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Free and Low-Cost Christmas Gifts That You Can Make

Homemade Christmas Gifts that Won't Break the Bank


Christmas gifts don't have to be pricey to be appreciated – in fact, they don't have to cost anything at all. Here are 32 free and low-cost Christmas gifts that you can make:

1. Denim Pocket Quilt

Denim Pocket Quilt
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Have jeans that are too holey to wear? Don't toss them! Instead, turn them into a denim pocket quilt for a lucky someone on your Christmas list. You can whip one up in a weekend for the cost of a bit of thread.

2. Rag Wreath

Rag Wreath
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Put that fabric stash to good use by creating rag wreaths for several of the people on your list. Fifteen minutes of your time is all it takes to make this free, but fabulous gift.

3. Sweater Bag

Sweater Bag
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Have a seldom-worn sweater in the back of your closet? Transform it into a stylish tote bag. Then, stuff it with a loaf of homemade bread or another culinary treat for a can't-miss gift.

4. Wine Cork Wreath

Wine Cork Wreath
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A wreath made entirely of wine corks is sure to please even the pickiest of people, and costs less than $2 to make. How's that for a bargain?

5. Jar Candles

Jar and Container Candles
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Skip the store-bought candles and create your own jar candles for a fraction of the cost. You can knock out everyone on your list in one afternoon!

6. Bundt Cake Candle

Bundt Cake Candle
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If you're looking for a gift with wow-factor, the bundt cake candle is it. Grab an old bundt pan and some wax, and melt your way to the perfect gift with the equally perfect price tag – about $5 from start to finish.

7. Popsicle Soap

Popsicle Soap
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Homemade soap is cheap and easy to make – and when it's shaped like a popsicle, it's just plain fun. Surprise your friends and family with this calorie-free treat, and you're sure to earn a few smiles.

8. Chocolate Spoons

Chocolate Spoons
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Make up a batch of chocolate spoons, and give a gourmet gift without the gourmet price. Yum!

9. Sweater Mittens

Sweater Mittens
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Here's another reason to hang on to those old sweaters: sweater mittens. You can stitch up a pair in fifteen minutes or less – and there's no knitting involved.

10. Button Magnets

Button Magnets
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Turn spare buttons into snazzy button magnets with just a bit of glue and a few minutes of time.
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