Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire:)

For those of you who have been following my blog, THANK YOU, I'm still here and as FRUGAL as ever. I'm just expanding my blog title to further reflect my "altered" muse. I'm still the same (sometimes goofy) FRUGAL SCRAPPER that I've always been and will continue to focus on FRUGAL papercrafting projects:)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Trash and my Stash Refrigerator Magnet

Well, fellow scrappers, I have another "Trash and my Stash" project to share with you. With the holidays quickly approaching and the need for small gifts in the air, I want to share this quick and easy Frugally "Green" project with you.

I used the following "trash":
  • Soda can
  • "Free" advertising magnet
  • Ribbon from a candy package
  • "Extra" buttons from a garment purchased

I also used the following "stash":

  • Paper crimper
  • Punches
  • Alchohol ink
  • Glitter glue
  • Paper scraps

First of all, I covered the front of the magnet with my scrap paper (making a pocket out of the lower paper). I then adhered the ribbon, using the soda can tab as a "buckle". Next, I cut apart the soda can (be careful with the sharp edges) and punched a few flowers. I applied alchohol ink to to the flowers and added buttons to the centers. I crimped some of the soda can and punched out a decorative square. I added glitter glue to the punches and adhered to the magnet.

Voila, a refrigerator decoration in less than 1/2 hour. It would also be very easy to create a picture frame with the supplies above.

This would make a perfect little gift for any occasion.

Feel free to share your project by leaving a comment to this post as you have fun with this creative project using "trash and your stash".


Gloria Stengel said...

Very cute! My SIL makes amazing ornaments out of beer and soda cans! She does a lot of very fine and tiny work with beads and weaving, etc. It's very impressive.

Sharon said...

Amazing what you can do with soda pop cans! I've used the buckle thingy before, but never thought to punch out the tin. Thanks for the technique.