May 2015

Patriotic Flip Flop Wreath

May 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

I was so excited to do this one as I really needed something cute for my door this summer. I have seen lots of different versions of these – some with various color flip flops, etc. My sister also helped me out on this one (she’s definitely way more creative than me – so I always appreciate her input!) For this project, I got 6 pairs of flip flops at Walmart – 3 blue and 3 white (less than $1 each). I tried to get all the same size that was more difficult than I had thought it would be – especially since I wanted specific colors. The two blues (at 6 and 12 o’clock on the wreath) are size 9-10…I had to get some glue for my daughter’s glue gun ($5). I grabbed two bunches of flowers (.97 each). Also, picked up some wire edged red ribbon ($5). I had the foam board backing. All in all, the total expenses were about $20 with tax (though I will be able to use the glue on other projects). And it took about 2 hours or so to complete (this included some time for the glue to dry). We first ran the ribbon through a hole we punched into the foam board. Then we laid out all the blue (base color) flip flops. Then we glued the white ones in between to fill in the space. We also used a little bit of clear Gorilla Glue to be sure everything would [click to read more]

Pallet Creation

May 15, 2015 // 1 Comment

So what do you do when you have a pallet lying around? Well, if you’re Uncreative like me, then you search out Pinterest for some ideas! I found this idea on Dump A Day (Amazing Uses for Old Pallets) and thought it would be great for my small backyard. Now, the purpose of this website is to be clear about how much it actually costs for someone uncreative to recreate an amazing idea…so here goes. First, I went to HangAPot.com to order the little gadgets that make the pots look suspended on the pallet. I paid $19.95 for 5. Then I went to Walmart to get the spray paint. I got two cans of the Rust-oleum Hunter Green (though it came out more like John Deere green to me). Those were $3.86 each. I had a bunch of pots in my shed…originally, I read on the HangAPot website that these gadgets would work with any pot with a “lip”…and when I tried the empty plastic pots on them – worked just fine…(LOL – just wait!). I got a bag of potting soil¬† and picked up some strawberries and gerberas from Lowe’s (thank goodness for gift cards and gas points)…$42.00.¬† I got busy and couldn’t plant everything right away – lost one of the 6 little strawberry plants (and almost the whole lot). Went to HomeDepot – got cable ties because I didn’t want to nail the garden to our fence – figured we could secure it with them easier. I [click to read more]