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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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One of the easiest Christmas crafts I’ve ever done are paperback book trees.  I don’t have any pictures of the one I made, but I’ll tell you how I made it and show you someone else who successfully made it.


Paperback Novel (can get them for pennies at thrift store)
Craft Knife/Scissors
Hot Glue


Grab a paperback book that you never care to read again.

Draw 1/2 of a Christmas tree on the front cover.

Cut all of the pages and both covers into the shape of the 1/2 Christmas tree.  I started out using a craft knife, but switched to scissors to cut more quickly.

Put a few dots of hot glue on the cover of the book and bring the back cover around to meet it so it makes a whole tree.

If you want to be able to store it more easily for years to come, skip the hot glue an keep the covers together with a paper clip.

See a full tutorial.

See more DIY Christmas.