5 Easy, Cheap, Useful Christmas Gifts

I made this 8×8 Christmas Album years ago. As elegant as it looks, it was soo easy!! All you need is a red 8×8 album, 3 pieces of textured scrapbook paper, a red ribbon, a charm, 3 red small buttons, and brown ink pad.

  • Simply cut the 3 pieces of scrapbook paper and glue onto the album in a layered look, see above.
  • Take the brown ink pad and wipe it over the entire album. (It doesn’t matter what direction.) Tie on the bow and attach the charm with “o” rings or whatever you have available.
  • Cut out holly leaves from the extra dark green paper.
  • Glue on 3 red buttons to complete the holly.

Include your favorite Christmas stories or print out some of these Christmas stories.

Snuggle up by the fire this Christmas Season with a cup of hot Wassail.

Hot Wassail

2 cups tang
1 (3 oz) pkg pre-sweetened lemonade mix
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
6 packages spiced cider

Mix all dry ingredients together. Mix 3-4 tsp. per 1 cup of hot water.

Add your favorite soup ingredients in a nice measuring cup or bowl. Attach a bow on the top with the instructions.

Along this same topic, TipJunkie.com is proud to present the ‘Great Tip Award’ to two women who have made their own Holiday craft/gift.

Christina has done it again! If you don’t already subscribe to her blog, you’re totally missing out!

Look at this great Tic-Tac-Toe board she made. This would make such a fun gift for friends or to include with the package for your niece and nephews. Christina has also out did herself with this cute candle.

Diane over on CraftyPod made this Accordion Envelope Book, and thought it would be a nice vehicle to present some photos as a gift. WOW! Not only does she give you tons of pictures on how to, she even references the tutorial. Great idea Diane!


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  1. Thanks, Laurie! 🙂

    Your album is beautiful, and those gift mixes are a great idea! I think that wassail is calling my name! 🙂

  2. I am so happy to have the recipe for the wassail mix! My mom used to make that for our neighbors when I was growing up, but neither of us could remember the recipe. Thank you!

  3. Those are all excellent ideas 🙂 Adding you to my blog stalking list…a girl can never have too many good tips. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Holidays!

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