3 Frugal Gifts for the Neighbors

3 Frugal Gifts for the Neighbors

3 Frugal Gifts for the Neighbors

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by MoneySavingQueen.com

MoneySavingQueen

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 26 at 2:02 PM

 

Wait!  Check your Christmas "to do's" one more time and be sure you have included your neighbors on your list.  I have a couple sweet and easy gifts that you can knock out in minutes and save money with coupons in the process!

First, I bought a batch of cellophane bags at a craft store and used my 40% off coupon making the pack of 30 only $1.20.  I just topped off this "Merry Kissmas" bag with a festive ribbon and my homemade tag.

I'm sure I don't have to tell you the ingredients of s'mores.  Everyone loves s'mores and receiving them in a ready-made kit is a special treat.  I love the free "Have a SmoreTastic Holiday Season" printable tag.

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And don't forget these Hershey's printable coupons!

Now, for the clever snowman kit!  Christina Fravel created this gift for all of her neighbors and children's teachers and shared her kit with me.

She found the top hat and corncob pipe on Etsy.com then hot glued a ribbon and foam snowflake onto the hat. 

The no-sew scarf is simply a long piece of fleece with fringe cut into the ends. 

To make the carrot nose, just cut a triangle of orange burlap, and whip stitch two edges together; turn it inside out, stuff it with batting and and a chopstick and tie it closed with a thick piece of thread.

The "coal" eyes and mouth are really pieces of landscaping lava rock purchased from a nursery.  She could only find red lava rock, so she spray-painted them black.  The eyes are slightly smaller than the mouth pieces.  I am impressed that she thought to hot-glue them to golf tees!  When I make a snowman, it's so hard to get the coal or rocks to stick to him.

Finally, she found the over-sized buttons on ebay.com and hot glued those to the golf tees as well.  Brilliant! 

Each snowman kit costs less than $6.00 each.

You can catch the video that aired here:

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