Do it yourself with reused goodies -You've heard the mantra from everyone on Better Homes and Gardens to Grassroots and school teachers, not to mention our lovely selves!
Here are a few awesome Christmas projects for the kids at home, the kids at heart, and the too cool for school to get you started these holidays.
A super simple idea to bring a designer touch to your christmas wrapping - without spending ridiculous amounts of money.
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5 options to cutting down a live tree - from investing in a potted tree to cardboard and drift wood trees. Our favourite is the random objects tree. We've got plenty of random objects at The Bower!
These ideas from Crafting a Green World
Make your own great Christmas ornaments this year! Dig into these Christmas ornament Instructables for some helpful methods involving origami and other methods. None of it is too difficult and before long you'll have something new to add to the tradition.
DIY CD Snowflake Ornaments
This could either be the best way to break a paper shredder or the most awesome extreme craft... You tell us!
Now you've got the ideas, bring that shopping list down to the Bower!
We've got magazines for gift wrapping and origami, cds for $1 ea, gift boxes for 20c each, christmas baubles for 10c each, DIY plaster ornaments ($2ea) and the fantastic Bower Reuse Christmas Tree to inspire your own creation this year!