Handmade Gifts Under $5

It's no secret that money is tight-- but I firmly believe that finances do not have the power to ruin Christmas! For the last several months, I've been gathering clever, yet inexpensive gift ideas. Not only will they go under our own tree this year, but once again, the children will help make a few handmade presents for the cousin gift-exchange! All of these can be made for under $5, using items you probably already have around the house:

No.1 Wooden Disk Memory Game; No.2 Paper Mache Puppets; No.3 Box of Super-heros {or princesses}; No.4 Play Forest; No.5 Button Monogram

No.6 Baked Marble Necklaces; No.7 Bean Bag Toss; No.8 Freezer Paper Stencil Shirt; No.9 Angry Birds Bowling

Remember that often, the key to keeping costs down is to select something you already have supplies for, or  choose an idea or two and make it in bulk {for neighbors, cousins, friends, etc}. Happy creating!

For past Christmas ideas, see A Gift Guide: Little Luxuries, A Gift Guide: Handmade Gifts, A Gift Guide: Zero Cost, and A Gift Guide: For the Kids.


Apis Melliflora said...

Number 5 is my favorite. We have a jar of buttons that's growing slowly every year. Who knows what they will become some day.

Two of my favorite handmade gifts: a blue jean quilt and summer t-shirt pillow cases.

You are so good at follow through on your idea. So, I'm sure they will be a hit!

Crys said...

This awesome. Gifts have been on my mind, this will hopefully give me the push I needed to actually start making them.

Miggy said...

Such a great roundup! Cost effective and still very cool/stylish looking. Good job Mom.

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