I was volunteering at the LifeLine Book Fest and thought I would grab some cheap folders (at 50c each I was unlikely to ever get a bargain like that again!) and I managed to get two green folders but only one blue one... I found a purple one and in the interests of having everything match (and not spending a penny more than I had too) I bought the purple one and bought it home with the intention of changing its colour to blue...
Here's what I did...
This folder is one of those ones that feels like its made out of canvas but I suspect hats its a woven plastic of some sort really. :
Green-ness: 5/5 for buying second hand from a charity instead of new!
Frugal-ness: 5/5 for donating folders I didn't need and purchasing new ones for $2
Time cost: About 10 minutes to paint and 1/2 and hour to dry
Skill level: kindergarten painting - and maybe, staying in between the lines!
Fun -ness: Great fun to get what i wanted at such a low price!