They say to save the planet we should reuse, reduce, and recycle.
They say to save some money you should reuse, reduce, and recycle.
I say you can and should do both.
For a birthday party we were invited to over the weekend I had less than a week to come up with a gift. On a week when I was home alone with four kids no less. With little time and with a desire to spend as little money as possible I decided to make some decorative boards for the birthday girl's newly painted room. A quick stop at Ikea's As-Is section helped me score one solid cabinet door and a whose-knows-what piece of wood for one buck each. The dollar store had five rolls of ribbon for one buck and two charms for the same. A few minutes with the hot glue gun and embellishments from our craft box and two fabric flower pins (they can be taken off to affix to headband, shirt, purse, etc.) and we had two personalized boards ready for their owner's unique touch.