Dyeing and Decorating Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs Dyeing and Decorating Final

Do something different with your Easter eggs this year by using the techniques below. Also, be sure to check out the Easter Crafts and Activities for Children post here.

Glitter-Dipped Easter Eggs – Create these pretty and colorful glitter-dipped Easter eggs.

Egg Dyeing Rubber Band Technique – Wrap your egg with rubber bands before placing it in dye to make a unique egg.

 

Tissue Paper Easter Eggs – Use cute tissue paper and white plastic eggs to create these tissue paper Easter eggs.

 

Shaving Cream Dyed Easter Eggs – Roll eggs in colorful shaving cream to create this look.

 

Decoupaged Springtime Eggs – Cut out flower napkins and use Mod Podge to create a spring look on your eggs.

Egg Dyeing String Technique – Place string or yarn around the egg and place it in the dye to create a unique egg look.

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15 Frugal Christmas Gift Ideas

15 Frugal Christmas Gift Ideas

I spent some time looking around the Internet to find inexpensive Christmas Gifts Ideas that could be given to neighbors, friends, and family. Here are some gifts that are thoughtful, aren’t too difficult to make, don’t cost too much money, and hopefully are gifts that almost everyone would like to receive.

If you want to see more Christmas Gift Ideas, head over here to look at ideas I compiled last year.

frugal christmas - snowman kit

Snowman Kit – These cute snowman kits are made out of felt and a few accessories. It’s a great alternative to goodies and a gift that neighbors and family will enjoy with the kids as they build a snowman.

frugal christmas - Scarf

Ruffle Scarf – This scarf only takes about 15 minutes to make, and you’ll only need a big t-shirt, paper plate and scissors.

frugal christmas - cookie cutter fudge

Cookie Cutter Fudge – Place cookie cutters and fudge into cellophane gift bags and tie them with ribbon.

frugal christmas - doily canvas bags

Doily Canvas Bags – These doily canvas bags are creative and cute! Just pick up a canvas bag ($2.00 when on sale at Hobby Lobby), fabric paint, paper doily, and Krylon Paper Finishes Adhesive Spray.

frugal christmas - cookie dough kit

Cookie Dough Kit – Put together a cookie dough kit with a tag that reads, “Sugar and Spice and everything Nice! That’s what GREAT Neighbors are made of!””

frugal christmas - coasters

Tile Coaster – Pick up inexpensive tiles from the hardware store and use scrapbook paper to embellish the top.

frugal christmas - menu board

Wipe Off Weekly Menu Board – This easy wipe-off menu board looks cute on the wall and will help to keep track of what’s for dinner each night.

frugal christmas - santa can

Santa Claus Can – You can make one of these for yourself to decorate your house and also make some to give away.

frugal christmas - wrapping paper

Wrapping Paper – Purchase wrapping paper from the Dollar Store and place the words “Wrap Yourself in the Holiday Spirit” on the tag.

frugal christmas - candy sleighs

Candy Sleighs – We did this one year for neighborhood friends and everyone really loved them.

frugal christmas - candles

DIY Jar Candles – Handmade candles are a great gift idea. Plus, you can recycle glass and jars.

frugal christmas - tree pinata

Christmas Tree Pinata Ornaments – This is a cute idea that neighbors would enjoy or even your children to give to their friends.

frugal christmas - reindeer rootbeer

Reindeer Rootbeer –  Just add pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and a red puff ball for the nose to make these simple and cute Reindeer Roobeer. The kids will enjoy helping to make these!

frugal christmas - sunshine cookies

Sunshine Cookie Mix in a Jar – This Sunshine Cookie Mix is a great gift that will brighten anybody’s day.

Christmas Star & Flashlight Final

Flashlight & Star Poem – Purchase flashlights and connect them to a star poem to make a thoughtful, yet inexpensive, neighbor gift.

 

If you have any Christmas Gift Ideas, please feel free to share them with everyone.

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Cardstore.com: Holiday Cards With Envelopes $0.49 Each

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Today only, December 9, 2013, Cardstore.com is offering Flat Holiday Cards with Envelopes for just $0.49 each! Just use the code CCP3979 at checkout. There is also an option for Cardstore.com to mail the cards for you. Just click on Mail to Recipient, which will add $0.46 for each card, which is the price of a stamp. Otherwise, shipping starts at $1.25 or is free with orders of $30 or more.

 

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York Photo: 50% Off Custom Photo Holiday Cards

york photo holiday cards

If you are still planning on sending out holiday cards this year, then here’s a deal for you.

