Still relatively new to Arizona. I have lived on both coasts...I may be working my way inward now. :) I am the mom of a pretty awesome 17-year-old boy (though at this point he would wig out on my saying boy, kid or anything less than teenager) and the wife of a very amazing man. I have been blessed beyond measure when it comes to love, and isn't that really where the blessings count the most? I like to watch people and often I like to comment. I also enjoying helping people, but I kind of get saddened by seeing the same person always in the same boat.
Enjoy EVERY moment in your wedding gown. You can't stay in it forever...SO UNFAIR!!!!
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Kelly's Thrifty Tips for December 6, 2012
CRAFTY GIFT - For Guys! It took me FOREVER to figure out a decent guy crafty gift. I have a few planned now, but we'll start with a duct tape wallet. :)
I have never made one of these before so truly anyone, yes anyone can do it. Here's what you need:
Roll of duct tape. I used Duck brand. Scissors Ruler Clean surface that the tape wont get stuck to. I used a wooden TV tray. Explaining this can be a bit difficult. I am going to do my best but also include a link to the WikiHow page I found in order to make my wallet. 1 - Pull off a strip of tape about 8 inches long and lay it face up.
2 - Pull another strip off and place it face down along the strip covering roughly half of the strip.
3 - Fold the sticky part of the bottom strip over the top and flip the strip over.
4 - Add another strip face down covering the sticky half of the bottom strip and repeat process several times.
5 - When you have a large enough rectangle fold remaining sticky tape over the shiny side and fold lengthwise. At this point you can determine your wallet size. If it is too large you can cut it down and refold until it looks good. The tutorial says to not go beyond 6 inches by 8 inches. Tape the ends together to make a pocket.
6 - Make another rectangle by following the steps 1 to 4. Go about half the size as your last one. Cut this in half to make two squares. Tape these squares into the inside of the wallet and secure by taping to the inside pocket and outsides of the wallet while leaving open pockets facing the inside fold of the wallet.
7 - Make credit card holders by following steps 1 to 4. This time make a long strip. Cut this strip in half and use it to make credit card holders by staggering inside the wallet and taping the sides and bottom areas. Use a credit card or driver's license as a guide so you make sure it fits right.
8 - TADA!!!!!
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What there is of it anyway. I am a person who is consistent only in the fact that I am consistently changing. I am a happy wife and mother. I have been blessed with an amazing son and an amazing husband. They both are quite generous in their love for me, and they both enjoy me for the oddball I can be. I am rich in my life and my experiences. I am not rich in the wallet, but you can't take it with you anyway...so I'll have nothing to miss. :)