Christmas Crafts

Turn Left Over Gift Wrap Into a Learning Activity
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Turn Left Over Gift Wrap Into a Learning Activity

Guest blogger Rhonda writes: It’s time to start putting your Christmas decorations away. While I love to store and reuse gift bags, tissue and ribbon (you know I’m thrifty right), I have a few ‘stick on’ bows left over from my teenagers’ Christmas party (btw they used them as decorations on the counter tops and table-so…

Creating Annual Christmas Ornaments With Your Kids
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Creating Annual Christmas Ornaments With Your Kids

I realize there are people out there that find joy in going down to the Hallmark store and picking out an ornament each year. Paying that much for an ornament almost gives me a panic attack.  I’m thrifty and crafty so the idea of making my own brings me much delight.  Maybe that’s because in…

Add A Blast of Holiday Sparkle To Your Dollar Store Glass Gifts
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Add A Blast of Holiday Sparkle To Your Dollar Store Glass Gifts

Last week I wrote a post about making large handled glasses from the dollar store into personalized drinking glasses with simple painting techniques.  On the same visit to the dollar store I found some really adorable star shaped glass bowls.  They are cute as is, but I thought with a little glitter paint and some…

Decorate Like the Magazines Using Free Garland From Home Improvement Stores

  I have a thrifty little secret for you…well it’s actually a freebie!!! For the last few years during the Holiday season, I can be found in front of the Lowe’s garden center rummaging through their tree trimmings bin. The one not too many people know about that has a small sign that says, “Help…

Free Printable Color Your Own Christmas Treat Bag Toppers
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Free Printable Color Your Own Christmas Treat Bag Toppers

I really love giving baked goods away at the holidays to all the people on my list that aren’t on my “list” if you know what I mean.  I talking those teachers, neighbors, pastors, mail people and anyone else you need a nice gift for that doesn’t cut into your main Christmas budget. I was…

Make Dollar Store Gift Wrap Look Fabulous: Day 6 of Getting Into The Holiday Spirit

Make Dollar Store Gift Wrap Look Fabulous: Day 6 of Getting Into The Holiday Spirit

One thing I always look forward to each year is making myself a peppermint mocha frapp, playing my Bing Crosby, White Christmas station on Pandora and having a gift wrapping party. This year I’m feeling super crafty when it comes to wrapping my gifts.  The problem is that I just can’t bring my thrifty self…