flip flop freak 🙂: How can I make great homemade gifts without spending money?
I am broke and want to make amazing gifts without making any money.What are some arts and crafts I can do?Any suggestions?
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Answer by Mallisa h
s*** in a pretty looking bag.
Well your going to have to spend some sort of money..
Or you can make coupons for people like free babysitting,cooking etc..Answer by allamerican
You’re going to have to spend a “little” money for anything, but get some mason jars and get a good cookie recipe and layer the ingredients in the jar, add a decorative tag with the directions, add a decorative top and some ribbon, and voila. I saw the recipe on-line, search under “homemade gifts”. Everyone Loves these.Answer by Gina C
In real life nothing is entirely free, because they generally require a bit of ribbon, or some glue or glitter… but there are some darn cheap ones:
The only completely free things to make are things made of natural supplies, like twig wreath ornaments. They can be very beautiful if you find the right twigs, with buds or small cones. Doogwood, alder pussywillow will bloom if brought indoors, and if you include a small cup at the base of the twigs to hold water. Budding heart shaped indoor wreaths are pretty special, you can’t buy them because they have to be made almost immediately before hanging, and kept refrigerated while making (like doing it outdoors). Ornaments made of painted shells require a sharp knife to scratch the hole for hanging, a bit of wire and some paint, so if you don’t have those things it is not free. Pine cones with some white granular substance like salt glued to the tips is pretty. These things depend on being in the right place to gather those things, and not everybody is in the right place.
Salt dough crafts are nearly free. You need salt, flour, water and and oven. Colors and textures can be got with all sorts of extra stuff, even dirt or sand. Having some walpaper paste or elmers glue makes a nicer texture in the dough. Here is a site that has a good recipe with descriptions of what to do to fix your dough if it is weird. Hint on this stuff: get the dough as thick and smooth as you can to avoid cracking in the oven.
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