Right now the Homan family finances are tighter than we’re used to. When we got married, we had two incomes. Now, we have one part-time income and my husband’s in school. Also, we have a baby. Lots of transitions happened in the last year – most of them pretty happy. All of them have had an impact on our budget.
Where am I going with this? Well, just because money’s tight, doesn’t mean you can’t give gifts that people enjoy. That’s why I’ve scoured Pinterest looking for cheap, DIY gifts that aren’t completely lame.
(she actually has a $10 and $15 presents, but I really like the $5 one best!)
This idea is so simple and elegant! You could also use paint or sharpie if you don’t have a wood burning kit just lying around.
Provides hours of fun for only a few dollars!
Some people are endlessly creative! These gloves are not only cute, but super useful.
These are originally supposed to be Valentines gifts, but who doesn’t need warmer hands in December?
Features cinnamon spice and chocolate versions.
The color possibilities are endless with these!
Don’t you just love when some clever person figures out how to make the garish timeless? So cheap, and so cute!
I actually received one of these a few years ago. It is adorable and sits right by my sink. It keeps things so much cleaner!
These are perfect for aches, pains, or just plain relaxation.
Make a set for a few dollars! These looks really professional, but they’re super easy to make.
Basic sewing skills required, but super practical and super cute!
This is another craft I was gifted a few years ago. I use mine all the time!
You could use just about any dish for this – I received a pie pan with an apple pie recipe on it for my wedding.
Used for anything from beauty to cooking, this delicately scented and flavored DIY is a unique gift.
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