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Man looking at a broken light on an Artificial Christmas Tree.

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.

 

VIntage jewelry tree made by aunt.

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.

 

A man repairing Christmas tree lights.

Christmas Lights Not WorkingThis page is about Christmas lights not working. Determining why you have strands of unlit lights can be challenging.

 

Peppermint Candy Bowls - edge view of larger crimped bowl

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.

 

Plastic Canvas Snowflakes

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.

 

Mr. and Mrs. SantaMade From Reader's Digest Magazines

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.

 

Close up of Christmas tree with lights and gold and silver baubles.

Top Part of Pre-lit Tree Not Working?This is a page about top part of pre-lit tree not working. It can be difficult to find the cause for a partial loss of lights on a pre-lit tree. If possible checking with the manufacturer may be the best solution.

 

Yo Yo Christmas Trees

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.

 

An array of neckties.

Making a Tree Skirt with NecktiesThis is a page about making a tree shirt with neckties. Men's neckties come in so many beautiful colors and patterns they are a great choice for your next craft project. One interesting choice is to craft a tree skirt using neckties.

 

Lighted Outdoor Christmas Wreath

Repairing a Lighted Outdoor Christmas...This is a page about repairing a lighted outdoor Christmas decoration. Sometimes lighted outdoor Christmas decorations can be repaired rather than having to be replaced.

 

Bleach Bottle Santa

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.

 

Recycled Christmas Card Ornament

Christmas Card Ball OrnamentThis is a page about making a Christmas card ball ornament. You can make a lovely Christmas ornament from recycled holiday cards.

 

Clay Pot Angels

Making Clay Pot AngelsThis page is about making clay pot angels. Terra cotta clay flower pots are a great starting place for many crafts.

 

Extended family having Christmas dinner

Asking Family to Not Exchange Gifts?This is a page about asking family to not exchange gifts. Gift giving for Christmas and other occasions can become quite expensive, especially in large families. There are other options.

 

Glass Christmas ornaments.

Repairing Glass Ornaments?This is a page about repairing glass ornaments. A treasured glass ornament is not easily replaceable.

 

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Ceramic Christmas Tree

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.

 

Recycled Christmas Card Slippers

Recycled Christmas Card Slipper CraftRecycle your old Christmas cards into these cute little slipper decorations. This is a page about making a recycled Christmas card slipper craft.

 

Baby Food Jar Christmas Tree

Making a Baby Food Jar Christmas TreeThis is a page about making a baby food jar Christmas tree. Simply and easily create a delightful holiday display by reusing baby food jars to make a Christmas tree.

 

cardboard shipping box

Lightweight Gift Ideas for Sending Overseas?This is a page about lightweight gift ideas for family overseas. No one likes to spend more on postage than the value of the gift being sent.

 

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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.

 

A beautiful Christmas tree made from toothpicks.

Making a Toothpick Christmas TreeThis is a page about making a toothpick Christmas tree. Make a spiky toothpick Christmas tree decoration for you home.

 

three fabric pinecone decorations

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 GiftS Being given to Elderly Dad

Christmas Gift Ideas for Elderly Dad?Choosing the perfect gift for an elderly parent is easy if you think about what they would really enjoy, such as special foods, a chore jar, books, and such. This is a page about Christmas gift ideas for elderly dad.

 

Christmas candy - red and white peppermint candies.

Christmas Candy RecipesThis page contains Christmas candy recipes. Whether they are just for you and your family or part of a gift to someone, these sweet treats are sure to be a hit this Christmas.

 

Paper Plate Snow Globe

Making a Paper Plate Snow GlobeThis page is about making a paper plater snow globe. A simple, inexpensive craft that can be customized to display a favorite holiday scene.

 

Finished Styrofoam Snowman

Making a Styrofoam SnowmanThis is a page about making a Styrofoam snowman. Snowmen and women are popular holiday decorations. Make some cute tabletop ones of your own easily using Styrofoam balls.

 

large tire snowman in desert yard

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.

