Wednesday, June 4, 2008

trash to treasure

The best part about rummage sales? Finding something you didn't know that you needed, and turning it into something really useful.

Case in point:

Last Friday, I picked up this item for one measly dollar. I wasn't entirely sure what it was, or what I would use it for, but hey, it was only a buck!

Please excuse the glare. I am not a photographer. And I used our little point and shoot camera. And I have no idea what I am doing. But you get the general idea of what I am working with here. So I cleaned it up, real good. ( I have been reading too much Pioneer Woman).

Then, I went into our library of digital pictures (we use Picassa, which we LOVE, so if you are looking for a great way to store and organize those digital photos, we highly recommend it. And best of all-it's FREE! Google rocks). And since Mike bought me an awesome printer for Mother's Day a few years ago, I was able to print out some of my favorites from our trip to New Mexico in 2007. ( again, please excuse the glare...)

That was the hard part, as we had well over a thousand photos that we had taken over nine days. I wanted to show a mix of all of the things we did, and really give a flavor of the place and the trip. And then of course they needed to fit in the spaces.

I added some fun tags and attached them with copper paper fasteners, and labeled the pictures. I had picked up some twill ribbon imprinted with barb wire (much safer than using the real thing...) and my creation was complete. I didn't need to go to the store, this was all made from stuff I already had in all of my bins, boxes, and jars of supplies. So for not a lot of money, or even time, I now have a fun new memory box to hang on the wall. Now where the heck am I going to find a blank wall in my house to hang it ? ? ?


  1. ...I bow down to your greatness Ms. Martha...

  2. Your talent never ceases to amaze me!!! WOW!!! You make it look and sound so easy. You have been blessed with many amazing gifts. Thanks for sharing them with others!!!


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