The holidays are quickly approaching, and with last minute gifts to buy for friends and family, why not give “The Gift That Keeps On Giving?”
Handmade gifts create everlasting memories; these are the ones that are remembered the most. While purchasing gifts can get extremely costly! Why not stay within a budget and create gifts under 10 dollars?
Creating this DIY gift just under $10 saves a lot of time traveling to and from the many shopping stores in the mall. I am not a huge fan of the mall and I try my best not to visit one during the busy holiday season. That is why I love to create handmade gifts from the comfort of my home. Trust me, a little glue goes a long way.
An easy DIY decorated planter, displaying the sweetest, tiniest Christmas Tree makes a great gift for family, friends and co-workers, too. Let’s not forget we all have last minute gifts to give. So craft a few extras just in case a special visitor comes to town!
MINI CHRISTMAS TREES- I am happy too purchase these small trees from the farmers market not to far from my home. The price was perfect at just under seven dollars. I was able to purchase from a local small business. Saving a tree and giving a gift all in one craft idea not a bad deal and staying within my budget of just 10 dollars. I was able to create two more DIY tree gifts.
DIY TREE PLANTER Excited to get started, I purchase a few supplies from my local Dollar Tree — what a fun place to shop! I have to be honest, I never leave without a shopping cart full of cool items. Check out your local store! — and I came across these cool containers in a Red and White Chevron pattern. I am a huge fan of Chevron, so I purchased three containers and one bag of peppermint candy.
The other supplies I needed (I found some of these items left over from a previous craft project, so be sure to rummage through your closet and drawers before buying new supplies!) were: Twine, a glue gun, glue sticks, black ribbon and card board. The black tape and cardboard are for my Santa belt buckles (see picture above).
I love this idea because once the tree outgrows its container, you can replant in something a little larger. Trees are a major part of our environment and if we continue to plant a tree it will only benefit others and the world, hence this is “The Gift That Keeps On Giving.”