Save Money on Gift Giving This Holiday Season with These Christmas Crafts to Make

Have fun with Christmas crafts to make that save money

Are you interested in Christmas crafts to make that will save you money? Unless your last name is Rockefeller, you probably are. Here's one craft that is fun but also practical and can save you tons of money.

Christmas Crafts to Make that Save Money

Okay, here I go complaining again but... I can't help it - really. First, at Christmas time, you spend, spend, spend, and spend some more. You get home and what do you have? A mountain of presents that need wrapping!

And what does this mean? You guessed it. Back to the store you go to face sticker shock over the cost of wrapping paper and bows. I really don't mean to be so Scrooge-y, but this seems a little bit over the top.

This is exactly what caused me to begin making my own Christmas wrapping paper. Yes, I know what you're thinking. "She makes her own wrapping paper?? This chick's out of her mind!" Well, that may be, but nevertheless, that is what I do.

For a fraction of the cost, you can make some pretty wrapping paper. First, you need some type of inexpensive paper. You have several choices here. You can use white tissue paper, plain white paper, or brown butcher paper.

Next, you need one or two stamps preferably with some type of Christmas theme. You will also need paint or ink. Both of these can be purchased rather cheaply in any craft store.

Spread your paper out and start stamping! Be sure you let the paint or ink dry thoroughly before you move any of the paper. You need to plan a day when you don't have a lot of traffic in your house for this step so you can lay the paper around while it dries. After it dries, stack it up and it's ready to use.

I did this one year with brown butcher paper I found at a discount store. The kids and I stamped used either a red ornament stamp or a green Christmas tree stamp and randomly stamped all of the paper. For a finishing touch, I used raffia for the bows. These made very "rustic" gifts and everyone loved them.

Another idea is to use white paper or tissue paper and stamp blue or silver snowflakes. Tie it up with blue or silver ribbon that you buy by the spool. Whatever theme you choose, simply coordinate your colors with the ribbon and you can make some very pretty wrapping paper very cheaply.

This isn't one of your traditional Christmas craft projects, but it is a Christmas craft that your children will love. The idea is to save money, but the kids don't know that. My children always think it's a lot of fun and they think it's normal! Making wrapping paper has become one of their favorite Christmas crafts to make. They have fun and I save money.



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