50 diy promotional items that are now more popular

When you hear this phrase, you may think of the pen that barely writes, or the keychain you never used. As marketers, we try to stay away from “cheap” products, but sometimes budget restrictions leave us with no choice. But we have good news andlow cost does not mean low quality.
Fortunately, you don’t need to break your budget to order impactful promotional items. Cost-effective promotional products will save you money while boosting your marketing strategy.

1. Branded Microfiber Cleaning Cloth in Case

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This inexpensive promotional item is something that everyone has use for. Use the branded Microfiber Cleaning Cloth to wipe down computer, smartphone, and tablet screens as well as other everyday objects like glasses.

2. Custom Satin Stylus Pen

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I recently wrote a blog on the growing popularity of custom stylus pens. This particular style is one of my favorites! The custom Satin Stylus Pen is a regular ballpoint pen with a stylus on top. At only $0.65 a pen, you can’t beat this cheap promotional product that your clients will love.

3. Promotional Kickstand Smart Wallet

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I’ve covered other phone stands in my previous blogs, but this one is unique and cost-effective. The kickstand smart wallet is a silicone pouch with a kickstand that sticks to your phone to prop it up. Give your clients a product they’ll enjoy.

4. Sanitizer

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Sanitizer is a giveaway for all events, especially at trade shows and conferences where people are shaking hands with everyone they meet. Encourage your customers and clients to stay healthy with this handy product.

5. Customized Collapsible Koozie Can Kooler

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Koozies are timeless, cheap promotional products that are perfect for outdoor settings. The customized Collapsible Koozie Can Kooler allows for imprinting in a variety of colors. Order these inexpensive products to give away or serve as a branded accessory at company picnics.

6. Personalized Nylon Drawstring Backpack

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Drawstring backpacks are versatile products used for a variety of causes, and this one has a starting price of under $2. The personalized Nylon Drawstring Backpack is perfect for marketers on a tight budget.

7. Branded Metal Key Tag with Bottle Opener

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This cheap promotional product isn’t just a keychain; it’s a bottle opener, too! The dual use aspect of the branded Metal Key Tag is sure to be a hit among your clients.

8. Mints

 

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The flip top mint dispenser is an appropriate giveaway for any event. The small scale of the container allows customers and clients to easily carry the mints wherever they go, and the label can be customized with your company’s name and logo for increased brand awareness.

9. Portable Tissue Pack

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When you give away promos, your customers and clients will be able to recognize the amount of thought you put into your order. Tissues are a thoughtful giveaway that everyone can use. The portable tissue pack is convenient because it can easily fit into a bag, so your consumers can take it on the go.

10. SipGrip Coasters

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Promotional coasters are a great way to show off your brand. SipGrip Coasters are unique because they feature a plush non-woven top, an absorbent fabric that sips up moisture more than most other coasters.

11. Mason Jar Herb

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as simple as potting soil and herbs in pint size mason jars. Another great idea is to use this as a centerpiece with fresh flowers.

12. Pack Crackers With Tuna Saladsoup

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You might ask why not just put your crackers in a food storage bag? Well, they could easily be crushed by a heavy soda can or bottle of water in your lunch bag. With the mason jar and fruit cup, they have their own protective bubble. The crackers arrive to your lunch destination in their original shape.

13. Mason Jar Candles

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These steps are not for mass candle making, just easy at home crafting that is perfect for wedding favors or holiday gifts.

14. Fishnet Wrapped Mason Jar

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Macrame project to create a coastal look fishnet wrapped mason jar. Using jute rope and vintage-look blue mason jar.

15. Mason Jar Luminaries

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Looking for a way to incorporate some new, fresh lighting to your front porch? This DIY project is just for you. A lot of the store-bought solar lights is either expensive or if decently priced, boring.

16. Matchstick

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Mason Jar Match Dispenser keeps all the matches from coming out of the box in your bag.

17. Football Party Mason Jar

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Super Bowl party idea using football party mason jars painted as footballs, referees, football field with grid lines and football game plan.

