Thursday, August 2, 2012

DIY Budget Castle

This past week, we got a Playmobil catalog and Noodlebug has been pouring over it.  He immediately spotted this castle and said he would be putting it on his list for Santa (I know....it's a little early):

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This castle retails for about $199.  There is no way that is in Santa's budget.  We might be able to afford ONE action figure.  

I was in Michael's on my lunch break today and saw this:


An unpainted castle!!!

I only had a 20% off coupon today so it came to $15.99.  If you had a 40% off coupon it would be $11.99.  Score!!!

Noodlebug was pretty happy with my budget rocket that I gave him for his birthday. I'm hoping that with a little work, I can make this little castle into something fun in time for Christmas. I'll keep you posted on my progress.


5 comments:

bluemuf said...

Hi Amy,

Check out http://www.imagineourlife.com/

She makes the best quiet book pages and is now working on a castle theme. she has made a dragon,knight and princess finger puppet and when she is finished she will post the pattern

Lots of inspiration for your Christmas gift.

Karen

Amy said...

Oh, thanks Karen!!! I need all the inspiration I can get!!!

-Amy

Shelly said...

Awesomely awesome!!!! I need to see if I can find one!

Auntie Bliss said...

That is a really nice castle!!! Playmobil was our favorite...with three boys you can buy one thing to make them all happy.

Chidori said...

That's cute. And I'm sure you can gussy it up wonderfully -- can't wait to see the finished version!