Whether you are giving handmade or store bought gifts this year, a custom gift box folded out of a special paper (new or recycled) adds a fun and personal element to any gift. Follow this easy tutorial on how to fold origami gift boxes from The Country Almanac of Housekeeping Techniques That Save You Money Folk Wisdom for Keeping Your House Clean, Green, and Homey. And, if you are looking for an inexpensive way to make a festive Christmas wreath scroll down this post for another easy tutorial. Looking to make Gingerbread Men as holiday gifts, but want a new take? Pop on over to SPOON for an easy (and cost-efficient) recipe for Gingerbread Mustaches!
Click on these pages from The Country Almanac of Housekeeping Techniques That Save You Money Folk Wisdom for Keeping Your House Clean, Green, and Homey to enlarge and read how to fold lid style origami gift boxes out of new or recycled paper.
And now onto the easy recycled t-shirt wreath tutorial:
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Our forefathers and mothers knew how to keep their homes clean and homey—and live richer while spending less. Many of today's products are expensive, bad for the environment, and don't work any better than Grandma's methods, which only cost pennies.
The editors at Back Home Magazine have collected hundreds of formulas for effective cleaning, gardening, and home maintenance—as well as ways our ancestors saved on heating bills, prevented costly repairs, and maintained a cozy, charming home with little besides ingenuity.
Drawing on the advice and techniques of contributors across the country, this indispensable guide shows you the best ways to take care of everything in your home from wood floors, to tile, to stainless steel appliances--and how to get the longest life out of every household item from pots and pans to pillowcases.
The Country Almanac of Housekeeping Techniques That Save You Money is chock-full of solutions, recipes, and how-to projects for living a simpler, cleaner life and keeping your home beautiful.
Richard Freudenberger is the publisher of Back Home Magazine and has authored several books on country skills and sustainable living. He lives in Lancaster County, PA.