Sunday, February 12, 2012

Bridal Shower Invites

Never thought I would like doing this sort of thing. But for a best friend, I would do anything.
This was really easy to do. All I did was pick out scrap book paper (30 cents/sheet) and cut them 4x6 inches with a paper slicer at work. I found a stamp ($4), blue ink ($1), silver metallic ink ($6), and a few spools of clearance ribbon (25 cents each, I think I used 4 with left overs). I also used regular copy paper and a few index cards for the "gifts". It really didn't take too long to finish 60 invites , I couldn't say the exact amount of time because I am so easily distracted! I think they turned out great and are wayyy cheaper than getting them made. Be careful taking on this type of project if you don't have helpers, in my case 5th graders :)

Tilt out trash cabinet
I saw this on Pinterest, and became a NEED.
I had a local woodwork guy build it for $100 (not over priced when I do not have tools or know how) and then I bought paint at Home Depot, BEHR Bamboo Leaf $30, and also a cool handle $3. My regret would be painting over the bronze hinges. I really should have taken it apart before whipping out my paint brush. I do have new hinges that match the handle, but I am afraid to mess up my paint job, lesson learned.
I have quite a bit of paint leftover. I plan to use it on some sort of cork board and dry erase board frames. More to come on that, haven't found the right frames yet :)

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