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.
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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How To Make Earrings Easily From Air Dry Clay

How To Make Earrings Easily From Air Dry Clay

Everyone should learn how to make earrings at some point in their life. Since so many people wear earrings, that makes them an easy gift to give. But no one wants just plain earrings. That's why I'm going to teach you how to make earrings out of air dry clay with this...

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How To Make Really Pretty (& Inexpensive) Seashell Wind Chimes

How To Make Really Pretty (& Inexpensive) Seashell Wind Chimes

Don't you just love wind chimes? I sure do! Every time I hear the soft clanking noise my mind drifts off to a relaxing day at the beach. Because, not only do they look great but they sound wonderful too! You see, these easy DIY wind chimes not only make great gifts,...

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How To Make A Climbing Plant Into A Topiary Gift

How To Make A Climbing Plant Into A Topiary Gift

Don't you just love a pretty topiary? I'm always reminded of the story of The Secret Garden when I see a topiary. While I don't think there was actually any topiaries in the story, I guess it's the fairy tale look and the dreamy tendrils of the plant that reminds me...

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How To Make The Prettiest Custom Bracelet In Just Minutes

How To Make The Prettiest Custom Bracelet In Just Minutes

If you love a custom bracelet, then I've got just the DIY project for you! Recently, I was purchasing something for my husband online when this ad popped up for these beautiful stone bracelets. I couldn't believe how pretty they were and then I checked the price. WOW,...

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How To Make Vintage Glass Cake Stands For The Greatest Gift

How To Make Vintage Glass Cake Stands For The Greatest Gift

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...

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Painting Plates To Make The Best Celebration Gift

Painting Plates To Make The Best Celebration Gift

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...

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How To Make The Best DIY Tile Serving Tray

How To Make The Best DIY Tile Serving Tray

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...

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Fun, Easy (And Inexpensive) Gift Basket Ideas For Mom

Fun, Easy (And Inexpensive) Gift Basket Ideas For Mom

Gift Baskets For Women!  Looking for a great Mother's Day Gift Idea?  We've got easy and affordable Gift Basket for Women ideas that won't break the bank! Most of these items can be found at your local dollar store or Walmart! Use your creativity and your knowledge of...

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Mani-Pedi Gift in a Jar

Mani-Pedi Gift in a Jar

Mason Jar Gift Idea: Mani-Pedi in a Jar A thoughtful gift doesn't have to cost a lot. Small items and a cute presentation can put a big smile on your recipient's face as much as (if not more than) a big, expensive gift. For this gift, we collected several small items...

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