Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Frugal Christmas- Part One: Food Gift Containers

Frugal Food Gift Containers in 10 Easy Steps
Why spend $1-$2 each for tins or plastic Christmas buckets to give your homemade holiday treats? These are very inexpensive to make and are not labor intensive. I spent about 1 hour while watching TV last night and made 12.

  1. Collect canisters- I saved formula canisters. Other ideas: Pringles cans, Crystal Light Canisters, coffee cans, shoe boxes, cardboard boxes.
  2. Wash if needed, I gave mine a good rinse and let air dry.
  3. Wrap with Christmas wrapping paper you got on the cheap last Christmas and the free tape you got from Walgreens.
  4. Add a bow or some ribbon for festiveness.
  5. Use a glue stick and a little patience to glue paper over the Enfamil logo on the lid.
  6. Make yourself feel fancy and cut out white card stock circles to put inside the lid to cover the edges of your wrapping job (also a great place to put your Holiday Greetings)
  7. Put a piece of wax paper inside and fill with goodies or wrap goodies up in plastic wrap and put tissue paper inside.
  8. Sing Fa La La La La as you pat yourself on the back for doing something both green and frugal. (Optional)
  9. Deliver goodies to all of your loved ones.
  10. Feel Merry Christmissy ( yes not a word and yes it was only added because 9 easy steps seemed just silly :) )

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