Well, the long hot summer clearly caused more brain melt than I anticipated. While I saw some interesting entries (and got even more interesting excuses for not entering) the clear winner was Amy, who created a fabulous and elegant cake stand with $2.50 to spare.
She sent me a picture and I tried for a week to get the picture out of my email and into this post, but no matter what I tried it didn’t work. (I’m not the most technically adept person, as my office IT department will attest.)
So, drawing on my mad descriptive skills, let me paint a mental picture for you: What we have (and by “we” I mean “Amy”) is a clear crystal candlestick with a nice footed base and some detailing. (Garage sale, $2. Score.) On top of that is a clear glass plate (Wal-Mart, $1.50) with oval glass beads (clear glass aquarium rocks $4) around the edge of the plate. They make the plate look like it has pretty scalloped edges and adds a lovely touch of elegance to the whole. The end result is a pretty display piece that looks like it cost way more than a mere $7.50.
So, nice job, Amy! Your Wal-Mart gift card is on its way. And hey, if you make any more fabulous projects, let us know! (That goes for the rest of you, too.) Happy crafting!