11 Cheap DIY Gifts For College Students
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11 Cheap DIY Gifts For College Students

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11 Cheap DIY Gifts For College Students

As broke college students, we all know the struggle of trying to buy Christmas gifts. You're in the giving spirit, but your wallet isn't. So here are a few easy and cheap DIY gifts for college students who don't have a lot of time or money.

1. DIY Coffee Mug

All you need are sharpies and a cheap mug from Wal-Mart, pop it in the oven and you're good to go. (you can even do a DIY glitter mug for those who need a little extra sparkle)

Find instructions here: http://laughscraftsandphotographs.blogspot.com/201...

2. DIY Jewelry Display

For someone in your life that needs a little extra organization in their life. You could even grab a few pieces of jewelry to add to it.

Here is an array of different types of displays: https://sincerelyyoursjamie.wordpress.com/2012/02/...

3. DIY Rice Heating Pad

We all know someone who is always cold no matter how many blankets they have on. This is a perfect way to help warm them up this year.

Instructions Here: http://diyjoy.com/diy-rice-heat-pack?utm_medium=pi.

4. Gifts in a Mason Jar

Who doesn't love mason jars?!? There is a huge variety of gifts you can make out of these.

Find Some Here: http://www.thegunnysack.com/gifts-in-a-jar-homemad...

5. Dollar Store Gift Basket

Because everyone loves a bunch of little gifts more than just one big one, right?

Find a list of them here: http://www.mariasself.com/2012/12/dollar-store-diy-christmas-gift-ideas.html

6. DIY Zen Garden

Many of your college friends will be stressed about finals; so why not help them destress? This is simple and super cute to fit in their small dorm room.

Find directions here: http://www.dwellbeautiful.com/diy-succulent-zen-ga...

7. DIY Bath Bombs

Bath bombs are always a go-to gift for me and aren't that difficult to make. You can even kill two birds with one stone and make a whole batch to give to multiple people on your list.

Here are some recipes: http://diyprojectsforteens.com/diy-bath-bomb-recip...

8. Photo Pendant

Have some old photos hanging around? Make someone a keepsake to wear around their neck!Tutorial found here: http://sarahsaving.blogspot.com/2014/01/diy-photo-...

9. Root Beer Reindeer

Personally, there's nothing my brother loves more than root beer. Spruce up a simple gift by making it Christmas themed.

Find here: http://www.yellowblissroad.com/handmade-christmas-...

10. 52 Things I Love About You

Yeah, it may be a little cheesy, but it's a good way to put your thoughts into words. Christmas is a time when people love to know why they are appreciated and this an easy way to let them know.

11. Candy Sleigh

When in doubt, give your loved one candy. Make it festive, and they're sure to love it!

Instructions here: http://www.makeityourselfgirl.com/candy-cane-sleig...

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