37 Wonderful Homemade Gifts For less Than $10

I’m really excited to feature Tips Bulletin’s homemade gift roundup today! The ideas are fabulous and you’ll be sure to find the right DIY gift for everyone on your list. I’ve already decided who to give a themed gift box to and there are a lot of people I know who will love the teacup lights. I will be a busy DIY bee this Holiday season! What gifts will you make first?

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Tips Bulletin – 37 Wonderful Homemade Gifts For less Than $10

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7 Easy DIY Mason Jar Gift Ideas

I won’t tell you how many days till Christmas…I’m sure you’ve already counted and figured out that it’s not that far. How did that happen?! It was New Years like yesterday. In case you’re starting to think about gifts already, what to buy or make, The Daily South has come up with some adorable mason jar ideas that everyone on your list is sure to love! I would love to get any one of them, especially #3.

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The Daily South – 7 Easy DIY Mason Jar Gift Ideas

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35 Easy DIY Gift Ideas Everyone Will Love

In need of a last minute gift? That’s what this awesome roundup is for! Anyone can give a card with money or a gift card but a friend should be more creative! I like money, but I would still rather have a nice gift that someone picked out. The candy bar and sucker bouquets are super ‘sweet!’ Haha-get it? The gift in a cup is another one of my favs. I gave a few of them for Christmas last year and they were a huge hit! I can’t wait to try some more of these ideas this year.

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Listotic – 35 Easy DIY Gift Ideas Everyone Will Love

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Architecture Art Design has a brilliant roundup that I am so excited to feature! If you love mason jars as much as I do, you will love it too. I am always amazed at how many things there are to do with mason jars! Here are 40 DIYs for organization, crafts, home decor, gardening, cooking, and gifts that are easy and awesome. I’m going to try the s’mores in a jar and wall sconces. Swoon.

Project pictured above: Maple Leaf Mason Jar Tutorial

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Architecture Art Design – 40 Easy Things To Do With Mason Jars

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21 Tips For Sharpie Marker Cups

I absolutely love these mugs! They make the best personalized gifts. I think everyone is on board with them. Even Starbucks has kits for making your own (but for $$$$$). Craftaholics Anonymous has the best roundup and I am excited to feature them here today! If you tried to make a mug I bet attempt #1 wasn’t perfect but the rest can be thanks to all these tips. Learn from other DIYers successes and failures and make yours perfect! Trial and error is the best teacher right?

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CraftaholicsAnonymous – 21 Tips For DIY Sharpie Marker Mugs

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Holiday Mason Jar Crafts Roundup

Mason jars make awesome gifts. Everything looks better in them. The Shabby Creek Cottage has pulled together a ton of options and ideas for us. Winner! I can’t get over how cute these are. 100+ ideas and I know that there are more out there. I am definitely holding on to this one.

Here’s the link to The Shabby Creek Cottage’s full roundup: TheShabbyCreekCottage: 101+ Mason Jar Crafts

Mason jars don’t need to be thrown away after you’ve used their contents. Actually they are very useful jars which have a lots of things you can do with them. This guide will look at Mason jar craft ideas so you can make the most out of your used jars.

Snow shaker

A really fun use for used jars is as a snow shaker. To make a show shaker with a jar you will need:

– Plastic models for winter scene
– Polystyrene ball
– Ribbon
– Jar
– Snow Flakes
– Glue
– Mod Podge

Start by cutting the polystyrene ball in half and then covering in mod podge. You can then cover in a small amount of the fake snow to improve its appearance. Repeat this process with any other plastic models that you want to put into the snow shaker.

Glue all of the models into the lid of the jar so that they will be inside the jar when you have put the lid on. Add water and fake snow flakes to top the jar up with. Then when you turn the jar upside down you can make it snow.

DIY Hour Glass

The DIY Hour glass is a very attractive project which is simple to achieve. To make the DIY hourglass you will need:

– Two jars the same shape and size – these can be purchased from hobby stores
– Sand
– Off cut of wood
– Drill
– Small drill bit
– Strong Glue

The first thing that you will need to do is take both of the lids from the jars and glue them together. To do this simply put a small amount of the strong glue around the edge of both lids. Then press them together, try to make sure that the lids line up correctly.

After gluing, leave the lids somewhere to dry for at least 24 hours. Then you will need to use a drill with a small drill bit to drill a hole that’s roughly in the centre of the lids. Use your piece of wood to protect whatever surface you are drilling on.

Fill one jar with sand so that it is two thirds full. Then screw the lid on. Tip the empty jar upside down and screw it in place. This might not be very accurate, but you can time how long it takes for the sand to run through the hour glass to get some indication of cooking times in the kitchen.

Granola in a Jar

Granola in a jar would make an ideal gift for anyone who like to eat cereals. To make the jar look unique, you can mask and paint it using enamel paint.

You will need:

– Enamel Paint
– Vinyl
– Mason jar – quart sized
– Alcohol

Cut the design out of vinyl that you want to appear on the jar. Then stick this to the jar. This acts as a mask and will prevent the paint from covering the whole surface.

Paint the jar with the enamel paint. You will need to do several coats to get a good finish. Make sure you leave the jar to dry completely in between coats, otherwise you will get streaks.

When the paint has dried, remove the vinyl sticker mask to reveal the jar in all its glory. Glue and glitter can be used to jazz up the lid of the jar to make it look much more special. You can even print homemade labels to make the granola look professional.

The granola itself is made from:

– Oats – 2 cups
– Almonds – 1/2 cup
– 2 Tablespoons of Honey
– 2 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil
– Half a cup of coconut powder

Melt coconut oil, add honey and the mix together. Then mix the oats and almonds together and bake for around 15 minutes at 325 degrees. When cooled, mix all the other ingredients together to make your granola. Pour this into the jar to make a fantastic gift.

You could also use your decorated jars for many other things, including candy and chocolate.

Additional Resources: Looking for more mason jar craft ideas?
Don’t miss this article by Mason Jar Love and also this one from Country Living.

Homemade Eco-Friendly Soaps

Making Soap is surprisingly easy. It isn’t right that stores sell it for such ridiculous prices! Boooo. It’s affordable to make, fun, and the end product makes great gifts. I love that it can be personalized too. Use your favorite essential oils to get some delicious smelling suds. Fab You Bliss has a great tutorial to get your soap-making-journey underway.

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Fab You Bliss – How To Make Pretty Eco-Friendly Soaps For Favors, Shower Gifts, Or Just Because

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