Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Coupon House

When the weather looks like this......

And a pile of this spills out of the cupboard first thing in the morning.....

It's time for a fun project!!

Clipping coupons is all the rage again....because let's face it....everyone needs 25 cents off a bottle of salad dressing. It's the prudent thing to do. AND, I have the most awesome mom who clips coupons FOR ME. She knows exactly what we use, clips the coupons, sends them to me in the mail. Is that not awesome?

Projects using up stuff I already have in my craft room are even better....because my husband thinks he's going to drown in fabric samples...they're just all so pretty, I can't turn them down! Obviously, my coupons need a new home as we go!

On a side note....have you ever shopped for craft supplies at the hardware store? I know you have, because you're all SO crafty and thrifty. :-) True Value is my F.A.V.O.R.I.T.E. hardware store....oh and I love Ace too....but at True Value they have those fun little bins of hardware that you can poke through and buy one of this and one of that. I know, I'm a weirdo. Well anyway, they have really pretty d-rings and other things that look GREAT on bags!

Oh, and at True Value approximately 73 people will ask if they can help you find something...awesome. I think they giggle at girls in the hardware aisle digging through the goods though. ;-)

So, on to the project. I wanted my coupon house to have a square bottom....this took math. I don't advise math and crafting at the same time. I stared at this piece of fabric for a while....and then had to cut a little more.

Sew it all together and the coupon house was born.
And that cute little D ring was only 30 cents in case you were wondering. Love it.

Sorry, no tutorial here....seriously I just keep sewing until it looks right....
while trying to avoid the math.

The first coupon found it's way inside the house pretty quickly! I used chipboard (from the back of paper packs) as dividers.

The coupon house and I then wandered around the house looking for a spec of decent light to take a photo. There's not much light to be had when you're living in Forks, WA for the day. (That's for all you Twilight girls ;-)....speaking of...I think it's a good day to start reading from the beginning again. ;-) I digress......

Oh, and by the way I had a little corrugated plastic scrap in my felt food supplies...perfect to hold the bottom straight and rigid.

Meet all your new friends Miss Coupon House! :-)
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  1. Great idea. I too am a coupon clipper.

  2. So lucky to have your coupons clipped FOR you! Beautiful coupon holder - and I agree about crafts and math! How many hours of my life are gone to craft math? :)

  3. This is great! I'd love it if you'd stop by on sunday and link up at my international linking
    hope to see you and your coupons there!

  4. Makes me want to clip coupons just so I can have a cute coupon holder. I have a stack of fabric samples from a closed down furniture store, I think this is the perfect project for them.

  5. You are so write about crafting and math. I had to keep sending my 4yo out of the kitchen last night so that i could figure out some measurements. I just couldn't do it with kid singing in the background. LOL

  6. Oh my goodness this is such a good idea and so cute! I LOVE that fabric. If you are interested, I would love you to post it on my Favorite Things Friday party!

  7. So cute! It's nice to know I'm not the only one that could spend hours at the hardware store.

  8. Very Cute. I love that you refuse to do the math. That's how I always am. I can't do a tutorial when I'm making it up as I go along, snipping a little here and there to make it work. My strategy exactly. I still love seeing the finished product and being inspired. I've recently dabbled in coupons and need to get them under control too!!!!!

  9. wayyyyyy cool. although I don't do math, so guess I'll just have to wing it. and did you say FORKS!!!! I'm just down the road in Sequim. We should compare notes!

  10. I LOVE what you did with the coupons. Finally I found someone who loves saving with coupons as much as I! I found your blog from Inspired by Charm. Congrats by the way on the cute birdie win! Anyway, that coupon house looks like a real bag. And not any bag, a serious designer bag! I seriously love it!

    Rachel's Cottage House

  11. Thanks for linking up to Favorite Things Friday! I would love to feature this for this Friday's link party. If you would like my featured button, feel free to pick it up off my blog!

  12. This is way too cute..

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday! Please join me this week for another great party!
    Sorry, it's taken me a while to come and visit, but i was out last week!

  13. Love it! I just made three a couple weeks ago for a pay it forward. I like yours better! I will be posting another pay it forward in a couple days for a friend of mine if you would like to join, we would love to have you.


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