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Do you enjoy making frugal crafts at home?  Are you good at recycling ordinary household items into creative homemade gifts for the holidays?  Would you like to earn money for your original craft ideas, or know a friend who would appreciate the opportunity? If so, we invite you to share your creative talents with those of us who could, well, use a little crafty help! Please read our Submission Guidelines...

Holiday Budgeting Articles (See below for more gift ideas, for all major holidays.)

Annual Homemade Christmas Ornament Contest - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014

39 Frugal Tips for Saving Money at Christmas

63 Gift Ideas for Under $10

Christmas on a Budget

Holiday Gift List - Printable Worksheet

Holiday Spending - Printable Worksheet


 Valentine's Day 

A Box of Love for Valentine's Day

Easy Photo Magnets

Hershey's Kiss Roses

Homemade Hearts for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day Window Art for Kids


 St. Patrick's Day 

Gifts in a Jar - Irish Soda Bread

Pots of Gold

St. Patrick's Day Pistachio Cake



Easter Bunny Cake

Edible Bird Nests

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Resurrection Story Cookies


 Mother's Day 

18 Great Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

Create a Personalized Framed Picture

Hand Painted Decorative Tray

Homemade Scented Bath Salts for Mother's Day

How to Start Scrapbooking for Less than $20

Great Gift Ideas for Mother's Day: Reader Submissions

More Personalized Picture Frames

Teacher Appreciation Ideas - Can Make Great Gifts for Moms Too

Potpourri Jars for End-of-Year Teacher Gifts


 Father's Day 

Great Gift Ideas for Father's Day: Reader Submissions

Create a Personalized Framed Picture 

Also See Mother's Day Gifts Above... Many Make Great Father's Day Gifts too!



Great Gift Ideas for Teachers: Reader Submissions

Teacher Appreciation Ideas



Great Gift Ideas for Graduates: Reader Submissions

Journal Jars


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9 Easy to Make Musical Instruments for Kids

Bubble Recipes - Summer Fun: How to Make Bubbles at Home

Cabinet Chalkboards

Country Plant Pokes

Crafting with Trash

Floral Wreaths

Flower Power Jewel Box

Fourth of July Flag Fan

Good-bye Junk Drawer and What to Do With Those Coffee Cans

Homemade Art Supplies, Play Dough, Finger Paints

Homemade Craft Paper

Laundry Loot Jar

"Old Fashioned" Collage Decorating

Painted Rocks

Patriotic Candle Jar

Rustic Birdhouse

The Garden Gate

* Special Holiday Article* Fireworks Safety Tips: Have a Frugally Fun Fourth of July, but Be Safe!



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Annual Fall Photo Contest (Frugal Decorations, Foliage, Homemade Halloween Costumes): 2010 - 2011 - 2012

A Thanksgiving Family Tradition: Thanksgiving Tree

Blue Jean Scarecrow Greeter

Candy Wrapper Buckets

Decorating with Fall Leaves: Cards and Gift Wrap

Great Costumes for Less

Holiday Fall Pumpkin or Squash Centerpiece

How to Make Papier-Mâché and a Decorative Leaf Bowl (paper mache)


Jack-O-Lantern Centerpiece with Apples & Caramel

Preserving Autumn Leaves

Pumpkin Treat Bags



 (and general gift giving occasions)

Annual Contest: Homemade Christmas Ornaments!

2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012


63 Gift Ideas for Under $10

11 Ideas for Giving Gifts Without Breaking the Bank

20 Fun Ideas that Won't Break the Bank

A Priceless Gift - Frugal Gifts for Kids to Make

Advent Calendar - How to Make Your Own

Avoid the Christmas Shopping Blues

Clay Pot Gingerbread Pals 

Clay Pot Snowmen

Create a Personalized Framed Picture 

Flavored Oils

Fragrance Basket

Great Gifts to Make with Your Computer

Homemade Christmas Ornaments - Cinnamon Scented

Homemade Christmas Ornaments - Stained Glass (made with aluminum foil)

"My Little Keepsakes" Treasure Box

Personalized Picture Frames

Puzzle Frames

Puzzle Piece Jewelry


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