12.11.2008

A Craft For the Really Budget-Conscious!

A girlfriend of mine sent this to me the other day.  It's a hilarious potential craft for any of us who are really trying to make ends meet this Christmas...

My dear Friends and Family,
This is somewhat embarrassing to admit, but Christmas will be tight this year.  I will be making bedroom slippers for you all as gifts.  Please let me know your sizes.  You'll most likely agree that it's a splendid idea, and should you wish to do the same, I've included instructions below. 

Here's how to make bedroom slippers out of maxi pads: You need four maxi pads to make a pair.  Two of them get laid out flat, for the foot part.  The other two wrap around the toe area to form the top.  Tape or glue each side of the top pieces to the bottom of the foot part.  Decorate the tops with whatever you desire, such as silk flowers (this is most aesthetically appealing) or something similar.

These slippers:
* are soft and hygienic
* have non-slip grip strips on the soles
* have a built in deodorant feature to keep feet smelling fresh
* mean no more bending over to mop up spills
* are disposable and biodegradable
* are environmentally safe
* have three convenient sizes: Regular, Light and Get-Out-The-Sandbags 

I've attached a photo of the first pair I made so that you can see the nifty slippers for yourself.  Merry Christmas!

P.S.  Hope you all got as much of a laugh out of this as I did!  Kind of puts a new twist on Christmas craftiness, doesn't it?


49 comments:

Mrs. Cup said...

hahah!!!

asnipofgoodness said...

I would love to see my Moms face when she opens these!!!

Stacey said...

You ARE hilarious! I LOVE it!
Thanks for early morning chuckle!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Cute post Carrie!LOL

Tricia said...

I did a post on this last week {it was for a white elephant gift exchange with my husband's co-workers.} The "slippers" were one of the biggest hits at the party! Everyone can use a good laugh and I do love your snowman accents! My husband commented that the slippers were actually very comfortable. :)

Screaming Meme said...

OMG! :) I love you! :) It made my morning! Meme

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

My friend sent me this the other day!! Too funny!!!

Sandy Toes said...

Hee hee..so funny and yet a bit quesy all at the same time! Love the bows!
-sandy toes

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

Oh, my, Carrie. With as talented and frugal as you are...I really thought you were serious!

Stacey said...

I've seen that before...isn't it hysterical. Who thought of that? Only thing is, those pads are expensive!!

Joanna said...

Lol...I was trying to picture them...so thank you for the picture! *smiles*

Darlene said...

That is just too funny!!!

Angie said...

How funny!! So cute!!

Windy said...

Funniest thing I've seen all week!

Jen r. said...

Ha ha ha ahahahaha!!!!

Jboo said...

You are too funny!! They do like kind of cute!

Hope you have a great day!

Janet

Sweet Simplicity said...

This is too funny!!!! haha!

jennykate77 said...

I got this in an e-mail too. It is so funny! Thanks for the laugh☺

Jesslee said...

That is the funniest thing ever, I will have to e-mail that to my mom. Heee-larious, thanks for sharing!!

My home - My life said...

That is funny and kinda gross for some reason... haha

Sandra Evertson said...

OMG! I laughed so hard I almost choked! That is Fabulous! Thank you for posting it!
Sandra Evertson

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I saw this on another blog....it is totally hysterical!! I am making them as a gift for "White Elephant or Yankee Swap" Did you ever play that game? It is the perfect gift....you want something silly that will get passed from person to person.

Hope you are having a great day:)

Lisa

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, heavens - I've seen it all now! And little snowmen -lol ;)

Ally0005 said...

Ok. that is just too funny!

Crafty Niche said...

LOL! Now that is funny!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I wear a size 6 1/2...What? Can't you make me a pair?!?
LOL
That was a funny picture!!

Kris said...

My husband was in the office when I opened this to read - I am laughing hysterically, all he had to say was "EW!"

AJ said...

I love that one:)

Rue said...

hehehehehehe..... That is too funny Carrie! I'm half tempted to make a pair and give it to my SIL ;)

rue

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

Too funny!

Shannon said...

Hilarious!

Lana said...

Love it! Haha!

Annie said...

That is too funny!!

Angela said...

Oh my goodness, that is hilarious!

AndreaLeigh said...

Very funny! And slightly gross and well. :)

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Oh my! I can honestly say these slippers would be one of a kind! I'll be laughing all day over this one! :) I hope you have a fantastic day! :)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

ROFL>>>>>>>>>..I am budget conscious..but uhhhhh NOT that much! Tooo funny girl. cherrry

Aleta said...

I saw this on Vikki's blog - OMG - hilarious! I'm all about making handmade gifts for Christmas... but I might have to pass on this one. LOL!

Sarah said...

This is absolutely hysterical! I love it!

Life with Kaishon said...

I hope it never comes to that : ). Very funny!

Our Complete Family said...

I have seen this in emails and boy does it crack me up every time! Just think how much fun the person that came up with this cooky idea is!!! Oh my gosh you'd be laughing so hard all the time!
Giggle, giggle....Les

Lisa & Gerald said...

Too funny!

the undomesticated wife said...

I remember seeing these several years ago. In fact, one older lady on a message board I went to actually made some! Ew! LOL

blueladybug said...

Thanks for making me laugh today!

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Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

Oooh my mom would love those ;) If you use those thong pads do they make flip flops? LOL very funny!

The 5 Bickies said...

My bookclub girls sent me this today and I laughed and laughed. It's so funny!

Nancy said...

That is hilarious!!!!!! :)

Lisa said...

THAT IS HILARIOUS...I can't stop laughing...
Lisa