18. Mason Jar Bathroom Storage

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A DIY project on how to make your own mason jar bathroom storage, accessory set.

19. Apple Pencil Holder

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pencil holder at low prices

20. Ombre Mason Jar Vase

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Make the Trendiest Pinterest Project Ever, ombre Distressed Mason Jars.

21. Mason Jars Jack-O’-Lanterns

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Those will be great things to put on your front porch at Halloween.

22. Car In a Jarmasonjar

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It’s so easy to create this super cute craft.

23. Emoji Mason Jars

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You must do this fun project if you love Emojis.

24. Upcycled Mason Jar Lid Magnets

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Super simple tutorial to make DIY upcycled mason jar lid magnets. They make great budget friendly gifts.

25. Mason Jar Fancy

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low prices

26.Candy Jar

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Grab your favorite candy from this adorable DIY jar whenever you need a pick-me-up.

27.Pumpkin Mason Jars

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They’re cute AND practical. It’s a win-win situation.

28.Acorn Art

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Make this craft even more unique by choosing acorns from your own neighborhood.

29.Pom-Pom Wreath

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A bunch of felted balls or pom-poms makes for a wreath that’s a little bit crafty, a little bit twee.

30.Leaf Garland

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Hang fabric scraps in harvest hues, cleverly cut in the shape of leaves.

31.Ombre Pinecones

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Grab some acrylic paint in three or four shades of similar colors, and carefully paint the tips of each pinecone from light to dark.

32.Crochet Pumpkin Garland

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Teeny pumpkin patterns might just be the cutest crochet idea yet.

33.Marbled Leaves

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Print out leaf templates onto cardstock and dip them into a marblized shaving cream concoction to make this inventive craft.

34.Clever Pumpkins

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Typically found around doorways, these wood trim corner blocks get cute second job as rustic pumpkins.

35.Leafy Wreath

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Snipped from patterned plaids and fuzzy felt, this wreath’s faux foliage will look fresh forever.

36.Buckled Napkin Rings

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Offer a nod to Pilgrims this Thanksgiving with napkin rings crafted from inexpensive buckles, ribbon and fabric glue.

37.Bedazzled Gourds

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When we look at a blank gourd, we see star potential. Jazz yours up with rhinestones for a sparkly take on fall.

38.Salvaged Centerpiece

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Say cheese — graters, that is. Salvaged shredders make a lovely table display with the illumination of votive candles twinkling through.

39.Patterned Fabric Pumpkins

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The secret ingredient to these fun, patterned pumpkins? Toilet paper (yes, really).

40.Candy Corn Art

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Forget about sewing — this blogger simply hot glued white, orange and yellow buttons to form this fun candy corn art

41.Wine Cork Pumpkin

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Put spare wine corks to use by gluing them together in a pumpkin-shape and decorating the ends with orange acrylic paint.

42.Tin Punched Votives

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Spell out “thanks” with these tin can candle holders for Thanksgiving, or other fall words like “autumn” or “boo” depending when you want to use them to decorate.

43.Paper Leaf Cake Topper

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Decorate a cake with DIY fall foliage in whichever colors strike your fancy.

44.Yarn Pumpkins

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This clever spin on regular yarn balls is a cheap and easy craft to make your home a little more autumnal.

45.Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin

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Create a faux pumpkin by tying a bunch of spray-painted canning lids together and inserting a “stem” made out of cinnamon sticks.

46.Paper Pumpkin Straws

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These origami pumpkins will spice up your fall cocktails.

47.Leaf Bunting

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Make this bunting with pages from a discarded book and pressed leaves.

48.Wrapped Wheat Centerpiece

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Create a colorful tableau with these embroidery floss-wrapped stalks of wheat.

49.Leaf Stamped Napkins

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These foliage-stamped tea towels are easy to DIY and would make great hostess gifts.

50.Pumpkin Chalkboard

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This pumpkin chalkboard would look just as cute in your teenager’s locker as it would on your fridge.