12 LAST MINUTE Woodworking gift ideas you can make or sell with scrap wood

12 LAST MINUTE Woodworking gift ideas you can make or sell with scrap wood

Are these POSSIBLY the best handmade woodworking gifts you can make RIGHT NOW for last-minute holiday gifts? I’ve been making 12 woodworking gift ideas for my own family and friends, and enjoyed them so much, I decided to share them in this easy-to-digest list so you can pick which ones you’d like to make and follow along with the dedicated video.

These were all made using scrap wood, budget-friendly as I needed to save money too!, and I hope you agree that they’re all easy, reasonably beginner friendly, varied for different hobbies, and can be customised for a personal touch, either with paint, a Cricut vinyl cutting machine, etc.

I tried many new techniques myself, like using mod podge to transfer photos to wood, and burning wood with a pyrography pen and it really did get me thinking about how else I can adapt these methods in my future projects… and design DIY Christmas gifts that people ACTUALLY WANT!

As usual, I discuss tips and tricks where you can go wrong, where I WENT WRONG ๐Ÿ˜‚, what’s the cheapest for quick and easy for batch-making any stocking fillers, and what may use up more of your time.

I made these easy woodworking gift ideas as part of my first ever 12 Days of Giftmas series, which you can find the entire playlist here, all with easy step-by-step tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLV5z5fnF1kffq7XyU-sSIdiyA6ihNzwUb

And if you’ve already done your Christmas shopping for 2022, or making them, then perhaps you might like to think of DIY wood projects that sell best on platforms like Etsy.

Also, as we’re all in a recession right now, as a Christmas gift from me to you, I’ve created free plans for most of these which you can sign up to receive right now from my blog: https://thecarpentersdaughter.co.uk/subscribe/
*You’ll find the list on my Thank You confirmation page… PLEASE bookmark this page as you can keep going back to it whenever you like!
**Note, there’s just 2 on this list that isn’t free, (the dog wine bottle holder & the cookbook stand as they took a lot more time to put together), but you CAN get them, including all my PREMIUM plans by becoming a Patreon member for as little as $1 a month!

Anyway – sit back, relax with a cuppa and I hope you enjoy watching (and hopefully you’re sat in a cozy house, unlike me at my Dad’s freezing woodyard ๐Ÿ˜‚)

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#diygifts #handmadegifts #lastminutegifts

00:00 Intro
00:40 Kitchen Step Stool
01:29 Thumb Page Holders
01:53 Dog Wine Bottle Holder
02:22 Cook Book Stand
02:44 Wine & Glass Caddy
03:15 Cat Butt Beer Bottle Opener
03:50 Wood Serving Tray
04:21 Wooden Bookmarks
04:51 Drinko Plinko Game
05:42 Scrap Wood Clock
06:14 Fender Guitar Bookends
06:58 Personalised Photo Coasters
07:48 Which One Inspired You?
08:12 12 Days of Giftmas Playlist


  1. Morpha Ahprom on February 6, 2023 at 4:25 am

    Thumb page holders .. Marry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ’–

  2. Patrick Person on February 6, 2023 at 4:28 am

    je les adore tous wikkie mais une prรฉfรฉrence en premier les porte livre et en deux le lutrin mais cela reste de superbe crรฉations patrick

  3. The Carpenter's Daughter - Vikkie Lee on February 6, 2023 at 4:30 am

    Hi all – I hope some of these quick woodworking gifts have got you out of a tricky situation… I usually tend to leave Christmas presents until the last few days as I’m ALWAYS busy working ๐Ÿ˜…
    If you need to see any of the FULL tutorials, I’ve put them all together here in a playlist to find quickly: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLV5z5fnF1kffq7XyU-sSIdiyA6ihNzwUb

    ALSO, as we all need to save money right now, as a Christmas gift to you, I’ve created free plans for most that you can download NOW (except the dog wine holder & cookbook stand)* by signing up to my free mailing list and you’ll instantly see a thank you page, with downloadable PDF links – I recommend BOOKMARKING this page so you can keep going back to it in the future: https://thecarpentersdaughter.co.uk/subscribe/

    *Note, the 2 plans menrtioned above aren’t free as they took a LOT more time to put together, but as always, you can get access to ALL of my PREMIUM plans by becoming a Patreon member for as little as $1 a month!

    Merry Christmas and hope you’re all warmer than I was filming this ๐Ÿ˜‚

  4. Jako 4444 on February 6, 2023 at 4:30 am

    I loved all of these. Thank you so much for the work you have done this year to provide us with entertainment. Hope you have a great (and relaxing Christmas) many thanks – Jako ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  5. pt eddie on February 6, 2023 at 4:30 am

    Hi, Vikkie. If I haven’t mentioned it previously, I loved this series of videos. It may be my favorite Carpenter’s Daughter videos to date. Each of the projects is appealing and well worth building, but I have to say that I especially like this series because it features loads of "Vikkie". You are enjoyable and charming and when you are prominent in a video, I usually enjoy the video. Thanks again for the series. Merry Christmas.

  6. Wayne Miller on February 6, 2023 at 4:35 am

    So I loved your dog bottle holder. I watched the video Wednesday morning and by Wednesday evening I had designed and cut out a cat bottle holder based on your idea. I made it out of ambrosia maple cut offs and the tail/body was made from mahogany. I donโ€™t have instagram to show you picks of the final project but I do want to thank you for the idea.

  7. Coffee for two Solly on February 6, 2023 at 4:45 am

    I genuinely loved all of themโ€ฆbut I think on reflection I still love the guitar book ends โ€ฆand the plink bottle game for design/ fun the most. Thank you for such a great series. Happy Xmas ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ’•jane

  8. Ian Pearse on February 6, 2023 at 4:47 am

    Very cool builds. I made a cheese board (top) 3 wine bottle holder caddy, with handles on the sides.

  9. The Carpenter's Daughter - Vikkie Lee on February 6, 2023 at 4:52 am

    What was your favourite project out of all of them? ๐Ÿค”

  10. Petertronic on February 6, 2023 at 4:53 am

    Inspiring set of projects even I could do! Merry Christmas Vikkie

  11. anton4video on February 6, 2023 at 4:56 am

    Many good gift ideas.
    Drinko plinko is the one I like the most.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Vikkie Lee.

  12. Ben Jaqson WorkShop on February 6, 2023 at 5:02 am

    Great summary of the gift ideas. Definitely still the drink plink but the book ends a close second. I’m down to using off-cuts of-off cuts so my builds are getting smaller and smaller!

  13. kenny on February 6, 2023 at 5:04 am

    Vikkie is on form

  14. DAVE RICH on February 6, 2023 at 5:06 am

    well done on Jeremy Vine

  15. karlpopewoodcraft on February 6, 2023 at 5:07 am

    So many great money saving gift ideas Vikkie, ๐Ÿ’ก brilliant selection.

  16. Brent Fowler on February 6, 2023 at 5:09 am

    I know I said one of the other projects was my favorite, when I commented on your last video. But it was a toss up between it and the guitar book ends.

  17. Lawny Toons on February 6, 2023 at 5:11 am

    After watching this, I would be a dam fool not to subscribe. SUBSCRIBED!!

  18. Ian Thomas on February 6, 2023 at 5:12 am

    Merry Christmas Vikkie!

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  20. Lyn Jermey on February 6, 2023 at 5:23 am

    Plinko and cat bum were my favourites, but all great gift projects.