Giving gift cards this holiday season? Save yourself some cash, and use these free, printable gift card holders to wrap them. I have two fun, holiday designs for you to choose from.
If you’ve been hanging around here for a while, you probably already know that I aim to do Christmas for under $100. It’s just one of those things that I do to save money and amuse myself. It’s been a few years since I’ve shown you just how much I’m able to get for $100, so I thought I’d show you what I’m giving this year. My family has promised to stay off the website until after the holidays, so I can give you this sneak peek.
Come see what I have tucked under the tree:
Okay, let’s start with my oldest daughter (14) … This flag football set is her big gift. It should be a fun addition to our collection of outdoor games that we keep at the cabin. It was originally $69.99 at Michael’s, but I got it during one of their grab bag events, and paid just $2 for it. Score!
Driving around to look at Christmas lights is a tradition for my family, as I’m sure it is for many of yours. But this year we’re going to do something a bit different. We’re going to have a Christmas light scavenger hunt. My kids are beyond stoked.
I’ve gotten lots of compliments on my holiday wreath, and you know where I got it? A curb pile. Yep, it was someone else’s cast off. Pretty lucky find, since it fits in perfectly with the red, brown and gold color scheme that I chose this year.
If you love vintage and curb finds as much as I do, you’re going to love the rest of my Christmas decorations. Come take a quick tour of my house.
Magazine subscriptions make great gifts, but they don’t really give you anything that you can wrap and give. Occasionally the publisher will send you a little certificate to tuck inside a card, but that’s not very exciting to open (or give).
Sometimes all it takes is a small detail to turn a nice gift into a really nice gift. I made a bunch of beeswax candles this week, and I finished them off with monogram labels.
Don’t they look nice?
If you’d like to make some to give as gifts (or to enjoy in your own home), you can!
Brown kraft paper. It’s pretty much the wrapping paper of choice in my house. It’s cheap. It works for any occasion, and you can dress it up a million ways. This Christmas we’ll be embellishing our gifts with cinnamon ornament gift tags.
Remember those cinnamon ornaments that you made in elementary school? It’s those, only in gift tag form. They smell fantastic, and they’re really easy to make. Here’s the drill.
I’ve never seen a store-bought advent calendar with big enough pockets, so this year I decided to do something about it. Or maybe I should say, I decided to d-i-y something about it. That advent calendar that you see above? It’s made from a shoe organizer. You know, the kind that’s designed to hang on the back of a door?
Need a Mother’s Day gift, a teacher’s gift or a small thinking-of-you gift? If you have a tea lover in your life, I have the perfect idea for you. Just pick up a box of tea bags, and replace the wrappers with these pretty printable ones.
Holiday leftovers provide a welcome break from cooking, but how long do you have to eat everything? Print a copy of my holiday leftovers chart, and use it as your guide. Then, add it to your recipe book, so you can refer to it again, the next time a holiday takes over your fridge.
I’ve been itching to show you guys what I gave everyone for Christmas this year, but I didn’t want to blow any surprises. Now, that all the presents have been opened, it’s finally safe to share.
I always strive to do Christmas for $100. That includes both gifts and stocking stuffers. Here’s how I did this year:
After attending a Christmas parade and a few other free holiday events, we had begun to amass quite the collection of candy canes and peppermints. Last night, I decided to remedy the situation as I always do: by crushing them up and storing them in jars.