If you're like a lot of people, you don't have much money to spend on gifts this holiday season. So to save a buck, many people are opting to make homemade gifts this year. Homemade gifts can be inexpensive and personalized, which holds true to the holiday saying, that it's the thought that counts. Handmade gifts seem to be this year’s holiday gift giving trend, especially at A Place to Bead. In less than 10 minutes, for fewer than 10 dollars you can make several types of beaded gifts; from key chains and eye-glass holders to earrings. Jessica Gray, manager, said, "Four different pieces that go in the earrings a hook that going to go into your ear this head pin the bead that the head of the angel the wings and this bottom bead so you're going to put them onto your head pin like that.” If you want to make the less expensive homemade gifts but don't have the money to spend on beads you can use free treasures found right outside. Dana Rogers uses seashells to decorate frames as gifts. “I just enjoy making them it's a lot of fun and it saves money in these economic times." She spends 5 dollars on supplies and can finish a frame in 2 hours. "First, I go to the beach and collect some shells then I buy raw wood gifts either picture frames or boxes or mirrors. Then I choose a paint color and paint them I get my glue gun and attach the shells then you have yourself a gift.” You don't really have to be artistic or crafty to make these gifts, they're pretty simple.
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