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10 DIY Gifts To Make Your Girlfriends (That You Can Make for $10 or Less!)

Each Christmas I like to make a gift for my girlfriends. And since ’tis the season to be broke AND in need of thoughtful gifts, I look for DIY gifts that I can make, each for $10 or less.

It’s harder than you think to find a craft that isn’t too expensive, doesn’t take TOO much time, but is still thoughtful and something people would actually want to use! So I’m sharing some gifts I’ve done in the past and some ideas I might do this year!

These DIY gifts are easy to make in bulk and won’t leave you feeling horribly guilty for how much money you just shelled out at the craft store.

Happy crafting!

  • DIY Pom Pom Gloves 1 of 10
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    These babies are fast and ADORABLE.  Wrap them in a cute mug with some hot coco mix for the perfect blend of handmade and store bought.

     

    Tutorial at The Alison Show

  • DIY Sharpie Mug 2 of 10
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    I love the idea of "show me you know me" with a handmade gift. Show the person you know them by marking a mug with how they like their coffee or tea. So cute!

     

    Tutorial at A Beautiful Mess

  • Camera strap from a scarf 3 of 10
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    This is such a brilliant and simple DIY! I want someone to make this for me! 

     

    Tutorial at The House That Lars Built

  • Homemade Bath Fizzies 4 of 10
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    I love an excuse to take a scorching hot bath! These Homemade Bath Fizzies are so cute bottled up and you can use holiday scents to make them a seasonal treat.

     

    Tutorial at The Coterie Blog

  • DIY Glitter and Pom Pom Magnets 5 of 10
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    I made these last year for my friends! I love going to their houses and seeing the magnets in use on their fridge!

     

    Tutorial at The Alison Show

  • Flouncy No-Sew Fun Bun Bow 6 of 10
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    These bows are SO fast to make but look like a really substantial gift. If your friends are a little more reserved you can make smaller bows in simple colors.

     

    Tutorial at The Alison Show

  • Leather Tassel Keychain 7 of 10
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    This is my most popular project from my holiday craft book PDF  A Hip Handmade Holiday. It's a whole book of ideas for gifts that cost $10 or less to make!

     

    Project from A Hip Handmade Holiday

  • Sweet Succulent Planer 8 of 10
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    This is another project from a fabulous PDF book called Make Your Day! It has SO many good gift ideas perfect for girlfriends.

     

    Project from Make Your Day

  • Holiday Tea Towels 9 of 10
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    I made these as gifts 3 years ago and I still love them! In fact, maybe I'll make some more this year!

     

    Tutorial at The Alison Show

  • Party Animal Ornament 10 of 10
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    I love this ornament — I love the tassels. I think this would be super cute paired with some yummy treats!

     

    Tutorial by Paper and Stitch

Here’s to the season!

Alison

Find more of Alison’s nonsense and craft ideas on her blog.
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