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Make Placemats With Last Year's Christmas Cards
Great idea! You can also use clear contac paper instead of laminate. Im going to make some now! Thanks!


Stick figure drawing.

Have Kids Draw Quilt Squares
They sell fabric transfer paper in the fabric stores. Its about $12 for 10 pieces. You can do photographs as well as anything else you can print from your computer. They are very easy to use and washable.


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Kmart Offering Layaway Plans For Christmas
Be sure and check that your local KMart is offering lay away. Mine isnt.


Brown Sugar Scrub

Brown Sugar Scrub
I used whatever body wash I had in the shower at the time! :) I think it was dollar store Sweet Pea body wash.


Christmas Traditions: Making Ornaments
When you made the string ornaments, what did you use on the string? I remember making these years ago, and Id like to try them this year.


A child opening a box in front of a Christmas tree.

A Thrift Store Christmas
Im sorry Carol, but youre wrong. We are living in hard times and have been for quite some time. I too lived through the 70s, and yes, they were hard, but that doesnt mean that it isnt as hard today. My husband and I, along with our 2 children are living on...


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Recipe for Quick and Easy Candy?
I havent tried to make it myself, but I did eat it and it was delicious. Take a can of condensed milk and cook in a pan. It should become a tan/toffee color and stick together. She then cut it into pieces the size of tootsie rolls. She said that was all there...


Making a Nice Christmas on a Budget?
My husband and I are having financial problems as well. This Christmas, I decided that we would take our own photos of our newly expanded family and I would decorate dollar store frames to put them in as gifts. Since we havent had our photos taken in years...


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Giving Baskets with Handmade Items
I had an idea for a Dinner and a Movie basket. Dinner would be pizza (pizza dough ball, marinara, cheese, cut pepperoni) and a family movie like Snowdogs or something.


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Crafts for Kindergartners?
My son made a frame from popcicle sticks, glued painted puzzle pieces on the sticks, and glued a photo of himself onto a piece of construction paper inside the frame. I attached a magnet to the stick on the back and hung it on my fridge. I loved it!


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Bowls Made From Newspaper?
Find a bowl in a size youre looking for to use as a mold. Cover in plastic wrap and paper mache. When the mache is completly dry, use craft knift to cut off of mold, then cover cut with more mache. Once dry, you can paint, but DO NOT use for food consumption...


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"Stained Glass" Baby Food Jars
If you use a contained tealight candle, there are no problems with fire hazards or breakage due to heat. I got 100 tealights that have aluminum containers that I use in my baby food jars without problems. I did my jars slightly different. I used a sponge brush...


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Presents from the Kids
Depending on how old the child(ren) is/are, you can make jewelry boxes from popcicle sticks. We use an interesting rock glued on top for the handle on the lid. Ive also made bookmarks with a short story my son had written with a photo of him. After printing...



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