Now that wrapping is all I had, and I am NOT a good wrapper (maybe if I had more time), but I had some ribbon left from when I bought some throw pillows for my couch, and there was a lot, so that is what I used up to wrap the gifts.
The gift I am showing you now is the one in the pink wrapping. To see the blue gift click here. To see the yellow gift click here. That was fun, didn't it feel like a pick your own adventure book?
I was in the thrift store... (sound familiar!) and I saw this cork board for $1.49. Inspiration just flew to my mind of a project I could make with it.
I used some craft paint that I already had on hand, and painted the boarder of the cork board.
Then I used some of the scrapbook paper that I had also used for this project. It was $1.69 per sheet at Michael's, and I used a sheet and a half. I started by using mod podge to stick the paper to the board, but it was curling, so before I got too far I just used my "no nails glue", because I still can't find my glue gun.
I bought these clips at the dollar store, but wanted them red, so I painted them. Yes, I painted them... they have to match!!
Using scrapbook paper that I had bought to co-ordinate with my background paper ($0.98 at Michael's 2 sheets) I cut small squares and used a red marker to write the letter for each day of the week on them. If only I had a printer they may have looked better. Oh well, a printer was not on my shopping list for this project. Stamps would have been nice too.
I added two pockets on the board. One to hold the recipes that you would use for that weeks meal plan, and the other to hold all the meal ideas that you can rotate through.
I found red push pins at Walmart for $1.98 and used those to hold the pockets. Also to hold the ribbon up on the sides.
I found the back things I was talking about before and they are actually called "leveling hangers". But I bet you if you were to ask someone for leveling hangers you would still have to describe what they actually are!
An organized area to create a weekly meal plan, and have the recipes close by!
Very fun to make! And if my cousin is a smart girl (which she is), she will use it now to organize meals to get into the habit before life gets too crazy to think about such things as preparing ahead!! Really I do try my best, maybe I should make one of these boards for myself!
What do you think? Would you use this?
Cork Board: $1.49
Scrapbook Paper: $3.69
Push Pins: $1.98
Recipe Cards: $1.00
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