8 DIY Gifts You Can Make Under $5

Gifts are an expression of love and care for friends, family and people we care about. Gifts are best when time and effort have been made in selecting them according to the likes and dislikes of the recipient. Self made gifts are coming back into trend. More and more people like to make gifts themselves for people they care about. It's a very sweet way of showing love and concern.

How to make a personalized gift for someone as well as keeping it all in a strict budget? Take a look at some really good tutorials from around the Web, that are SIMPLE, EASY TO MAKE, and very BUDGET FRIENDLY. 


Paper Flower Bouquet DIY

Flowers light up an otherwise dim and dull corner. Make a bouquet of these cute paper flowers and present it to a friend who would love to have them around the house. 


Glitter Bottles

These are perfect decoration items for a party. Adore these with paper flowers shown in the above tutorial and you're ready to go!


No Sew 5-Minute Lace Bow

I've always wanted one of these to go with every color. Now I can make them at home and the best part is, it takes just 5 teensy weensy minutes!


Printed Candles DIY

I find candles very romantic. Having my favorite words of love on them just adds to the aura they create. The following tutorial shows how.


Braided Bead Bracelet

You can never get enough of bracelets, that's for sure! Instead of spending on things you can't get enough of, why not learn the art of making them on your own?
Check out our simple how-to.


Handwritten Printed Plate DIY

I find this so romantic! Just so romantic somehow! A special meal for your significant other? Don't forget to drop a little note to tell how much you love them.
Got a book worm in the house? Write down a two-minute story they will love.
Or just play around and use different colors and sizes and add your favorite words.

1. Buy plates from Dollar Store
2. Write things with a Sharpie
3. Bake for 30 mins in the 150 oven and it's permanent!


Scrap Paper Center Piece DIY

Paper lovers are going to dig this one. Colorful, easy to make and maintain, and so very very lively for lighting up a boring corner in the house.
Try this out!


Handwritten Printed Mugs DIY

I'm a tea lover; the best way to have one is over a book you love. Tea-Book-Lovers out there, this one's for you!
I'm surely going to try out this one.

1. Buy cups/mugs from Dollar Store
2. Write things with a Sharpie
3. Bake for 30 mins in the 350 oven and it's permanent!

I've already told you which ones I'm gonna try. What about you?

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  1. This is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing! I am going to try all of these I think; good thing I have a lot of people to get gifts for! :)

  2. I made the mugs last year for the kids video game names on them and put hot chocolate, marshmallows and a candy cane in each mug. the writing washed off. i read somewhere to use oil based sharpies. Good luck & Merry Christmas.