I need some ideas for DIY gifts that aren't food and cheap to make

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MrsHotPink:  I don’t know how cheap cheao is to you, but how about glass etching? 12 glasses from the dollar sotre  = $12 (you can probably go cheaper at Walmart)

Glass etching beginner kit on Amazon for about $20 including postage (the cheaper ones aren’t prime eligable). Extra stencil, e.g. letters is about $6-8

Present for all 12 for under $40, or just over $3 per gift.

 

 

 

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Homemade ornaments? Lots of ideas there… you could bake some clay in a Christmasy shape and paint it, stain some blocks of wood with the year on it, fill some empty clear ornaments with colourful paper or ribbons, etc

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

@MrsHotPink:  I always got hand lotion and candles from my coworkers for xmas. Pretty cheap when you get it at the dollar store or Walmart.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

This lady at my old store put hot cocoa mix with mini marshmellows in a [what I’m assuming is] a dollar store mug & I actually still have it & think of her/my old store when I use it!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m sorry but nobody appreciates handmade gifts. Thrift store is full of them come New Year’s.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

@MrsHotPink:  I love these DIY clip frames. They’re cheap and easy to make. You could make 12 for around $15 or so. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@secretwife:  Really? I frequently get compliments on the lovely scarves my friends made me last year, and the photo album/ scrapbook my Grandmother spent 6 months making me has been one of my favourite posessions for years.

@MrsHotPink:  Don’t thank me. I stole the idea off reddit this morning. I will go find the source…

Here it is. Asked by a teenager and some food ones, but still helpful: http://www.reddit.com/r/Frugal/comments/1s7to4/hi_im_a_teenager_with_very_little_spending_money/

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

These are for employees? The only gift I would appreciate from my employer is a gift card and a sincere thanks for the work I had done,  or if my employer brought in lunch for us. 

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