Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Craft for Less than $1

I have been busy doing lots of really easy, simple, "Christmasy" crafts lately. For some reason I've been in the crafting mood - maybe because I'm not lesson planning anymore so all my creativity has to be channeled elsewhere. (If you're a teacher, you'll recognize that as total saracasm!)

So, I found this wooden word at Michael's on clearance for 29 cents:

I took this print from my Sunday paper,

traced the letters on it, modpodged it, added red and green ribbons from my scrap pile and a little twine, and voila:

I was going for the vintagey look here - although my house is not "country" style in the slightest, I have to say I do like this! Although I may decide I hate it next year (that has happened with a lot of the decorations I've pulled out of the box this season - I must have had a big mental style makeover over the last twelve months! haha)

At first I was going to spray paint it white then mod podge it with gold glitter - that would definitely be a easy project with kids! And probably would have looked a lot better on my tree, come to think of it...

For 30 cents, maybe I'll just go buy another one!

Check out The Inspired Room for more holiday ideas and Finding Fabulous for other frugal home decor!
Check out Blue Eyed Blessings for other holiday crafts!
See The Shabby Nest for other frugal holiday ideas today!

I will do my best to post about my other crafts soon!


  1. Looks great! I liked that you used the newspaper print.

  2. haha vintage? country? Your mom and me are slowly but surely wearing you down...your drifting to the dark side..lol
    (this is Lindsay) :)

  3. Adorable. I asked my hubby to buy me some Modpodge so I could start to get my creative juices flowing but he picked up the wrong kind.... ugh! Where abouts in PA are you? I'm a fellow Pennsylvanian Blogger www.lifeonhaycreek.blogspot.com

  4. Great job. I love how you utilized the newspaper to create this project. You will love this next year...if you don't I'll send you my address :-)

  5. I like that! I never would have thought of using the newspaper, but you never know what will catch your eye.

  6. LOVE how you used the paper. I have a some music sheets I have been wanting to use somehow!
    Thanks for the insperation!

  7. Very pretty! And I love how simple it is, I'd buy up a bunch of those words to do more.

  8. I love it! Also, I'm totally trying the yogurt thing. I've been buying stonyfield individuals and this way has got to be cheaper!!! Thanks for all the awesome ideas!

  9. Great idea! While gold glitter would be good too, I certainly like your idea better. Very creative!

  10. This is a terrific project - I'm bookmarking it for sure!

  11. What a clever idea, never would have thought to use newspaper!

  12. I know I am late running into this post, but I just wanted to say "great job"! I love it! Keep up the excellent work!


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