3 DIY Gift Ideas - Cheap & Easy!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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Here are some Cheap and Easy DIY Gift ideas for Christmas this year. Budget friendly is always a plus, right?

1. Sugar Scrub
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The beautiful part is that you can buy all the supplies and then make several jars of this stuff for multiple people this year.

What you need :
1 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup almond oil
1/2 tsp Vitamin E oil
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
10-15 drops of an essential oil of your choice
Empty & clean Jar and Lid


Add everything into the jar and mix it well (A wooden spoon or popsicle stick can work well.


Tie a pretty ribbon around the lid of the jar and put a pretty label on the top and on the side of the jar. You can even include the recipe and a personal message if you want.

2. A Care Package

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Doesn't matter who it is... just pick a person and think of a major hobby they have or their job. What can make their life easier on a daily basis? I did this for my boyfriend earlier this year. You can see my instructions here.

What you need:
Plastic Shoe box
8-10 items from Dollar Tree

For someone who works out: Water Bottle, body wipes, sweat band, hair ties, energy snacks, towel, small notebook for logging workouts.

For someone who travels a lot: Mini shampoo and conditioner bottles, first aid goodies, mini deodorant and other toiletries.

For a best friend: Favorite candies, some hair accessories, pretty pens, a mini mirror.


Simply add all the items to the plastic shoe box and make a pretty label with colored markers.

3. Art Collage on Canvas
Layered Ephemera
Perfect for someone who loves fashion, interior decorating, vacations, etc. You basically pick a theme like vacation spots, fashion, home decorating and then you add magazine clippings of said themed items to a collage.

What You Need:
1 Blank Canvas - You can get this from any craft store and don't be afraid to keep it smaller maybe a 15" length size.
Maybe 15-20 magazine clippings of items pertaining to a certain theme.
Mod Podge Glue - Craft store or make your own by looking up Pinterest recipes.
Foam Paint Brush


Cut out the magazine clippings and lay them out on the canvas until you find what looks best.
Use the Mod Podge glue on the Foam Paint Brush and glue down the clippings.
Make sure all the edges are glued down as well.
Sign your nam on the very bottom!

Anyone do any of these already? If so, let me know in a comment below! I'd love to see how it turned out!

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