The holidays can get expensive fast. You pay for food, travel, decorations, and presents for friends and family. If you are looking for a great place to cut corners in your budget, you may want to consider making your own gifts! After all, you have your sewing machine cabinet all set up and ready to go, you may as well use it! Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find the inspiration that you need to figure out what to make your friends and family, but luckily we are here to save the day! The following is our list of the best DIY holiday gifts of 2014:

  • Coffee cozy- A coffee cozy will benefit your loved one in more ways than one! First of all, it’s adorable; second, it’ll keep their coffee warm; and third, it will keep their hands from burning on their cup! To make these cozy’s you just need old socks or sweater sleeves. Cut a section of fabric, hem the ends, and attach buttons, stripes, snowflakes, or anything else festive that you can think of!
  • Oven mitts- Cute oven mitts not only help to keep hands safe from hot cookie sheets, but they also look incredibly festive! The very best part about homemade oven mitts is that they are so easy to make! Also, they just may inspire someone to bake you some cookies!
  • Tote bags- If you are looking for a gift that your friends and family will constantly use, then a good tote bag is a great option. These bags are generally quick and easy projects to make, and people love to carry them around all the time!