 

A girl holding a gift from her grandmother.

Unique Gift Ideas for Grandkids?Grandparents often look to give their grandchildren gifts other than the typical clothes and toys. Think about more personal items that may cause them to think of you for years to come. This is a page about unique gift ideas for grandkids.

 

Dryer Vent Snowman

Making a Dryer Vent SnowmanThis page is about making a dryer vent snowman. With this flexible vent tubing you can create an adorable winter decoration.

 

A Christmas tree with dim lights.

Pre-lit Christmas Tree Lights Very Dim?Pre-lit Christmas trees are a great way to not have the frustrating task of adding lights to your tree. But if the lights become dim over time you may need to do some troubleshooting. The main culprits are the transformer and/or the fuses.

 

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Group of adult friends blowing up balloons.

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.

 

Glass block gift wrapped as a package.

Glass Block Christmas DecorationThis is a page about glass block Christmas decorations. Glass blocks can be made into beautiful Christmas decorations.

 

A finished popsicle stick snowflake, painted white.

Making a Popsicle Stick SnowflakeThis is a page about making a Popsicle stick snowflake. Popsicle sticks or craft sticks are perfect for making these decorative snowflake designs.

 

Christmas Gifts

Giving Christmas Gifts to Adult Nieces and...This page is about giving Christmas gifts to adult nieces and nephews. Knowing when it is time to stop gift giving to someone you love can be a challenge.

 

Artificial Christmas Tree with lights

Pre-lit Tree Lights Keep Blinking?Troubleshooting issues with pre-lit trees can be tricky. Even if you can find the problem the next step is to determine if it is repairable. This is a page about pre-lit tree lights keep blinking.

 

Christmas Wreath

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.

 

Putting glue on paper mache ball.

Making Paper Mache Ball Christmas OrnamentsIf you are looking for a homemade Christmas ornament project, this might be just the one. Cover inflated balloons with papier-mâché, allow to dry and then paint and decorate as desired. This is a page about making paper mache ball Christmas ornaments.

 

Pre Lit Christmas Tree

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.

 

Bedspring Santa

Making a Bed Spring SantaThis page is about making a bed spring Santa. Finding uses for old bed springs can be fun.

 

Santa waving holding a bag of gifts.

Cute Christmas Gifts with Accompanying Sayings?This is a page about cute Christmas gifts with accompanying sayings. Simple things with personalized written expression can make meaningful holiday gifts.

 

Crocheted Christmas Card Ornaments

Crocheted Recycled Christmas Card OrnamentsAdding a crochet border to recycled Christmas cards is one way to create pretty, unique ornaments for the tree. This is a page about making crocheted recycled Christmas card ornaments.

 

A Christmas tree that has white flocking to resemble snow.

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.

 

Felt Penguin Ornament

Making Ornaments for a Felt Christmas TreeThis is a page about making felt ornaments. These ornaments are perfect for using on a felt Christmas tree.

 

Decorative Top Hat

Making Top Hat Table DecorationsThis is a page about making top hat table decorations. Make these adorable table top decorations for your next fancy party or event.

 

old window decorated with snowmen painted on the panes

Making a "Let It Snow" Window FrameThis is a page about making a "let it snow" window frame. Old windows can be reused to make unique crafts for your home. Paint on a winter motif and you have an original holiday decoration.

 

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Pre-lit pine garland on mantle.

Repairing Lights on Pre-lit Garlands?It can be frustrating to determine which bulb is causing the outage on your light string. This is a page about repairing lights on pre-lit garlands.

 

Tomato cage made into a light decorated Christmas Tree

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.

 

Santa hat with gold thread snowflakes

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.

 

hands holding a wrapped gift

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.

 

Buffet at a church Christmas party.

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.

 

Living Christmas Tree

Caring for a Live Christmas TreeThis page is about caring for a live Christmas tree. Enjoying the fragrance and presence of a living holiday tree requires daily attention.

 

Homemade sock snowman.

