Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mail Bag! (a.k.a. The Comment Box)


Earlier this month, Blythe asked, 
"Can you do something on cute, classy, and inexpensive ideas 
for decorating rather boring walls? 
I've got that dilemma and I think you could help!"

This idea is fairly inexpensive - and it is useful, too!

You can purchase any type of vinyl saying or greeting from sellers online or even at a local store.  Follow the directions that accompany your purchase which explain the application process.

Usually, you can find buckets at craft stores and they are often painted in fun colors, too.  You can personalize each bucket with vinyl cut by a Cricut, but stickers or paint pens would work great, too.  

Purchase your oak board along with the hooks and their hardware at your hardware store.  These hooks were actually found in the shelving area and were meant to be decorative shelf holders.  

Not only is this a fun decoration for your house but it is useful too.  The buckets keep each member of your family organized by making a home for wallets, keys, cell phones and other small items.  

Here is another idea...

 We have started to frame photo booth picture strips.  Every time we see a booth we stop in, act goofy and carefully pack away our freshly printed treasure until we get home.  Although they do a beautiful job, to save money in the framing process we only get our mats cut at the frame shop and purchase our frames from a discount store.

  The framing shop I went to was kind enough to cut only the mat and we mounted the pictures inside.  So far, our collection consists of three strips since our kids were born.  However, we plan on having a wall filled with these collages of memories as the years roll along.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Mary! Great ideas... now for ideas for a boy's room? :)