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3 ANGELS THAT ARE SUPER SWEET, EASY AND CHEAP TO MAKE

Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – making angels.

ANGELS PICTURE

Angels play an important role in our celebrations of Christmas and are often seen topping trees.

Soon after people first started decorating Christmas trees they started pretending that the angels had done the decorating, to make Christmas more exciting for children. They strung streamers around the tree claiming they were bits of angel hair. Later tinsel was made and became a more popular version of “angel hair”.

Angels are considered a symbol of love and protection and these days come in all shapes and sizes. Some can glow, sing, dance, talk and even play the trumpet.

Our little craft angels are not so sophisticated, but they are really sweet and easy to make – and cost virtually nothing.

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4 EASY AND FUN WAYS TO MAKE REINDEER

Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – making reindeer.

This may surprise you but Rudolph barely made it into existence.

 

REINDEER PICTURE

 

That wonderful reindeer with the bright red nose was created in 1939 by Robert L. May for a Chicago-based company, Montgomery Ward. The retailer used to buy and give away colouring books and decided it would be cheaper to create their own.

Originally Rudolph was going to be a moose, but it was decided a reindeer would be friendlier.

His name was going to be Rollo or Reynold but eventually, his creator decided on Rudolph.

And finally, May had to fight with management to keep the red nose as red, shiny noses were closely associated with alcoholism and drunkenness.

So we’re actually lucky to have Santa’s ninth reindeer.

His story became so popular that the now famous song was written about him and he has featured in comics, children’s books, television shows and films.

We’re going to honour that wonderful character by replicating him in four different ways.

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4 FANTASTIC CHRISTMAS GIFTS TO MAKE TO SAVE YOU MONEY

CHRISTMAS GIFTS TO MAKE

Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – Christmas gifts to make.

As promised in last Wednesday’s Make 5 Irresistible Jewellery Gifts in 5 Minutes for Less Than $5, I am sharing some more projects for quick and inexpensive Christmas gifts to make.

Each of these projects can be made in under 10 minutes or less and have minimal costs involved.

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Make 5 irresistible jewellery gifts for less than $5 each.

THESE JEWELLERY CRAFTS TAKE LESS THAN 5 MINUTES EACH TO MAKE

jewellery picture

Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – making jewellery.

This is the first of two Wacky Workshops projects for Christmas gift ideas as promised in my post 3 Brilliant Steps to Save Christmas Stress and Money.

These very simple and inexpensive projects are great to keep but also make fantastic gifts and with Christmas around the corner, they could be just the thing you need.

BONUS JEWELLERY PROJECT

At the end of the 5 projects to make in 5 minutes for less than $5, I will give you another project, equally gorgeous, easy and cheap but takes slightly longer to make.

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