How To Make Wire Rings From a Surprising Source!

What a surprise I had when I saw this craft!  I met Rilla on Facebook.  She is one of the most creative persons I know.  Every day she is crafting something wonderful and new for her Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  Each craft is more ingenious than the next and frequently upcycles items to frugally create wonderful items children will love!  I hope to do a series of Rilla’s crafts – but today she is sharing “How to Make Wire Rings from a very surprising source!” 

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Why You Should Check Out the Walmart Easter Clearance!

Why YOU Should Check out Walmart Easter Clearance

You need to check out the Walmart Easter Clearance!  I was hesitant at first because my local Walmart rarely has the great deals I’ve seen on so many other shopping blogs. 

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Why I LOVE JC Penney Coupons!

Why I LOVE JC Penney Coupons

I LOVE JC Penney Coupons!  Have you discovered how fun they are?  Every month or so there are $10 off $10 JC Penney Coupons!  It guarantees you to get something for free 🙂  Often the coupons are a surprise – $10 off $10, or more.  Some of my friends have received $100 off $100 coupons!

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Target Easter Clearance – Treasure Hunting at 70% Discount

Target Easter Clearance - great treasure finds!

I found such wonderful treasures at my local Target Easter Clearance!  There were three full aisles.  Two were filled with candy and food items and one aisle had clothing and toys.  There were signs posted everywhere that read 50% off.  Everything was neat and fully stocked.  However I had seen postings on Facebook that indicated a larger sale.  I price checked and it was!  70% off non-food items and 50% off candy!  YAY.  What a great hidden secret!

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How to Make HAND PUPPETS

How to Make Hand Puppets with Fleece

I met Autumn through her Shoeboxes All Year Long page on Facebook.   She loves donating Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts and started her page to share her shopping tips and crafts.  (Just like me!)  She designed these cuddly hand puppets and agreed to share her Tutorial and Patterns with us!

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Upcycle Thrift Store Cards: Easily Transform Them to Look Handmade

Upcycle Thrift Store Cards and Easily transform them into something special.

Who doesn’t love searching through garage sales and thrift stores?  It’s a treasure hunt, you never know what you’ll find.  I recently spotted packs and packs of beautiful greeting cards recently at a GoodWill store.  They were promotional items sent out by various charities to their donors.  BUT they had their imprints on the back of each one.  I didn’t want to send a special card with that, so I had an idea!  Time to UPCYCLE thrift store cards and easily transform them to look like something handmade!

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FREE YARN (or Really Cheap) and How to Get It

Barbara shared her 10 Ten Tips on How To Get FREE YARN (or really cheap yarn) in a Facebook group (Shoe Boxes Through the Year).  I’m so excited that Barbara said I could share all of them with you!  JOY with Purpose is all about bargain shopping and crafting to be able to frugally donate to charities around the world.  Think of all the special items you can make that will be so cherished by those in need.  Here are some free tutorials I’ve posted that can definitely use all your new found yarn!  Colorful Dolls, Tossing Rings, my “Aunt Ida” simple hat pattern, and my 10 Washcloth Patterns!

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Kerusso Coupon Code: Amazing Coupon For Easter!

For more than 25 years, Kerusso has been designing and creating Christian T-shirts, Christian jewelry, Christian toys, Christian gifts and Christian accessories that are being used by millions of Christians to start conversations about Jesus. And right now there is a Kerusso Coupon Code for Easter for 25% off everything on their site!

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Love Quote: Love Leaves a Legacy by Rick Warren

Inspirational love quote by noted Christian pastor and author Rick Warren.

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Hot Wheels and Matchbox Cars Deals This Week

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There are great deals on Hot Wheels and Matchbox Cars this week!  I love that the deals are in 3 different stores.  That makes it easier for everyone no matter where you live!  Kmart, Meijer stores and Dollar General are all running similar sales.  What a great addition to an Easter Basket.  Also these fun cars are at a great price point for donating!  I’m sure your local church could use a bunch for their various Sunday School, VBS and other outreaches.  These are also perfect to include in various shoebox and backpack projects as well.

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