GIFTS THAT WON'T BREAK THE BANK

If you have a giving heart then these gifts are for you. They will allow you to show your appreciation and give a thoughtful, creative, gift without spending a ton of money (or buying a gift card). Each homemade gift you'll find here has to meet 5 stipulations in order to maximize your money and make it easy for a busy mom to do:

  1. Easy to obtain supplies –  Supplies you might already have on hand or can easily be found the same day you want to make it.
  2. Easy to make –  Supplies are easy to work with so you could do the craft with your kids.
  3. Quick to make –  Can be made in 30 minutes or less so it’s possible to make this gift in the middle of the night to give tomorrow.
  4. Cheap to make – You should be able to make each project without spending more than $10.
  5. Substantial – Each gift is “big” enough that you’ll feel confident giving it alone and not having to add a gift card to it.
How To Make The Best Etched Pyrex Baking Dishes

How To Make The Best Etched Pyrex Baking Dishes

Don't you just love Pyrex baking dishes? Not only are they so easy to use and to clean up, but they can make great gifts too! Did you know that you can glass etch them? You can! That's why I decided to make this DIY etched casserole dish for a gift this year! And this...

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How To Make Cute Drinking Glasses – The Best Mason Jar Craft

How To Make Cute Drinking Glasses – The Best Mason Jar Craft

What would we do without our mason jar craft ideas?!! I don't know about you, but I love mason jars! They are just so useful for so many purposes including on the go drinks! I love having a drink with me wherever I go so that I save money! Recently I needed a gift for...

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How To Make The Best Cutting Board For Gifts This Year

How To Make The Best Cutting Board For Gifts This Year

The best cutting boards are the ones you use for ages. The one my mother still has to this day is the one I used to chop veggies on when I was a kid. How is it that a piece of aged and worn wood brings some comfort and memories to you each time you grab to use it? I...

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The Best Homemade Flavored Salt Recipes You'll Love To Make

The Best Homemade Flavored Salt Recipes You'll Love To Make

Last year my husband James was given some of the best flavored salts for Christmas and I knew they were super expensive so I learned how to create some homemade flavored salt recipes to include in my gift giving this year. The thought of licorice salt sounded...

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How To Make A Monogrammed Waterproof Tote Bag

How To Make A Monogrammed Waterproof Tote Bag

Have you ever wished you had a waterproof tote bag? Believe it or not, but the Sunshine State where I live has a LOT of rain. It never fails that I head somewhere with my tote bag full of either library books or snacks and I need to sit it down and it gets all soaken...

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How To Make The Best Personalized Makeup Bags In Minutes

How To Make The Best Personalized Makeup Bags In Minutes

I'm convinced that personalized makeup bags might just be the best thing ever. They have SO many uses. Little zippered bags are such great organizers and keep all the small things you need contained. To make this DIY no-sew makeup bag you'll use something you probably...

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How To Easily Create A No-Sew Custom Scarf

How To Easily Create A No-Sew Custom Scarf

What's warm and cozy and looks great...a Custom Scarf! Scarves sure have come back into style as not only something to keep you warm and cozy, but as a great fashion piece too. From infinity to blanket scarves, they just look so great and can be useful too. But this...

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How To Make Simple Aprons Without Sewing

How To Make Simple Aprons Without Sewing

There is nothing like a bunch of us girls in the kitchen with our aprons on working on our holiday baking list. And of course we're listening to Christmas music and there's always a bit of silly dancing happening too. It's such a special time together. I always say,...

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How To Make The Cutest Monogrammed Welcome Mat

How To Make The Cutest Monogrammed Welcome Mat

Do you know of someone you love with a worn out welcome mat? No, I'm not talking about their attitude...I'm talking about making some great gifts this year! Welcome mats are the first thing that make people feel welcome into your home.  So let's make a great DIY...

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How To Make The Best Swarovski Crystal Sun Catcher Gifts

How To Make The Best Swarovski Crystal Sun Catcher Gifts

I love Swarovski crystal sun catchers, don't you?! They just bring in so much light and magic to a room, that it makes my heart skip a beat. Do you have a sun catcher memory? Mine goes back to my grandmothers living room. She had beautiful crystal sun catchers in...

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How To Make The Easiest Family Command Center

How To Make The Easiest Family Command Center

Do you have a command center in your home? We do and it's amazing! From writing notes and stashing mail and keys, it's a great way to stay organized with the craziness of life. But what better gift to help your mommy friends and family stay organized than by giving...

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How To Make A DIY Pom Pom Fleece Blanket Gift

How To Make A DIY Pom Pom Fleece Blanket Gift

Have you ever received a DIY Pom Pom Fleece Blanket? I've received several and there's nothing like receiving such a warm and cozy gift. So why wouldn't you want to give such a warm and cozy gift too? Well I've come up with a way to make an easy no sew fleece blanket...

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How To Make Handmade Traveler's Notebooks For Great Gifts

How To Make Handmade Traveler's Notebooks For Great Gifts

With all the traveling my friends and family do, I knew I needed to make some handmade traveler's notebooks for them for gifts. I have made a simple travel notebook before, and I loved the way they turned out. It's so much fun to add all of the great things you find...

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The Best Personalized Jewelry Box You Can Make This Year

The Best Personalized Jewelry Box You Can Make This Year

I've always loved a personalized jewelry box ever since I was little. I was given one when I was little and I had it for the longest time. But what makes a personalized jewelry box so special? The thought that it was handmade and painted just for you? Or the time that...

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How To No-Sew The Best Heating Pad For Great Gifts

How To No-Sew The Best Heating Pad For Great Gifts

What makes the best heating pad? Besides one that works, one that is handmade, of course! I still have several my grandmother made me a long time ago. Not only do they still work great, but they are a great memory of my lovely grandmother each time I use them. Since...

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How To Make Surprisingly Easy Tea Light Holders

How To Make Surprisingly Easy Tea Light Holders

Don't you just love the light that comes from tea light holders? Candlelight is magical. But getting a candle as a gift makes it even more special - especially one like this that keeps on giving! These DIY holders are such a great gift. Not only can you customize it...

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How To Make The Cutest Cross Body Bag Today

How To Make The Cutest Cross Body Bag Today

If you like to make custom items as gifts for your friends and family, then you'll love making the cutest cross body bag this year for them, OR yourself! I love using a cross body bag becuase it allows me to have my hands free to hold children's hands while running...

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How To Make An Inexpensive DIY Rustic Coat Rack With Hooks

How To Make An Inexpensive DIY Rustic Coat Rack With Hooks

Looking for a DIY Rustic Coat Rack for your walls or to make for a useful gift this year? Well, I've got you covered! This DIY Rustic Coat Rack is the best thing to keep things off the ground so you don't trip over them. Who doesn't love to be more organized?!!  I...

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