Face Mask Felt OrnamentMasks, masks, everywhere! If this isn't symbolic of 2020 I don't know what is. Celebrate the glorious mask with this fun ornament!
Mini Gumball Machine Christmas OrnamentI saw this idea at a craft boutique and since I had the supplies to make one, I made my own version.
Homemade Hot Chocolate MixThis hot cocoa is chocolaty with a hint of cinnamon. Not only is making your own hot cocoa mix delicious, but it can make a great gift for the holidays. My friend is a chef and he had to make special hot chocolate mixes each year for the hotel attached to the restaurant he worked at. We based this recipe on one of his favorites. This is also quite inexpensive.
Homemade Printed Tissue PaperWith just a few supplies, a computer, and a printer it is super easy to make small pieces of custom tissue paper for the holidays!
Felt Toilet Paper OrnamentWere you one of the lucky people that didn't have to visit a bunch of stores and stand in long lines just to get toilet paper? Most of us have the epic TP search seared into our brains. I know I will never under appreciate easy access to it again! Commemorate this wonderful necessity with a fun felt ornament. Add the year if you want too!
Felt Hand Sanitizer OrnamentIt seems like we have all been tackling germs this year with gallons of hand sanitizer! Another unforgettable staple this year that surely needs to be remembered for years to come.
Cardboard Tube WreathCreate this beautiful Christmas wreath from paper towel or toilet paper tubes. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Paper Poinsettias WreathThis paper wreath with poinsettias is a beautiful way to celebrate the holidays. Find out how to make it in this short video.
Fabric Pinecone DecorationsThese Christmas pinecone decorations are a cute way to use up fabric scraps. Learn how to make them in this short video.
Peppermint Candy BowlsUse this festive candy bowl as a colorful centerpiece for your holiday table or give it as a gift with your own sweet treats. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Christmas Reindeer HeadbandMake these adorable Christmas headbands for a festive air to any holiday party. Learn how to make them in this short video.
Candy Cane PlanterHere is a cute planter made from candy canes and a recycled tin can. Learn how to make it in this short video.
A Little Holiday Entertainment Planning Goes Long WayWe have all heard this our entire lives: plan ahead. It's actually a good idea at any time of year, but in this run up to Thanksgiving and Christmas, this is a good time to look to the little things so they don't become big things. Here are some examples:
Gingerbread People Wall DecorationsHere is an inexpensive/free way you can decorate your home for the holidays. You can cut out gingerbread people from cardboard, shipping boxes or craft paper then decorate! Hang the gingerbread people individually with tape or as a garland.
Save Halloween Candy for Christmas StockingsIf you are looking at your kids Halloween candy and thinking you really don't want them eating it all. You could consider "borrowing" some of their candy that is not Halloween themed and save it for their Christmas stockings.
Recycling Christmas CardsWhat do you do with your Christmas cards? I decided to recycle mine! I took all my cards and turned them into Christmas gift cards for next year!
Decorated Glass OrnamentsThese ornaments are a simple, but elegant way to dress up your tree. They also make great keepsake gifts for friends and family. You can make the ornaments with your family, too.
DIY Christmas Tree HatThis Christmas tree hat can be made from things that you probably already have at home. The tree trimmings can be from your tree or from a local tree lot. Use recycled cardboard to make the hat circle and then decorate. The whole family can wear them on Christmas morning. Get in touch with your inner child and celebrate the season.
Looking for Christmas Help In New Jersey?I am currently a single mother of 5. Unexpectedly I found out as I was giving birth on November 2nd that I was having twin boys. i am currently out of work and would love to give my kids a decent Christmas. The other 3 are girls, ages 7, 11, and 13. If anyone knows somewhere that will help in Cumberland County, NJ, please let me know ASAP.
Repairing a Pre-lit Christmas Tree?We just got a 9 ft Christmas tree (National Tree Company) that has 4 sections and 10 different light settings. The 3 section is out of sync with the other 3 sections. When it is white the others are colored and vice versa. Is there any way to sync them?
One Row of Christmas Tree Lights Not Working?My tree has one row where the lights don't work. I bought the light keeper pro and checked the connection. Four strands have a steady beep, but the other strands don't. I have tired taking out one of the already lit bulbs and putting it in the one that doesn't work but nothing.