Through December 14, 2013, York Photo is offering 50% Off All Custom Photo Holiday Cards that can be shipped in time for Christmas! Just use the promo code GREETINGS at checkout. This code can be used by new and existing customers.

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Black Friday Ads

 

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I’ll admit that I’ve never been out shopping on the morning of Black Friday. I like to stay at home and try to find the deals online or shop the sales another day. For those of you who love to shop Black Friday, then check out the following sites to see a store’s Black Friday ad, as well as some really good deals, so you can plan your shopping trip.

Black Friday.com
The Black Friday.com
USA Today

Below are the times that the larger stores open. You can also click on the store links to go directly to their Black Friday ads on their site.

Best Buy – Opens at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 28. Tickets will be handed out up to 2 hours before store opening.

Kmart – The first doorbuster is from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 28. The second doorbuster is from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. also on November 28. The third doorbuster is from 6 a.m. until Noon on Friday, November 29. If you are a Shop Your Way Member, when you purchase a doorbuster deal you’ll get $10 back in points for future purchases (10,00o points).

Kohl’s – Opens at 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 28 through Friday, November 29 at 1 p.m.

Sears – Opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, November 28. If you are a Shop Your Way Member, when you purchase a doorbuster deal you’ll get $10 back in points for future purchases (10,00o points).

Shopko – Opens at 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 28. There will be two different doorbusters. One at 8 p.m. Thursday, November 28 and the next one at 5 a.m. until Noon on Friday, November 29. There are also items on sale from Wednesday, November 27 through Sunday, December 1.

Target – Opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, November 28. If you spend $75 or more on Friday ONLY, you will get 20% off One Shopping Trip between December 1-7.

Toys R Us – Opens at 5 p.m. Thursday, November 28. If you spend $75 or more, you’ll get a $10 Toys R Us gift card.

Walmart – Opens at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 28. The store has three deals one starting at 6 p.m., 8 p.m., and one starting at Friday, November 29 at 8 p.m. Walmart is offering up a 1-hour in-stock guarantee on many items listed under “Event 1″ and “Event 2″. If the item you choose to purchase is not in stock at your local store from the hours of 6-7 p.m. (Event 1) or 8-9 p.m. (Event 2), they will have the item shipped to your closest store before Christmas – Guaranteed!

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Vistaprint: 50% Off Holiday Cards + Free Shipping

Just a reminder . . .

If you are planning on sending out holiday cards this year, through November 22, 2013, Vistaprint’s Holiday Cards are 50% Off! The 10 pack of holiday cards are only $4.99 (regularly $9.99). Plus, it’s shipped FREE when you choose the free standard shipping. Order your holiday cards now so you don’t have to worry about it during the holidays.

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Vistaprint: 140 Gift or Address Labels $5 Shipped

Vistaprint is again offering its popular deal on labels! Through November 14, 2013, you can get 140 Personalized Gift or Address Labels for just $5 shipped. These would be perfect to use for the holidays.

After you place your order and begin the checkout process, make sure NOT to add additional items to your order, and make sure to choose standard shipping to keep the cost at $5.

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Home Depot: Trade In Old Christmas Lights

home depot christmas lights trade in

Through November 17, 2013, take your old, broken, or used Christmas lights to any Home Depot, and you’ll receive a coupon for up to $5 off the purchase of energy efficient LED Christmas lights.

The coupons given out for a trade-in include the following:

  • $3 off coupon towards the purchase of Home Accents Holiday String Lights
  • $4 off coupon towards the purchase of Martha Stewart Living or GE LED String Lights
  • $5 off coupon towards the purchase of EcoSmart or Lightshow LED lights

Limit 5 discounts/coupons per customer.

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New Movie Coupons

Coupons.com released four new movie coupons that would be perfect to pick up for the holidays. Print the coupons now, then watch for any sales on these movies.

$2.00 off MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET ON Blu-ray

$2.00 off JINGLE ALL THE WAY ON Blu-ray

$2.00 off HOME ALONE 1 OR 2 ON Blu-ray

$2.00 off THE SOUND OF MUSIC ON Blu-ray

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Vistaprint: 50% Off Holiday Cards

It’s not too early to start thinking about the holiday cards you’ll be sending out to family and friends. And this week, Vistaprint has hundreds of Holiday Cards for 50% off! The 10 pack of holiday cards are only $4.99 (regularly $9.99), which comes out to be just $0.50 per card. This is a great deal to take advantage of, and just think, when December arrives you’ll already be done with your Christmas cards!

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