There are so many different ways to live a frugal lifestyle . . . this is a great place to learn new things and encourage one another! Below you can share the link to a post on your own blog, share a little about your frugal life and encourage others. This linky party will now be open for the entire month of July (expiring August 1st). Come and link-up to this great community of frugal followers!
If you get my Friday newsletter, you most likely read Midge’s question about my favorite go-to craft item to have on hand (if you don’t get my FREE newsletter be sure and subscribe via the sticky note in the upper right corner). Read below to see my response. Molly
Because I still have school-aged children I always like to have stickers, construction paper, watercolor and tempera paints (along with freezer paper, various size paint brushes and sponge shapes) in my art supply stash. The girls love to glue little pompoms to their projects and you’d be amazed how creative kids can get with a package of popsicle sticks! I have yet to find a great way to organize all of these things, it seems like art supplies are ALWAYS spilling out of the cabinet I store them in.
I usually wait until after the school year begins and then take advantage of the super cheap sales the week after when stores are trying to get rid of their inventory. I also watch the bigger craft store chains and get their coupons via email or through the mail. I wait until some of the craft supplies go on sale and/or use a good coupon to stock up on other items not found in a department store.
Over the years, I’ve also come across the issue of storing art projects for all of my children. Just last year I began taking photographs of them and I’m now compiling a digital file instead of trying to cram them all into my filing cabinet.
I was thinking of getting the kids all together to make some handprint stepping stones for Grandma’s garden. I gathered the supplies using THIS SITE as a guide. Here’s some instructions on how to do THIS PROJECT along with some other TIPS AND TRICKS. HERE ARE some pictures of different shapes and styles, which ones do you like?
Love ya, Molly
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