DIY Gift Idea: Christmas Tree Ornaments To Make


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I love making Christmas Crafts with my children because not only do they help create new memories each holiday season, but they are FUN!  I also try to always pick pretty easy ones!

Christmas Tree Ornaments to Make are always top on my list of Christmas crafts because we frequently give these ornaments as gifts!  Here are some of my favorite ornaments we’ve made!

Batman DIY Christmas Ornament

Candy Cane Christmas Decoration

Santa Ornament Craft

Elf on the Shelf Ornament

Thumbprint Ornament Craft

Don’t forget to also check out all of my Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

Amazon: Buy 2, Get 1 Free Movies!

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This is a great deal for those of you who have movie buffs on your shopping list!

Right now Amazon has Buy 2, Get 1 Movie Free!There are a ton of movies to choose from so check them all out here!

Some of my favorites are:

 4 Film Favorites: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3, TMNT) $6.99

The Polar Express (Single Disc Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray Combo) $14.99

Grease $4.99

4 Film Favorites: Nicholas Sparks (Message in a Bottle, Nights in Rodanthe, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember) $9.20

Lord of the rings

The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (The Fellowship of the Ring / The Two Towers / The Return of the King Extended Editions) [Blu-ray] $53.47

The Dark Knight Rises (+Ultraviolet Digital Copy) $7.99

This offer is valid through December 21, 2013, or while supplies last

DIY Santa Christmas Ornament

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We love making and giving Christmas ornaments during the Holiday season!  Here is an easy DIY Santa Christmas Ornament that was super easy to make!

DIY Santa Christmas Ornament


Round Clear Plastic Ball Ornament
Red & Black Paint
Gold Glitter
Paint Brush


1.  Paint the entire ornament red to create your Santa suit.


2.  Have your child paint a black line all the way across the middle and allow to dry.


3.  Using glue, draw a square in the middle of the black “belt” and then cover in glitter.

4.  Shake off extra glitter and allow to dry.  It’s now ready for your tree or a gift box!

These ornaments are easily personalized-simply paint your message on the front or using a Sharpie marker write on the back.  We leave the back of our ornaments paint free if we are planning on using a Sharpie marker because the marker will take the paint off.

Christmas Crafts For Kids-Lots Of Ideas!

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If you’re looking for Christmas Crafts for Kids, look no further than this list!


My friends and I have come up with a huge list of awesome Christmas crafts for kids this year!  Don’t forget you can find more crafts for kids under my Kids Frugal Fun page and if you’re looking for Elf ideas, check out my Elf on the Shelf Ideas page!


Paper Plate Santa

Christmas Mouse

Countdown to Christmas Bell and Chain

Christmas Handprint Wreath

Snowmen Handprint Ornament

DIY Snow

Snowman Lightbulb Ornament

candy cane ornament

Candy Cane Ornament

Homemade Gift Tags and Bags

Thumbprint Ornaments

Footprint Reindeer

santa toilet

Toilet Paper Santa and Rudolph

Mistle”Toes” on Canvas

Gingerbread Man Candy Dish

Twine Candy Cane Ornaments

Graham Cracker Santa Snack

DIY Snowman Shirt


More Christmas Fun:

Christmas Jokes for Kids

Christmas Traditions and Fun Ideas

Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

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Black & Decker 20-Volt Lithium Ion Drill/Driver w/30 Accessories 50% Off (Today Only)!

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Do you have someone on your list who needs tools?  I do so this deal makes me happy!

Today only you can snag a Black & Decker LD120VA 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Drill/Driver with 30 Accessoriesfor only $49.99! This is 50% off the normal price o $99.99!

  • Ideal for drilling through or screwing in wood, metal, and plastic
  • Soft-grip handle provides added comfort during use
  • The lithium-ion battery holds a charge for up to 18 months
  • 30 accessories include drill and screwdriving bits, nut drivers, and magnetic bit tip holder
  • Kit also includes one 20-volt lithium-ion battery and charger


This is the bonus deal of the day so the price will only last today or while supplies last!

Roku LT Streaming Media Player Only $36.99 (Today Only)!


Have you looked into getting a Roku?  I have several friends who have done it and have been very happy!

Today only you can get the Roku LT Streaming Media Player (Purple) (2700R) (2013 Version)for only $36.99.  This is normally priced at $49.99 so you’re saving nearly 40%!

