For various occasions to celebrate, you may need to prepare many gifts for your friends and you may get troubled by the high expenditure you spend on them. Actually, you can prepare exquisite gifts your friends adore with little cost and easy processes. We’ve just rounded up some cheap handmade gifts to express your care and love about friends in fantastic ways. They are all easy to make with little cost, yet they can leave a great impression on your friends with their stunning beauty and creative ideas.
Paper Clip Earrings
Unfold your paperclip, secure ends together, glue and keep the floss in place. You’ll get this stunning earrings in bright color with little budget.
Paint the board for both sides, arrange scrapbook paper on board to create a beautiful design as you like. Add ribbon and velcro to finish off your unique color coordinated frame gift in low cost.
Paper Plate Clock
Add the back of the clock piece and the hands at the center of the plate, you’ll get this adorable plate clock. You can DIY such a great gift to bring you a lot of fun and it cost you little.
Mason Jar Sewing Kit
Stuff batting inside the lid and seal up the fabric to create the pin cushion for the lid, glue along the line of this pin cushion lid. This gift is super easy, it’s cheap yet elegant.
DIY Sugar Cubes
It’s super chic to prepare this adorable sugar cubes for your friends, it’s not expensive at all. Just mix sugar little by little with water for the paste-like consistency. Fill it into ice cube tray and let it dry.
Cut the stick into 3 parts assemble to make the arrow shape. Sew the arrow to the elastic strap and add wrap the arrow with washi tape for beautiful decor. It’s cheap yet your friends must enjoy this creative design.
Knitted Soap Socks
You can send your friend the knitted soap sock to show off your knitting skill and bring something useful for your friends without extra spending.
DIY Bird Nest Necklace
String beads onto the wire and arrange to your style you like. Wrap the wires to create more circles outside and add the jump ring and a clasp to finish off this great piece of art with low expenditure.
Line up clementines along your cellophane. Wrap them into a tube , secure with sticky tape and tie bows for each one. Add the washi tape decorated tag to send it as a gift. It cost you so little yet it turns out so great.
Spa Scrubbie and Tropical Bath Tea Soak
Pin lace strap, cotton piece and ruffles to create this spa scrubbie, add the bag with the grinded ingredient, put the bath tea into the jar to finish off the wonderful set for spa. It will bring your comfort with little money
Lay the dry ingredients for easy quick bread into a milk bottle to give your friend a head start for the delicious bread in a cheap and easy way.
Apply the cream around the biscuit with icing bag, add colorful sprinkles for beautiful decor. Your friend must adore this package embellished Oreos. It’s cheap yet it has great flavor in beautiful design.
If you happen to have a friend who like reading at night. It’s perfect to sew this reading pillow with a pocket for book for your friends. It’s cheap but it may take you some efforts to create this pillow for good usage.
Sew the beautiful patterned strips, secure flower and add a pocket to place your pens for beautiful decorative badge holder. It’s easy to make and you can create this with little expenditure.
Dip wicking and sustainer into melted was to coat, pour in the wax below the cup’s rim. You’ll prepare this elegant gift well in a cheap way.
It’s inconvenient to take your pile of coins. Wrap roll of coins with wrapping paper in rectangle shape and attach quilling strip with tapes. Add cellophane, twist ends and attach tags with yarn to pack the coins in this super chic way with little costs.
Cupcake in a Jar
Use a mason jar suitable to place your cupcake inside. Set the cupcake on the lid and screw the jar on to the lid. Attach a cute ribbon and tag to pack your dessert in this creative way to surprise your friends without extra costs.
Candy Corn Fruit Cup
Place a layer of mandarin oranges inside the bottle, add a layer of pineapple above them and top with whipping cream to prepare this delicious gift for your friends without costing you so much.
Homemade Bubble Bath
This bubble bath feature with its elegant and fashionable packaging. Print and stick the labels and seal in place on bottle. It might not be expensive, but your friend must adore its exquisite design.
Fabric Scrp Keychains
Cover the pressing cloth with a beautiful applique, sew together and trim the edges, insert into your key chain and sew the opening closed to finish this elegant keychain in a cheap way.
Lip Balm Locket
Slice a piece of lip balm off and put it in your locket. Use the blow dryer to make the lip melt. It serves as a beautiful decor as well as easy make-up. The most important is that it’s not expensive at all.
Cut velvet ribbon, use flat-nose jewelry pliers to affix clamps to both ends. Add some vintage earrings or trinkets to finish this cheap gift off in an exquisite design for bookmarking.
Butterfly Cady Cones
Make cone with cardstock. Fill it with candies, popcorn, rice or whatever you like, fold top, add tag and connect with butterfly in body of cone to finish off this elegant piece of art in a cheap way.
Pom-pom Branch Bouquet
Use the glue gun to secure colorful pom-poms on the branch in a beautiful display. Insert in a flower vase for beautiful decor with low cost.
