Hi everyone! I hope you are having a great weekend.
My husband, son, and I went to The Habitat for Humanity re-store yesterday. Everything was 1/2 off yesterday. We spent $1.50!
I bought these three things. Both frames were marked 50 cents so I got them for 25 cents each. The one in the middle was a dollar store frame. I really like the legs on it. The picture below shows what I did with that frame. The dowels on the right are apparently manufactured right here in my town. I didn't know that. I have a couple of ideas for these dowel rods. They had several sizes. I wish I would have bought more. The package of two dowel rods were originally marked 60 cents, so I paid 30 cents.
I made this pin cushion with the frame in the middle. This is what I did:
1.) Sanded the frame and painted it black.
2.) Sprayed it with homemade glimmer mist and rubbed some of it back off
3.) Hot glued a piece of an old hankie to the frame back and stuffed it with batting.
4.) Cut pieces off of a piece of lace applique that I bought at goodwill for $0.99 (for two)
5.) Colored the applique with two colors of homemade glimmer mist then brushed on some perfect pearls
6.) Cut a dress form from the G45 steampunk paper and coated it with mod podge
7.) Painted the needle threader with antique copper paint and threaded a couple of beads on the wire
8.) Hot glued everything on. I glued a button to the bottom of the thread spool so that I can insert flowers, crochet hooks etc without having them fall through the bottom.
Supplies and cost:
Applique: probably used less that $0.25 worth of it.
Two beads: They came from two packs of over 100 beads. I paid a couple bucks for each pkg.
Buttons and all other embellishments: free
Spool: free (I didn't have to do a thing to it. My sister in law gave it to me just like you see it, thread and all.)
I'm really happy with the way it turned out.