The holidays can be pricey. Especially when you’re buying for friends, cousins, uncles and Aunt Hilda who was twice removed. If you had to guess, how much do you spend on presents? A 2019 Gallup study found that the average American is projected to spend around $942 on gifts for the holiday season.
But who says you need to drop a ton of cash on presents? It’s time to get out your scissors, markers and mixer. Save money and get crafty with meaningful, DIY presents! Make the perfect handmade gift for everyone on your list with these easy and inexpensive projects.
Granny Tip: Pinterest is a great way to find inspiration. Take a look at other DIY tips on the Gift Card Granny Pinterest page.
Granny Tip: Don’t have enough wine corks for your project? Ask friends or your local bar to save them for you. You can always order them online, too.
Create beautiful, eye-catching luminaries with items you have at home.
Remember that simplicity is key. Cut back on time and make multiples of one project. You can then customize for each person on your list.
Have you ever received a handmade gift for the holiday? What was it and did you prefer it over a store bought present? Let us know in the comments below.