LED Lights on Christmas Tree Not Working?I have a four year old pre lit Christmas tree. In the top section (3rd) some of the lights are not working, while others do. I followed the cord from the plug and they seem to split off with one side working the other not. I also did a current check and there is power running through the side with the non functioning lights.
Half Section of Pre-lit Tree Lights Out?The bottom part of the top piece of my pre-lit tree went out. These lights are wired in parallel, so if one goes out, the others stay lit. The whole top section is on the same strand and I've checked every single bulb in the bottom part that is out and they are all securely in the socket. I've even checked the fuses, although the top of the strand is still lit. If I remove one bulb, the whole strand goes out. If I replace a bulb in the section that is out with one I've already tested, the section still stays dark. It doesn't make sense. I don't know what else to do. Any suggestions?
Brainstorm: 2020 Christmas Card Greeting Ideas?What are your Christmas card message ideas for 2020?
Making Clay Pot AngelsThis page is about making clay pot angels. Terra cotta clay flower pots are a great starting place for many crafts.
Making a Costume Jewelry Christmas TreePerhaps you have seen one of these at a craft show, but it was too costly. You can make your own Christmas tree wall hanging, using your old costume jewelry or pieces from yard sales and thrifty stores. This is a page about making a costume jewelry Christmas tree.
Making a Bleach Bottle SantaThis is a page about making a bleach bottle Santa. Clean plastic bleach and detergent bottles are great to use in craft projects. Make this cute Santa for the holidays.
Making Yo Yo Christmas TreesThis is a page about making yo yo Christmas trees. Christmas fabric yo yos can be used to make a variety of Christmas tree craft projects.
New Jersey Christmas CharitiesThis is a page about finding Christmas charities in New Jersey. Every year ThriftyFun gets numerous requests from people looking for help for their families for Christmas. Since we do not have the resources to offer direct help, we have set up this page to help people find charities in each state.
Yo Yo Christmas TreeCovering a Styrofoam or paper cone with seasonal fabric yo yos is a fun way to make a Christmas tree decoration to grace your table or to brighten up a room for the holidays. This is a page about yo yo Christmas tree.
Making a Coffee Mate Container SnowmanThis is a page about making a Coffee Mate container snowman. A Coffee Mate container is the perfect shape for making a cute snowman that can be filled with treats for a gift or used as a decoration.
How to Make Pasta Christmas OrnamentsThese adorable pasta ornaments can be displayed on your Christmas tree for years. This is a page about how to make pasta christmas ornaments.
Christmas Wish List AdviceThis is a page about Christmas wish list advice. Every year children and adults alike begin to prepare their Christmas wish lists.
Need 50 Small Gift Ideas For 2 Secret Sisters?I need 50 small Christmas ideas for my 2 secret sisters at church. I had the daughter-then her mom moved in with her after it was too late to draw a name for her-so I adopted her also.
How to Remove Tree Sap from Just About...Spring and late summer are the prime seasons for sticky, gooey, tree sap. The stuff seems to ooze onto everything with ease. Getting it off, however, can be a whole different matter. Here are some sure fire methods for removing tree sap from just about anything.
Homemade Christmas Tree Flocking?This is a page about homemade Christmas tree flocking. Instead of buying spray on flocking for your tree, or paying a lot for a pre-flocked one, make your own flocking at home.
Making a Santa Hat PurseThis is a page about making a Santa hat purse. Make a cute purse for the holidays from a Santa hat.
Making a Christmas WreathThis is a page about making a Christmas wreath. Rather than buying your Christmas wreath this year try making one. It can become a family tradition and they also make a thoughtful gift. Let your imagination go and create a unique wreath for this year and beyond.
12 Days of Christmas Gift IdeasThis is a page about 12 days of Christmas gift ideas. Planning a special Christmas gift giving event based on the old Christmas song can be lots of fun.
Wooden Spoon Reindeer CraftThis is a page about making a wooden spoon reindeer. Make a really cute holiday decoration using wooden spoons.
Christmas Crafts Using Tomato CagesThis is a page about Christmas crafts using tomato cages. The tomato cage is not just for the garden. You can create some fun Christmas crafts using them.
Glass Block Christmas DecorationThis is a page about glass block Christmas decorations. Glass blocks can be made into beautiful Christmas decorations.
