December 21, 2007

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A Christmas card envelope with hand drawn snowman and string of lights.

Decorated Christmas Card EnvelopeI sent in my Christmas card envelope that I painted last year, so thought you might be interested in this year's. The card had a snowman with a string of lights and he had a cap in red, white and blue so I made the envelope to match, hope you enjoy.


Tatted SnowflakeTatting pattern booklets are available in the craft sections of stores. This snowflake is a simple one.


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Making Curlicues from Shredded PaperTo make curlicues out of shredded paper for Christmas presents; you take regular shredded paper and wrap it around a knitting needle, or larger bamboo skewer.


Mouse and stocking treat holders.

Felt Christmas Treat HoldersMake Christmas treat holders out of felt. One is a mouse and the other is a stocking. Use a candy cane for both items. The hook on the candy cane makes the mouse's tail.


Tree made from magazine pages

Recycled Magazine Christmas TreeUsing an old magazine and some tea bag envelopes, you can make a very unique Christmas decoration.


decorated grater

Cheese Grater Holiday DisplayTake cheese grater, the older the better. Wind the pine stem that you buy for about $2.00 at craft store and bend around handle of grater. Take the holly berries picks and wrap them around stem of pine.


Stocking Cap Ornament

Stocking Cap OrnamentThis is a recycled kids craft. The little ones can really get into this craft, and make something pretty to hang on the tree. Supplies are few.


Snowman made form a tube sock.

Tube Sock SnowmanTo start the snowman's body, take the sock and make sure it is actually a "tube" sock (it should be straight with no bend for the heel and foot).


Small gift exchanging hands.

Christmas is the Season of GivingHave you ever wondered at Christmas how you could make a difference in a world where so many are afraid to give? Well, I am going to give you some ways that you could really make a difference in someone's live this year for Christmas if you are willing to try.


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Place Window Candles on Tuna Can "Risers"I have found that the Christmas candles for the windows are too low with the new energysaving windowsills. I put a can of tuna fish under the candle to boost it up. You could use a taller can if you need it higher.


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Fabric for Gift WrappingI started this at Christmas time to reduce garbage, expensive gift wrapping costs and environmental waste. I bought inexpensive holiday material (after Christmas they will be cheap) and simply sew it up along the sides and hem the top and it resembles various size "Santa's Sacks.


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Saving for Next ChristmasI noticed today at the grocery store we sell gift cards you can keep loading. Hey, everyone needs groceries! So I decided after Christmas I am going to get one and put $5 on it every payday.


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Oreo Bon Bons and Butterfinger CookiesNeither of these are my own recipe but I wanted to share them with you all. I think they would be great as Christmas treats for family.


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Happiest Times Are Spent with the Ones You LoveDuring the holidays we try to get some time to spend with my husband's nephew and family. I buy something that the 2 girls ages 9 and 10 can make while the adults chat. Their mother makes homemade cookies to give us.


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