Thursday, December 4, 2008

crafty {budget} wednesday


I've always thought that crafting on a budget makes you more creative. And, since I'm not receiving those lovely paychecks anymore, I'm learning how to do fun holiday projects that are free (gasp!). My neighbor gave me a stack of tree cuttings and the idea to make these super simple wreaths with the kiddos. No wire, no stores. All stuff around the house! The base is a rolled up paper grocery bag, the cuttings are tied down with simple string (from the sewing machine), the goodies were a gift, and oila - wreaths! I'll be posting more budget holiday projects as they come my way.

6 comments:

Courtney said...

Amber! They turned out so great. And I bet it was such a fun process for you and the girls.

Sarah's Fab Day said...

These are the best kinds of crafts, McGyver style!

The girls look great too!

Emily said...

so beautiful and i'm so impressed that you used all materials found around your home! i might have to give this a try.

melissa jade said...

i agree- i am THE McGyver my projects made from "stuff i found in the trash" are ridiculously awesome! I am queen of "are you really throwing that AWAY?"

Jessica said...

I fashioned a fake christmas tree two years ago using our tree clippings, twisty ties and the trumpet lattice I had bought for my roses that never had a chance. It was fun!

nkp said...

A-dorable snapshot! Beautiful girls.