Repairing Glass Ornaments?This is a page about repairing glass ornaments. A treasured glass ornament is not easily replaceable.
Making Angel OrnamentsAngels are a popular decoration during the holidays, especially for the Christmas tree. Angel ornaments can be constructed from all sorts of inexpensive or recycled materials.
Pantyhose Reindeer Balloon GameIt is always fun to find a new game to play at a Christmas party. This is a page about pantyhose reindeer balloon game.
Homemade Nativity Christmas CardsThese beautiful homemade Christmas cards remind the receiver to "keep Christ in Christmas." It depicts the Nativity scene as a silhouette and is easy to make with supplies you may already have at home.
Homemade Christmas Angel CraftsThis is a page about homemade Christmas angel crafts. Angels are a popular craft motif no matter what your crafting medium.
Skating Rink Sponsored Christmas Float Ideas?We are opening a skating rink in December and we are going to be in the Christmas parade. We will have a float with about 20 skaters skating behind the float. I would like to get some ideals for the float?
Pre-lit Christmas Tree Lights Not WorkingYou plug the tree in but not all the lights are shining. This can be a frustrating situation, especially if the tree is only 2-3 years old. Often, a Christmas light tester is the easiest way to locate the problem area. This page is about pre-lit Christmas tree lights not working.
Saving Money on Christmas PresentsThis is a page about saving money on Christmas presents. Buying Christmas presents for everyone can get quite expensive. There are a lot of ways to save money when shopping for everyone.
Recycled Light Bulb Christmas OrnamentsThis is a page about recycled light bulb Christmas ornaments. Old incandescent light bulbs can be used to make a variety of craft projects. They lend themselves very well to Christmas ornaments.
Tin Can Christmas OrnamentsThis is a page about tin can Christmas ornaments. Before you throw away or put that can lid in the recycle bin, consider using them to make beautiful Christmas ornaments.
Making a Coat Hanger Cloth WreathThis is a page about making a coat hanger cloth wreath. This coat hanger cloth wreath will make a wonderful Christmas decoration.
Making Milkweed Christmas OrnamentsThis is a page about making milkweed Christmas ornaments. Milkweed pods can be used to make a variety of cute ornaments.
Setting Up a Pre-Lit Christmas TreeThis is a page about setting up a pre-lit Christmas tree. A pre-lit Christmas tree is supposed to be easy to assemble, an improvement over the traditional tree with separate light strings.
Selecting and Caring for PoinsettiasThis is a page about selecting and caring for poinsettias. Poinsettias are a favorite holiday floral decoration.
Making Plastic Canvas SnowflakesThis page contains tips for making plastic canvas snowflakes. Plastic canvas is a versatile material that can be cut into all kinds of shapes, including snowflakes.
Making Folded Fabric PineconesThis is a page about making folded fabric pinecones. A fun way to use up fabric scrapes can be making these faux pine cones to add to a wreath or other holiday decorations.
Christmas Family Gathering IdeasThis is a page about Christmas family gathering ideas. It is exciting, fun, and sometimes frustrating trying to plan the next family Christmas gathering.
Shopping for Ceramic Christmas Tree Bulbs...This page is about shopping for ceramic Christmas tree bulbs and decorations. Finding the right size bulbs and ornaments for a tabletop ceramic tree can be a challenge.
Small Christmas Gift IdeasThis is a page about small Christmas gift ideas. Trying to come up with ideas for small Christmas gifts for friends, neighbors, customers, etc. can be difficult.
Indiana Christmas CharitiesThis is a page about finding Christmas charities in Indiana. Every year ThriftyFun gets numerous requests from people looking for help for their families for Christmas. Since we do not have the resources to offer direct help, we have set up this page to help people find charities in each state.
Frugal Christmas Gift IdeasThis is a page about frugal Christmas gift ideas. Christmas gifts do not have to be expensive; thoughtful or homemade gifts often mean more to the recipient than the pricey expensive ones.
Poinsettia TreeThis is the most beautiful poinsettia Christmas tree I have seen this year. I took the photo in the dining room of our local hospital in Elizabethton, TN. The colors are so warm and vibrant!
Mr. and Mrs. Santa Made from Reader's Digest...This is a page about Mr. and Mrs. Santa made from Reader's Digest magazines. Cute decorations can be made by folding the pages of magazines.
