12 Crafts of Christmas {Frugal Finds}

Occasionally I have this problem:  I want to give a good gift, but I’m low on funds.
I want to find something inexpensive, but not cheap-looking.
And so a lot of times I end up making gifts…because I like to craft and because I’m cheap frugal.

There are tons of great, inexpensive craft ideas if you have enough time to search the web.
But, lucky for you, I have a whole list of these types of crafts that I’ve either already done or want to do.
So for this week’s 12 Crafts of Christmas, I’m cheating a litte.
Instead of actually doing a tutorial, I’m listing some of my favorite craft ideas.
(A lot of these links take you to Dollar Store Crafts, one of my new favorite websites!)

Great for her:
Bud vase
Decorative Wooden Tray
Raffia Bowl

Great for him:
Bungee-Cord Memo Board
Mustache Mug
LEGO Keychain
(You could even make a match key rack by screwing a simple LEGO baseplate into the wall.)

Great for kiddos:
No-Sew Felt Playhouse
Placemat Crayon Roll
Dry Erase Activity Book

Great for teens…well, teen girls:
Tank Top Tote
Ruffled T-shirt Scarf
Braided Headband

Great for teachers:
Magnetic Board
Crayon Monograms
Doily Monogram Tote Bag

Great for the Holidays:
Microfiber Mitt Stockings
Salt Dough Ornaments and Stamp Embossed Ornaments
Holiday Embellished Tea Towel (two links)

Want to see more of my crafty creations?

Check out the other 12 Crafts of Christmas:
Week One: Silhouettes
Week Two: Personalized Wall Clocks
Week Three: Glass Etching
Week Four: Fancy Fingerpaint Art
Week Five: Freezer Paper Stencils
Week Six:  Tie-Knot Fleece Blanket
Week Seven: Jewelry: Ribbon & Pearl Bracelet, Wool Ball Necklace, DIY Button Earrings
Week Eight: Chalkboard Paint Ideas: Glasses, Chalkboard, Candle, Love Box
Week Nine: Frugal Finds
Week Ten: Personalized Pendants
Week Eleven: Edible Edition

8 Responses to 12 Crafts of Christmas {Frugal Finds}
  1. Doll Clothes Gal Pal
    November 29, 2010 | 6:51 am

    These are great finds! Thanks for sharing!

  2. domestic extraordinaire
    November 29, 2010 | 9:45 am

    I so didn’t have time this morning to get sucked into a new website. When my chores aren’t done when I have to leave I am totally blaming you! ;O)