This weeks Frugal Friday tip is yet another idea on how to make do with what you have on hand. Now I know most of you do not have to make fair decorations, but this is where I got my idea. For the fair we need to have some sort of banner, sign, or decorations to show our farm name. As with everyone money is tight, and expensive decorations just were not an option. Plus, it is so much more fun to create something of your own.
I looked around the house to see what I could repurpose into something cute for our stall decorations. You just never know where your inspiration might come from.
To start off with I had bought an old shutter at a garage sale last summer for $3.00. I originally bought it for my Mom to see of she could create something for her bazaar. I kept forgetting to give it to her and lucky for me I did, because I had it on hand for this project. It was just a 70's brown shutter, nothing special. So I dug around in our collection of leftover paints from our house and found a nice basic cream.