$10 or less DIY homemade gifts (Day 8 of 31 days to take the Stress out of Christmas)

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Today let’s talk about some more gift ideas.  We already covered 15+ teacher gifts and Non-food gifts in jars but today let’s talk about $10 or less DIY homemade gifts.  You guys… I seriously want to make one of each of these for ME! Smile  I think you will really love some of these ideas and find one for pretty much every one your list (except maybe the guys but look for some ideas for them later.)

$10 or less DIY Homemade Gifts

I love these tea towels by Myra at My Blessed Life.    I think I need to make some for me! Smile 


DIY Infinity Scarf


And these wood slice ornaments – LOVE!  I would love to do a rustic Christmas theme one year and use lots of wood, burlap, pinecones, etc.  Upcycled Treasures has some tips on how to buy or cut your wood to make these. 


These ric-rac rings are super cute!  And you could make a few in different colors for a gift or make them into a hair clip or pin. 

I adore this Joy to the World sign.  Only problem with all these cute gifts is I think I would have to make one of every one for me too.  Great tutorial on how to make this and if you don’t have a silhouette machine, you would probably find a stencil to do this with too. 


I just love upcycled projects and these jersey knit bracelets are very cute and hip!  Perfect for some younger people on your gift list (although I am not exactly young and would love them too! Smile)

jersey knit bracelet

I would have never guessed this necklace was made from plastic canvas – so cute! 


I am just loving all these cute DIY jewelry options – like this painted wooden bead necklace.


These Owl heat packs are super cute!  I think I would want to enlarge them and make them into a pillow Smile


Spoon ring – made from a 10¢ thrift store spoon!

spoon ring

Mason jar candles


These dish towel aprons are adorable!  And so customizable because you can find such cute dish towels out there.  I don’t know that I could complete one in 10 minutes or less but definitely in 20-30 minutes.

10-min-dish towel apron

These wooden blocks are made from a 2×4 and scrapbook paper – definitely cheap and easy to do!


I absolutely love this idea!  It’s year long art – and it’s all ready for you just to print.  Print 7 – 4×6 prints of these cute graphics Eighteen 25 has created and then pick up a cute frame to put them in.  They can be changed out all throughout the year.  Seriously downloading these for me right now Smile

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Make this jute wrapped monogram for someone. 

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You could make photo tile coasters – I am thinking you could use mod podge instead of resin for a cheaper/easier method.


So which one is your favorite?  Who could you give some of these gifts to?  Or which one are you totally going to make for yourself?


  1. I love these ideas, thanks for sharing. I love the owls but wasn’t able to connect to the web site for the to do, can you help me? Thanks

  2. This is a fabulous round-up….so many fun, fun gift ideas that anyone is sure to love. Thank you so much for including our Ric Rac Ring! Have a great day! 🙂
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  3. You would need to use resin for sure for the coasters…mod podge gets all goopy when you place a drink on the coaster and the condensation drips down.

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