For the past four years, my husband and I have handmade all of our Christmas gifts. I love doing this, but this is the first year that I’ve taken it on as a work-from-home mom with a little one to wrangle and it has proven to be an exceedingly challenging task. Have you ever tried to tackle a DIY project with a little one around? It’s near (read: completely) impossible. As such, it is now less than a week until Christmas and I have yet to complete most of these DIY gifts. Cue panic.
BUT, luckily, I decided to simplify my list of projects and in my searching, came upon 8 awesomely simple tutorials for last minute photo gifts that are sure to delight the grandparents (also, aunts, uncles, etc…) on your list. All of these tutorials are perfect for last minute gift-making procrastinators like myself.
So, find someone to watch your little one for a few hours so you can crank out some of these cute projects!
DIY Vintage Wood Stain Photo Frame 1 of 8Framed photos make a wonderful and classic gift that any grandparent will love, but nice frames can be pretty expensive. Why not buy an inexpensive, unfinished wood frame and make your own DIY wood stain to give it a personalized and much classier look?
Tutorial from Honor of Home Heart Craft
DIY Wood Grain Silhouette Art 2 of 8Capture your little one's sweet silhouette for grandparent's to hang on their wall, but do it in an unexpected way by creating a wood grain silhouette instead of the traditional black silhouette.
Tutorial from Lowes
DIY Fingerprint Memory Art 3 of 8What grandparent could resist a cute photo like this covered in sweet little grandchild fingerprints?
Tutorial from Small Fry Blog
DIY Watercolor Portrait 4 of 8This adorable DIY is far more simple than it looks - I promise! And what a treasured piece of art it would make!
Tutorial from Elise of Grow Creative
DIY Instagram Display 5 of 8A simple and creative way to display photos of grandchildren. I love this one!
Tutorial from Jen Kirk of Ambrosia Creative for Dot Coms For Moms
DIY Photo Transfer Wall Art 6 of 8I've never tried making these, but have seen them in person and they look great! These would make great grandparent gifts!
Tutorial from Better Homes and Gardens
DIY Vintage Mason Jar Pictures 7 of 8If your child's grandparents have an aesthetic that leans towards all things antique, this would be the perfect DIY gift for them.
Tutorial from Cori of August & After
DIY Art Gallery 8 of 8DIY doesn't get any simpler than this lovely, little art gallery for rotating photos. Include a stack of photo prints for the grandparents to rotate and your gift is complete.
Tutorial from Stacy Woods Photo as seen on The Creative Mama
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