Sunday, July 12, 2009

Frugal Philanthropy Gifts

There are days I wish I were loaded with dough just so I can give it away or buy lots of cool stuff for people -- things they need or just plain old luxuries they don't give themselves permission to buy.

But on the other hand, after watching The Story of Stuff I feel really weird about buying STUFF that may or may not be useful or that might just end up in a landfill one day.

So, today's post is a triple whammy... it's a craft project, it's a "green" recycling project AND if you give it to someone when you're done with it it can also be a good deed!

Go check out this great homemade chalkboard. All you need is an old picture frame, some chalkboard paint and some spray paint. And if you don't want to use the traditional color of chalkboard paint, you can see a recipe for custom colored paint from Martha Stewart's web site.

Let's get out and exercise our generosity muscles!

1 comment:

arno said...

hi, there i tried to make chalkboard paint but was never satisfied with the result ,then i found this cool company @ hudsonpaint.com with 24 beautiful colors , so awesome to be able to paint my girls bedroom with there color named supergirl periwinkle
fun names and great product it took two quart for the whole wall
great blog good luck