It’s natural to want to gift your friends and family the nicest gifts possible for the holidays – but how do you do that on a budget? Not everyone has $50 to spend per person, and anyway, it’s nice to receive something handmade and unique rather than store bought. I’ve found ten tutorials for super cute DIY projects that can be given as gifts. I would feel special getting any one of these! Like any handmade gift, you can increase the price by spending more on materials, but all these are able to be made with more inexpensive craft supplies (including what you have in your stash). A great stashbuster is the 20-minute tote above. Need more budget gift ideas? Continue through the jump.
Monogrammed Soap 1 of 9Personalized soap makes a great gift for neighbors and teachers.
Learn how these were made at The Idea Room
Love Book 2 of 9Tell your honey 52 things you love about him (or her) with a deck of cards.
Find out how it was made by Craftster user onetomatotwo
Cake in a Jar 3 of 9Give someone the awesome gift of deliciousness with this red velvet cake in a jar.
Get the recipe and tutorial at Beehive and Birds Nest
Chalkboard Coasters 4 of 9These coasters are as easy as spraying chalkboard paint on tiles - perfect for hostesses.
See how these were made at Crazy Wonderful
Penny Purse 5 of 9Mini coin purses use up all those fabric scraps in your stash.
Find the full tutorial at Sew Timeless
Knock Off Bracelet 6 of 9These rhinestone cuffs can be made with items found at your local craft store.
Get the how-to at Be Slightly Askew
Coffee Cozy 7 of 9Make a coffee cozy for your favorite caffeine addict using fabric scraps.
Learn how it was done at Crafty Staci
Alphabet Crayons 8 of 9This children's gift is a great way to use up broken or leftover crayons.
Find the how-to at Life In Grace
Raindrop Frame 9 of 9Make simple shapes on a budget frame using vinyl and ink.
See how it was done at How About Orange
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