Does this ever actually happen? I think most people treat those boards as dreams, things they would love to have, but probably will never have. Things they would love to have the time and talent to make, but never get around to it. So far I have made 3 things I have pinned! I strung balloons on string to hang for my son’s birthday, and I am in the process of crocheting an amigurumi stuffed little creature for my son for Christmas. The stringing of the balloons, though a brilliant idea, wasn’t that difficult, and the crocheting, well I’m sure it will never get finished. But, what I did today, was easy, cheap, and a very good idea. This was one of the first things I pinned, and I knew I would be able to make it easily as I had the exact picture frame, unused, in the basement:
Picture frame, with scrapbook paper or wrapping paper, turning it into a dry erase weekly schedule board; BRILLIANT! I had the exact same frame, and planned to pick up some scrapbook paper to match the kitchen decor, so this would only cost a few bucks to make. Well, I made it even cheaper; I found a gift bag in my basement that would match my kitchen perfectly!
This project was free for me to do, the frame was a gift from several years ago, and the gift bag was given to us. I was able to cut out all eight pieces from the one gift bag, so even if i had bought it, it would have been $1! I also have a little dry erase marker from another board I had been using for my weekly menu; it is almost dried up, so I will have to invest in a new one of those. Great little project, I highly recommend it.
And if you aren’t on Pinterest yet, get on there! So many great ideas and inspiring things; it’s not just crafty stuff. (You can follow me by clicking on the link on the left)