags fit perfectly inside and can hold cookies, candy or small gift items. This project is both impressive and economical and a great teacher, neighbor or co-work gift for the holidays!

Cutting Dimensions

  • Kraft Pillow Box is cut in half at 3″
  • I used 14″ of ribbon

Adorable DIY Christmas Gifts Supplies

Here are the products I used to create my Christmas pillow box gift. Click on any of the images to be redirected to my online store. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!Shop online, get rewards. Lisas Stamp Studio. Stampin Up!

DIY Gift Idea – Birthday

This second idea uses the Piece of Cake stamp set and the coordinating Cake Builder Punch for a birthday theme. Perfect as party favors or to celebrate a friend’s special day. Fill them with chocolate, a gift card or a small gift.


The Seaside Spray Scalloped Linen Ribbon coordinates perfectly with these Kraft Pillow Boxes. I zigzagged the ribbon behind the image that I colored in using Stampin’ Blends alcohol-based Markers.


Here are the products I used to create my birthday pillow box gift. Click on any of the images to be redirected to my online store. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!Shop online, get rewards. Lisas Stamp Studio. Stampin Up!

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