I also saw a similar project done on this second
Cardboard: I used an old cardboard box. $0.00
Twine: Got a whole roll at Creative Do It Best Hardware (seriously, what's with that name?) $9.00EC
Side note: I may or may not have used the entire roll. Apparently I'm a little frivolous with my twine usage.
Glue Gun/Gluesticks: It was super easy to use the glue gun, but I think this could be done by tucking and tying the twin on the back if you don't have a glue gun at your disposal. $0.00 I brought my glue gun from home so this part cost me nothing at all.
Ribbons/Buttons/Paper Flowers: Purchased at the craft store in Grenada for under $20.00EC. However, I over bought the ribbon and buttons because I wasn't sure exactly how I wanted to decorate so it really cost me more like $10.00EC.
Overall, this entire project cost me about $10.00USD. Pretty cheap huh?
So...Do you want to see how it turned out?!?!
I love how it turned out. I wanted to hang it on the front door of our apartment, but I don't think that my landlord would appreciate a nail hole in the front door. So I found a spot for it above my kitchen table. However, the wall looked a little bare with only my "S" on it, so I spruced up some of my matte board pictures to match the "S." Looks pretty good if I do say so myself!
So there ya go! A craft on a medical school budget. Anybody else been doing any other DIY crafts I should know about?