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10 Inexpensive Neighbor Christmas Gifts

  1. Please click on the pictures to visit the blogs where the ideas were pulled from. Most of the blogs include free printable tags so be sure to check them out!

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    Mason Jar Shaker from Dollar Tree 

    I’m still working on this idea, but I’m thinking of buying mason jar shakers like the one above from the Dollar Tree and filling them with my favorite spice mix, which is a fajita seasoning made by Bolner’s Fiesta. This mix is awesome for fajitas or flavoring homemade salsa.

    The tag could say something like, A little something to spice up your new year, or for your next fiesta, or Feliz Navidad. I also thought including a salsa recipe would be a nice touch. What do you think?

2.  A few other people were thinking along similar lines, so you could do something like either of these:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Jam 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Gum- Magic marker snowman faces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Cinnamon Rolls

6. Kisses

7. Mints

8. Chips

9. Pineapple

10. Granola

 

 

 

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Two Elegant Christmas Candle Holders for under $8 Using Dollar Tree Items

All of the following items were purchased in December of 2017 at the Dollar Tree. While their inventory varies, I’ve seen similar items at the various stores I’ve visited throughout the United States.

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All the materials you need: two glass bottles, 2 bags of potpourri, 2 candles, and ribbon or lace. Tools: A skewer, scissors, a sponge or rag, and a glue gun.
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If you want to get by on one bag of potpourri just add in plastic pulled from the candles you bought and use it as filler in your candle holders.
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Stick pieces of potpourri into the botttle
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Use your skewer to move the plastic and potpourri around to your liking.
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Cut large pieces of potpourri in half with your scissors.
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Large potpourri piece cut in half.
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Stick the candles into your jar, wiggling them back and forth while pushing gently down.
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Push the candles in far enough that they are snug.
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Use a sponge or rag to gently brush the candle wax off of your glass bottle.

Best of all, I can keep using these candle holders into January just by changing the ribbon and adding a few other touches. . . Although I do wonder about how the burgandy will work with the blue on this ribbon. Hmmm I’ll worry about that in January.

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Best of all, I can keep using these candle holders into January just by changing the ribbon and adding a few other touches. . . Although I do wonder about how the burgandy will work with the blue on this ribbon. Hmmm I’ll worry about that in January.
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Oh by the way they have red and green bottles which are lovely too. Consider making your holders red or green and the dark color may mean you wouldn’t need to fill them with anything. If you try out a darker color please post pictures or let us know how it goes!