I am a stay at home mom who is fed up with spending a large portion of income on grocery bills. It is my job, according to God, to be a good help mate for my husband. I am trying to live up to my job description. I am starting a journey into the grocery coupon world and invite you to come with me. I have never used coupons for grocery shopping and as of January 1st 2008 I am diving in. I will be using http://www.thegrocerygame/ , http://www.moneysavingmom.com and the http://www.couponmom.com/ website to guide me on how to save money. I am going to treat this adventure as a part time job and put in the hours necessary to make it work. I am excited and nervous to get started.

Friday, June 20, 2008

What Can You Make?

I was inspired by a post on Moneysavingmom. She is always finding new and great frugal ideas. It got me thinking about making stuff inexpensively or using things found to make something decorative. I thought I would post a few things I have made around the house the past couple of years. Here gos:

This rooster shelf used to be my molding over my closet door. I removed my closet wall to make it a 6 ft opening with sliding mirror doors. I took the molding and added a piece of wood across the top, painted Free Roosters with paint I had lying around, stained over the white paint and then sanded it. If you look close you can see the black screws I drilled straight through it to hang in on the wall.

This 2nd & 3rd photo is my spice cabinet I made. The front is an old wood window. The sides are made from the side trim of my closet door and the back is chicken wire I had laying around in the garage. The windows were dug out of the garbage.

Next is the family picture frame. Again it is an old window. I simply cleaned the glass added pictures and black paper then I nailed in some cardboard on the back to hold the pictures in. I added 2 eye hooks at the top and ran picture wire to hang it up.

This last picture is the crowing touch, my Christmas decorations. My Christmas decorations are very inexpensive and give a pretty good punch to our yard. The small christmas trees on the left are tomatoe cages that I have stacked up and added lights to. The christmas package in front of the trees is a wire basket that is a garbage find I simply added lights to it. The deer on the right are 2 x 4 saw horses, another garbage find. I jig sawed and nailed a head and neck onto them and then wrapped them in white christmas lights. The wreath on the top is a grape vine wreath I found at Michaels very very cheap and wrapped green lights. to it.


Lori said...

You are so handy and crafty! Makes me want to get busy doing something...well, maybe I'll wait!
Thanks for sharing.

Denise said...

I think you could host a local version of one of our favorite HGTV shows called Trash to Treasure! Maybe you could put on a mommy summer camp with a fun and cheap project each day. If only we could find anyone crazy enough to watch all the kids while the mommies play!

Mrs. P said...

That spice cabinet ROCKS! I want one!

nuel said...

Silent night....it is so quit there's. I love it