Looking to give some small gifts that won’t cost much money this holiday? If so, handmade could be the way to go. If making something yourself sounds like it will yield boring results, think again, because Earth911 has rounded up a list of 10 DIY handcrafted gifts that you’ll be happy to give to friends and family and won’t take up too much of your time.
1. Ear Bud Pouch
Most of us have probably had the experience of reaching into a bag and discovering our headphones have become a tangled mess. That’s why having an earbud case to keep them in check is a great idea and would make a fantastic gift for almost anyone.
While this stocking stuffer will require some sewing skills, the end product is so cute you’ll wish you’d thought of making a pouch like this one a long time ago. Erin Erickson of the website and pattern shop Dog Under My Desk put together both a free tutorial and a more detailed pattern that explain with photos how to turn a few pieces of fabric and a zipper into a home for headphones.
Tip: Since this project doesn’t require too much fabric, you might be able to get by with fabric you already have on hand to cut down on waste.