Pat's Challenge for this week:
It was suggested last week that in light of the gas problems in some areas and the overall economy, that I do a frugal challenge. When I sat down to figure out what to do with that idea I looked around and asked myself what could I make without having to drive anywhere or spend extra cash just for supplies.
My family is having a reunion this weekend so I thought I would combine a little project I had going on in my head with Pat's Challenge. I had so many scraps and pretties all over my work space from some earlier fall projects, that would fit right in with being frugal. I had planned on originally buying some paper that would make all of these silverware packets uniform in color. So instead this is what I came up with. I really think I like this better then them all being the same.
I took all the different sizes of scraps plus some colored card stock and made these little pockets for the silverware. There is over 50 of them. none of them are alike. some are pieces folded to make a pocket, others are two pieces glued together. I used my oval punch to cut out the occasion and the date. Then I used strips of scrap paper for the ribbon look, placed the oval on top of that, and then chose an embellishment from my desk top, where I had them from previous projects. I even punched some little flowers out of the scraps to use as embellishments. I made a little beaded embellishment for the basket that I was putting them all in. I just used fall colored tri beads and pipe cleaner. It is suppose to be indian corn, really it looks better then it does in the picture. I wrote a little note telling everyone to save their envelope to use as a holder for some little note or picture they might have left with. I sure am glad Pat had the frugal challenge, I used a bunch of my scraps and odds and ends up with this project. I saw something similar to this while blog hopping, and failed to save the sites's link. But thank you whomever it was.