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$5 DIY Christmas Gifts

$5 DIY Christmas Gifts
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OK, DIY budget people! This collection of $5 DIY Christmas gifts is for you. I’ve collected a bunch of gifts that you can make easily and on the cheap. These are great for neighhbors, co-workers, friends, and teachers. And they are all so, so cute!

$5 DIY Christmas Gifts

$5 DIY Christmas Gifts

But first! A quick lesson I learned the hard way. A few years back, I made this scrumptious sugar scrub for everyone in my family. And of course I put it all in gorgeous, hefty glass jars. Even with the glass jars, it only cost a few bucks for each gift.

Then I went to ship these bad boys across the country and OMG THE SHIPPING COSTS. It cost *way* more to ship everything than it did to make it all.

So the moral of this story is, if you’re shipping these gift, keep the packaging in mind. 🙂

$5 Edible Gifts (great for neighbors, co-workers, teachers, and friends!)

$5 Christmas Food Gifts

$5 DIY Gifts for Friends

$5 DIY Gifts for Friends

  • Apple Pom Pom Garland – This little garland feels kind of seasonal, but it’s something a teacher would put on display year-round.
  • Mason Jar Pin Cushion – If you know someone who sews, this is the cutest. Like, the absolute cutest. I wish I had more friends who sewed just so I could make these and send them to everyone!
  • DIY Planner Paper Clips – Perfect for the planner lover in your life! And just pennies to make.
  • DIY Planner Elastic Band – These would go great with the paper clips. But also, they can be made any size and gifted as bookmarks, too.
  • Lush-Styled Homemade Bath Bombs – Package these up in a cellophane bag with a pretty ribbon and you have a great-smelling gift that everyone will love.
  • Three-Ingredient Sugar Scrub – Just three simple ingredients (that you probably already have around the house!) makes up this luxurious scrub. Don’t forget my sad shipping story if you’re going to mail these! 🙂 
  • Monogram Sharpie Mugs – These are SO fun…this is something the kids will want to help you make!
  • DIY Fabric Christmas Ornament – This is a great way to use up Christmas fabric. And it’s reallllly cute!
  • DIY Succulent Planters – She had me at succulents. These little planters are cute for herbs or flowers, too.

$5 DIY Gifts for Kids

Star Wars Crayons

  • Slime – This three-ingredient slime recipe makes a monster-sized batch. Plenty to package up for all the nieces, nephews, and kids in your life.
  • Kinetic Sand – Just like slime…you can make your own kinetic sand! 
  • Knit Headbands – If you can sew a straight line, you can make these cute headbands. Perfect for daughters and nieces! 
  • Star Wars Crayons – BONUS: this also gets rid of all the broken crayons you have around the house.
  • Star Wars Soap – Super easy to make and it results in cleaner kids, so what’s not to love?
  • LEGO candy boxes – Fun for kids of all ages (and you can have the kids help you make these, too).

$5 DIY Gifts for Grandparents

$5 DIY Christmas Gifts for Grandparents

To customize your DIY gift, be sure to add a unique gift tag! Here’s a collection of cute printable Christmas gift tags.

And here’s some super cute upcycled gift wrap for you.

And at the end of the day, if you’d rather buy a gift, here’s a collection of teacher gifts that are $10 or less (and all recommended by teachers).

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