Sunday, September 21, 2008

Quick Birthday gift containers!

When I was called to be 2nd counselor in the Relief Society, I instantly was swamped with all kinds of new ideas I wanted to implement. One of those was to recognize the sister's birthdays with a little something special, so I baked some crispy oatmeal raisin cookies with white chocolate chips in them & pulled together these two cute containers to put the cookies in.  I also have a sign up sheet for each month & the sisters at church volunteer to make or give something small to those having birthdays & this month it was a free haircut, along with the cookies I made. Not too shabby!  

Just trying to show you the nice depth & roominess it has for an assortment of fun treats & I like the way the tissue paper shows through. 
I covered the back too, just for fun.  

Supplies Used (All from current stash of goodies):
1. plastic container - FREE
2. paper - from my scrap box
3. ribbons - from my stash
4. stickers - $2.00 from the Dollar Tree (I used some from 2 different packs)
5. brads - from stash
6. tissue paper - from stash
7. baked oatmeal cookies inside

Supplies Used:
1. baby formula can - FREE
2. paper - from scrap drawer cut to size
3. stickers from pack that's been sitting around for who knows how long - I know it's been a pretty long time because I had to add more adhesive they were so old their own adhesive had lost it's tackiness
5. ribbon - from my stash
6. tissue paper - from my stash
7. baked oatmeal cookies inside

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Broken Mirror No Longer

I am very honored that Maria asked me to contribute to this Recycled blog. Thank you Maria, for thinking a few of my ideas are worth sharing! This is a mirror I bought on super clearance for Shelby's room but when we moved here it got broke. We had to save it anyway until after I filled the claims paperwork so I just kept it afterward thinking I'd get around to doing something with it. We'll Maria's blog of recycled ideas got me working on this finally. I knew I wanted to turn it into a bulletin board. I found 12x12 tiled cork board at Target for a little over five dollars. I measured the area and cut the cork board tiles to fit. I thought about painting the cork board but that is always something I can do later. I'd also like to add curved screw things to put on the bottom for keys and such but I didn't have any in my tool box so they will have to be added later. I also found the pins at Target as well. Here is the before:
Here is the after. A pretty simple project that went from trash to use able in a matter of minutes.