Save Money With Do-It-Yourself Projects

Ornaments, centerpieces, and vases are among the possibilities.

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This time of year might be expensive, but it's also full of opportunities to save by taking on do-it-yourself projects. From holiday meals to Christmas cards to decorative vases, those who are daring enough to start from scratch can stick to their budgets while impressing friends with their creativity. This interactive graphic will show you how.

Do you have your own do-it-yourself project in mind? Describe it briefly below, and one commenter will be randomly selected to receive The Guide to Good Cheap Hunting, recently republished from 1978. Even if you're not up for catching your own dinner, it makes for an interesting historical read.