At the hardware store for lights or Christmas decor? Linger in the paint section and pick up colorful paint sample cards. Put the green and brown cards to use with this Paint Sample Christmas Tree craft!
Want to make rustic xmas ornaments for my woodland theme next yr. use old paper, dried twigs, and a bit of ink, to create these cute recycled paper twiggy tags! Great for hanging on the Christmas tree or using for tags.
Wrapping paper is pretty pricey, especially for something that's just going to get ripped up and thrown away. This is a better idea: buy a big roll of butcher paper on the cheap and have the kids help craft some homemade holiday lights gift wrap.