Make a Gift (Frugal Friday)

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Making gifts yourself can be a great way to save money at the holidays.

Over the years I’ve usually had more time than money when it came to Christmas gifts. In fact, for a good ten years, that’s all the inlaws and siblings received because that was really all we could afford.

I know first hand the benefits of making a gift and being able to save much needed cash at the holiday time.

Currently, I’m posting daily DIY on a Dime gift ideas. The crafting has been a wonderful outlet for some of the stress and anxiety I’ve been experiencing this month due to family health issues. Double win if you can make some gifts and relax!

If you’ve missed some of them, here they are:

There’s still plenty of time to make any of these gifts before Christmas.

Today’s Frugal Friday!

Time to swap ideas and inspiration for saving money and getting good values.

How do YOU save money?

Please remember to follow the Frugal Friday Guidelines or be deleted.

  1. Post a money saving idea and explain how it is helpful in your post.
  2. No giveaways or deals posts.
  3. Recipes are allowed, but you must explain how it saves people money.
  4. Please include a link back to Life as MOM.

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  1. Yesterday afternoon I realized our Sunday School party gift exchange was Christmas Ornaments, I had intended to give some of my homemade wash cloths but seeing the theme I knew that idea would not work. I spent 15 minutes cruising pinterest and found a knitted Christmas tree ornament only problem was there was no pattern but with a little work I was able to figure it out and make something very similar using just yarn scraps and buttons I had around the home not a penny was spent. I think most people can do just what I did with whatever talent they have been blessed with (I know not everyone knits) with just a bit of help from Pinterest or Google.

  2. What great ideas! I’m sure I could make a couple of these with what we have laying around the house. I know in the past there’s been a couple of times I’ve tried to be frugal by DIYing and then spent more on materials than I would have on the gift itself.