Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Frugal Finds: Toothpick #2 Edition

Happy Hump Day everyone!  Hope you are all ready to be inspired!  It's that time of the month for our frugal finds feature and this time we are bringing you another installment of toothpicks.  After all, a new design team means fresh new ideas!  I love what our ladies came up with and I'm sure you will, too!  If that's not enough toothpick inspiration for you, you can always check out our July 2012 toothpick inspiration here.

Practical Scrapper Michelle James
She has always seen those fun, little stick pins and wanted to try making her own.  Here she used felt "button" hearts in different sizes and a couple of beads to make her "SWEET" border (just like the layout).   The paper is the XOXO line from Moxxie.   

Practical Scrapper Janice
Janice was in the store and saw the cutest party picks they had color beads on the top. When she got home, she thought about the colored sea shells her family got while in FL, and grew in to this cute party picks. A little hot glue and you have a finished product!

Practical Scrapper Kim Ryden
Kim used toothpicks for the poles of her banners before, but when she heard about this challenge she thought she would try to use them as a border on a scrapbook page.  Quickly realizing how many toothpicks  it would take to place in a line for a 12 inch border, she decided to make a card instead!  What a lovely little toothpick border along the bottom of this card!
Practical Scrapper Krissy
Practical Scrapper Krissy used her toothpick to add a 3-dimensional element to her page.  She used her toothpick to raise her arrows.
On this card, Janice used a group of toothpick to create a background and tied them all together with cord.

Practical Scrapper Alison
Alison used toothpicks to paint her clouds onto her back ground card stock and also as a frame for her kite. 
A little bit of sunshine to brighten your day!  Janice used some yellow colored toothpicks to create her rays of sunshine to embellish her card.
If' you'd like to see some more toothpick inspiration by Janice you can check out her blog!
Don't have any toothpicks on hand?  Guess what you are still in luck if you have some bamboo skewer sticks --after all, they are just giant toothpicks.  Kerri cut these 12" skewers down to 11 1/4" and aligned them to create a 3D boarder for her layout.   She hid the cut corners of skewers with a corner of pattern paper.
Hope you enjoyed this month's edition of Frugal Finds.  Got a toothpick project already or did you get inspired by our projects?  Leave us a comment here sharing a link to your project or post one to our wall on our facebook page!


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Charity said...

completely blown away, these are AMAZING!!!

PeggyStolley said...

These are fantastic! LOVE the creative uses and found a few I might try! :)

Jean said...

Never thought about using them!

gram cheryl said...

Another fun idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

gram cheryl said...

Another fun idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

Danielle said...

Great job girls, very creative projects!!

Kelly Jean said...

These are such great ideas and projects!

Roxy said...

Alison inspired me to use toothpicks on this page: Thanks so much for the idea!