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:
- Easy to obtain supplies – Supplies you might already have on hand or can easily be found the same day you want to make it.
- Easy to make – Supplies are easy to work with so you could do the craft with your kids.
- 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.
- Cheap to make – You should be able to make each project without spending more than $10.
- Substantial – Each gift is “big” enough that you’ll feel confident giving it alone and not having to add a gift card to it.
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Don't you just love using a Glass Pitcher for holidays and dinner parties? Having one just for water feels very fancy. I fill it with lemon or orange slices and it looks so pretty. But the prettiest ones I've seen lately are glass etched with a monogram. Oh, my! I...read more
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...read more
It may sound kinda crazy, but vanilla extract makes a wonderful gift. Expecially for someone who has it all. It's one of the easiest things to make and it can be given any time of year. But what's so great about it, is that the process for making the homemade vanilla...read more
Blank tea towels are so versatile. They not only look fresh and clean, but they wash up and hold up well too. But the best thing about them is you can customize them to make great gifts! Who doesn't love a customized gift?! I know I sure do! Originally used in the...read more
Are you excited to learn how to make a super easy and fabulous DIY Tile Serving Tray? Now I know what you are thinking...a serving tray? Yes! Not only are they incredibly functional as a real tray, but they are great items for organizing and super helpful at keeping...read more
Painting plates is not as hard as you think it is. You don't even need an art degree to make these Celebration Plates! I've found a great way to make some simple painted plates that don't take a lot of time or talent to do. You can produce these easy painted plates in...read more
There's just something about some vintage glass cake stands that I absolutely love. Glass is timeless and there are so many uses to cake stands that go way beyond just holding a cake. But who wouldn't want a big, beautiful chocolate cake on a vintage glass cake stand...read more
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...read more