Now, I think most women I know are like this. They go to a boutique or something, see something cute and simple that someone there is selling for $50 and say with disdain, "Fifty Dollars! Good grief, I could totally make something like that!" And then they go home and forget all about it until the next time they go to a boutique and see something cute that they could "total make!"Well, at Christmas time that happened to me. Only, I didn't forget about it. I went home and did it. It all started when I went to this Women's Ministries event at my mom's church. Part of the evening was a "mall" of home-based businesses and you could do some shopping. They had all sorts of cute things, but one of the booths was selling some darling signs for $35. Basically, the vendor had taken some re-purposed wood (read, old wood, found in someone's barn somewhere), cleaned it up a bit and stenciled the Nativity in black and touched it up with gold paint. It really was cute, but I'm thinking, "Thirty-five dollars! I could totally do that at home!" And then I found a blog that showed how to actually do signs and it seemed pretty easy!
Here is a gratuitous picture of my cat Socks. The kids took it. She's sitting on top of the Christmas tree, which is on top of Hubby's old car.