I am on a mission these days more than ever, to be a good steward of the money my husband brings home. I want his heart to safely trust me in this area and I consider it part of my calling as his helper to find creative ways to save money. Gifts are a great area to exercise that stewardship, so we’re thinking hard about Christmas.
In addition to the chalkboard/memo boards I made from re-purposed cabinet doors, I did a few others I thought I’d share for your inspiration. These cost me nothing but my computer ink (which I buy dirt cheap) so the thrill of making them was all the better.
I think I’ll use baling twine to hang this one.
I used Picnik’s collage feature for this one. I simply printed it off on photo paper (which I got as a sample in the mail!) and attached it with double-sided tape. The ribbons serve as hooks to hang it. I drilled the holes myself…ahem, after I made 2 calls to my husband to figure out a. how to charge the drill battery and b. how to get the drill bit to stay in. I am a work in progress.
I also did a music theme with one that I didn’t get a picture of that turned out really well. Still thinking of hooks on the others, maybe…they’re just really fun!
How I distressed these:
These were so easy to distress because the cabinets are already slick so the paint lets the wood show through and you don’t have to be particular when painting. After the flat paint dried, I sanded the edges a bit then wiped on a little stain (you can’t really see this effect in the picture) and wiped it off until I liked the look. Super easy!