Last year I ran a series here sharing Homemade Gift Ideas for Less Than $5. I wanted to remind you of these ideas just in case any of them will help you out with your gift giving this Christmas!
Many of these ideas came from you last year. It was so much fun to hear from you and learn from your skills and creativity. If you are working on anything this year, take some pictures, write down instructions, and send them my way. If I feel your idea will benefit my readers, I’d love to post it! If your gift idea costs less than $5, that’s an added bonus we’ll all appreciate. Saving money is always a plus. If your craft is Laura friendly (can be made by a five-year old), all the better. But seeing as most of you are better at crafting than I, we’ll accept even the ideas with instructions that make me pucker up my forehead. (Decoupage? What’s decoupage?)
Below you’ll find links for 15 homemade gift ideas. They all cost less than $5, and some are much less than that! Some are gifts of food, some require a little more skill, all are fun to make and receive!
15 Homemade Gifts for Less Than $5
Instant Oatmeal in a Jar
Sensory Bottles for Infants and Toddlers
Non-Toxic Bubble Bath
Wrapped Candy Bars
No-Sew Rice Heating Pads
Pinecone Holiday Decor
Homemade Seasoned Salt with Recipe Cards
Easy Fabric Bracelets
And a reminder of our latest ideas shared this year:
Stir-and-Pour Bread Mix in a Jar
Lavender Oatmeal Bath Bags
Christmas Potpourri Pouch
Chai Tea Kit
Do you make a lot of homemade gifts? I’d love to hear more about gifts you make! If it works for you, take some pictures of your projects and send them to me along with instructions for how to put them together. They will be fun to feature here!
Nathana Clay says
I’ve been thinking about the oatmeal idea! I am debating between that or granola . . . Our church secretary is very healthy, so I wanted to make her a goodie basket with granola or oatmeal in a jar, Christmas trail mix, and maybe some spice cookies. :)
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These would make great gifts for Sunday School teachers! Thanks for the awesome list!
Two easy handmade gifts coming from our house this year are:
1) Gold-handled wooden spoons – Stick handles through hole in a cardboard box and spray w gold spray paint. Wooden spoons were 5 for 88 cents at our Wal-Mart.
2) Flannel hand warmers – Sew around edge of 2 (5″) squares of flannel sandwiched together, leave hole to turn. Fill 3/4 full w dry rice and sew hole closed. Microwave a pair for 45 seconds for toasty fingers!).