and how much did you overspend? how many presents have you received in the past and you "passed" them on?
I have done this so many times, overspending and being so worn out from shopping that it was crazy!
This year I have decided to make more or buy more homemade gifts since the economy isn't the greatest , and neither is my budget, lol .
Today I went to a craft bazaar at a local senior citizen apartment complex. I got a knitted hat and fingerless glove set. The knit set was going to be a gift. did you notice I said WAS? I tried on the hat and gloves and I am in love!!
All these homemade crafts that I have been posting and the ones I have bought today have really got me thinking . I am going to continue making "homemades" AND to incorporate recycling at the same time.
Here are a few links and pics of great ideas for gift giving AND RECYCLING.
cashmere bunny ( from old thrift store sweaters)
cake/display stands ( from old plates and parfait glasses or candle sticks)
designer tote ( created from a canvas grocery bag- I see them at the thrift stores all the time!)
baby food jar nighlights ( those are the little LED tealights in the jar and paper covered paper cups!!)
tissue box cover (I can see this in some felted wool-like those wool pants you found at the thrift store? with an awesome prim stitching on the sides)
lip balm cozy - so cute!! check out the tutorial!
Need to know how to reuse or reclaim wool clothing?http://featheredfibers.wordpress.com/2007/09/22/current-projects/
I hope you are enjoying the weekend. :)