20th Penny Pinching Party

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I need your help.
I have been asked to speak about up-cycling and trash-to-treasure ideas next week at Enrichment (Enrichment is a meeting we have several times a year with a bunch of women from my church). I have done a couple of projects, but am no expert. I would love to show all of the projects that I see on everyones blogs. I am going use a projector to show these ideas and I will give credit to the bloggers that I feature. I am going to make a post for next week featuring all of my favorite up-cycling and trash-to-treasure ideas that I use. Please send me links to projects you or another blogger have done. Just comment at the bottom of this post or email me at jen(at)thethriftyhome(dot)com

Now here are my favorite links from last week:

Made by Stephie took 2 things she loved and combined them into 1. She loves fabric/felt flowers and crafts made out of books, so she made flowers out of books. I think these would look really cute on a gift to someone. I bet flowers made out of sheet music would be cute too.

Condo Blues shared with us how to make insulated roman shades. This is truly a great Penny Pinching idea since a lot of our money really does just fly out our windows during the winter.

Sew Can Do made a Valentine I Spy Bag.

20th Penny Pinching Party!
*Add the permalink to the specific blog post, not your general blog address.
*Link back to the party from your post so everyone can join in the fun!
If you link back to me, I may feature you when I highlight my favorite Penny Pinching ideas next week.
*You have until 1 am am MST, Thursday to get your link up.

*This is a Wednesday blog party, but I like to start MckLinky on Tuesday night since a lot of us moms are busy getting kids ready for school in the morning and taking care of little ones.


  1. Thanks so much for the feature!! I always look forward to linking up and checking out all of the fun ideas!

  2. Lucky you to teach at Enrichment! I am by no means an expert for trash to treasure ideas but here is one project I did. You can check the link out at Hope this helps and good luck!

  3. They asked the right person to speak. Luckily, I've been able to avoid speaking/leading enrichment!!! I have a ton of ideas on restyling, using garbage, thrifting, etc at my blog ( Go to my LABELS and look at some of the ideas under "restyle," "garbage" "green" thrift" "reuse". There are really talented people out there!

  4. This is my 1st time to your blog. I look forward to visiting often now. I linked some of my ideas above for your enrichment. You can use some if you'd like. I just finished visiting 6 Wards enrichment nights and taught them about organizing. It was a lot of fun. Have a great time.

  5. Hi! Thanks for hosting, I'm so excited to link up two projects of my own, and I'm looking forward to reading other posts! Have a great day!

  6. The post I did today would qualify for you project. I did another one at Christmas.
    Here is the link to that.
    I will e-mail you this link so it opens w/o all that typing.

  7. hi there, i follow your blog and thought that you might be interested in a contest i am having at my blog, the sale rack. whoever has the most creative way they are saving money wins a gorgeous personalized fuschia leather journal. you have such great ideas, would love for you to submit one!

  8. Holy Moly Jen,

    Look at all the link up's you got! Wow, I hope they come my way. Hey, we should do a blog swap or something. Our blogs are kind of similar, in that saving money is Fun!

  9. Your enrichment meeting sounds like a lot of fun and I can't wait to see what you post next week. Here are 5 of my post popular up-cycled crafts
    I hope you can use them.

  10. Ooops I hit the wrong are the other 4

  11. How exciting to see it comes all together...genius.
    Roman shades concord, ca