Between gifts, food, charity donations and decorations, the holidays can put you back financially for the next whole year. One way to help save yourself from sinking into a pool of debt (and a great way to get into the holiday spirit) is to create some homemade holiday items. Not only is it easier on your pocket book, but is a greener way to go and the things you make can be treasured by yourself and others for the love put into its creation.
A Homemade Christmas: Creative Ideas for an Earth-Friendly, Frugal, Festive Holiday was authored by Tina Barseghian, a crafter who believes in the power behind hand-crafted items. She offers an amazing assortment of easy-to-follow crafts, tips, recipes and projects that are great for amateur and expert crafters alike and can be completed with children to make some lasting holiday memories. The author thinks of everything to make your holiday complete to include greetings, trimmings, cooking, gift giving, celebrating and more.
Review: My children love to make gifts and food, so this book was a great way for us to find some holiday projects to work on together. Their excitement and pride in their creations are almost as priceless as the time we get to spend together while making these. We have got a list of crafts we want to try this holiday season including a snow globe which my daughter is really excited about!
Gift Giving Guide: The book itself would make a great gift for any crafter. The projects inside also open up a lot of opportunities for some great holiday gifts for many people on your list.
Buy it here: The book retails for $14.95 and can be found in book stores and for a discounted price on Amazon.com
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