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Creative Christmas Crafts

Have you finished your Christmas shopping?

I haven’t but am determined to do so within the next three crazy shopping days!

I want to re-post a picture from last year of good, heavy-duty wrapping paper from T.J. Maxx. This year, I went there straightaway to get mine.


Here are the teacher gifts that I made for Princess Buttercup’s fabulous teachers who work so hard to educate our kids. Mom is a retired teacher, and I gave it about two years before I moved toward a technical writing career. So I know how hard they all work.

I love to upcycle things for gifts, and I got my ideas from here, here,
and here.


  • Plyers (if needed)
  • clean tin can
  • scrap paper
  • hot glue gun
  • fabric scraps
  • Instructions:

    1. Thoroughly clean a used tin.
    2. Use plyers to clamp down on sharp edge(s) of tin so no one can get cut. If necessary, place hot glue over sharp edges or use scrap paper to cover it.
    3. Measure a piece of scrap paper and wrap around tin, using hot glue as you go. (You may be able to use other glue; I haven’t experimented with it, though.)
    4. Add embellishments to cover up scrap paper edges or any flaws. (Here’s where your creativity really comes into place! After creating so many, I ran out of time and energy started simply tying the cans with ribbon.)
    Ribbon looks cute, too!

    Well, gotta go do mom Christmas prep! I’m going to try to order my cooking ingredients from the Walmart pickup so I’m not wasting time running up and down the aisles looking for stuff. I’ll let you know how it works!

    Merry (early) Christmas, dear Readers!

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