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Old 12-30-2012, 04:42 AM
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Idea1 Expanding my crafting, just imagine



Just wanted to share & maybe get some ideas and inspirational juices flowing.
I joined WUC because of qponing. The needed to save and be frugal kept me glued to the deals forum
Well I have learned that also means taking advantage of new skills and techniques to maneuver and provide more meaningful quality from more avalible things.
Yes, that means I cut corners and I am an elcheapo!

I don't have high $$$$$ furnishings. I just cant see paying so much to get soooo little. I do thrift stores, yard sales, flea markets, and if I see potential, I will do trash.

Some of my elcheapo ideas.

Window treatments made from the cheap sheets at wally ($15.?? minus my sons employee discount )

Duck taped boxes from the store (freebies)


This one was to cover a big blank wall in DH's ManCave.
He's a lead guitarist and his inspiration was the Rolling Stones,"I Can't Get No Satisfaction,"
He found the single record at a thrift store & hung it on this huge wall.

My solution was cardboard, caulk, acrylic paints, & a comb.
All the guys love it, I tell them its his bands first Big Record!


Next post will be my latest, greatest, cheapest endeavor yet
But if there are any great ideas out there, please post.
I need more, more, more


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Welcome to the crafting world!!!!

Happy Coupon'ing!!
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Thanks for the warm welcome.
I guess I call what I do CRAFUL.
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I Love it!! Can't wait to see your other projects in our monthly progess forum

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I Love it!! Can't wait to see your other projects in our monthly progess forum

Monthly Progress Forum???
I looked around alittle, Exactly which one is that.
I don't want to clutter up the place too much.
Thanks for the encouragment.

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I will be posting the January Monthly Progess forum in just a few minutes!

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Very fun! This isn't really crafting, but if you are taking someone's junk and turning it into something, you should join your local freecycle.org group. People post things they no longer want and all you have to do is pick it up. You can even post things you are looking for. I have never made crafts from stuff I have gotten but some of my best finds were a heavy wood Entertainment Center + TV which is absolutely perfect for our basement family room. The storage space underneath holds all of the kids games and movies! I also have gotten toner ink -- never opened. That in itself was about a $35 value

But people post all kinds of things.

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Very fun! This isn't really crafting, but if you are taking someone's junk and turning it into something, you should join your local freecycle.org group. People post things they no longer want and all you have to do is pick it up. You can even post things you are looking for. I have never made crafts from stuff I have gotten but some of my best finds were a heavy wood Entertainment Center + TV which is absolutely perfect for our basement family room. The storage space underneath holds all of the kids games and movies! I also have gotten toner ink -- never opened. That in itself was about a $35 value

But people post all kinds of things.


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But people post all kinds of things.

UPCYCLING! I love the junking thingy stuff.
But IDK, I think you could consider some of it *crafting*
This is a pic of an old trunk I had.
Beat up and just about to go to trash. It was in bad shape. Wish I had a complete BEFORE pic. Sorry.



The wood was pitted and had indentures from peeling off the laminate, so I decided to use paper mache to cover the whole thing. And newspapers is something I have alot off!
I would consider it partially crafting




Then I stained it and embellished it with cutouts from old wallpaper I had, and wahhhhllaaa!






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