Making a Sock SnowmanThis is a page about making a sock snowman. With some simple accessories, you can turn a plain sock into an adorable snowman. They are cute decorations for around the house and make great gifts too.

 

Snowman Place Setting

Making a Snowman Place SettingSpread holiday cheer all the way to the dinner table with a decorative place setting. This is a page about snowman place setting.

 

Gift Ideas for a Youth Minister

Gift Ideas for a Youth Minister?This is a page about gift ideas for a youth minister. Finding just the right gift for your church's youth minister can be difficult.

 

Poured Paint Ornaments  - several colors of paint dripped down the inside of the ornament

Making Poured Paint Glass Ornament BallsPlain glass ornaments can be made fabulous with the addition of some paint poured directly inside. This is a page about making poured paint glass ornament balls.

 

Coat Hanger Cloth Wreath

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.

 

Logo for a ThriftyFun Guide

Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus Air Freshener Covers?'m looking for a pattern of Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. It was from Atlanta Puffections some years ago. It was sewn together fit over air fresheners.

 

Santa wearing a graduation cap.

Combining a Graduation Party with a Christmas Party?Adding a second reason for celebration to your annual Christmas party will just increase the fun. This is a page about combining a graduation party with a Christmas party.

 

Making Bead and Sequin Ornaments

Making Bead and Sequin OrnamentsBeads and sequins together or separately can be used to make beautiful, sparkly ornaments. This is a page about making bead and sequin ornaments.

 

Aluminum Ornament

Making Punched Aluminum OrnamentsThis is a page about making punched aluminum ornaments. This easy to make Christmas craft will look great on your tree this year.

 

Light Bulb Grinch Ornament - add a circle of white fabric to the hat tip and then add a hanger

DIY Light Bulb Grinch OrnamentWith a burnt out light bulb, green paint, and some basic painting skills you are on your way to making this Grinch ornament. This is a no sew project.

 

A hanging Christmas tree made from a piece of cardboard cut in a spiral.

DIY Hanging Cardboard Christmas TreeThis is a page about making a DIY hanging cardboard Christmas tree. Here's a fun project that can be customized in endless ways. This hanging cardboard tree is easy to make and can even be decorated with lights and ornaments.

 

Plastic Bottle Christmas Tree - complete with a string of lights

How to Make a Plastic Bottle Christmas TreeGreen plastic soda bottles are the perfect material to recycle into this clever tabletop Christmas tree. This is a page about how to make a plastic bottle Christmas tree.

 

finished snowman hot chocolate gift

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.

 

Clear Christmas ornament filled with tree, snow and a present.

Filling Clear Christmas OrnamentsA fun project for the whole family can center around filling clear ornaments with a variety of holiday themed inclusions and other tidbits. Try shells, confetti, pom poms, miniature trees, and more. This is a page about filling clear Christmas ornaments.

 

Homemade Christmas Ornament

Homemade Christmas CraftsThis page contains homemade christmas crafts. Homemade Christmas crafts are a fun and inexpensive way to decorate your house. They also are great gifts for someone special. Here are some fabulous homemade craft ideas!

 

Glitter and Glue Icicles - silvery white glitter with larger colored flecks

Making Glitter and Glue IciclesThis is a page about glitter and glue icicles. These cute winter decorations are sure to bring holiday cheer to your home.

 

Family Playing Checkers by Fire

Family Night Gift Basket Ideas?A fun gift to give a friend or family member is a personalized Family Night basket. Include a movie, games, snacks, and more. If they have young children, consider a book. This page is about family night gift basket ideas.

 

Warm Wishes Cocoa Gift

Making a Cocoa GiftThis is a page about warm wishes cocoa gift. This cocoa is gift is an easy gift to make that anyone will love to receive.

 

Helium Tank Upcycled as The Grinch - Grinch sitting on the ground outside

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.

 

A candy cane puzzle gag gift.

Candy Cane Puzzle Gag GiftThis is a page about candy cane puzzle gag gift. While putting the candy cane back together may be out of the question the candy bits will still taste great.

 

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