Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thrift store craft supplies

Hi everyone!

Sometimes people buy craft supplies because they get a good deal but then never use those supplies.  I try really hard not to do that.

This is my latest Goodwill craft haul:

The bag of flowers was $2.99.  There are three sizes of flowers.  Some have leaves attached but most do not.  I like the color but I decided to try my hand at changing the color of one of them.  I made a homemade version of glimmer mist.  There are several recipes for homemade glimmer mist on You Tube.  The ribbons was $0.99.  I have gotten ribbon cheaper at Goodwill but I really like this pattern so I decided to buy it.  It is a brand new roll of wired ribbon that originally sold for $4.99 at Kmart. The last thing is a brand new package of replacement pants pockets.  I don't know the original price but the package label looks pretty old.  I paid $0.99.  My husband is always complaining that his pants pockets have ripped out.  It can't hurt to give these a try.

I found lots of videos on You Tube about making ribbon and fabric flowers.  I made this flower and hot glued the beads to the center.

This is the before and after of the flower I "painted" with my homemade glimmer mist.  I used a heat gun to dry it.  The flower melted and curled up a little.  I like how it turned out.  It looks really nice with the G45 steampunk debutante paper.

Some of the flowers will be used in RAKs and at least one swap.

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