Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Frugally!!

My mother-in-law's birthday is this coming Wednesday.  Because she has a summer birthday, I often incorporate flowers or plants somehow into her gift.  Depending on what you buy, that can get EXPENSIVE!

Last week my son took an awesome class in how to learn to silkscreen.  While he was in class, I took some rare time to shop alone at some of the local bargain stores.  I stumbled upon a cute little metal bicycle plant stand for $8!  I loved it but didn't have the cash in hand to buy it.

I went back to the store yesterday after work and couldn't find it! Just my luck!!  After a little searching, I found ONE where someone must of picked it up and put it down after deciding not to buy it.  I swear, it wasn't ME! LOL  I headed over to the local nursery and scored on two pots of Wave Petunias.  I figure, one for me...one for the plant stand!  $4 for both!  Awesomeness!

Then I went home and printed out a birthday tag on my Cricut and added a skewer and stuck it in the plant and wah-lah....an awesome birthday gift for her that she's going to love for her covered porch.  Total price?  $12!!!  How's that for frugal but tasteful?!  Love it!!  Hope you do too!

Everyone have a wonderful 4th!!!  I'm going to a co-worker/friend's house and enjoy lots of delicious food and fireworks with the family!  I'm taking my stuffed mushrooms from my party a week ago, by the way!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I WANT THIS! It's so darn cute and I can't believe you only spent $12 for it INCLUDING the plant!!!! Good job Karen!