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Christmas on a Budget, Sewing

DIY Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Do you struggle coming up with ideas for Stocking Stuffers? Ones that won’t break the budget? Over the years, stockings have gotten so much larger and more elaborate than when I was growing up. In fact, when we were kids, we didn’t have official stockings. We just hung up regular socks… clean of course. 🙂 And because Dad had the…

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Christmas on a Budget, Recipes

Mini Spiced Orange Buttercream Bundt Cakes

Are you looking to spice up your neighbor and friend gifts this year? Then look no further than these delicious Mini Spiced Orange Buttercream Bundt Cakes. If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember that a few weeks ago, I splurged and bought a Nordic Ware Duet Bundt pan. I’ve been wanting a Nordic Ware Bundt pan for ages and…

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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas

Poke and Push Fabric Christmas Trees Tutorial

Do you have holiday traditions that without them it just wouldn’t feel like Christmas? One of our family traditions is to always put up a real tree the weekend before Christmas. In fact, only twice in all the years that Dave and I have been together have we had an artificial tree. The first time was when we went to…

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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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Embroidery, Gift Ideas

How to Make a Mason Jar Embroidery Kit

Does someone you know want to learn how to hand embroider? Make them this Mason Jar Embroidery Kit for Christmas! It’s an easy gift that can be put together quickly at very little expense. Plus… it’s a fun way to shop for embroidery and craft supplies without feeling guilty that you’re adding more to your stash! Welcome to Day 8…

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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

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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