Last updated on August 5th, 2020 at 06:42 pm
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Let’s use our imagination. It is the day before Christmas and you have just woken up in my home and realized you have not bought a single Christmas present yet.
There is a horrible blizzard outside so you cannot leave my home, you have no money to spend, and no one is going to interrupt you all day long.
Three things you do have; uninterrupted time, everyday household items and access to Pinterest.
10 Last Minute Inexpensive DIY Gift Ideas
1. Edible Christmas Treats
I love to bake so my home is always stocked with enough supplies to whip up a few batches of something.
For ideas on how to wrap them check out my post: Ideas For Packaging Homemade Christmas Treats Inexpensively
2. Gift Baskets Using Free Samples
I have a stash of sample hand cremes, small candles, body wash and coffee samples in the closet off the study. Place them creatively in a container and tie with a bow.
3. Coupon Books Offering Various Services
You could create coupons using the instructions in this pin. What you make the coupons for will depend on what your talents are and who the coupons are for. Here is my pinterest board full of ideas for creating free coupons as gifts.
My printer only has black ink, but if you want to add some flare, you will find crayons and felts in my daughters room.
4. Ornaments for the Tree
I have flour and salt on hand. I also have a collection of rubber stamps and ink pads found in the top cabinet above the Playstation. These are all the supplies you need to make these amazing salt dough decorations.
5. Hair Accessories Using Fabric Scraps
6. Jewelry Using Pop Tabs
You will find a stash of empty coke cans at the bottom of the basement stairs, and a box of ribbon in the family room. Grab the two and you can make these pop tab bracelets.
7. Write A Top Ten Reasons Why I Love You Letter
Loved ones love hearing why they matter to you. Paper can be found by the printer and if you need a pen try under the couch cushions in the family room.
8. Use Your Points And Order Gifts
Use my lap top to log in to your point programs and start ordering. If the people live in your home you can get them magazines from Recycle Bank. Print out the conformation e-mail and place it in a card.
For people on your list that don’t live with you, use your Bing Rewards and order them a Amazon e-code, it takes just hours for the e-code to arrive and then you place it in a card.
My stash of cards are in the closet of the study. (that closet holds many treasures)
9. Grab the 5K race shirts and make a….?
My son and I run plenty of 5K’s, find one in our dressers and use it to make something off my T-shirt Remake Reuse Board.
10. Create Natural Beauty Products
You will find all the ingredients you need to make a jar of sugar scrub in the kitchen. Canning jars are in the attic.
You could also try making some of my favorite lavender coconut body creme.
What gifts could I make if I woke up in your home?
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