Now I'm all for finding thrifty ways to knock off the Big Guys....and I do it a lot. I'm also all for finding thrifty ways to knock off talented bloggers...and I do that a lot too. But lately I've been wanting to use up what I have. Kinda force myself to use my own ingenuity and creativity to come up with unique, beautiful things for my home using what's already laying around here. Because, let's face it, we've all been hording supplies for those projects we've bookmarked from other places. Or stashing away materials from that 'ah ha' moment we had while visiting Michaels (then promptly threw the bag and it's contents in a closet somewhere.)
So here's a challenge....in a couple weeks, let's say oh, around Nov 16th-ish, I want to host a party.
Now if you can complete a project using totally what you have on hand Hooray!....but I also know sometimes in order to complete something you'll need to run out and get some little thing (ie: glue, paint brush, thread, etc). The idea here is to use the 'raw' materials you have as much as possible. Have a yard of fabric stashed away? Make a pillow. Bought some scrapbooking stuff? Make a frame. Bought a gallon of paint or 3 cans of spraypaint? Paint that room or piece of furniture. See what I mean?
I'm gonna use up what I have before buying one.more.thing. for my home. I'm gonna revisit my saved links and see what stuff I already have to copy someone else's cool project. I'm gonna put my two mommy brain cells together and come up with some original arts and crafts and projects....and I'm gonna try to do it without spending any more money.