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The Thrift Store Decor Team is here with money saving DIY gift ideas just for you. We want you have plenty of time to get stuff together! Believe me, we know how it is.
We have 150 ideas ranging from vintage jewelry magnets to teacup candles to handmade wood signs….and you wouldn’t believe what else.
Money Saving DIY Gift Ideas
We can all tell if a gift was a last minute purchase or if there was a lot of thought put into the gift. Your friends and family will not have any doubts about these gifts that can be personalized to the recipient.
Keep in mind when looking at the gift ideas that these aren’t just for Christmas gifts. These are for gift giving any time of the year or for any special occasion. Also there are gifts for every age group in the list!
Candy Filled Mugs
The first gift idea I have for you is something you don’t even have to “make”. I found the Moscow Mule Brass cup at the Goodwill. I bought a set of 4 for $4.99. These mugs are usually at least $10. Anyway, I filled it with chocolate goodness (project here).
You could also fill the mug with homemade chocolates or cookies or party mix or hot chocolate mix……you get the idea.
The next DIY gift is from Sarah, Sadieseasongoods. I love the vintage jewelry bookmarks and have tossed around the idea of using some of my vintage jewelry for just this purpose. I didn’t know how I would put the bookmarks together but now I know. The tutorial is here.
Candles In Vintage Dishes – Money Saving DIY Gift Ideas
What could be better than using an heirloom dish in a way that can be displayed year round? Pam used her grandmother’s vintage glass candy dish to make a candle. She used wax that complimented the color of the dish and the wicks are even cool! See her project here.
No Sew Rooster Kitchen Towel
Christy had me at “no sew”. Roosters are trendy and anything rooster or chicken is collectible. The colors in the towel caught my eye too. See the towel tutorial here.
This thrift store tray never looked better. Maryann decoupaged it with wrapping paper. I love the tropical leaf design. You can see here tutorial here.
Coffee Mug Hanger
The repurposed cabinet door coffee mug hanger project isn’t as difficult as it looks….or sounds. You wouldn’t even need to add the shelf thingy on top.
Just get a cabinet door from the Habitat Restore or someplace similar then paint it and screw brass hangers on it. Add hangers to the back and your set. To see Gail’s tutorial click here.
Homemade Peppermint Scrub
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like to be pampered. I bet the peppermint scrub smells so good and do you know the odor of peppermint lifts your spirits? True. Find the tutorial here.
Cookie or Treat Stand
I had to showcase a couple more of my gift ideas. The cookie stand is a two for one because I included the recipe for the no bake cookies! Find the cookie recipe here along with how to put the cookie stand together.
Vintage Hardware Refrigerator Magnets
Okay, another of my favorite gift ideas are DIY magnets. I have made a lot of magnets using vintage earrings, dominos, seashells, etc.
The photo above show the old drawer pulls, antique keys, and other miscellaneous hardware I used to make refrigerator magnets. You can find that project here.
DIY Drink Coasters
You might think these coasters would be difficult to make but they aren’t. Pam bought the wood slices at Michael’s then painted the stripes on them. You could paint them any color! Find the tutorial here.
Glittery Piggy Bank
Okay, just one more and this one is for the youngsters on your list. It’s a customized piggy bank. I bought the pig at the Dollar Tree. It was plain old white and I spruced it up. What kid wouldn’t like this bank with the googly eyes? Tutorial here.
For anyone not into DIY Christmas presents you can buy a gift for the crafter or for yourself like this one….
You can find this large set of craft paints on Amazon here.
Or you can get this gift for someone else or for yourself…..I have it on my list….
Have you been dreaming of the Ninja Foodi too (here on Amazon)? Do you have one? Share if you do. It’s not always about the DIY projects here at the old homestead. I do love to eat! Now that I’ve covered all the bases check out the 150 DIY Gift Ideas.
Money Saving DIY Gift Ideas
Time to see what the other Thrift Store Decor girls picked as their favorite gift ideas. This is always interesting to see. I like to know which of my projects they like the best and they usually like different projects. Click the text links below to see their favorites!
DIY Handmade Christmas Gifts Domestically Speaking
Frugal DIY Christmas Gift Ideas My Repurposed Life
Money Saving DIY Gift Ideas Petticoat Junktion (you are here)
DIY Christmas Gift Ideas Our Southern Home
Handmade Christmas Gifts My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Creative DIY Christmas Gifts Sadie Seasongoods
DIY Christmas Gift Ideas House of Hawthornes
All 150 money saving DIY gift ideas for everyone on your list are below. Just click the photo to see the project.
As always, thanks for being here and have a great day, Kathy