I love homemade gifts. Handmade gifts require time, energy and a piece of your heart. The problem is that once you gather all the supplies for some homemade gifts, they can end up being much more expensive than their store-bought counterparts.
There are lots of homemade gifts you can make very inexpensively. I bet you already have all the supplies you need for some of these. Other gifts can be upcycled or repurposed with items you have or can get at a thrift store. Take something old and turn it into something fresh and new.
Here are some gift ideas that I hand-picked from around the web. Most don’t require any special skills, yet they are beautiful and practical. I would love to hear about some inexpensive, but awesome handmade gifts you have given or received. Please share in the comments!
Turn an old leather belt into a fashionable leather cuff bracelet. If you don’t have a spare leather belt, check the thrift store for one. You can learn how to do it at the SITS Girls.
I love this stylish infinity scarf or necklace. It’s made from an old t-shirt! How cool is that?! Lauren at The Thinking Closet shows you how with a video tutorial.
Make personalized monogrammed mugs using a Sharpie marker. Organized 31 has the details on how to create it and make it permanent.
How about upcycling flip flops (I’d use new ones when making a pair to gift) into the sole of a handmade slipper or shoe?! Check it out on Refab Diaries.
Make this coconut and lime foot soak for someone who could use some help relaxing. Simplee Thrifty has the recipe along with a printable label.
Use ice to dye an old white t-shirt and turn it into a cute infinity scarf with a poofy flower. Rachel at Architecture of a Mom has the tutorial.
A lovely jar of lemon sugar scrub would be a great gift for someone who would enjoy a good pampering. Get the recipe at Nepa Mom.
A personalized hand print oven mitt is a great handmade gift that kids can be a part of. Trish Sutton gives you step-by-step instructions.
Have an old sweater laying around or one that you accidentally dried in the dryer? You can make it into cute mittens. Organized31 shows you how!
This quick and easy scarf takes no special skills. You don’t need to know how to knit or crochet. It takes just 3 minutes and even a child can do it. Northern Cheapskate has a video tutorial to show you how!
And everyone loves a mix in a jar! Homemade Fudgy Brownie Mix is a jar is a perfect gift for anyone who likes treats! You can get the recipe here.
How About You?
- Do you like giving/receiving homemade gifts?
- What inexpensive gifts have you made in the past? (Feel free to leave a link)