  • 1,000+ entertainment channels. Choose from the best selection and widest variety of streaming entertainment, including movies, TV shows, music, sports, news, and more.
  • HD video quality. Streams up to 720p in high-definition.
  • No hidden fees. Enjoy all the free stuff, like Pandora and Crackle, and access your own subscriptions, like Netflix and Hulu Plus.
  • Quick and easy setup. Sets up wirelessly in minutes with just a few simple steps.
  • Channel shortcut buttons. Jump straight to favorites with one push of the remote.

Breville Fountain Crush Masticating Slow Juicer Only $179.99 (Normally $599.99)!


Wow!  This is an incredible deal on a GREAT juicer!

Today only you can get the Breville BJS600XL Fountain Crush Masticating Slow Juicerfor only $179.99!  This is normally priced at $599.99 so this is 70% off a highly rated juicer.  My husband really wants this juicer!

-Masticating juicer extracts maximum juice yield from soft fruits and vegetables
-Ultra quiet 240-watt motor
-Direction control ensures fruit or vegetables can be dislodged from juicing screw
-Filter basket with auto purifying for maximum yield and easy cleaning between juicing
-Measures 8-1/2 by 7-1/2 by 16-inch, 1-year limited warranty

This deal is valid today only or while supplies last.

LeapFrog Magic Counting Train and Magic Ocean Music School Only $9.99!

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We are big Leapfrog fans in our home because the toy are always so much fun AND educational PLUS have such good quality!

Right now you can get two popular Leapfrog toys for only $9.99!

Leapfrog Touch Magic Counting Train, RetailOnly 9.99 (normally $21.99)


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LeapFrog Touch Magic Ocean Music School for only $9.99 (normally $21.99)!

Both of these toys have high customer satisfaction are are sure to make your little one happy on Christmas!

Remember, Amazon can and will change prices at anytime!

More Christmas Town Discount News!

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In addition to the Christmas Town discount I posted yesterday, Busch Gardens has released yet another discount today!

“Christmas Town fun card holders can purchase up to 6 one day passes to Christmas town for 50% off and tickets can be used Dec 13-20 and December 22-24. Coupon must be presented at time of purchase. Tickets must be purchased at ticket window and not online.”

Will you be taking advantage of this deal?!

Swingline Thermal Laminator Only $13.99-Today Only!!!

swingline laminator

I love, love, love my laminator!  I use it all the time for the kids work, our crafts, important documents and so much more!

Today only you can grab the Swingline GBC Inspire Thermal Laminator, 9-Inch Max Width, 3 Mil, 5 Mil up to 4″ x 6″ (1701855)for only $13.99! This is an AWESOME deal considering it’s normally $51!

  • hermal pouch laminating machine offers easy, carrier free, one step laminating
  • Use 3 mil pouches for documents up to legal size. Use 3 mil or 5 mil pouches for items 4 inch x 6 inch or smaller.
  • Warmed up and ready to use in 7 minutes
  • Laminates documents up to 9 inch wide
  • 10 inches per minute laminating speed


You can also grab Swingline GBC UltraClear Thermal Laminating Pouches, Letter Size, 3 Mil, 100/Pack for only $9.89 (normally over $40)!

This deal is for today only or while supplies last!

Christmas Town Discount Announced!

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FINALLY and Thank Goodness!  This discount isn’t huge but it definitely helps!

Busch Gardens has announced they will give a Christmas town discount!

The ticket offer is when you buy three, you will get one free which brings  the price of the tickets from $30 to $22.50 when you buy four.

The offer can be purchased online only at starting Friday, Dec. 13.

You can not purchase this price at the park, you must order them in advance!

Thanks, Savvy Shopper

Holiday Cards Only 33 Cents Each + FREE Priority Shipping-Limited Time Offer!

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This is a FANTASTIC deal if you still need Holiday cards!

Today and tomorrow ONLY you can get Holiday cards for only 33 cents each PLUS FREE Priority Shipping!

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There are TONS of designs to choose from so you’ll be sure to find one you love.

You’ll be sending your holiday cards out before you know it, so don’t miss out—this 40 Holiday Cards for $25 with Free Shipping offer expires on Friday, December 13th at 11:59 pm (EST)!

Amazon Toy Deals of the Day (By Hour) Get Ready!

amazon lightning

Holidays are coming fast and that means DEALS!  Here are the daily Amazon Lightning deals for the day.  These deals can go very fast especially when it’s a steal of a deal.   Don’t forget to check out my other Amazon Deals as well.

This list is only a preview of what times the deals will be today and only includes what I consider to be top items.  You can see the complete list here.

