Five Quick Handmade Gifts Under $2

I’m boycotting stores this (and every) Black Friday.

Instead, I’ll be home with my girls, whipping up some quick handmade gifts like these.

5 Quick Handmade DIY Gifts - great hostess gifts!

For the gal that needs some serious pampering,

My homemade 3-ingredient lemon salt scrub is just the ticket to paradise.

Presentation is everything so pop it in a cute mason jar and tie a vintage spoon for scooping.

3 Ingredient Lemon Salt Scrub

Need a hostess gift for less than $2?

My music lyric plate can be customized with a favorite poem, saying or special date.

You could even fill it with goodies and tell the hostess keep the plate.

DIY Music Lyric Plate

Mom would love a candle.

Turn an ugly glass vase into a shimmering candle holder.

Dollar Vase Turned Shimmering Candle Holder

Know someone that like a long soak?

Homemade bath salts are simple to whip up.

DIY Bath Salts - make the perfect gift

And my favorite are these monogrammed drinking glasses.

They look like they came straight from the shelves of Pottery Barn.

DIY Monogrammed Drinking Glasses

Why stop at a handmade gift?

Make your own gift bags too – out of any paper.

DIY Gift Bags out of any paper

Here’s to spending less money and spending more time being creative.

What are you making this year?


Check out all of my simple projects.

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  1. Think I’ll make some of those bath salts for me! Very cute and easy ideas.

  2. Ohhhh Kelly! I hope you can link up one or more of these to our link party/giveaway. Such great ideas. Happy Thanksgiving & now…heading to Christmas :)

  3. Great gift ideas. Wish I had time to make some of these…

  4. Thanks for the reminders of some great ideas for homemade gifts. I am not a fan of Black Friday shopping, love these ideas!

  5. Thanks Kelly for putting all these amazing gift ideas into one place…I am definitely taking inspiration from your great projects….Now I just need to break down and buy a metal stamping kit!!!…Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

  6. Thanks Kelly…good luck with the giveaway :)

  7. Kelly, I like your style!!! Such darling gift ideas… especially the scrub with those sweet spoons!

  8. It’s a great idea to put the projects together in a post. It makes it easy for me to pin it and that’s what I’m doing right now!

  9. Great ideas! I love the Music Lyric Plate perhaps with some Christmas cookies!

  10. Love all the ideas….the plate is still my all-time favorite (and everyone else’s in blogland)!

    :) me

  11. Kelly! Such creative gifts. Your photography is beautiful. Thanks for stopping by to see my tree star… :) Good to see you!

  12. Awesome ideas, Kelly! Love all of them … hmmmm … I’m going back to investigate a little further! Thanks for the tips. 😉

  13. These are fantastic ideas! I would rather get one of these gifts over something cheap from the store any day! The vintage spoons are really unique too.

  14. What beautiful projects, Kelly! I love the plates and monogrammed glasses in particular. I am pinning this page for reference–thank you so much for sharing these gifts and your creativity with us!

  15. Great ideas, Kelly! I am going to have to pull out the metal stamps this year.

  16. I’m with you on that black Friday boycott. In fact, I refused to go to any stores this past weekend!

    You know I love and adore that song lyric plate. Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!



  17. Love the bath salts Kelly. My hubs and I have been working on stamping old silver spoons. It is fun:}

  18. Fantastic ideas Kelly!! Love those stamped spoons!!

  19. I love these ideas! Especially that plate. Love that plate!

  20. These are great ideas–so pretty too! Thanks for sharing!
    Barbara at Chase the Star

  21. Thanks for sharing at my party! These are such awesome gift ideas! I love the music lyric plate!

  22. Such great ideas. Stealing that lemon salt scrub recipe!

  23. Great ideas Kelly … I may have to “borrow” a few of these!!!!!

  24. I love all these ideas. They are wonderful. Making the gift bags out of old paper is one that reminds me of my Grandpa. At Christmas he wrapped our gifts in funny papers and occasionally tin foil. He was a very practical Have a blessed day, You’re wonderfully inspiring.

  25. These are fabulous! Love the idea of boycotting stores on Black Friday and focusing on handcrafted gifts! Kudos!

  26. María Del Pilar González says:

    I like these smart ideas of handmade gifts for less than $5 or $ 2 dlls. Thanks.

  27. How did you print on the spoons? Super cute!

  28. I luv the ideas u have and hope to try them. Thank You for Sharing. Have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING and a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS if we don’t talk b 4 then.


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