Sunday, June 28, 2009

party/coupon ideas

I've needed a place to store coupons and it seems like I did this years ago but forgot.

Small photo album.
Coupons in the sleeves.

These are homemade Blue's Clues items when there are none to be found in the store (but also LOTS cheaper). I was SO excited to find red pails with yellow shovels at Party City for $.88! I used a paint pen to draw on the faces.

Also made "Felt Friends." Originally I bought the wood pieces ($.50 at Hobby Lobby) with the intention of spraying them with chalkboard paint. I thought there was a chalkboard somewhere on the show. Abigail told me it was felt. oops

So I went to Wal Mart and got some felt pieces for less than $2.00 and cut them into various shapes. The black had a 'peel and stick' back. I could have gotten a lot fancier around the border, but really didn't have time for that so used a turquoise sharpie and drew some squiggles and swirls on the natural wood. I put a pocket on the back to store the pieces.

Also printed out Thinking Chairs on green card stock and glued them onto small notebooks... and of course got some candy and snacks to put in Pail. I wanted to get those scooby snacks (bone shaped graham crackers) but couldn't find them.


momof3 said...

Those are amazing party favors! You are one creative mom - of-4!!!

Alex and Jill said...

WOW...very nice! Love the coupon storage idea!

The Davidson Den said...

By the way, I meant to tell you how VERY precious those favors are!!! I've not been able to get over how simple, yet perfect they were for that theme. For some reason Saylor is especially intrigued. My kids had a great time!!