Monday, December 10, 2012

Broke College Girl Christmas Gifts...

Today, I'm linking up with Meg and sharing with y'all a few ideas I have for gift giving this year. This year has been the first time I have not had a job since I was a junior in high school. I've always had a little change on the side. Well, your senior year in the teaching program is pretty tough, and I just knew I needed to focus on my work. (And it's paid off.) Anyways, thanks to a lack of money, the majority of my gifts will be handmade this year! Here's a few ideas I have...

I made this monogrammed burlap sign as a wedding gift in May. It's super easy and something that I'm considering doing again... or doing something very similar. 


want to make this...

I love making these kind of signs. Super simple, but so cute. 

burlap christmas the door hangers, only smaller! love it!

Reminds me of my "Bama"

Filling clear ornaments with beads, pearls, etc then monogram
I love these adorable ornaments. So, so easy. 

Buy a Hanes sweatshirt & create a pocket in a pattern. nifty.

Mongorammed Chevron Stripe LONG SLEEVE Comfort Colors Pocket T Shirt

I would love to bust out my sewing machine again and make these pocket sweaters and t-shirts. 


Anyways, those are just a few ideas. Any suggestions? 


  1. Loving all those ideas--especially the burlap initial sign and the button ornaments! Precious!

  2. Home made presents are awesome when you don't have much money! This year I'm making my grandma a set of placemats. Plus, you get the fun of making them!

  3. Stopping by from Mingle Monday! I like the button X-mas ornament. Have a great week.

  4. Love these gift ideas! Visiting from Mingle Monday! Good luck in the program! I'm a teacher myself. :)

  5. what thoughtful gifts!! whoever gets them will feel special!!
    good luck in school!!!
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