A co-worker recently shared with me about her creative way to make bows out of wrapping paper. Just cut out several strips of it, each at the same length and then fold them and tape them in a circle onto the package. you can then wad up a piece of paper for the center or add a fun button. I think the next time I wrap a gift, I may try something like this. Here are some other websites I found that talk about this frugal way to make bows. You can visit http://www.theartofdoingstuff.com/let-it-bow-let-it-bow-let-it-bow/or http://frugalchristianliving.wordpress.com/2010/12/18/dont-buy-any-more-bows-make-them-yourself-out-of-left-over-wrapping-paper/. If you are an avid Pinterest user, I also found some interesting options on that site.
Have some fresh herbs that are about to go bad? Chop them up and place in ice cube trays. Then, add water and freeze to preserve. You can then add the herb cubes to soups or other recipes. For more information, visit http://www.livingfrugaltips.com/saving-tips/17-money-saving-frugal-tips/.
When you notice you have run out of shaving cream, you can make your own. This is all you need: 1/3 cup coconut oil, 1/3 shea butter, 1/4 cup olive oil. Melt the shea butter and the coconut oil on low heat on the stove. Once melted, pour into a container and add the olive oil. Let mixture harden in the fridge. Then, place in a mixing bowl and whip for about three minutes until it’s light and creamy. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark area when not in use. For more information, visit http://www.littlehouseliving.com/easy-homemade-shaving-cream.html.
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