Tight on money this holiday shopping season? Or do you just want to show off, or work on, your crafting skills? Be sure to check out these five DIY gift ideas that are as easy and cheap as they are thoughtful.

 

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1. Printstagram is a great way to create fun, personalized framed photos, posters, and magnets — all through your Instagram! Download the app and create an account to order cheap, high-quality prints. Instagram lovers and tech savvy friends will love Printstagram gifts.

 

 

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2. For a more hands-on approach to gifting a photograph, you can buy a cheap wooden frame from your local crafting store, and then get as creative as you like. Paint along the edges, glue on some felt, or cover the frame in stickers — it’s up to you. Be sure to choose a special photograph that the recipient will appreciate.

 

 

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3. Parents and kids alike will love homemade chalkboard placements. All you have to do is get placements from any shop, and apply a layer or two of chalkboard spray-paint. Pair the placemats with some nicely wrapped chalk, and they will make great gifts!

 

 

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4. The health conscious, environmentally friendly, or organic-loving friend will love receiving all natural sweet orange lip balm. All the recipe requires is coconut oil, beeswax, raw honey, and essential oil. Find out how to make this lip balm here!

 

 

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5. Do you have a friend with awesome, yet simple antique-looking decorations? Or a friend that loves beer? Or both? They’d be sure to get a kick out of getting a wooden six-pack holder. This DIY gift involves a bit more technique and artistry, but the end result will definitely be worth it.

 

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