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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Plant Markers "Storage"

This is not really a "saving" tip, but just something I did today while cleaning up the garage.  I planted some shrubs about a month ago and kept the markers because come next spring, I will have NO idea what they are called.  Normally plant markers get thrown away or "filed" where I can never find them problem solved!  I was just going to nail these little guys to the garage wall but since Pinterest always has me trying to be more creative, I thought how can I make this Pintrest worthy?

There is no glass on the frame I bought at a garage sale for $0.50.  The back portion is just scrapbook paper and spray adhesive on the frame "backing" and I used wood glue to adhere the clothes pins to the paper.  I wanted to be able to change out the markers because either I or the Wyoming winter will most likely kill these plants :(  If you have a green thumb, I'm sure you'll need more than the 3 clothes pins I used!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Personalized Coat Hooks

This is not that much of an original idea, not sure if I've seen the exact same thing but there are a lot of cute ideas out there, this is what I made.  I bought 2 $3 frames from Walmart, 2 hat/coat hooks, cute scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby (luckily it was 50% off) and scrapbook letter stickers (also 50% off).  I hung the hooks lower to the ground so my 3year old daughter could hang up her own coat and backpack.  This was super easy to do, hardest part was hanging the hooks but I just made that difficult myself :)  Total project was about $12.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Dry your washed sandwich baggies

So I admit it, I wash my sandwich baggies out (as long as no raw meat was in them).  Why not wash and reuse?  These little guys are used all the time in my house, I would spend $10 a month if I trashed every single one.  And I recycle my plastic grocery bags (everyone forgets to bring their reusable shopping bags every once in awhile) so why not try to reduce the number of sandwich baggies in the landfill and save money at the same time!  Previously I could only dry one at a time on my sink faucet but that got old.  So the lightbulb went off, it's not a high watt one ;)  and I now use my bottle drying rack.  Problem solved and saving money continues.