College is the time of your life when you probably have the most friends but the least amount of money. With all those friends comes a lot of gifts to give for birthdays, holidays, sorority events and the like. You can probably feel the pain in your bank account right now.
But fear not—DIY gifts are both meaningful and unique. Best of all, they won’t break the bank. Here are seven thoughtful gifts you can make even if you’re broke.
1. Bath Bombs
The perfect gift for a super stressed-out friend, these luscious bath bombs are made from basic household ingredients like cornstarch and coconut oil. Best of all, since you’re making them yourself, you can choose any scent, color or shape you like!
These pretty mugs will look perfect sitting on the desk of your favorite #girlboss. Use her favorite nail polish to make a mug with a powerful statement.
Give the sci-fi lover in your life her own nebula in a bottle. You can make this nifty gift using only cotton, food coloring and glitter.
These oh-so-cute coasters are about to be your pal’s new dorm necessity. Shiny and colorful, any gal will love these faux agate coasters.
Here’s something pretty and useful. These darling little key fobs will save your friends from having to wear a dreaded (and really unfashionable) lanyard. If you’re good with a needle and thread, you can make several in just an hour.
Your fashion-obsessed little sister will adore this Iggy Azalea-inspired mug. All it takes is a mason jar, spray paint and vinyl letters! Everyone is going to be asking what Etsy shop you bought this from.
This DIY is as simple as cutting and taping a paper plate together! Decorate your cookie basket with ribbon and stickers to match the occasion before filling it with your loved one’s favorite treat.
Gifts don’t have to be expensive to be meaningful. Put your DIY skills to good use and create something that truly comes from the heart.