Guest Blog by: Midge
Fave Magazine Articles… Series 2 of 3
Last week I wrote about several of my favorite recipes from Molly Green Magazine. Some of my favorite articles to read in the magazine are the step by step tutorials. My husband and I love giving one-of-a-kind Christmas and birthday gifts but sometimes lack the time to research and find that perfect gift idea. When my cousin Molly first started her magazine, one of the first things I would look for is the latest crafty, frugal idea. Re-purposed, upcycled or made from scratch items that bring new inspiration into a room which are made with love and at the same time don’t break the bank.
Here are a few of my favorite crafty items from the past years:
In the Something Old and Something New Article from this magazine http://econobusters.com/living_the_good_life-frugally/, there are loads of ideas for upcyling a flannel shirt. You can make a therapeutic heating pad out of the arms or a cute pillow out of the main section of the shirt! I love a nice comfy flannel shirt and struggle when we have to toss one out due to holes… now I found another option!
In last month’s Creative Crafting article by Emilee Gettle, there was a video tutorial which shows how to make a party pennant. I am looking forward to viewing the video and think it would make a great gift for my niece’s next birthday party! I have less than a year to plan and make it! http://econobusters.com/molly_green_magazine_lets_head_outdoors/
The July issue of Molly Green Magazine was chock full of gift ideas… I loved the salt dough ornaments and would like to try my hand at recycling our old CDs as shown in the article by Sharon White.
I also liked the nifty thrifty article by Candy Foote in this magazine http://econobusters.com/homebound_happiness_frugal_indoor_fun/. I am definitely interested in trying her unique gift basket idea. There is another article which talks about giving cookie mixes in jars as well as a great tutorial on how to make a beautiful holiday wreath using your family’s photos.
Have you tried any of the tutorials? What is your favorite craft article in Molly Green Magazine?