The actual lightning deal price is unknown until the deal goes “live”. I will try to keep you posted on the actual prices on Momondealz’s Facebook page

  • Marvel Ultimate Spider-Man Rapid-Fire Web-Blast Action Figure – 9am EST
  • ECR4Kids 50″ x 47″ x 57″ Fancy Children’s Play House – 9:30am EST
  • VTech MobiGo Software – Monsters University – 10am EST
  • Trash Pack Series #4, 12-Pack – 10:30am EST
  • Kotobukiya “DC Comics Justice League” Cyborg New 52 ArtFX+ Statue – 12pm EST
  • Dimensions Paint By Number Kit (9″ X 12″) –11am EST
  • LEGO Education DUPLO Creative Builder Set – 11am EST
  • Mahalo UK-30W Ukulele Kit White – 12am EST
  • Ravensburger Under The Sea – 35 Pieces Puzzle – 12am EST
  • ECR4Kids Greenhouse Play House – 12:30am EST
  • McFarlane Toys Assassin’s Creed IV Black Bart Action – 1pm EST
  • Play-Doh Sweet Shoppe Ice Cream Cone Container Craft Kit – 10pm EST
  • Wildkin Sock Monkey Luggable Plush Backpack – 1:30pm EST
  • Mylec Deluxe Hockey Goal Set – 1:40pm EST
  • Mahalo U-30GN Painted Economy Soprano Ukulele (Green) – 2pm EST
  • Gogo Pogo – 2pm EST
  • Sesame Street Playskool Potty Time Elmo Plush Toy – 3m EST
  • Playhut Sofia The First Princess Castle Tent – 3pm EST
  • Dandelion Diapers Cotton Prefolds Dozen – Size 1 – 3pm EST
  • Stern Pinball The Avengers Pro Arcade Pinball Machine – 3:40pm EST
  • Lionel Polar Express Freight Train Set – O-Gauge – 4pm EST
  • Make jewelry with these triple-color loom band variety pack! – 4pm EST
  • Deluxe Wooden Chess, Checker and Backgammon Set – 4:30pm EST
  • Champion Sports Anywhere Table Tennis To Go Set – 4:40pm EST
  • Smash Up Game – 5pm EST
  • Fill n Squeeze Starter Pack – 5pm EST
  • Franklin Sports Marvel Spider-Man Mini Football – 5:30pm EST
  • Crayola Mini Light Designer – 6pm EST
  • Melissa & Doug Wooden Table and 2 Chairs Set – 6pm EST
  • K’NEX Thrill Rides Supernova Blast Roller Coaster Building Set – 6:30pm EST
  • Disney Kids’ Molded Bendable LCD Watch – 6:30pm EST
  • Champion Sports 8.5 Inch Playground Ball (Set of 6) – 6:40pm EST
  • Polly Pocket Wall Party Ultimate All-in-One Playset – 7pm EST
  • Lalaloopsy Mittens Fluff ‘n Stuff Doll – 7:30pm EST
  • Quiksilver Baby Boys Little Rookie One-Piece Snowsuit – 7:30pm EST
  • EZ Fly RC HCX001B Hover CX Mini Helicopter, Blue – 7:30pm EST
  • LeapFrog LeapReader Reading and Writing System, Green – 8pm EST
  • Disney Kids’ Mickey Mouse Watch Set – 8:30pm EST
  • KRE-O Star Trek Spock’s Volcano Mission Construction – 9pm EST
  • Lionel Little Lines Polar Express Train Set – 9:30pm EST
  • Spinmaster Monsters University Scare off Sulley Interactive Plush – 10pm EST
  • VTech MobiGo 2 Touch Learning System – Pink – 10:30pm EST
  • Fisher-Price Mike the Knight: Mike & Squirt Bath Buddies – 11pmEST
  • Tap into your creative side with this art set! – 11pm EST

Imaginext DC Super Friends Superman Playset Only $11.99!

superman set

Boy will this deal make my little super heroes happy!

Right now you can get the Imaginext DC Super Friends Superman Playsetfor only $11.99! This is normally priced at $24.99 so you’re saving over 50%!

  • Superman Playset is modeled after the new fortress of solitude
  • Pressing a button to fire the launcher and clipping in figures & moving the lever to make them battle helps enhance finger/hand dexterity
  • Turning Superman on the disk to open the armory and reveal his suit and cape helps young superheroes discover cause & effect
  • Imaginations soar as kids control the action in this battle of hero versus villain
  • Fun for all boys


Remember, Amazon can and will change at anytime!