A refrigerator transformed into a Tardis. Image courtesy of bitrebels.com
With Father’s Day around the corner (June 21st), it’s time to get snapping with ideas for what to give your husband or dad that will make him grin from ear to ear.
Since this frugal gal is into making rather than buying, here are some awesome ideas that will surely deliver a bit of happiness.
For the Man Cave
This beautiful vintage inspired noise maker can really wow your party crowd. Image courtesy of vintageimagecraft.com
What could be more fitting than to add a nostalgic popper to the night we often look back on as we sing the Scottish poem of Auld Lang Syne? A soda can has never looked better and the tutorial is easy to follow.
You can also let 2014 go out with a bang by making a bunch of noise makers with the recent leftovers of gift wrap, basket fillers, candies and more!
Since we covered Fall Centerpieces to Fall in Love With, it couldn’t hurt to add a few posts on how to bring your table settings together.
How to Make a Napkin Ring
Sure, you can buy plain ones at the dollar store, but this frugal gal likes to use and recycle. By making the ring yourself, you can have the control of the width – which allows for more embellishment space.
Start with the base: Save cardboard paper towel, gift wrap or toilet paper tubes. Sometimes you may even be lucky to get a tube with your last fabric purchase. Continue reading
Don’t throw your light strand away if part of it is broken. Save some of the lights for single use. Image courtesy of Education.com
A quick and easy tip for those struggling to get every pumpkin lit. Education.com offers a tutorial on how to turn one light bulb from a broken strand into a battery-operated one for a prop. I’m gonna have to try this. If you do before I get the chance, shoot me an email and maybe a pic of how you used a single light. Thanks!
Fang place cards are a perfect touch for a Halloween Wedding. Image courtesy of Natalie from Doodlecraft.
Although I am one of the biggest fans of gory foods and props, I cannot deny the love I have for Halloween weddings or parties that can be pulled off in a more subtle, classy manner.
The idea for these silver fang place cards comes from Doodlecraft, a blog that has a plethora of beautifully crafty ideas.You can find the tutorial to make them at Instructables.
Along with this theme, I could see tables including homemade bell jar dioramas and other Victorian-themed Halloween props/food, such as:
A Dark Raven Wreath
Victorian Halloween Invitations
Styrofoam Grandfather Clock
Not all of us are crafty or have the time to make some of these ideas. This is where the VictorianTradingCo.com. can help. They have some inspirational items that can give the final touch to a prop, costume, or event.