12 Days of Last Minute DIY Gifts- FREE Video Tutorials


12 Days of Last Minute Gifts with Crafty Gemini

I’m back with a bang! Today is Dec. 1, 2017 and that means my brand new FREE video tutorial series kicks off today! YAY! I decided to create a new video series called, “12 Days of Last Minute DIY Gifts” because I KNOW I’m not the only one racing against the clock to finish up holiday gifts this year. These will be 12 quick and easy gift projects that you can make any time of year really but they will come in especially handy if you still have gifts to make for loved ones and you have no idea what to make.

snappy wristlet by crafty gemini

Well, look no further because Day 1 is here and in this video tutorial I teach you how to make my Snappy Wristlet.

Check out the FREE video tutorial below or here: https://youtu.be/uMpdfK62LAo


Here is a list of the supplies I used in this project and my affiliate links on where you can purchase them:
• Batting: http://amzn.to/2njNEYB
• Woven Fusible Interfacing: http://bit.ly/2AnhDl0
• Fold Over Elastic: http://amzn.to/2i6XN5x
• Plastic snap kit: http://amzn.to/2njNQah
• Plastic fabric clips: http://amzn.to/2jADI7H
• My sewing machine: https://youtu.be/OQsQQ6QhzN8



I’ll archive the links here for all 12 free video tutorials as they are posted:

• Day 1- Snappy Wristlet (found on this post)

• Day 2- Duo Zipper Pouch

• Day 3- Lip Balm Cozy

• Day 4: Snap Up Caddy

• Day 5: Patchwork Oven Mitt

• Day 6: Patchwork Kitchen Towel 

• Day 7: Rollup Cord Keeper

19 replies on “12 Days of Last Minute DIY Gifts- FREE Video Tutorials

  • Maureen Henault

    This was fantastic. Loved it. Going to make a few for my gift cards. Thank you Vanessa. Liked the format, however I am experienced, a beginner might need it a biit slower, especially the snap part, or maybe show an alternative to the snap closure. Heading to my machine now!????

  • Katie Y

    Looks like a great project for my girls, ages 10 & 6, to make with little help from me. It’s a great video that I could keep up with however I would recommend slowing down a bit, I think it would help those beginners who need a few extra seconds between each step.

  • Karen Badger

    I usually watch your videos through, even if I don’t plant to make the item right away. Yes, I liked the voiceover, as you showed the directions. With this video, however, the tip on using pinking shears in place of notching was great and had me wondering why did I never think of that?! I’ve been sewing for many years.
    Thank you!

  • Christina Marra

    Well done, great speed, simple clear instructions, as always you have amazing positive energy. Thank you for blessing me with your youtube! Can’t wait for the next last minute gift????

  • sheila robinson

    hi Vanessa, Happy Holidays. I got the first of the 12 days of Christmas projects but i don’t see anymore. I though i was a subcsriber. will i get the rest, really loved the first one.


    Thank you so much Vanessa! HAPPY HOLIDAYS! to you and your family! I hope this year is wonderful for you and I really appreciate all that you do and now a special 12 days!
    How cool is that!
    God Bless ♡♡♡;)

  • Debi Alsobrook

    As always, your tutorials are so easy to understand and follow. I am a third generation seamstress, have my own sewing shop, and I learn something with every tutorial I watch. Keep up the good work.

  • Tena

    As always, a great video with clear and concise instructions. I’m loving these 12-day little gift ideas! It lets me whip up something for friends without requiring a lot of my time or money. Thank you!

  • karyn122461

    As I was checking out tonight I saw an email address to get senior discount codes for coupons. I don’t remember the email address and can’t find it anymore. Can you please give me the address?
    Thank you for any help you can provide
    Karyn Wiseman


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