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 is the owner of the Christian HomeKeeper Network website and ministry. She and her husband Mark live in Tennessee. They are the parents of 5 children and grandparents to three so far. They have homeschooled since 1990. Sylvia is a Christian and enjoys mentoring women, writing articles for several magazines, gardening, Bible study and creating a peaceful holy home. Follow Sylvia on Google+ or check out her 21st Century HomeKeeper podcasts on the Preparedness Radio Network.
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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:

    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!,