Making Frugal Gifts

I am actually pretty proud of my frames for jewelry. I am not very crafty and I came up with this one on my own. I made one of these earring boards from my sil for Christmas. I made her a smaller one because she does not have as much jewelry as I do. I used less than $1 worth of screen and paid around $10 for the 8 x 10 frame. I will show you how to make…

My Earring Frame {On Wednesday at 10:30 am MST}

My Necklace Board {On Thursday at 10:30 am MST}

I know that some of our readers are super crafty. Since I am not that crafty or creative I want to know what cute or useful things you are making for Christmas. Feel free to share links to your craft blog or something you found on pinterest in the comments!


  • Patti

    I am not terribly creative, but I can follow directions and copy really well! Love this idea! Thank you for sharing.

  • jessica

    SOOOOOOOOOOO LOVE these!!!! Want to go make them right now! Thank you for being so dang awesome.

  • Kendra

    All of my friends (and some extended family) are getting a gift bag with a jar of homemade fig jam, vanilla sugar (sugar in the raw infused with vanilla) and also homemade vanilla extract. I got the two vanilla recipes off of pinterest (i swear that site is like crack).

  • love this idea!! I have seen people use tree branches (they paint) and put them in a vase and then add their jewelry:) super cute also! I need to use one of these ideas!

  • Lacy wygal

    That’s funny, I made one of the earring ones about 6 mos ago :0)

  • Great job!
    I love making gifts and my husband and I decided we are going to make all our Christmas gifts this year (but I did use vistaprint to make calendars of my one year old for her grandparents – but that’s considered still making). For most of the women, I am making homemade chai concentrate, hand balm, and note cards. For the teen girls, I am making those bath bombs (those things that fizzle in the bath – super easy!) and bracelets. For my nephew and my little girl, I am painting those blank nesting dolls from hobby lobby (robot for the little boy). For my traveling sister (coming home from Spain), I am making a special aromatherapy airplane survival kit – lavender massage oil, immunity oil and oreganol oil.

  • Chelsea

    Some of my family are getting homemade sugar scrub. I just made it today and it was SUPER easy. Granulated sugar, oil (I used grapeseed oil, but I think you could use others), and a few drops of orange essential oil. I put them in some size 2 & 3 baby food jars I saved and printed up a little note. Done!

  • Keisha

    I have the same earring one for about two years now! LOL Thanks for the reminder. I’m going to make one sister!

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