This was really fun to make for the entire family. The only thing I had to buy was a small terra cotta pot for the “tomb” and some fake flowers; both I got from Walmart. Everything else I had in my craft box, kitchen, or found outside.
Instead of the green “moss” ribbon you could do real grass, moss from a tree outside, or whatever you want to decorate with. The sky is literally the limit. I choose to make a resurrection garden that wasn’t real because I wanted a decoration that could stay made for every year. It’s definitely a tradition I want to implement each year and then have one in each child’s room or even gift our garden to someone.
Categories: Save Benji's & D.I.Y., Save It For Your Family, Walking The Walk
Tags: Cheap, christianity, Craft, Easter, easy, gift, he has risen, lent, resurrection garden
Yard Stenciling was FUN!! I was able to use and reuse everything on hand….saving benji’s! We had about an hour of free fun stenciling the backyard! Then it started raining, but we will definitely be doing that again!!
I repurposed a cereal box for two large stencils.
Drew a heart and a star and cut them out.
You will need flour and a spray bottle with water, so that you can spray the grass with water to make the flour stick. We used the already wet ground from the morning dew.
Then sprinkle the flour in the stencil.
Take your stencils outside and enjoy!
Categories: Save It For Your Family, Save Your Benji's, Walking The Walk
Tags: "activity", "heart", "summer", Cheap, repurposed, star, stencil, yard art, yard stencil
This Momma from: For The Love Of Shorties, has got it going on with the boredom buster ideas for summer!! I adore her “Camp Mom” theme, and her ideas!! Check them out here!!! My girls and I will definitely be implementing some of these ideas into our day TODAY! Ideas I’m going to use are…… Ice cream in a bag, Park Week, lawn art ( here’s a link to the Pink and Green Momma’s blog that will show you how), play photographer/videographer, and story time in a unique place. So far we’ve had a great frugal summer! We’ve run through sprinklers, shot off fireworks, baked yummy treats, had waterpaloozas in the backyard, done play dates, been to the museums, gone to the movies, taken tractor rides, gotten drenched at the splash pads, had scavenger hunts, made playdough, been to bounce houses, gone to the library, taken walks, played soccer, eaten snoballs, visited grandparents, watched parades, attend free yoga at our YMCA, swim in the pool, attended birthday parties, and rested! All entertainment decisions have been uncostly and fun!! I didn’t sign anyone up for camps to save money. I’ve been allowing myself to be a kid again and we are just having fun 😉
I was room Mom again for both my kiddos this year. I decided to recreate some ideas I found on Pinterest. I loved the summer theme, but I wanted to add some adult fun to the mix, which is why I added the Piña Colada pouch. Teachers deserve it right?! So I went cheap,themed it with summertime, and added a little fun (ie: the alcohol). The pails came from the Dollar Tree, so they were $1.00 each. The rest of the items came from H.E.B., my grocery store. The towels were $5.00 a piece, Keratin hair masks were a $1.99 each, Daily’s frozen pouches were $1.79 each, nail polishes were $2.00 a piece, Hershey bar was $.69 per candy bar, Real Simple magazine was $4.99 a piece minus $.75 each with a coupon I had; brought the price down to $4.24 per magazine, and the nail polish was $1.99 each. So basically per teacher each class spent $17.20. Each student brought $3.00 to class and viola, end of year gift was done….and the teachers LOVED it! I had made a budget and gift plan at the beginning of the year, so my parents knew what was in store for the year. It’s always a good idea to make a budget for the class instead of surprising the parents with what they owe.
Categories: Save That Thought, Save Your Benji's
Tags: Cheap, Daily's, dollar store, End of year, H.E.B., Hershey, idea, Keratin, life's a beach, real simple, summer theme, teacher gifts