It all started when I found the Holy Grail for 25cents at my favorite thrift shop.
Today is my friend Sarah's birthday. She is a huge Monty Python and the Holy Grail fan. I am in an extraordinarily dire financial situation. So, I craft and scavange like crazy for gifts. I pulled together this box full of fun for under $1. I was inspired by this plastic goblet I found back in December. When I saw it on the shelf in the thrift shop, I froze and gasped, "The Holy Grail!" And, it was only a quarter! It came home with me. And, plans for Sarah's birthday gift began.
A dear friend gave me a gift card to the grocery store for Christmas. With it, I got a $1.29 coconut while doing my shopping (so, therefore, it cost me nothing). I hollowed it out with a pocket knife and let it dry in front of the gas space heater.
I crocheted Fang. It was wierd to crochet a cute little bunny and then give it a mangled, red, bloody mouth! Fang took just a few cents worth of yarn. He has a big, round, pearly looking ball button on his bottom as his tail. That button came in a button grab bag I got for $1.78 + tax and have been slowly but steadily using up. The button works out to be less than a penny.
Don't ask how I crocheted Fang because I have no idea. I just fidgetted with him till he came out sort of OK. He's chain, slip, and single crochets. I used a smaller hook for the ears than for the body. His body is stuffed with 3 small cotton balls. His head is filled with 1.
The package is wrapped in a recycled box using blank newprint I get by the free endroll from the newspaper. The ribbon was bought 75% off a few years ago in a massive after-Christmas giftwrapping supplies stock up. The whole roll cost a quarter, and, obviously, I only used a few cents worth. I used my son's magic markers to write the movie quotes all over it.
I hope Sarah likes her gift. She's a delightfully quirky person, and she is also a crafty scavenger. I take it to her in about an hour.