Sunday, November 10, 2013

money money money

My son and wife are busy busy and they are always changing what they are busy at, so as Christmas rolls around I simply cannot keep up with what is in and what is out, so other than a little of this and that, they get money.  I am always trying to figure out a new and creative way to present the monies.  This year for me blackboards are in, I love them and love that they present themselves to so many things, so when my friend and neighbor presented me with a bin of old craft supplies, included were A LOT of the snap barrettes you can find at Michael's to decorate.  I took a couple of them out and placed them on my table so I could figure out what I could do with them.  I had a receipt and $5.00 on the table also and omg I had an idea, why not use one of my mini chalkboard blanks and create a money clip.

There were an assortment of sizes, I used the large one, perfect fit.  I used Bistro Markers by Marvy on the blackboard blank, they are permanent in so much as they don't wipe off with a cloth as chalk does.  I also discovered that the skinny Bistro's will work in my Copic Airbrush, that is how I did the snow, oh boy oh boy.

when the bill is snapped into the clip it is a snug fit, so it will not fall out.

I adhered the chalkboard to the clip with my trusty glue gun.

look at that!  If you do not have mini chalkboards, you can use a couple of layers of chipboard and then decorate cardstock for the top.  It would be fun to clip these to the Christmas Tree too.  Happy Sunday, Hugs


Carole Beath said...

Aaaaack, this is fabby fabby idea. BTW I have one of your chalkboards and I love it. I make little cheery notes to m'self each day as I work happily in my crafty world. As a side note, I give $$$ to my kids too. That way they can pick out what they want. Hugs, girl.

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG!!! How absolutely clever! LOVE your little chalkboards and here is another fab idea for them. xxD