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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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DIY Christmas quick tree ornaments.

A couple of years ago, I had a friend who was just starting out and didn’t have any decorations.  So, she decided to make all of them!  If you’re in the same boat, look around the house and see what you have.

What you’ll need:

Newspaper or Old Book Pages
Embroidery Tread



These crafts are pretty self explanatory, but your kids can help out a ton with these.  Have them cut out newspaper clipping snowflakes.  These add a rustic feel to the decorations.  Tie a piece of twine around it to attach to the tree.

Pom Poms

Pom Poms

Have you ever made pom poms?  They’re really easy!  Wrap the yarn repeatedly around a piece of cardboard going in the same direction at least 30 times.  Slip it carefully off the cardboard and tie a knot around the middle with a longer piece of yarn, then cut all of the loops on both ends.  If you go crazy and make more pom poms than you know what to do with, tie them to some of your Christmas gifts for fun packaging.



Similar to what you did with the poms poms, wrap embroidery thread around a piece of cardboard.  Tie a different string horizontally around around the top of the thread leaving a small loop to fit a hook.  Then, cut the loops at the other end.

See the whole tutorial.

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