Not in the mood to thread popcorn for your Christmas tree garland? Don't worry, there are lots of options for decorating your living room spruce this year. Jazz up the old Christmas tree with some handmade ornaments.
State Love Ornament Whether you're from Wyoming or have roots in Rhode Island you'll love this handmade ornament. Take a small embroidery hoop, felt and thread to create what Craftsunleashed.com calls the State Love Ornament. It would also make a great gift for your long distance friends.
Cookie Cutter Ornament
Once you're done making that batch of sugar cookies, why not use the cutters to make a batch of cute ornaments? Martha Stewart suggests gluing patterned paper or photocopied photos to the back of a cookie cutter. Attach ribbon at the top to complete this project.
These lovely handmade Monogram Ornaments can play double duty as name tags on gifts. Roomag.com suggests purchasing wooden letters from the craft store and embellishing them with patterned paper for an inexpensive way to personalize your tree.
Take a cue from Etsy artist Rabbit Portal and use slices of wood as your canvas for tiny paintings. Drill a hole and thread through some festive ribbon for a truly unique ornament.
Santa's Belly Ornaments
Plain clear ball ornaments are transformed into Santa's belly with this cute tutorial from acraftyb.com. Curl strips of red paper and place them inside the ornament. Then draw on a belt and buckle using black and silver puffy paint.
Yarn Wreath Ornaments
This handmade ornament is so easy your kids could even help, according to christopherandtia.blogspot.com. Wrap mini Styrofoam wreaths with a selection of yarn in your favorite colors. Attach small pine cones or trinkets for a no-sew, no-glue project that will have your tree looking cozier than ever.
By Alison Storm
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It's all treats and no tricks at many retailers this Halloween. Here you'll find a list of stores and restaurants we've comprised that are offering up special deals and maybe even a freebie or two to celebrate the spooky holiday. Keep checking back, we'll be adding new ones as we find them!
Barnes & Noble - Free Halloween storytime on 10/31/2014. Contact local stores for times.
Bass Pro Shops - Free 4x6 photos & Halloween activities for kids from now through 10/31/2014.
Chipolte - Participating restaurants are offering a $3 "boorito" to those that arrive in a costume. Offer valid from 5PM to close on 10/31/2014.
IHOP - Free Scary Face Pancake for kids 12 & under on 10/31/2014 only from 7AM to 10PM.
Krispy Kreme - Free doughnut to customers in full costume. Only on 10/31/2014 at participating restaurants.
LEGO Stores - Free Halloween sticker for kids in costume on 10/31/2014.
Outback Steakhouse - Free kids meals w/purchase of adult meal. Limited to kids 10 & under and 2 free kids meals in a visit. Participating restaurants on 10/31/2014 only.
Sonic - 50 Cent corn dogs all day on 10/31/2014.
Wendy's - Halloween coupon booklets are only $1. This book contains coupons good for free Jr. Frostys. Of special note: 90 cents of the purchase price goes to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Offer's ending is unknown.
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