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Christmas on a Budget

Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Sewing

Christmas Furoshiki (Japanese Fabric Wrapping)

I don’t think there’s anyone who doesn’t like to receive a prettily wrapped gift. And for me, there’s nothing more fun than watching everyone open their gifts on Christmas morning. But then afterwards, there’s always a garbage bag full of gift wrap that needs to be thrown away, most of which can’t be recycled. In an effort to reduce the…

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Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget, Thrifting

How to Make a Christmas Floral Arrangement

If you’ve ever purchased a Christmas floral arrangement you know how expensive they can be. Did you know that it’s super easy to make your own? And in the process, you’ll save money that can then be spent on other holiday decor or activities. In today’s post, I’m going to show you how to make a Christmas floral arrangement that…

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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

Christmas Button Lace Ornament Tutorial

This Christmas Button Lace Ornament Tutorial is an updated version of Lace Bear Ornaments that I used to make and sell at Christmas craft fairs back in the late 80s, early 90s. I made dozens of them during those years and I remember them selling well… which helped pay for our Christmases in those early years when my husband, Dave…

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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Quilting

Quilted Hourglass Candle Mat Tutorial

If you’ve been quilting for any length of time, you likely have half square triangle (hst) blocks leftover from other quilting projects that you’re hanging on to until you can figure out what to do with them. This Quilted Hourglass Candle Mat is the perfect use for them. We quilters do hate to throw out any scrap or block that…

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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas

50+ Fabulous DIY Christmas Ideas

Do you strive for a handmade Christmas each year? Or maybe you’re just getting started on your handmade journey and want a few simple ideas that you can make yourself. If so, you’re in the right place because today myself and 50+ other bloggers are showcasing our most popular DIY Christmas Ideas! You see, tomorrow is the start of the…

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Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget, Recipes

Quick and Easy Refrigerator Pickles

Do you love homemade pickles but maybe don’t have the time or canning equipment to make pickles the traditional way? Then this recipe for Quick and Easy Refrigerator Pickles is just the one you’ve been needing. The recipe below is the one my mother used to make when we were kids. The only difference is that she made hers in an…

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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Sewing

Fabric Snow Globe Ornaments Using Iron-On Vinyl

Are you one of those people like me who find themselves using patterns or tutorials as more of a guideline for inspiration when making something? That’s what happened with these Fabric Snow Globe Ornaments Using Iron-on Vinyl. Back on the last Monday in July, Dione over at Clever Chameleon Quilting shared her Snow Globe Coaster Tutorial as the final tutorial for the Sew…

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