Display bits of fabric that you like instead of keeping it in a box. Fabric is art in itself. You can find embroidery hoops all the time at garage sales and thrift shops! Maybe even paint the hoops to give a little color to the fabric hoop wall!
Julie Balzer's "TRASH" STAMPS - I've been doing a lot of stamp carving lately and as a consequence, I've got lots of leftover rubber scraps. I hate to waste it, so I make "trash" stamps: random little designs on the leftover scraps.
Wrap some baker's twine or other string around a wooden block to create a graphic textured stamp. -can also use rubber bands- Stamp on inside of paper bags from grocery store or paper that comes in mailed packages, use as wrapping paper.