We're all pretty tapped out financially after paying all the moving related expenses, but my daughter got creative this past weekend and gave me a gift that I'm thrilled with. What was it?
Simply a set of small spray bottles, a package of colored markers and a bottle of rubbing alcohol that she picked up at the dollar store. You might shake your head and wonder "What's so thrilling about that?", lol!
And the thrill is this: I'm going to be able to experiment with using alcohol inks! We used this video as a reference to create our own. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6z5JgUOw3U&feature=related
I now have six 2 oz bottles of alcohol ink (six different colors) to play with. Ranger alcohol ink is about $3.50 for .5 oz, so my daughter saved approximately $80.00!
Next, I'm going to try making my own decorative tapes. Here's a post about that: http://juliekintaiwan.wordpress.com/2010/06/29/make-your-own-faux-japanese-masking-tape-tutorial/
Then on to paper flower embellishments courtesy of this post:
Oh, and maybe some shrink plastic buttons too!
Do you have any money saving tips for creating art supplies, embellishments, etc.?