Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Frugal Finds: Silverware..A must see post!

Ding, Ding, Ding...the dinner bell has rung! Grab your forks, knives, and spoons and get ready to dig in! Although with this appetizing meal there will be no eating, but this is one you definitely do NOT want to skip. Christine, our practical scrapper leader, proposed to all of us that this month our frugal finds challenge was going to be silverware. Well, if you thought your kids belly-aching about what you were eating for dinner was bad, you should have heard mine. I really thought, "this pregnancy must be making her lose her mind!" Now I guess, I have to open my mouth, but insert a foot because for me this was one of my most inspiring set of projects I've created. What's better yet, all of the other ladies came up with equally inspiring projects to share with you and here they are...
 
On this card, Practical Scrapper Kerri first colored the blade part of her clear plastic knives with her Copic markers.  She broke them off where the serrated part began, hot glued them to the card for a three dimensional looking rainbow.  She topped it off by staggering her clouds in between the knives for that 3-D look.

Practical Scrapper Charity used Chinet Animal Flatware to frame her photo. Check her blog today for a quick tutorial on how to attach plastic flatware to a layout.

Practical Scrapper Kerri broke off the ends of her spoons and glued them together to create her flower.  She colored the center of the flower with her Copic markers to highlight the center.


Practical Scrapper Audrey Yeager used the tines on a fork to paint the white lines on the background of this layout.


Practical Scrapper Patty cut the forks to create a fence for her flower garden.  


Practical Scrapper Liz broke off the prongs of plastic forks and arranged them in a star burst shape to resemble a flower.

Practical Scrapper Lanette used spoons to make Jack-o-Lanterns.

Practical Scrapper Christine used the prongs of her fork combined with acrylic pain to create a graphic patterned background.

How about them? The dish totally ran away with fork, knife, and spoon here! We'll be back with another installment of frugal finds in September. I know my ideas are already brewing ;)

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17 comments:

Romaine said...

Ah ha! Very cool and creative!

Ann Cutts said...

very creative ideas here - fab fun too.
Ann xxx

Rhonda Emery said...

spoon tac ular. ha these are all so creative and cool.

Christa said...

HOKEY DOODLE!!! This is an amazing post! I cannot believe how creative you all are. I am jaw dropping impressed.

Scrap It Girl, Kimberly said...

another great showcase of great ideas.. awesome ladies.. just awesome..

Amy said...

That is just adorable crazy fun stuff. Great projects ladies!

Sandi Cl~ said...

What an adorable, crazy idea~ These are FABULOUS!

Ann said...

These designers totally rocked this challenge! WTG!

Charity Becker said...

okay, that was FUN!!! loved the rainbow and the "clear" flower

Erin Morehouse said...

So sorry I missed out on this one, you guys did a FANTASTIC job!

Marg Van Patten said...

Hands down the most fun, creative, and coolest blog post I've seen in a long time! The PS DT rocks! Now, what's for dinner?

Cathy said...

You guys rocked this challenge..so thrilled to be a part of this amazing team!

Ange said...

Super creative! Love all the different ideas here!!

Melanie Britt said...

Love the spoon flower! Cute.

Kristie Maynard said...

OMGosh!!!! These projects are just amazing! This is the best frugal finds y'all have done! So darn cretive and imaginative! Love them all. I'll be looking at silverware a little differently from now on. Thanks for all this amazing inspiration!

Jennifer said...

Very, very cute! Every time I see creativity like that, I think, "Now why didn't I think of that?!"

caroleanne said...

HI Just found you - what fun - I love finding stuff to use on a page, and would never ever have thought of this - and stylish too.