11 Frugal Work Presents To Make for Co-Workers

Work presents to make for co-workers and colleagues that are chic, cheap, and easy!  These home made gifts are pictured tutorials for bath fizzies, business card holder, air freshener, skin polish, personalized mugs and bread in a jar.

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

Work Present

Business Card Holder {Sewing}

1.  Business Card Holder {Sewing} ~ These handmade business card holders are cute and functional.  Perfect for any girl who carries business cards around and a fun gift for the new graduate that is about to start their first job.

Home Made Gift Ideas
2.  DIY Bath Fizzies ~ Make these homemade bath fizzies using ice cube trays as molds to give them a clean shape.  Place them in a clear jar with some pretty ribbon or lace tied around the top.

Air Freshener
3.  DIY Jar Air Fresheners ~ Make one of these air fresheners for a new neighbor, teacher, or make small ones for bridal/baby shower favors.  Kate says she uses them in her kitchen, bathroom, and next to the diaper pail.  They are so quick and easy to make, you’ll want to make a couple extra for yourself {snicker}.

Laptop, Kindle, iPad Sleeve Tutorial

4.  Laptop/Kindle/iPad Sleeve Tutorial ~ This pattern can be made for any size laptop, Kindle, or I-Pad by adjusting the measurements accordingly.  Lindsay also gives suggestions for making a more “manly” if you are giving it to a guy.

5.  Sweet Ginger Skin Polish {Bath and Beauty}This sugar scrub is incredibly easy and fully customizable and is the perfect gift for someone who has sensitive skin that dries out easily during this time of year.

Frugal Christmas Gift Ideas

Gingerbread House Ornament {Christmas Gift Idea}

6.  Gingerbread House Ornament {Christmas Gift Idea}Create this homemade gingerbread house ornament as a Christmas gift idea or stocking stuffer idea for friends, family, teachers and co-workers this year. This tutorial includes a downloadable template to make this simple sewing gift perfect for even the beginner sewer.

7.  Peppermint Stick CocoaGive the gift of chocolate with this simple to make edible gift in a jar. Simply layer the ingredients and write the instructions on a tag. This is a great gift to give to warm the soul, from the inside out.

8.  DIY Cup Cozy – This cup cozy is adorable, especially with the vintage buttons!  The ‘seed stitch’ pattern was used when knitting this lovely.  Pair it with a coffee/latte cup and a coffee shop gift card and you have yourself the perfect gift.

9.  Bread Bag Tutorial ~ I am sure the 5 minute bread bag is a great way to wrap up fresh baked loaves of bread, but with the popularity of repurposed and reusable gift wrapping, this fabric bread bag beats a plain paper gift bag any day of the week.

10.  Quick Bread in a Bottle {Recipe} ~ Cookies in a jar have long been an edible gift that is shared with friends, co-workers and neighbors.  Update the idea with a more unique bottle and a recipe for quick this Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Quick bread and you have an easy gift to give your co-workers.

11.  Customized Wheat Grass Mugs {And Free Teacher Printable} ~ These personalized mugs filled with growing wheat grass is a darling gift for a teacher or co-worker.  Use a cutting machine to add vinyl names.

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Christmas in July home made gift

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

Homemade Christmas Crafts Homemade Gift Ideas

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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