I created this page to list all the helpful crafts and money saving tips for the holidays. There are some really great ideas on how to make things at home to save a few dollars this year. I will be compiling as much as I can to pass the savings on to you!

Rose Knows Coupons shows how they made Outdoor Lighted Holiday Gift Boxes for their front porch. I wouldn’t necessarily classify this idea as “simple” and it did cost them $20 for the supplies, but I thought it was very creative — and am guessing some of you might be interested in creating your own!

Need some gift tags for Christmas gifts this year? Turn last year’s Christmas cards into gift tags!

I think this just might have been one of the most creative ideas for gift wrapping I’ve seen! Kristen used onion and potato bags for some of her gift wrapping.
Hot Cocoa Mix is always a popular homemade Christmas gift and it’s especially fun when packaged as Hot Cocoa Cones. (See how to make the cute tags shown above here.) Lynn shares some fun variations on Hot Cocoa Mix here.

Did you know you can skip buying bows and instead use magazines pages (or any paper of your choice) to make your own gift bows?
If you’d like a different look, Oh Amanda gives a tutorial for using wrapping paper to make a bow.

For those of you looking for a creative teacher’s gift idea, you’ll definitely want to check out this 12 Days of Christmas Gifts for Teachers idea. Love it!
Find more teacher’s gift ideas here.

On-the-Go Storyboards from The Felt Mouse

Handmade Puzzles from Just Pure Lovely

A Child’s Apron from Metro Mom

Remelted Crayons from Giggedy Geekmum

Taggie Baby Blanket from I Can Teach My Child

Little Girl’s Purse from Cookie and Claire

Yum! Here’s a super easy recipe for Homemade Peppermint Oreos. These would be great to take to a gathering or even to give as gifts this Christmas.

If you’re thinking about giving delicious homemade edible gifts for Christmas this year, here are three creative ideas:

Vanilla Sugar from Angel Navy Wife

S’Mores Kit from Thig & Thistle (submitted by Courtney from Women Living Well)

Chai Tea Kit from Like a Bubbling Brook (photo from Basic Tea)

photo credit: Make and Takes
Carrie from Springs Bargains just launched a brand-new additional site for those of you in Denver, called Denver Bargains. She shared an in-depth video blog yesterday on how to make homemade marshmallows.
The girls and I sat spell-bound around the computer watching her video. And now the girls are begging if we can make our own homemade marshmallows!

And if you want to add a little extra zest, you can make Homemade Chocolate-Dipped Mashmallows.

I loved this idea Christmas Gift Idea submitted by Melissa to create your own Family Memories Game. See her version of it here.

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