Making a Peppermint Candy BowlThis is a page about making a peppermint candy bowl. Hard peppermint candies are first on your supply list for making these pretty edible candy bowls.
Decorating Your Christmas Card EnvelopesThis is a page about decorating Christmas card envelopes. Adding decorations to your Christmas card envelopes, is a nice added touch that is sure to bring a smile to the recipient face. Here are some ideas to inspire you.
Church Christmas Party Ideas?This is a page about church Christmas party ideas. Sometimes planning a Christmas party can be more challenging than it seemed when you volunteered.
Drawing Names for Christmas GiftsThis page is about drawing names for Christmas gifts. A great way to give meaningful gifts in a large family or group of friends is to have a drawing.
Ideas for Filling Clear Plastic OrnamentsIf you don't have a lot of space for gardening at your home, consider planting vertically. This wooden vertical garden doubles as an open fence and would be good to add privacy or camouflauge a less pretty part of your yard.
Making a Coffeemate Container PenguinThis is a page about making a Coffeemate container penguin. Reuse small coffee creamer bottles to make these festive penguins.
Ideas for "Cheer Baskets"?I need ideas for creating "Cheer Baskets" for widows, shut-ins, etc in our community.
Christmas Tea Party TipsThis is a page about Christmas tea party tips. Whether you are looking for new ideas for your traditional party or hosting your first Christmas tea party, you can always use some helpful tips.
Making a Snow Man Door StopThis cute little doorstop is easy to make using a variety of recycled and repurposed items from around your house. Add this decorative snowman door stop to your holiday decor using the instructions contained in this page.
Making a Tire SnowmanThis is a page about making a tire snowman. Old tires can be repurposed to make a fun snowman for an outdoor holiday decoration.
Wooden Reindeer With a Red Nose Light?I am painting a wooden deer and I saw one that had a red nose with a light behind it but I am not sure what the nose is made out of. The nose is like a red shiny type of plastic. Does anyone know what I am talking about.
Making a Tootsie Pop SantaThis is a page about making a Tootsie Pop Santa. Tootsie Pops can be easily decorated by you and your children to make a cute tasty Santa.
How to Upcycle a Helium Tank into The GrinchTake that leftover helium tank and create a fun yard decoration featuring the Grinch. This favorite Dr. Seuss character is sure to bring smiles to everyone who sees him. This page contains photos and instructions for how to upcycle a helium tank into the Grinch.
Making a Squeeze My Cheeks Santa?This is a page about making a squeeze my cheeks Santa. The Squeeze My Cheeks Santa generally dispenses chocolate kisses.
Military Themed Christmas Tree?This is a page about military themed Christmas tree. Creating an annual theme for your Christmas tree can become a great family tradition. Honor family members who are or have served with a military theme.
Keeping Toddlers out of Christmas TreesThis is a page about keeping toddlers out of Christmas trees. Displaying your Christmas tree can be a challenge with little people around who just can't leave it alone.
Making a Felt Santa Hat OrnamentThis is a page about making a felt Santa hat ornament. Looks like Santa left his hat hanging on your tree before heading on to his next stop.
Making a Felt Star OrnamentThis is a page about making a felt star ornament. Felt is a good choice of materials for making beautiful Christmas ornaments.
Christmas Parade Float IdeasFloat construction requires a lot of planning to successfully display your theme. This page is about Christmas parade float ideas.
Making a Christmas Wreath With a Hula HoopThis is a page about making a Christmas wreath with a Hula Hoop. Using a Hula Hoop as the form, you can make a large outdoor wreath for the holidays.
Needlepoint Canvas Wreath OrnamentI was given a lot of circular needlepoint canvas shapes and found this quick and simple ornament to make.
Christmas Rainbow Cheetah Gift TagHave your kids help partake in Christmas wrapping! They could design cute little gift tags or make as a flat homemade card. This is a cheetah my daughter designed.
Personalized Spool OrnamentsTo celebrate my grandson's first Thanksgiving and first Christmas and to commemorate family who can't be here this year due to COVID, I created some cute but simple tree ornaments using just photos and empty thread spools for an old fashioned look!
Reindeer CandleEver received a candle with no scent, but you hated to toss it? Here is an idea for making it into a holiday candle.