I know, I know.... we've all got Christmas on the brain... we can't help it though, we're crafters, right? And we, as crafters, love the holidays because it gives us more reason (as if we need another excuse) to do what we love: create and give. I'm positive I am not the only one who has started her holiday crafting! With the state of the economy today, I, for one, will be making more gifts this year than I ever have in the past. The ever-popular altered pail, for example, is still a really fun way to present a gift, perfect for an ornament or cookie exchange. The pail shown here cost $3.99 (would have been half that if I'd remember my coupon LOL!) plus product I already had.And, as an added bonus, I had fun making it and I didn't have to fight the crowds looking for it! Almost can't put a price on that. So stay tuned, we may have a few more fun ideas for you! Happy crafting!