These 49 ladies and 1 gentleman 🙂 are coming up with some fabulous ideas for saving! After all…they have to — with gift-giving lists as long as they have, they need to figure out how to keep a majority of those under $50! It definitely is a CHALLENGE. It is a challenge they are excited about though and we’ll all be anxious to share our ideas with you over the coming weeks. We’ll be compiling a list of how you can follow them and we’ll also provide team updates here on the www.YouCanMakeThis.com blog!
So if you see a button like this on someone’s blog:
or this one
you’ll know they are 1 of those 50! Next week we’ll provide a “Follow the Fifty” button that you can add to your blogs so that you can not only learn some very creative gift-giving ideas under budget, but you can also win prizes just by following along!
In the meantime, I have set a personal challenge for myself this week. I’m going to get 4 teacher gifts done by Thanksgiving! That’s in one week, but in years past I have always put it off till the last minute. Why tell you this on the blog? So I actually do it! Nothing like a little pressure, right? It’s also not going to cost me a dime. I’m going to use this free download here. I have PLENTY of scrap fabric I can use. I’ll check my ribbon stash but if I had to, I know I can buy a spool of ribbon for under $2. Worst case scenario: I would have spent 50 cents per project. I’ll let you know how I do. I *might* change the words to something about being a teacher (I know a little something about that having been a 4th grade teacher! :)) or I may just keep the Home for the Holidays theme. If you hand-embroider, the pattern is also in that book. If you machine embroider, you can find the free download at our sister site, SWAKembroidery.