When and How to Change College Roommates Holiday Gift-Giving on a College Budget

Inexpensive DIY Gift Roundup #1: For the Ladies On Your List!

November 20th, 2007 Jamie

Finding holiday gifts for family and friends can be really hard on your budget. One great way to make it through the season with your wallet intact is to consider making your own gifts. I’ve scoured the web for fresh, fun gifts you can make yourself. Keep watching for more gift ideas for everyone else on your list!

Make Your Own Journal. Perfect for beginners, this video tutorial shows you how to make a journal using paper, glue, and some 4×6 photos.

Cheery Bulletin Board with Pocket. Whip up this covered bulletin board, which includes a handy pocket for storing paperwork, ticket stubs, and anything in between.

iPod Cozy. Adorable and functional, this little songbird iPod cozy is easy to make and even easier on the budget.

Pretty Puffy Crocheted Winter Hat. Grab a crochet hook and a skein or two of yarn, and you’re ready to start this jaunty little winter hat.

The Perfect Tote. Make this smart looking tote bag for those girls (or moms!) on the go—perfect for schlepping art supplies, books, or just every-day necessities.

Homemade Chocolate Treats. You can make pretty much any girl happy with one of these simple chocolate desserts.

Triangular Cosmetic Bag. Easy, step-by-step photo instructions will walk you through making this cute cosmetic bag. It even shows you how to set a zipper.

Dishtowel Potholder. With just a dishtowel and a scrap of ribbon, you can throw together these potholders (my grandmas seem to collect these—why not add one more?).

Leafy Spring Handbag. Use this user-friendly tutorial to make a wide handbag perfect for anyone from your sister to your grandma, and anyone in between.

I hope you have fun with these DIY gift ideas—I’ll be posting more roundups like this one in the coming weeks, so keep your eyes open (or you can just subscribe via RSS or get email updates if you want to make it even easier!).

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Photo “Gifts – Las Vegas Style” by powerbooktrance

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Surviving College Life &r&hellip  |  November 28th, 2007 at 10:48 am

    [...] Inexpensive DIY Gift Roundup: For the Ladies On Your List! [...]

  • 2. Surviving College Life &r&hellip  |  December 3rd, 2007 at 10:16 am

    [...] Inexpensive DIY Gift Roundup #1: For the Ladies on your List [...]

  • 3. Surviving College Life &r&hellip  |  December 6th, 2007 at 11:12 am

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  • 4. Surviving College Life &r&hellip  |  December 13th, 2007 at 1:10 pm

    [...] of felt. Plus it looks just like a Pop Tart! (Also check out the other iPod cases I posted in this entry and this one. I made the “Monster iPod Cozy” for my brother–it looks great and cost less [...]

  • 5. Norma  |  January 17th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Hi,
    This is a great blog and full of good ideas…needle felting might be something you could use to add extra pizzaz to your hand crafted items

    Best wishes,

    Norma

  • 6. Surviving College Life &r&hellip  |  January 28th, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    [...] Make your own gifts. Check out these DIY gift roundups: for girls, for guys, for kids, & for teens/twenty-somethings. I made a gift for my brother this year that [...]

  • 7. Surviving College Life &r&hellip  |  December 5th, 2008 at 9:47 am

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