If your gift list is long and your budget is small

here are some great Handmade Gifts that you can make.

25 ADORABLE Handmade Gifts under $5! These are AMAZING!!!  #gifts #handmade #christmas

 

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!

 

1

Jersey Knit Bracelet

Lovely!

This would make a perfect gift for any of your girlfriends.

You can choose the colors and recycle t-shirts that you have around the house.

Cheap and cute!

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tutorial

 

2

Paper Clip Earrings Tutorial

This is a brilliant idea… and the possibilities are endless.

Love it!

 

 

 3

Printed Candles

Who doesn’t love a candle?

Think about how many different stamps you could use to customize this project.

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4

 Hot Chocolate Art!

What a great gift for neighbors and teachers…

I am personally a hot chocolate lover so this would make a great gift for me ;)

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5

Tile Coaster

You can buy these plain tiles at Home Depot for under a dollar.

I’ve seen them with family pictures also… Way cute!

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6

Bow Belt

I was amazed how easy this tutorial was.

I want to make this bow belt in every color possible for my girls…

So Pretty!

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7

Paper Plate Clock

I thought this would make a great gift for teachers and the children can actually make them.

Fast, easy and useful!

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8

Mason Jar Sewing Kit

We all have a sister, grandma, mom or friend that loves to sew…

You can purchase the sewing kits at the Dollar Store… and oh my goodness can I say ADORABLE?

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9

Sugar Cubes

I featured these sweeties a while ago.

You can make a ton of them for few bucks and give them in a cute little bag

I don’t know… the gift card could say: “Have a sweet ___________”

{Christmas, Birthday, Anniversary}

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10

Party Mix

 This would make such a fun and delicious gift…

Those Santa hats are killing me!

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11

Bird Nest Necklaces

Ooh Cuteness!

Am I the only one that is in love with these beauties?

Give me one!

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 12

Spa Scrubbie and Tropical Bath Tea Soak

Do I need to say anything else?

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13

Bread in a Bottle

I love bread… and I can see that this one will look, smell and taste delicious!

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14

Badge or Key Holder

I actually made this one for my kid’s teachers last year but I think it would be a perfect gift also for coworkers.

I still use mine everyday to hold my keys.

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15

Tea Cup Lights

Thrift Stores have a huge collection of vintage and antique tea cups.

What a nice sweet gift these little candles would make.

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16

Fabric Scrap Keychain

CLEVER!

Honestly I am upset that I didn’t think about this!

LUV them! 

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17

Believe Washer Necklaces

…But I did think about these.

You can customize them with names, dates, words, even colors…

Easy to make!

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18

Lovely Wax Lumieres

Shut the front door!

I am giving this one to myself.

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19

Reversible Cup Sleeves

Everyone should have a bunch of these cuties in their cars.

 

Adorable? Yes

Cheap? Yes

Easy? Yes

Do I want a bunch of them?

Yes… yes… YES!

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20

Mix things up!

COOKIES… are always a perfect gift!

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21

Beautiful Bookmarks

Wait… I think I am in love!

Do you know how many single earrings I have?

during the years I have lost dozen of earrings now I know why I kept the other ones.

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22

Baking Kit

Give away all those cute extra cupcake liners that you have collected.

Love mix match colors!

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23

…Money …money …money!

 OK we all have done it… you forgot someone’s birthday or the cousin that wasn’t coming just showed up!

Fold a bill… make it special and you are safe!

I know you love me ;)

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24

Wrap It!

This idea is perhaps my very favorite.

Fill these gorgeous paper cones with candy,

popcorn, bath salts… whatever you can think of and you have a super cute gift.

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25

Hair Comb

I remember my mom having a ton of hair combs when I was little.

This is such a simple way to make them pop.

A set of them could make such a great little gift.

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So before you go shopping this season make a list and check it twice…

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You’ll be surprised how much you can make with so little…

As I always say …make it beYOUtiful … make it YOUnique … make it EXTRAORDINARY!

 

For more ideas make sure to check these other

25 Handmade Gifts Under $5

 25 Handmade Gifts under 5 Dollars at the36thavenue.com These are super affordable and gorgeous gift ideas with links to tutorials.

 

Handmade Gifts Part 2

 …And 25 Handmade Gifts Under $5 Part 3!

 

Have fun!

Besos!

Desirée

 

Desiree
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389 Responses to 25 Handmade Gifts Under $5

  1. Cindy says:

    Love your ideas!

  2. Hannah says:

    The ideas on all three parts of “25 Gifts Under $5″ are just wonderful! Once I’m done with (school) finals, making these is going up on the priority list for certain! xD Thanks a bunch for sharing!

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