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.