The first project I have been planning on since I won some vinyl letters from a giveaway on Baby Makin(g) Machine last July, yes last July. I fully intended to finish the project in time for Christmas.
Well Eric finally got it for his birthday in March.I found the frame at Kohl's when it was 50% off, I had another 30% off coupon, so it came to around $15 I think (I bought it last year...) I painted over the letters and then added my own words and pictures, and Eric loves it.
And since I won the letters and already had black paint, the total cost was $15!
My second project was for Alex's room. I have been thinking about this since I saw it in the Children's museum when we lived in Mesa, AZ... so yeah, it's been a while.
All it consists of is a bulletin board, and these butterflies that I bought for $4.95 for a pack of 6 from abc distributing. (I bought 3 packages). The butterflies are meant to be wrapped around things, so I cut the wires used for wrapping pretty short with wire cutters and then stuck them into the bulletin board. I ended up using some scissor to poke a tiny hole for a guide for the wires as otherwise the wires just kept bending over and not sticking into the board.
So two successful crafts, and well I did do this with our under the stairs closet...