Ten Dollar DIY Great Gift Ideas

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Episode 244

Here are Ten Dollar (or less) DIY Great Gift Ideas! Can you really make great gifts that are inexpensive? I have done this for years and you can as well. And guess one, some of these ideas can be made in an hour or less, others take a little more planning, and some of these gift ideas do take talent, but now is the best time to learn. Remember to recruit your friend or your kids and what a fun way to spend the day.

I did this with my grandchildren a few days ago, in about two hours we painted two acrylic paintings. I showed them on a separate piece of paper (and yes, when they asked I “fixed” or adjusted, or demonstrated on their canvas) ways to paint a particular thing. My ten-year-old granddaughter even used a pallet knife and gel with acrylics to give texture to her mountains. What fun we had and this falls into our DIY great gift ideas for under ten dollars.

Arts and Crafts: Ten Dollar or less DIY Great Gift Ideas

  1. Prints you can frame. Purchase the print cheaply, and frames on sale. I like those dimensional frames that have plastic black rims, they made a clean line on the walls and have a “borderless” look.
  2. Paint a picture. Yes, this can be done. Use youtube for tutorials or take a class! Listen to the podcast on gifts kids can make that you actually want to keep for some easy painting ideas.
  3. Hand paint t-shirts with a design or an initial. You can use fabric markers, they work very well.
  4. Create a silk flower arrangement. I love doing this especially in mason jars, or awesome vases you can recycle – use that glue at the bottom that hardens and is transparent. It comes out really nicely. I just purchased gorgeous silk flowers that are white poinsettias, with glitter, and pine cones, a nice sized bunch for $5 at a store and I’m using a vase I no longer want. It came out beautifully.

Jewelry for Ten Dollar or less DIY Great Gift Ideas:

  1. Necklaces: You can buy all sorts of gorgeous beads at the craft store, and they have plenty of knowledgeable staff or instruction manuals.
  2. Bracelets: My daughter made me a black beaded bracelet that had “gold” (fake) spacers. I have a real black onyx necklace that I never wear because I didn’t have a matching bracelet. It looks real! And, I get lots of compliments from it – amazing.

Recipe Books for Ten Dollar or less DIY Great Gift Ideas:

Recipe books are a favorite of mine, in fact, up until recent years, this was my go-to gift and something I loved getting from my children. One year my thoughtful son purchased a non-fiction account of a man searching Europe for the “best” food. I loved it! While it was out of the question to go on a European vacation I was able to enjoy the food and the discussion vicariously through this author. I’m Italian so the best food selection was a hit with me. Can you guess? If you said, “Mediterranian,” then you are right! What a wonderful and thoughtful gift that I treasured and he bought it on sale for $5!

  1. Compile treasured family recipes, handwrite cards and insert into a decorated card holder
  2. Use family recipes and create an online cookbook to have printed. Buy in bulk and save even more.
  3. Purchase a photo album and create recipe memories. Use pictures of actual food and write the recipe in the book.
  4. Use laminated sheets to hold the recipe cards, handwrite or type on the computer and print out.

Homemade Foods for DIY Great Gift Ideas Ten Dollars:

I’ve baked for family and friends for years. If you are a long-time listener of my podcasts and previously my Ultimate Homeschool Expo, you know that baking is my “stress release” – you can typically find me in the kitchen at least once or twice a weak baking my family a treat. So, it is no wonder this is high on my gift giving list. I’ve cut way back on my giving, however –listen to my podcast on overcoming holiday stress here.

  1. Cookie trays
  2. Homemade breads
  3. Homemade cinnamon rolls
  4. Homemade Pumpkin, Banana Nut, Cranberry loaf, etc.

Gift Cards for DIY Great Gift Ideas Ten Dollars:

  1. Offer to babysit for a busy mom.
  2. Car washing
  3. Dinner of your choice ticket
  4. Get off of dish day

Bath and Body for DIY Great Gift Ideas Ten Dollars:

  1. Homemade soaps
  2. Bath salts
  3. Essential oil mix – or roll-ons

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