Friday, 22 April 2011

A LAST MINUTE EASTER GIFT TO MAKE!

You may think you have no time to make any more Easter gifts, but this one will take no time at all - it's an Easter Bunny balloon! Just follow the instructions HERE and in a few minutes you'll have your bunny - great to add to Easter basket gifts or use as a decoration around the house.
Happy Frugal Easter!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

FREE ROYAL WEDDING PARTY KIT!

The Woodland Trust is giving away free Royal wedding packs to help you and your little ones organise your Royal Wedding street (or garden!) party.
The emailable pack contains printable invitations, natural confetti (probably an idea of how to make it), Royal Wedding bunting, Pinwheel flags, leaf garland, cupcake crowns, menu, leaf doilies, Royal plate template, name badges, dandelion crown, picnic spotter sheet, spring play booklet, colour bingo, woodland wedding dress sheet, woodland adventure booklet, fairytale woodland stage, treasure hunt, treasure collecting bag and recipes for jam tarts, crispy hibernating hedgehog cakes, caterpillar tortilla rolls, honeycake, hedgehog cake and forest floor cake.
Just click the "email to me" arrow!
Happy Frugal Easter!

FREE EASTER PACK FOR YOUR LITTLE NATURE DETECTIVES!

The Woodland Trust will email you a free pack to keep your little nature detectives busy all through the Easter holidays. The pack contains a Scavenger Hunt, a Nature Trail Kit, an Easter egg trail, spotter sheets, Easter bunny trail, a nest building challenge, Easter basket, rabbit mask, Easter card template, wordsearch, lamb jigsaw puzzle, Easter chick and rabbit art sheets, spot the difference and recipes for Easter Nests and Forest Floor Cake!
Just click the "Email to me" arrow and fill in your details to get it!

More things to do in the school holidays!
Happy Frugal Easter!

Sunday, 3 April 2011

CHENILLE EASTER BUNNY TO CROCHET

Here's a lovely free crochet pattern for a chenille Easter Bunny and still plenty of time to make him!
Happy frugal Easter!

HOW TO AVOID THE BIG EASTER EGG RIP-OFF!

What have I done to save money this week? Well, apart from price-checking a month's worth of Tesco receipts and getting over £6 back in coupons, I have bought lots of little chocolate Easter eggs for my little peeps - Cream eggs, caramel eggs, Smarties eggs - all sorts! Most of them are 2 for 80p or £1, and my spend per person for a huge amount of chocolate, was around £3, just about what it would have cost me for a lot of cardboard and a very small amount of chocolate egg!
To finish off the gift I bought some "spring" looking party bags from Poundland (yes, for £1) and printed off some
"Happy Easter" gift labels to tie up the handles with (for free) using parcel ribbon left over from Christmas - done!

Happy frugal Easter!