13 Gifts to Make for Under $10


Cheap presents for Christmas under $10 to make that are useful and cool homemade gifts.  Some of the inexpensive gifts to make include waterless snow globes, hand warmers, iPad sleeve, chalkboard, hand towels, peppermint sugar scrub, magnets and a recipe book.

Gifts to Make for Under $10

As always, the Tip Junkie Homemade Gifts site has hundreds of pictured tutorials with free patterns for Homemade Gifts Under $10 to Make, so you can always search there if you’re looking for something specific. {wink}

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DIY Christmas Gift

1.  Anthropologie Inspired Snow Globes ~ Give a handmade, vintage mason jar snow globe or terrarium as a Christmas gift. This gift is easy for kids to make for parents and grandparents, and they’ll love being able to pick out their own decorations for the globes.

Christmas Candle

2.  DIY Candle ~ Turn a plain candle from drab to fab with this tutorial.  Simply transfer a napkin to a plain candle with a heated spoon.  It’s that easy!


Gifts for Women

3.  Homemade Hand Warmers ~ Baby it’s gonna get cold outside.  These darling felt hand warmers are sure to keep you warm for the rapidly approaching cold season.  And, perfect to give as gifts!  Download the free templates which include a heart, a football, a ball (basketball, softball, soccer), a smaller circle, and a top hat.  Something for everyone.  The cute instruction tags are also available to download for free.

Felt Making

4.  Felt iPad Sleeve ~ Know someone who lucked out and scored an iPad?  Use this great tutorial to make them a custom cover to keep it safe in their purse or backpack.

Under $10 Christmas Gift

5.  DIY Chalkboard ~ Check out this clever idea for a chalkboard!  An 8′ 2×12″ piece of plywood was cut to make 6 chalkboards.  The rest was simply sanding, staining, painting and adding the finial.  It’s perfect for writing to do lists or just little love notes to your family!

Gifts for under $10
6.  Sharpie Art Gift Set ~ Give a “A Mug A Love” with this adorable stenciled mug!  A Silhouette stencil was used and filled in with an oil-based Sharpie marker.  Pair it with hot cocoa, coffee or tea.

Handlebar Mustache

7.  Handlebar Mustache Coasters ~ Add some character to some ordinary cork coasters from your local craft store.  All you need is acrylic paint and a steady hand.

8.  Hand Painted Christmas Dish Towels ~ Aren’t these dish towels festive and fabulous?!  White cotton fabric was hand painted  with Jacquard Lumiere paints and a basic sewing machine stitch was used.  You can use masking tape for the ‘JOY’ letters.

Christmas Gift DIY

9.  DIY Recipe Book ~  A really simple upcycle of a cheap notebook using paint, paper clips and cute scrapbook paper.

DIY Christmas Gift

10.  Tiny Polaroid Magnets {DIY Christmas Presents} ~ This is a fabulous tutorial on how to create tiny magnets with Polaroids of your favorite pictures. Great to make and give to your friends and family this Christmas! With a helpful tutorial, you’ll have a meaningful and creative gift to give this year!

11.  Sewing Kit in a Jar ~ This Sewing Kit in a Jar is the perfect gift for the sewer in your life. Easily personalize your gift with the recipients favorite colors by altering the fabric on the lid.  You can also stencil a picture on the jar.  Isn’t the Barbie silhouette fab?!

10 Gifts under $10

12.  Peppermint Sugar Scrub ~ Peppermint Sugar Scrubs are easy to make, package adorably and are good for your skin! Plus, they are the perfect holiday homemade gift! Here’s an easy-peasy, Peppermint sugar scrub recipe (with a FREE printable tag) that’s perfect for gift giving this holiday season!

13.  S’mores Cake in a Jar {Homemade Gift for Teachers} ~ You don’t have to go camping to have this delicious treat!  What could be better than ooey gooey chocolatey s’mores?!

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Thanks Ladies. I just adore these homemade gift ideas! Feel free to grab my “I was featured on Tip Junkie” blog button. You earned it! {knuckle bumps}

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We’re continuing our Christmas in July with more amazing pictured tutorials for homemade gifts, DIY decorating, free printables, and recipes.

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If you love these homemade tutorials– then you’ll find a THOUSAND more just as creative over on the Tip Junkie Christmas and Homemade Gifts site!


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