Monday, January 19, 2009

Return and Sophisticated Tutorial

After being away for several days, I am back . Things here have been in sort of an organizing mode. Since I last posted, this is what I have been up to:
* Moving a trailer of appliances and wedding gifts to my daughter.
* Re-organizing the way we keep records of bills, receipts, etc.
Many of the tips I am using came from some of you.
* Coupon clipping and planning menus to help with more thrify grocery shopping.
If there is such a thing.
* Trying to accomplish a major organization of our entire house.
* In addition to all of this substitute teaching regularly.
* Almost forgot I started Beth Moore's new Bible study on Esther.
It's Tough Being a Woman. This one is great already!
Now for the sophisticated tutorial:
First you're going to need some of this.

A little of this.

To make this. Oops! I forgot you will need a little duct tape too.
I forgot to take a picture, but you will also need red tinsel of some kind. Mine came from Big Lots. It was 25 feet @75% off, which was .75. Wrap it around your heart shape, with a little hot glue along the way.

Then you will end up with this. They were selling similar ones at Big Lots for $11.00. Now you could use a styrofoam heart shape, but I was determined to do this cheap. My husband keeps all sorts of odds and ends, so when I told him what I was going to do, he suggested the hose and wire. He actually put that part together for me, and made a wonderful little hanger, so it would hang correctly on the front door. I spent a total of 75 cents for this one. What have you been up to lately? Jackie


Crystal said...

Sounds like you've been busy! Neat tutorial, it turned out really cute :-)

cherry said...

Omigosh that is adorable. Those are chipboard pieces from Making memories. cherry

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Very cute and the price is perfect!

~ Sarah

Ms. Tee said...

How neat and so very creative! It looks great against your black door, too :)

Patsy said...

This is so cute!! You are some crafty woman!! Have a blessed day!!

April said...

Hi Jackie!

I love your heart! Such a great idea! I just might have to give that a try, but I'm not the most crafty person in the world.

Have a blessed day!

Unknown said...

That is so cute..... my husband is a hoarder. Love it.

Tiffany said...

This is fantastic!

Shannon said...

How cute!! I love cute easy projects. Adorable!

Neabear said...

The heart wreath turned out great. How cool your hubby thought to use the old hose and stuff. Cool!

Christina said...

Your heart wreath is great. I esp. love how your husband found something around the house to make the base out of.

My daughter cut out a bunch of hearts yesterday. Maybe I could figure out how to make a wreath out of them.

Victoria said...

That is so cute! What a great idea to use the water hose.

Anonymous said...

Great project! And you're right, the price is right! I'll have to see if I have an old hose around here....