This Reader Created a Memorable Gift from Christmas Clearance Finds

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Here’s a creative use for some of your clearance finds!

After the holidays, you can score some serious clearance deals! Even better, these deals can be used as gifts for next year. This week’s Happy Friday reader Connie created an extra special gift for her sister, at the best price!

Michaels clearance sign

My sister is the cookie baker of the family. Last year, I shopped the Christmas clearance at Michaels once it got down to 90% off. I found this “Gingerbread Baking Co” cookie tin that I thought would make a cute gift for her. But then I found this dollhouse Christmas buffet in the same sale and knew that I wanted to make a decoration instead.

diy christmas clearance

The snowman cake with an elf on top was a Hallmark ornament on clearance. The wallpaper is a Christmas wrap. I picked up the chair and window from a Buy Nothing group member who was thinning her crafting supplies, and of course, the scene in the window is from a Christmas card. My sister loved her gift this year, and now I am shopping the clearance shelves again!

snowman diy project

What a special, adorable, and super frugal gift, Connie! We love a good Christmas clearance deal and are so happy you got to create a memorable moment for your sister featuring some of her favorite themes.

Always keep an eye out for those post-holiday clearance deals because it’s the best time to score incredible savings!


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Comments 12

  1. acgold

    A beautiful and thoughtful gift, made even more so because yo made it!

  2. Lori

    So thoughtful and creative! Such a beautiful, personal gift!

  3. Jonimahoney

    This is just too cute! Thanks for sharing.

  4. kadysiga

    That is darling! I love it!

  5. Sushi

    I love this!

  6. Mary

    So creative and thoughtful!

  7. Tracey

    Very creative; what a great gift that she can display every Christmas!

    • kayva

      Love this gift idea!

  8. Lora

    I love this idea! Connie did such an amazing job with this creative project. This would be such a fun project for kids to do, too! It reminds me of a shoe box diorama, but way better!

  9. Tammy

    So creative and adorable!

  10. Gigi

    I love this so much! Beautiful keepsake Connie!

  11. Kay

    I’m a miniature enthusiast. I love this gift. So cute n festive…n made with lots of sisterly love.

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