Have You Been Keeping Up?

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We’ve been busy offering lots of Frugal Christmas Blessings over at the CHK Facebook page. Here are today’s ideas…..

From Nada ~ If you have well treated house plants like aloe vera, spider plants, or various herbs, why not do up potted plants for gifts?

From Cherylynn ~ Sharing your canned up foods can be a great gift too.

From Sylvia ~ A friend shared how you can make an apron from an old pair of jeans! Looks easy. She used this pattern for the apron and a leg of a pair of jeans, opened up for the main part of the apron. http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2011/8/11/mollys-sketchbook-adjustable-unisex-apron.html

From Sarah ~ I’m thinking of making these super cute gift boxes for my nieces this year. Looks like a great way to reuse soda bottles. http://beingfrugalsally.blogspot.com/2012/08/recycled-2-liter-bottle-penquin-gift.html?m=1

From Jennifer ~ Cocoa snowmen. Use 3 jars stacked on top of each other. Put peppermint candies in the bottom, cocoa mix in the middle one and marshmallows on the top one and decorate.

All previous Frugal Christmas Blessings can be found here: http://christianhomekeeper.org/all-the-frugal-christmas-ideas/

About Sylvia

Sylvia Britton is the owner of the Christian HomeKeeper website and ministry and began the ministry in 1997 when her husband brought home their first PC. She and her husband Mark live in Tennessee and are the parents of 5 grown children and grandparents to five so far. They homeschooled their five children from 1991 to 2016. Sylvia is a Christian and worship leader in her local Church. You can follow her on Facebook or consider joining her Facebook Group called Christian Homekeepers and Like her official CHK Page on Facebook.
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4 Responses to Have You Been Keeping Up?

  1. PATRICE says:

    I like to make a family gift baskets for friends & neighbors.

    For a breakfast basket I usually include a homemade pancake mix, a home canned jelly or flavored syrup and a little package of coffee.

    Another favorite is a dessert basket with three mini loaves of quick breads such as pumpkin, banana and zucchini, some homemade fudge, homemade hot cocoa mix and a homemade flavored coffee mix.

    These type of gifts say you are special to us without breaking the bank.

  2. Beth says:

    Sylvia,
    Thanks for all the great tips so far! I started making aprons from my old bell bottom jeans back when I was a newlywed almost 40 years ago! I trimmed them with colored binding and embroidered the recipients initial. I also took the back pocket from the jeans to use on the apron. One thing I do when I’m invited to a wedding shower is try to get ahold of an old pair of the grooms jeans to make an apron for the bride!

    Thanks for the inspiration you & your readers give!,

    Beth