Save your eggshells, and use them to make a batch of eggshell sidewalk chalk with your kids. This is a quick and easy project that’s sure to blow their minds. Even my teenagers were impressed.
Have a bunch of t-shirts that you never wear? Turn them into free drawstring gift bags that you can use again and again. This project requires almost no sewing, since it uses the existing hem of the shirt as the drawstring channel.
Many fudge recipes call for a long list of ingredients, but this chocolate peanut butter fudge only requires three. So, it’s both simple and cheap to make. This is my go-to fudge for holidays, gifts and those can’t-be-ignored chocolate cravings. Just keep three ingredients in your pantry, and it’s sure to become your go-to fudge too.
Every year I challenge myself to keep my Christmas spending to $100 or less. That’s $100 to buy gifts for every person on our family’s Christmas list. Normally, I meet this goal by shopping second-hand, taking advantage of freebies and making some of my gifts. But this year, yard sales and thrift stores aren’t an option, so I’ve decided to take a different approach
Feel bad about throwing away the pretty greeting cards people give you? Turn them into little gift boxes, and send them back out into the world. It only takes one card and a bit of folding to make a lidded box that’s big enough to hold jewelry or another small gift.
Christmas cards are too pretty to throw away, so I like to turn them into gift tags to use the following Christmas. It takes just minutes to do, and they come out looking every bit as nice as store-bought gift tags – if not nicer.
Add these printable bag toppers to the top of paper lunch sacks to instantly transform them into festive gift bags or party favor bags, or add them to the top of cellophane bags for a fun way to package food gifts. There are four gift bag topper designs to choose from, including two Christmas designs.
A simple way to save on Easter baskets? Shrink them down to a reasonable size. This paper plate Easter basket has just enough room for a few pieces of candy and a couple toys. Here’s how it’s made.
Each year, I challenge myself to buy all of my Christmas gifts for $100 or less. When we hit the holiday season, I make my kids promise they’ll stay off the website until after Christmas, so I can show you what I’m able to get on such a tight budget.