Bayberry candles are an Irish tradition. They are to be burned on Christmas eve all the way down without being blown out. I also understand the Italians do this. I am guessing it is something they both brought over from Europe. I get some Bayberry candle votive candles and put them in little bags with the legend of the bayberry candle tied on them. Here is the legend:
"A bayberry candle burned to the socket, brings health to the home and wealth to the pocket."
This is another use for the craft foam. Just cut out some holly leaves from it. Hot glue two candy canes to form a heart. Hot glue the holly leaves on them and add some red beads or balls for the berries. I then looped some curling ribbon on them to hang them. Good project for older kids to make for their friends.
Make frosted Christmas balls from Dollar store Christmas balls. Just get some spray glue and Epsom salts. Epsom salts are also a Dollar store item. Spray them with the spray glue and dip them in the Epsom salts. Then let them dry. This gives a really cool frosted effect.
This one is a little bit more difficult. But is is not out of reach. Here is a video to show you how to make the bow: Bow Making 101 Everything here was purchased at Dollar Tree. So it cost a total of $5 to make.