This is both a tutorial and some frugal words of advice! I knew I needed 2 things first a tutorial to post and second a box for Christmas money!
Saving Christmas money for me is important. I have my son plus 6 people (soon to be 7 when my nephew is born) in my immediate family to buy for. On top of that I have 2 white elephant gifts that must be $50.00. Wait it gets worse.... I also have my beau and he has 4.. that's right count them 4 kids! That's 14 people to get gifts for! 6 of which are children aged 2-10! I DIY as many gifts as I can but I still have to buy supplies. Christmas is expensive!
Now theres a few ways you can save money for Christmas.. the first is the $10 a week plan. That will give you $520 for Christmas gifts! $10 a week is easy even on a budget. Cut out 1 lunch out each week of 2 things at the grocery store that are not on your list. $520 a year with no real work!
The second is the extra money plan. You can save something specific... like each time you have a $5 bill instead of spending it you save it. Or all your change. This is a great way to save too.
Saving throughout the year is better to keep you on budget! Plus you will have cash ready for Black Friday or an awesome sale!
Without further ado... my Christmas money savings box!
Here is what I started with first...
I got my box at goodwill (like 2 years ago!) I'm sure I paid about $1 for it on half price week. I love boxes I have them all over my house. I get one each time I travel somewhere! I collect them!
Then I grabbed by sandpaper and sanded a few edges to add to the shabby look. Then it was done. I am
Think of the possibilities. Kids pictures... bedroom decor... pretty damask!
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