Simple and Inexpensive Christmas Gift and Decor Ideas

I've been doing a little blog hopping and came across some darling ideas worthy of sharing with you. Especially if you're still trying to come up with those last minute gifts or decoration ideas. These simple and inexpensive Christmas gift and decor ideas are among my favorites I've come across recently.

First, I loved this darling idea over on Stephanie Ackerman's blog and she's so sweet you can even download a PDF of the tag. But how cute are these simple lunch sacks filled with cookies or whatever you want. I tell you, ribbon totally makes a gift!! 
Shanty2Chic is a new blog I stumbled across and I LOVE it...they offer up all types of crafty inspiration for bargain prices. This darling photo holder looks like the ones I've seen at those darling boutiques for $20-25, but when you check out how they made it you'll be shocked how inexpensive an idea this is.

And never have paper beads seems so beautiful...I saw these on a Nichole Heady's blog and she even explains how she made them. Beading is so hot now, why not take it up a notch and make your own beads. 

Honestly I love wreaths and I can never find the right one for different spots in my house...but this one caught my eye over at Crafty Texas Girls blog. It's made from coffee filters!!

Last one that I loved were this rosette ornaments I saw on the 20 Something Blog. You've seen them on cards, scrapbook layouts and various home decor ideas, but how cute for Christmas tree ornaments. She offers up an easy tutorial for all to follow, check her blog out.

Allred Design, mommy blogger, scrapbook, paper crafts


  1. Great ideas! love them all! TFS!

  2. Love all of these, especially the stand frames! TFS!

  3. Great ideas. I especially love the bracelet.

  4. Not only do I love the ideas, I love the fact that I could actually make a few!
    Barb :)

  5. Thanks for the heads up on these great blogs, love the Hellen Keller quote tag and the rosettes!!

  6. Love these... I think I need to do the paper bag and the rosettes would look so pretty on my tree!

  7. Those rosette ornaments are awesome. TFS!

  8. Very cute, thanks for the ideas!


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