Cool presents for Christmas under $50 to make that are useful and cool homemade gifts.  How to make a present for under $50 is easier than you thing.  These handmade presents ideas include a camera bag, diaper bag, quilt, toy box, doll house and potting bench. As always, the Tip Junkie Homemade Gifts site has hundreds of pictured tutorials with free patterns for Home Made Gifts Over $50 to Make, so you can always search there if you’re looking for something specific. {wink}

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Camera Bag 1.  DIY Handbag to Camera Bag ~ I love all the new chic camera bags on the market, but they can get a little pricey.  If that’s in your budget, try this awesome tutorial.  You can turn any fabulous handbag into an awesome camera bag that will help you stay organized and protect that expensive equipment.  A great gift for a photographer!

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Homemade Diaper Bag

2.  Sweet Ruffled Baby Bag {Diaper Bags} ~ This is such a cute diaper bag with sweet ruffle details! Best of all, if you can sew, you can make one yourself! Using this great tutorial you will be able to create a beautiful bag to carry all of little ones things!  Fill the diaper bag with baby necessities and it makes a wonderful gift!

DIY Rag Quilt

3.  Chevron Rag Quilt Tutorial ~ I simply adore this beautiful flannel rag quilt!  The chevron stripes in four coordinating fabrics are fabulous.  The size of this quilt is perfect for a small child.  You can alter the size and make it big enough for an adult.

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DIY Dream Dollhouse

4.  Dream Dollhouse Makeover ~ Check out this amazing dollhouse transformation.  This is a dream gift for any little girl.  So many fun details – including tiny curtains and a cartoon rendering of family pictures hanging on the walls.  Too cute!

DIY Toy Box 5.  How to Build a Toy Box {inspired by Pottery Barn Kids} ~ Pottery Barn Kids sells a similar toy box for over $200.  Learn how to create your own for under $40!

DIY Toy Workbench

6.  Toy Workbench From A Nightstand ~ This darling workbench was made from a nightstand picked up at a thrift store for $3!  For that price, you could buy a set of play tools to go with it and you’d have a perfect birthday or Christmas gift for the little builder in you life.

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Homemade Potting Bench

7.  DIY Potting Bench ~ I adore the idea of this over-the-top gift for an avid gardner.  You can build this custom bench following the great tutorial and using simple supplies, like  wood palettes and basic screws.  Then fill it with gardening tools, pots and supplies to get them started.  What a fabulous Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or housewarming gift.  It would also be great for someone retiring who will now have some extra time on their hands.

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Box of Money Chocolates 8.  Box of Chocolates Money Gift ~ Money is the gift everyone loves, but sometimes it feel like it’s not very thoughtful when you hand over a twenty in a card, right?  So for the person who has everything, transform some cold hard cash into this lovely box of “chocolates”.  Fabulous for a college student, or a friend headed off on a trip.

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9.  Photo Canvas Wall Art ~ Canvas prints are beautiful but very pricey.  These DIY canvas prints were made using your favorite photo, a pre stretched canvas, and decoupage.  For a fraction of the price you can have the look and feel of a canvas print.  And these beautiful pieces are a great personalized gift for your loved ones.

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DIY Throw

10.  Pom Pom Throw {tutorial}Here’s a great tutorial on how to make a pom pom throw.  Turn an already beautiful blanket into a show-stopper, just by adding pom poms!  Classic and timeless, pom poms add tons of fun!



If you love these holiday crafts and gifts – then you’ll find  THOUSANDS more just as creative over on the Tip Junkie Homemade Gifts , Free Patterns & Christmas site!

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