DIY Gem Sneakers Tutorial from Crafting Rebellion here. This is such a cute alternative to studded sneakers (and way way cheaper). She suggests replacing shoelaces with ribbon (use fray check or if an adult use a lighter on the ribbon ends).
DIY Embellished 3D Queen Bee iPhone Case Tutorial from Crafting Rebellion here. One of the most detailed tutorials ever - everything can be bought at Michaels and there are photos of the products in the aisle to prove it! Dollar Tree iPhone case used. This would be a good gift for a friend who loves a certain color, sport, insect, animal etc…
For cheap but not “homemade in a bad way” gifts, one of my favorite new sites is Crafting Rebellion here. Everything she makes is so cheap, perfect and personalized for Holiday Gifts. What I have posted that I love so far from her website (Top left, clockwise):
DIY Index Cards’ into a Purse Sized Notebook Pad. Here.
DIY Not so Usual Hair Clips. Simple, love these. Here.
Rock Your iPhone here.
DIY Betsey Johnson Inspired Half Stretch Bracelet. Here.
DIY 60 Second Earrings.For beginners, a basic tutorial here.
DIY Betsey Johnson Inspired Half Stretch Bracelet. Really good clear tutorial from Crafting Rebellion here. Love her website and tutorials - so easy to follow. Everything she makes is perfect for gifts.