Sunscreen, spiders & golden pigs – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Step into the MSE Forum and benefit from the wisdom, support and humour of its MoneySaving members. We've compiled a few of this week's best bits.

Cocktails, carpets & cold lunch meat – this week's MSE Forum highlights

It's thanks to a benevolent horde of tapping and swiping fingertips that the MSE Forum is the behemoth it is. MoneySaving community members get involved daily to provide support, posit ideas, share experiences and pose questions. Here are a few of this week's best bits.

Freebies, flasks & finger puppets – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Each week we publish a small selection of highlights from the MSE Forum. This week is a short one thanks to the bank holiday, so it's a slightly slimmer round-up than usual. Happy Easter weekend, folks.

Easter craft ideas from the MSE Forum

There's nothing like the approach of Easter to get a craftperson's fingers twitching. We asked the MSE Forum to share their MoneySaving DIY Easter inspo, and we were rewarded with pictures of homemade decorations, Creme egg 'warmers', pastel-coloured cakes and more.

Hippos, robots & comfort cake – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Picture tens of thousands of fingertips tapping away at keyboards and mobile phone screens, posing questions, doling out ideas and gifting words of support. Welcome to the MSE Forum. Here are a few of this week's highlights.

Tomatoes, teens & pregnant hens – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Thanks to inquisitive newbies and venerable regulars, the MSE Forum is a mighty hub for guidance, debate and humour at all hours of the day and night. Here are a few of this week's highlights.

Wombles, dogs & errant landlords – this week's MSE Forum highlights

While mere mortals sleep, the MSE Forum goes on spawning debate, guidance, support and humour around the clock. Here are a few of this week's highlights.

Cats, coupon fairies & noisy tables – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Like a city that never sleeps, the MSE Forum goes on generating debate, guidance, support and humour at all hours. Here are a few of this week's highlights.

Homemade Christmas decorations

Have yourself a merry homemade Christmas and take inspiration from the DIY exploits of MSE HQ and friends. By making their own wreaths, baubles, cards and other decorations using foraged or recycled materials, these MoneySavers cut down on a little of the waste and a lot of the expense of Christmastime. (And it's fun too.)

Wrapping presents sustainably - how to reuse or recycle paper and fabric to save money and help the environment

It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also end up being the most wasteful, too. Wrapping paper is one of the most expensive single-use Christmas products, but what if I told you there are ways you can forego this expense this year, saving you money and helping the planet, too? I've been using the same wrapping paper for six years (since I moved house), and bows from about 1980 and I've shared my tips so you can do the same!