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Save Money – Make It Easy

Saving Money with Mesh

citrus in mesh bag

I love to find ways to save money on commercial items.  Sometimes you just need to buy what you need.  I have found a few things to do with those mesh bags my grapefruit and oranges come in.  The key is not to cut the bag, but keep it in tact so you can use the draw strings.

It is a simple thing, but has so many uses.  Here are some of the ways I use them, but there so many more.

 

 

 

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Summer Fun Crafts

Wine Cork Decor

I like wine.  There I said it.  Because I like wine, I have a bottle of wine corks.  I wanted to use them other than to sit in a bottle on the mantel. Boring!

So I decided to make a trivet and a frame for notes and photos.  These are two simple crafts that can be done with your children.  It is easy and fast, so it make for summer fun without boredom.

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Patriotic Crafts

Patriotic Crafts

Patriotic Wreath

It is always fun to decorate for a holiday.  I especially like it when I can make one craft that I can use year-round or for several holidays.

These two crafts are perfect for multiple uses.  They will be ready in a few hours for Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veteran’s Day, and Labor Day!

One is a centerpiece and the other is a wreath.  They are both fun and easy to do.

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DIY Lip Balm

DIY Lip Balm

Tube of lip balm

In Wisconsin, we have a long, dry winter for the most part. Even with a humidifier, it is easy to get chapped lips.

Instead of spending money on wax, chemical lip sticks, make your own for 1/3 the price!

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