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28 Frugal and Natural DIY Holiday Ideas (Link Roundup)

28 DIY Holiday IdeasIf you’re anything like me, you’ve grown weary of the rampant materialism of the Christmas season. You might also not have a lot to spend, so you couldn’t participate even if you wanted to.

Thankfully, there are plenty of ideas and possibilities for giving meaningful gifts that don’t cost a lot to make and, in a lot of cases, make use of stuff you already have. Whether you’re looking for gifts for loved ones, ideas for expanding your Christmas decorations without expanding your budget, or even some relaxing gifts you can give yourself to maintain your sanity this season, I’ve been collecting links along these lines all year (thanks to Pinterest), and I’ve rounded them up to share with you. 

Decorating & Packaging

Button Wreath Ornament

Christmas Stockings Made from Sweaters

DIY Advent Bags

DIY Christmas Gift Packaging For Cookies

DIY Woven Star

Crafty Gifts

Buzzfeed: 39 DIY Christmas Gifts You’d Actually Want to Receive

Container Magnets

DIY Activity Book from an Old Book

Homemade Present Ideas for Men & Women

Old flip-flops + bath towel = spa slippers

Natural Cleaning

DIY Natural Cleaners – 7 Easy Recipes to Help You Clean Everything from Windows to Grout

DIY Non-Toxic Goo Remover

DIY Reusable Swiffer Made from Fleece

Bath & Beauty

18 Bath and Beauty Home Made Gifts

DIY Bath Bombs

DIY Warm Vanilla Brown Sugar & Coconut Body Scrub

Sparkle & Mine: My Favorite DIY Beauty Ideas

(…and of course there’s always my DIY lip balm recipe)


15 Homemade Gifts That Won’t Make You Look Cheap

Frugally Sustainable: Meals in Jars

Gifts From Your Kitchen

Homemade Peanut Butter

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Syrup

How to Make Natural Ginger Ale

Real Food Tips: 12 Homemade Holiday Gifts (that aren’t cookies!)

Prepper Gifts

Frugally Sustainable: Meals in Jars

Survival Sherpa: 20+ Ultimate DiY Gifts to Help Load Santa’s Survival Sleigh

A Little of Everything

96 Great Homemade Gift in a Jar Recipes


  1. Todd Walker

    Great list! Thanks for including our article in your link roundup! Merry Christmas!!!

    • Jean

      You’re very welcome! I was in awe of your list — lots of great info and projects for next year. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!

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