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35 Easy DIY Gift Ideas Everyone Will Love (with pictures) 77+ Homemade gifts – DIY Christmas/Holiday gifts. The best gift is something that is given from the heart.

77+ Homemade gifts – DIY Christmas/Holiday gifts

It could be pricey or cheap, if it expresses your thoughtfulness, it will be treasured. Homemade gifts are one of the best ways to express your love and they are, in most cases, cheaper too. 25 Handmade Gifts Under $5. If your gift list is long and your budget is small here are some great Handmade Gifts that you can make.

25 Handmade Gifts Under $5

Keep in mind that handmade items are not just beautiful but special… I love to give them and I love to receive them. In my opinion they are the best! Jersey Knit Bracelet. Homemade Christmas Gifts. Did you know there are only 100 days left until Christmas?

Homemade Christmas Gifts

If your budget is tight this year and/ or you need gifts for everyone from your great aunt to the soccer coach you might want to consider a few homemade Christmas gifts. Homemade Christmas gifts don’t have to look like they came out of your 3 year-old’s Sunday School class. 50 Homemade Gift Ideas – From Around The Web. Homemade gifts are some of the best gifts I give.

50 Homemade Gift Ideas – From Around The Web

It makes the gift so much more personal and who doesn’t like to receive a homemade gift? Being the frugal gal that I am, I searched the web to find some of the best gifts to make. One way I save money on my sewing, crafting, and scrapbooking supplies is to shop on . 63 Gift Ideas for Under $10 - Cheap and Frugal Christmas Gifts. Living a Better Life®(featured column... from the editor's desk)

63 Gift Ideas for Under $10 - Cheap and Frugal Christmas Gifts

DIY Tea Wreath. Homemade Christmas Gift #5: DIY Tea Wreath Do you have a tea lover on your Christmas list?

DIY Tea Wreath

I fell in love with this tea wreath as soon as I saw it. There are been a few tea coupons in the paper over the past few weeks so I plan on stocking up and adding this project to my homemade Christmas gifts list. Remember to use a Michael’s coupon to get the decorative paper for less. You can find the tutorial (and lots of other cute projects) over at Kojo Designs. Learn more about the 100 Days of Homemade Christmas Gifts.

His + Her Sharpie Mug DIY. After seeing several projects floating around on Pinterest I decided to try the sharpie method for customizing a pair of his + her mugs (this set is super cute + this one is particularly beautiful).

His + Her Sharpie Mug DIY

The directions listed on Pinterest kinda seemed too easy to be true... so I did a little testing. I even tried running them through the dishwasher and here's what I found out... Here's the method: All you need is a sharpie (any color) and a porcelain dish that you want to permanently alter. You can even use super cheap mugs from the dollar store to create gifts or party favors. Just draw on the surface of your mug and bake it for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Make Your Own Coffee Syrup (Gift Idea) Do you have any coffee lovers on your holiday gift list this year?

Make Your Own Coffee Syrup (Gift Idea)

(If not, feel free to go ahead and put me on your list!) This is a cute little idea for making your own flavored coffee syrups that you can use at home to take your morning cup of joe to the next level. If you are making these as a gift I highly recommend making 2-3 flavors. We made vanilla, raspberry, and caramel flavored syrups. For the vanilla syrup you need: 2 cups water, 2 cups sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (the clear kind is much preferred here). For the raspberry syrup you need: 2 cups water, 2 cups sugar and 1/2 cup fresh raspberries.

For the caramel syrup you need: 2 cups water, 2 cups sugar and 1/2 cup caramel (store bought or make your own). You can add decorative labels or ribbons to these when gifting them. Enjoy! {Everything} In A Jar - Handmade Gifts. With just a little over 10 weeks until Christmas, it is already time to start thinking about gifts! The more gifts that can be taken care of ahead of time, the easier the holiday season will be. Free Gifts In A Jar Recipes, Tags & Tips. Gifts in a jar typically include all the dry ingredients to make or bake something that are stored in jars and presented as gifts.

Free Gifts In A Jar Recipes, Tags & Tips

They can be mixes for cookies, cakes, bath & beauty products (like bath salts and foot soaks), hearty soups, bread, buns, pastry ingredients, seasonings, hot beverages (like hot cocoa, instant cappuccino, chai tea, etc.), anything that will keep well sealed in a container pretty much works. Sometimes the ingredients are all layered and this can look quite appealing if there’s some contrast between the colors, other times the ingredients are fully blended before packaging. You can also choose something other than dry mixes, try homemade jams, jellies, pickled peppers, infused olive oil…even homemade vanilla extract! (see the link “Ideas From The Kitchen” I added below for recipes). Homemade Christmas GIfts in a Jar. Whether you need a gift for a teacher or to send to friends in another part of the country, homemade Christmas gifts in a jar are the perfect solution.

Homemade Christmas GIfts in a Jar

They are generally inexpensive, and yet can be done in imaginative ways so that they look very special. Most can be put together for five dollars or less, depending on the cost of the jars. Tips for Filling Jars It is important to push down each layer of ingredients so that they will all fight in the jar properly. This will also help with the presentation, giving you even layers of ingredients.Try to keep varying the colors in each layer.

48 Homemade Gift Ideas in a Jar {Recipes. “Movie Night in a Bag” ~ Gift Idea {Day 26} When Christmas rolls around, we all find ourselves with the dilemma of finding unique, thoughtful, and doesn’t-break-the-bank gifts for people like teachers, etc… (or even kids’ birthday party gifts). A few years ago I came up with the idea of a “Movie Night in a Bag” gift. Every thing you need for a relaxing movie night “in” is in the bag ~ popcorn & hot chocolate. Happy Valentines Day! This year I made this adorable gift for my boyfriend. On a deck of cards, I thought of 52 reasons why I love him soo much (I could have easily come up with 1000 <3) I typed them out and cut them up.

Some cards I glued the white paper on and cut out patterned hearts. The other cards I backed the white paper with the same patterned paper and glued them on. Both designs looked great together. It was a super creative, super personal gift from the heart. Postcard Birthday Poster DIY. May 26 This project is part of a campaign I’m doing with Yahoo! Mail on different ways to keep in touch with family and friends. I had wanted to recreate an easier version of this big project I did for Aubrey last year and this seemed like the perfect time. I contacted the artist, Shanna Murray, to help me come up with artwork for a poster that everyone could download.

It says “I’m so glad you were born” which is my favorite way to wish someone happy birthday. Step 1: Decide who you are going to give this surprise to and get their mailing address. Step 2: Download the 25 sheet pdf. Hello, Little Paper Houses. You may remember my post for Living Locurto, the Mother’s Day message box project below. I’ve had that on my mind as Mother’s day approaches and wanted to engineer another type of box to share, but in a different style.

Little paper houses.