Fabric Charm Necklace
Use glue dot to secure the fabric circle in a beautiful pattern. Fill the frame with dimensional magic. Add jump ring to connect your charm with necklace chain. You’ll turn out this gift with stunning beauty and little expenditure.
Over the past few days I’ve been reading some blogs and all the fantastic things parents have been doing with their kids. My time with Sylvia is often limited to evenings after school and weekends and is then determined by how my health is each day.
To make sure we have lots of family fun despite being ill I have to plan. This is where the quote above comes in. I can dream of having more fun with my daughter and set a goal to spend more time with her but if I don’t plan anything, it wont happen and will just be a nice thought.
So after sitting down together we have planned 15 things we want to do in the lead up to Christmas. This is our Christmas Bucket List.
Go to a Pantomine
Make some Christmas Decorations
Make a secret santa gift
Make our Christmas Hampers
Read ten Christmas Books
Have a Christmas Movie night
Visit Santa at a Grotto
Make some Reindeer and Snowman Poop! (with marshmallows and chocolate raisins)
Make a Christmas present for Grandma
Write a letter to Santa
Do some Christmas baking
Create some Christmas outfits for Sylvia’s dolls
write Christmas cards for Sylvia’s school friends together
Make a Christmas parcel for Sylvia’s Cousins in New Zealand
Here are the things I’d realistically like to achieve by the end of the year. This is my Blogging Bucket List.
By December I would like to have 500 followers on Facebook. This is the one social network I struggle with and have not even attempted to try and build yet. My FB page is growing slowly and organically and 500 is a nice figure in my mind!
By the end of my first year of blogging, I’d like to have 8000 followers on Twitter.
I would like to change my blog template before my one year anniversary. (Start of January)
I hope to have the illustrations completed for my first book. Yes, I’ve not mentioned it up until now but I am working on a book which I hope to publish in 2017.
I hope to have grown my Instagram to 1000 followers.
I hope to have written an additional 4 Guest Posts. So far I have done two.
I hope to be contacted by a PR/BRAND (and get a christmas gift for my daughter).
I hope to have made my initial contact with Medtronic (The company- I need to impress in order for them to miraculously agree to giving me a free Adrenal Pump in 2016) You never know! They just might if I keep growing my following and doing my best. It’s worth a shot!
I hope to have received the money for two posts I wrote in August that I’m still waiting to get paid for.
I hope to get published on THE MIGHTY- a popular website which posts articles written by people with chronic illness, health conditions and or disabilities. This may be very difficult to achieve but I’ll try
I hope to find the time to have a media pack made. Yep, I still have not done one but I hope to have this sorted by December at least.
To have found a sponsor to help cover the costs of attending the MumpreneurUK Conference in November. I just found out last week that I am a finalist in the Voice category and so it would be lovely to attend and stay in accommodation close by so I can split the day up and rest part way through and have somewhere to get ready for the awards etc.
Well this is quite a lot and as Debbie who tagged me said in her post, some things may take a little longer or may run over into next year but that’s okay. If i have goals then I have something to look towards.
A few weeks ago I was tagged by Laura from Laura’s Lovely Blog to write this post, 8 Photos of Happiness. I was really excited to be tagged for this one as I love sharing photos and it’s an opportunity to look back on happy times.
Thankyou Laura for the tag and I hope you enjoy my pictures. Angela xx
This is me with my parents, my sister and her husband and my two brothers. I live far away from my family as we migrated to New Zealand in 1995 and I returned to the UK in 2010.This photo makes me happy and is a nice reminder of those that I love and miss.
Next is a photo of my daughter Sylvia when I still called her peanut. At the time i did not know whether i was having a girl or a boy so peanut was the name.
This was Sylvia’s first Christmas. It was a sad time because it was when I separated from Sylvia’s birth father and took out a protection order but it was a happy time as I was on my own and always listened to Leona lewis Song Happy which made me happy.
This was on tour in Paris with Sylvia. When Sylvia was 18 month, we went travelling to different countries and this was a great experience full of happy memories.
This is another travel Photo. This time we were in Amsterdam and had just been on a boat ride which was very cool.
This is a picture of John and I taken around the time we got engaged. We were both so excited and happy to have found one another.
Here is a lovely wedding photo. This was the best and most happiest day ever and a week before I collapsed and was diagnosed with Adrenal failure.
This is me at my daughter’s school play. I don’t get out much due to illness and it was wonderful to be able to go and see Sylvia perform as an angel. I loved it.
These photos make me happy but it also makes me really sad because I see my life and how different it is now I am unwell and on steroids. Not wanting to put a negative spin on it but I really do hope to get better treatment one day so I can feel happier about myself once more and go places and do things like I used to. No matter what though, I’ll always try to be happy and positive no matter what life throws at me.