Well I had another post started……

But quite frankly I don’t want to finish it yet because I have a few other things I want to get done.

So, instead I’ll show you my cool new idea:
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Do you remember these?

Obviously I made a few more.  And by a few I mean a lot………
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Then when I was wandering around the Joann’s Thanksgiving Day sale (did you know you can get out of there in less than an hour if you don’t buy fabric?), I had an inspiration.  I bought a few more tins and some ornament packages and got to work.

And, here they are (and if you’re already using a Christmas themed tin, there’s no work involved, unless your ornament set isn’t Christmas).
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Set 1: Christmas symbols.  It’s got a Santa, Mrs Santa, a reindeer, Christmas tree, various other things.

Total Cost: $3 maybe, it’d be less if I was using an altoid tin.

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Set 2: Nativity set- it’s got all you need to act out the Christmas story, including an oddly pink donkey.

Total Cost: $1, the ornament set was 50% off and then I had a coupon for 20%, and the tin was an empty candy tin.  Honestly I don’t like the way the outside looks as much because the paper doesn’t fit as well.  Still working on my mod podge skills, but the kids don’t care.

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This is the smallest of the sets.  It’s from one of those silly little mint packages that’s about 2” by 1”, and I just mod podged a piece of paper on the bottom, I liked the top design a lot.

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Inside is a button set I found at Hobby Lobby.  It’s got gingerbread people, “cookie cutters,” and a Christmas tree.
Total cost: $0.50, gotta love those 50% sales at Hobby Lobby.

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13 thoughts on “Well I had another post started……

  1. Nice idea! The children here love those buttons in the last picture. we use them for spooning and counting with our numbered gingerbread men. I love JoAnns, Hobby Lobby, and Michaels just for fun stuff like this. Thank you for sharing.

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