Thursday, November 6, 2014

DIY Christmas Gift Crafts - Have a Holly, Jolly, #Inexpensive Christmas!

Christmas...it's coming and there is no stopping it.

The holidays! Time of cheer! Time with family!

Time to put yourself in the hole...

Good news! Not anymore!

Turn the holidays into your time to showcase your awesome craft skills. Turn it into a DIY party. Make it time to count your savings, not take out of your savings!

Seriously. You can do this.

This was the very first DIY Christmas gift that I made. It is jarred cookies, and was created with a mason jar, cookie ingredients (with M&Ms), an old scarf of mine, ribbon from an old birthday bag, and leftover cardstock and sticker paper.



Around here, we do all kinds of DIY stuff to save money for Christmas. We decorate our Christmas tree with homemade decorations (and one strand of colored lights and one pack of gold bulbs that we reuse every year).

             




My son and I cut out paper snowflakes, make garland out of Cheerios, and little snowmen.  One year, we got really creative and created salt-dough ornaments and painted them. We used ribbon to hang them.



We even used some of them as kind of a "bonus gift" on our DIY Christmas gifts! Jarred cookie mix! :)


The recipe was printed on the inside of the cards that are hanging on the jars.

Little stickers at the top that we received for free in the mail.

It's so easy. There are so many things that you can do, from knitting scarves, mittens, and hats to getting into woodworking and making toys for kids. You will NOT regret it and many of the things you need, you probably already have.

Get creative! There are hundreds of different ways to save money this Christmas!



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2 comments:

  1. This is the cutest idea!! I think I'm going to give it a try. Thank you for posting!!

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