It is time to start the gift making for the Holiday season.

You have asked me for my 25 Handmade Gifts Under 5 Dollars for this year.

Finally here are my 25 top picks. They are affordable, easy and meaningful gifts.

I hope you love them as much as I do.



Duct Tape Jewelry

Shut UP!

These are so awesome.

I could not believe they were made with tape!

tutorial by Brit + CO.



DIY Book Business Card Holder

You can even give it holding family pictures…

I am making one for my own office.

tutorial by Morning Creativity



Gorgeous DIY Button Rings

The tutorial for these rings are great and super easy to follow.

I love the fact that you can make a bunch of them with mixed and matched buttons.

Do you take the buttons off from old ruined clothes before you throw them away?

My mom always did!

tutorial by Lana Red



Lavender Sachet

Sweet, timeless, classic, perfect!

tutorial by What. No mints?



Mustache Cup Cozy

Who doesn’t like a mustache!

This is such a cute and fun project… I would love to receive this!

tutorial by luvin the mommy hood



DIY Clay Chain Necklace

Oh my goodness… super hip, modern, easy and cute!


tutorial by Herry Happened



Handwritten Recipes into Tea Towels


Turn handwritten recipes (your mom’s handwriting? your grandma’s?) into tea towels.

This is one of those gifts that can mean the world to a loved one.

tutorial by Spoonflower



DIY Ribbon Bracelet

I made this bracelet in less than 10 minutes.

Every time I wear it I get a ton of compliments.


tutorial by The 36th AVENUE



Pre-punched craft paper wrapped around a glass cylinder.

You can find these  glass cylinders at the Dollar Store.

So clever and beautiful!

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DIY Recycle Jewelry

You will never look at a wooden ruler in the same way again.


tutorial by Gio Gio Scrap




DIY Vinyl Bowls

I love anything retro.

Almost every single thrift store sells all vinyl records.

This is a perfect gift for a music lover… So fun and creative!

tutorial by by Morning Creativity



Cross stitch paper cup

The cutest cross stitch ever!

Make this tiny  cup and fill it up with candy.

So sweet!

tutorial by Estéfi Machado



DIY Hot Pads

What I love about these Hot Pads is that you can get them al The Dollar Store,

just add some fabric to give them a quick makeover and you are ready to go.


Add a treat and you have a super cute gift!

Tutorial by The 36th AVENUE



Hand Painted Pasta Charms

This has to be one of my favorites.

You can use the bows to make charms for necklaces, hair clips, or decorate bookmarks.



Tutorial by Made With Love



Cookie Cutter Pin Cushion

This is the first one of two Pin Cushions in this post.

I could not resist the vintage look of these ones.

tutorial over at  Country Living



DIY Cork Key

Awesome? Yes

Simple? Yes

Perfect? Yes!

tutorial  by Morning Creativity



Water Bottle Stylish Cuff Bracelets

yes you heard me right… these are made with water bottles.

Choose the fabric and have fun giving these ones!

tutorial over at Canadian Family



DIY Decorated Pebbles

I am in love with this DIY… so pretty.


tutorial by Helena from Craft & Creativity



DIY Paperclip Name Card Holders

I chose this one because they can make the cutest picture holders.

Perfect gift for the crafters in your life.

tutorial by House of Earnest.



DIY Soap Wraps

Sometimes it is not what you give but how you give it.

I love these painted drop cloth soap wraps.

tutorial by Live Laugh Rowe




Hand Printed Mug

This would make a great custom gift.

The Dollar Store sells white mugs all the time.

Use color sharpies or the classic black and white to give the mugs the look you love.

You can add a package of hot chocolate inside and a little bag of marshmallows.


tutorial by Albernathy Crafts



Stamped Air Dry Clay Pendant

You can make a bunch of these pendants in just minutes.

I love that you can stamp anything you like on them to make them more special.

tutorial by The 36th AVENUE



Jewelry Holder

Any old frame will do!

Paint it, add some chicken wire and you have the perfect gift for the fashionistas!

tutorial by The 36th AVENUE



Super adorable DIY Pin Cushion

What I love about these projects is that they can be made with fabric scraps that you already have.


tutorial by Lou Loves This.



DIY Glass Head Sewing Pins

You can even combine this next idea with number 24.

Make adorable pins using beads.

tutorial by How Did You Make This?1

If you are hungry for more ideas make sure to check out

25 Handmade Gifts Under $5 Part 1 here

25 Handmade Gifts for under 5 dollars at

and 25 Handmade Gifts Part 2 here



All of these projects are extraordinary!

Now I better let you go time to get busy and make some gifts.



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39 Responses to 25 Handmade Gifts Part 3

  1. Mollie says:

    Really good ideas, Desiree! I love the duct tape jewelry!

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