FABULESSLY FRUGAL FRIDAY: 100 Things You Can Make Yourself

I stumbled upon this list of 100 Things You Can Make Yourself and it fascinated me. Some are actually doable, and some made me laugh out loud (wait until you see the cuff links!).

  1. Applesauce
  2. Spaghetti sauce
  3. Barbecue sauce
  4. Maple syrup
  5. Jelly
  6. Peanut butter
  7. Mayonnaise
  8. Bacon
  9. Guacamole
  10. Pesto
  11. Salsa
  12. Mango salsa
  13. Vanilla extract
  14. Hummus
  15. Coffee
  16. Tofu
  17. Gravy
  18. Chocolate kisses
  19. Wedding cake
  20. Stuffing
  21. Rootbeer
  22. Ginger Ale
  23. Pancake mix
  24. Pudding pops
  25. Ice cream
  26. Chicken Nuggets
  27. Pizza
  28. Pasta
  29. Pickles
  30. Wine
  31. Beer
  32. Whiskey
  33. Dog treats
  34. Playdough
  35. Fingerpaint
  36. Bubbles
  37. Books
  38. Laundry detergent
  39. All-purpose household cleaner
  40. Soap
  41. Shampoo
  42. Hair conditioner
  43. Moisturizer
  44. Mouthwash
  45. Baskets
  46. Incense
  47. Paper
  48. Rubber stamps
  49. Jewelry
  50. Curtains
  51. Rugs
  52. Candles
  53. Camera
  54. CD Cases
  55. Bookshelves
  56. Couches
  57. Tables
  58. Stool
  59. Sweater
  60. Skirt
  61. Poncho
  62. Coat
  63. Blouse
  64. Shorts
  65. Gloves
  66. Socks
  67. Tree fort
  68. Gazebo
  69. Windmill
  70. Birdhouse
  71. Compost
  72. Bio-diesel fuel
  73. Solar-powered generator
  74. House
  75. Snowshoes
  76. Sun clock
  77. Bread
  78. Potato chips
  79. Pretzels
  80. Donuts
  81. Sausages
  82. Bagels
  83. Piñata
  84. Crayons
  85. Gnocchi
  86. Guitar
  87. 4th of July sparklers
  88. Lava lamp
  89. Tortillas
  90. Kimchee
  91. Hula-hoop
  92. Loofah
  93. Cheese
  94. 3-D glasses
  95. Kite
  96. Igloo
  97. Modeling clay
  98. Crossword puzzles
  99. Cufflinks

And there you have it. Are you going to try any of these? Do you already make any of these on your own?

Thanks Bliss Tree!


  • Mustard is another wonderful item to make at home. We did it last year for our holiday gift baskets from a recipe I found on Recipezaar. Our baskets are quite a production so I was REALLY surprised that those little 4 oz jars were number one with everyone. We have made many of the items on your list. Home made root beer is the best!

  • MANY of the things on your list we make; ponchos, all canned goods, and almost anything crafty. Last year and the year before I made homemade liquior (sp?) and flavored vodkas and rums and gave them in small containers. These were such a HUGE hit that my friends ask if I am making it every year. Thank you Martha Stewart for the recipe the first year, we also make our own nut mixes to give away at the holidays. I also agree with Chip on the mustard, my grandma made some for christmas dinner one year and EVERYONE LOVED IT!!!

  • My kids love homemade applesauce. I usually even get the apples for free. I keep an eye out whenever I am driving around town and ask anyone who has an apple tree if I can have a bag full. I usually pick someone who is letting them fall to the ground (windfalls). That way I know they really don’t care about their apples. I put the apples in the pot whole – the red peels will give the applesauce a lovely pink color. All you have to pay for is the sugar!

  • I always make my own pinatas

  • I just found out how to make homemade apple sauce in a crock pot. We love it! I blogged about how to make it. I’m on batch number 2 in a week and have a feeling it’s just going to be one of those things we always have on hand.

  • I completely agree with your way of thinking. Everything makes complete sense finally, thanks a lot.

  • A lot of your links on here are bad as of January 2013

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