I got many great Christmas gifts, but two of my favorites are gifts that were made for me! I thought I'd share them in case any of you crafty types feel inspired to try them out for yourself.
Crafty item number one was made by my lovely sister. I needed a new clock for my kitchen, since the one I bought eight years ago from Big Lots for $4 finally broke a few months ago. (Which is an awesome frugal thing in and of itself). I mentioned this to my sister, so she decided to make me a new clock. She went somewhere economical (since my Big Lots clock lasted eight years, I'm glad to have another from there) and then went to work. She took the clock apart and decoupaged magazine pictures of various foods to the face. Since that covered the numbers, she traced numbers onto white paper and glued them to the glass (or in this case plastic) on the front of the clock. Voila! My own personalized kitchen clock, which I adore!
|Be jealous. Be very jealous.|
My second crafty friend is Becca, who made me a set of coasters for Christmas. This one I am actually going to try out soon, so we'll see if mine come out even half as well. She took plain white tile, glued felt to the bottom and then used decoupage to put different scrapbook paper on the tops of the coasters. I LOVE this idea! I have a bunch of old scrapbook paper laying around and this seems like a great use for it. If I am successful, I plan on making them as gifts for various people this year. I love the ones Becca made me, so hopefully other people will like them too!
|So fun and functional :)|