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FormerOstrich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-24-06 02:17 AM
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15. I almost hate to tell my secret but I will...
I usually hit the after Christmas sales and pick up a collection of miniature ornaments so I always have a stock for the next year. They have all kinds of really cool ones...santa clauses, candy canes, bells, traditional glass ornaments, etc.

Then I have a huge sack of earring wires I picked up at the hobby store. All it takes is a pair of needle nose pliers (on some you don't even need that) and about 5 minutes.

I started giving them out as gifts because I always received so many comments/compliments on the earrings I was wearing. Everyone always seems thrilled with them it's almost embarrassing how inexpensive and easy they are.

Merry Merry
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  -Christmas presents: WITHOUT spending a fortune. DarkTirade  Dec-23-06 11:11 PM   #0 
  - I had a pow-wow with friends and family a few years back on this subject.  Dover   Dec-23-06 11:18 PM   #1 
  - We exchange lumps of coal and then behave naughty.  TahitiNut   Dec-23-06 11:21 PM   #2 
  - LOL! But how can anyone tell?.........Not really a novelty at my house! n/t  Dover   Dec-23-06 11:25 PM   #3 
  - That's fecking brilliant.  DarkTirade   Dec-23-06 11:51 PM   #8 
  - My husband actually put lumps of coal in our kids' stockings one year  calimary   Dec-24-06 02:06 AM   #14 
  - We made many batches of almond stuffed chocolate figs  Erika   Dec-23-06 11:27 PM   #4 
  - Every Christmas, I decide how much I can afford to spend w/o credit cards  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-23-06 11:28 PM   #5 
  - Vintage Seahawks memorabilia  sandnsea   Dec-23-06 11:32 PM   #6 
  - Might not meet all three criteria  DarkTirade   Dec-23-06 11:51 PM   #7 
  - Where did you find that "beer bread" mix?  notmyprez   Dec-23-06 11:57 PM   #9 
  - I found it at a Wal-Mart grocery store... and it disappeared shortly  DarkTirade   Dec-24-06 12:01 AM   #11 
  - Beer is just liquid bread  bananas   Dec-24-06 01:58 AM   #13 
     - Yes, but the alcohol doesn't get cooked out of the beer. :)  DarkTirade   Dec-24-06 02:29 AM   #16 
        - Walmart has been open 24/7 until 6pm Sunday  bananas   Dec-24-06 03:06 AM   #21 
  - Here is my baby  buzzard   Dec-24-06 12:20 AM   #12 
     - Aw, what an adorable bird!  notmyprez   Dec-24-06 12:02 PM   #24 
  - Best gift I ever gave...  Frustratedlady   Dec-23-06 11:58 PM   #10 
  - I almost hate to tell my secret but I will...  FormerOstrich   Dec-24-06 02:17 AM   #15 
  - A little bit of creativity, and the willingness to try something  DarkTirade   Dec-24-06 02:32 AM   #17 
  - That's a good one!  calimary   Dec-24-06 02:45 AM   #20 
  - dupe  pointblank   Dec-24-06 02:43 AM   # 
  - I witnessed the ultimate inexpensive, yet priceless gift given tonight...  pointblank   Dec-24-06 02:43 AM   #18 
  - That is downright beautiful.  DarkTirade   Dec-24-06 03:24 AM   #23 
  - for me  Perragrande   Dec-24-06 02:43 AM   #19 
  - I made my parents a home movie  Qanisqineq   Dec-24-06 03:17 AM   #22 
  - I gave books  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Dec-24-06 01:55 PM   #25 
  - That, or you could always find a good used book store. :)  DarkTirade   Dec-24-06 03:15 PM   #26 
  - luckily I had enough time this year to do some scrounging ...  Lisa   Dec-25-06 12:30 AM   #27 
  - I make custom calendars  SheWhoMustBeObeyed   Dec-25-06 01:20 AM   #28 
  - Those are really cool!  diamidue   Dec-25-06 01:31 AM   #29 
  - I designed 2 calendars I sell at zazzle.com  liberaldemocrat7   Dec-25-06 03:00 AM   #30 
  - Gag and inside joke gifts  Hippo_Tron   Dec-25-06 03:28 AM   #31 
  - My roommate's family does a lot of things like that.  DarkTirade   Dec-25-06 04:23 AM   #32 
  - I bought only one new present this year.  cali   Dec-25-06 04:34 AM   #33 
 

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