Thursday, December 5, 2013

DIY Stocking Stuffers Under $5 {Sister Inspirations}

We’re excited to share with you ten diy stocking stuffer ideas this month, all under $5 each. On this blog you will find five gift ideas for the gentlemen and on Amy's blog she is sharing five ideas for the ladies.

Personalized Beer Glasses

I am fascinated by the gold leaf paint I bought for this project. Using masking tape as guidelines, I created graphic designs on the glasses. Originally, I wanted to use a stencil to paint words on the glasses, but the gold leaf paint is a little too runny to use with stencils. But, I love how dramatic these turned out. Plus the glasses were each only $1 at our local dollar store so this was super inexpensive to make. The paint was originally $8 but I also got it on sale for $4 at Hobby Lobby. I'm thinking I may add a glass sealer at some point.

Feed Corn Heating Pads

I made these last year for all the boys in the family and it was a hit. The corn pads can be used to heat sore muscles or warm up cold feet and hands. I followed this tutorial but I made a few customizations. I used feed corn instead of rice. I'm sure you can use either, I just prefer the smell and feel of the corn better. I didn't end up using a lavender essential oils because the corn gives off a pleasant enough smell. I also didn't feel the need to serge the edges like she does in the original tutorial and the pads held together just fine. I just wanted to simplify the project a little since I am still pretty new to sewing.

Coffee Syrup

This vanilla coffee syrup recipe was so easy to make. I would love the try the raspberry and caramel versions too, but I already had the ingredients for the vanilla syrup in my pantry. So all I bought for this project were the bottles that I found for $2 each at Hobby Lobby.

Peanut Butter Bites

These are so deliciously easy to make. You can find the recipe here. This recipes makes a ton of balls, so you can vary the recipe depending on the amount of people you will be gifting. Again, I had all the ingredients for this recipe on hand so it was super quick to put together.


Reindeer Bottles

Last year, I made these with beer for Brandon's grandpa. He thought they were hilarious. This year, I made these with root beer so they can be a kid-friendly stocking stuffer, as well. Googly eyes, mini craft pom poms, chenille wire and a hot glue gun are the only tools needed for this gift. 

This week on Amy's blog you will find five more DIY stocking stuffers that will be awesome for all the lovely women in your life.

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