Monday, September 1, 2008

Thrifting Amusements

I spent a very short amount of time this evening putting together some bookmarks from the flashcards I bought over the weekend.

I'm quite happy with how they came out!
Really, how could I not be, as there isn't much to them!

These were made without my needing to venture into the bowels of my basement for any supplies at all. Not that I'm opposed to going into the basement - I love it down there.
But, everything I use from upstairs means less for me to take downstairs. I'm always thinking.

I very simply punched a hole at one end and added either string, ribbon or ric-rac and attached a button, bell or bead to the end.
Oh, I also used a corner punch on the corners to keep them from getting all bendy.
I did stamp on these with my alphabet stamps. Next time I'm not sure if I will do that.
As I go along I keep thinking of other things I could add to them. I saved all of the cute little plastic earrings Daughter had growing up - even the ones that are currently single. They might look nice attached to the end of the ribbon.


The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

Those are fabbo bookmarks! I'm impressed with your $5 budget, what a great idea to stay disciplined about what you buy. We thrifters are always in danger of simply being overrun with our great deals!

Me said...

The deer mouse is creeping me out.

Me said...

But I love how the fish are taking the bait

Simply Thrift said...

That was me. Runover by the overrun.

I got the idea from one of the Somerset magazines. I believe the object was to only buy one thing.

I knew I couldn't do that, but only spending $5.00, that I could try.

And ME, I thought about you with the deer mouse. The writing on the back didn't mention anything about them running in circles.