If you have a long list of people to shop for this holiday season, your pockets may be pretty empty by the time you get around to stocking stuffers. Instead of settling for less at the discount store, why not try your hand at making something? Take a look at the craft and sewing supplies you already have–they may just be the only things you need to create perfectly useful items that are sized right for slipping in a stocking on Christmas Eve. For extra inspiration, check out these five great stocking stuffers that you can make with a few basic supplies.
A brightly-colored fabric coffee cozy is an ideal (and earth-friendly!) small gift for the person on your list who can’t go without their cup o’ joe. Learn how simple it is to make one like this from scraps at In Color Order.
This emergency purse kit from Second Chances is just the thing for Grandma or another purse-carrying grown-up. Putting it together with a repurposed tin and scrapbooking leftovers is simple enough that you can let the kids help with this one. (Grandma is sure to love that!)
Any teen girls on your list? Make a few of these T-Shirt flower rings to put in their Christmas stockings. Follow the tutorial at Homemade Ginger to create a handful of rings that will be colorful, casual, and comfy.
Zakka Life has a a fun tutorial to help you use up fabric scraps and make a few handy stocking stuffers at the same time. Try your hand at making fabric yo-yo coin purses like this one.
This fabulous gift idea from Delia Creates is just right for putting in a stocking….but might be too pretty to give away! Follow the step-by-step instructions to make literally dozens of lovely variations on the ear warmer theme.
Hope this helps you save a few pennies as you spread a little joy this holiday season!