Now look at all the things you can buy at the Dollar Store for your Crafting!!
I have gathered everything together in a pile and roughly laid it out to see what I want to do with it.
The lavender and blue (Spring and Easter colors) are mesh place mats.
The matching ribbons were from the craft aisle and were $1 each for 4 yds.
the blue and lavender butterflies came 4 in a pack.
As you can see, my plan is to make totes with ribbon handles and decorate them with the fabric and wire butterflies. When finished, I will put them on my Etsy Shop. But as I sew them, I will show you how to make them in the next post.
The striped one is one I made last fall and will be just right for this spring colors. The place mat was from Wal-mart and cost $3. The embellishments are fabric flowers that I made with button centers and you can see them by looking at last fall's posts. I have 4 of them and plan to offer those already made on my Etsy as a set of 4 all season totes for one economical price.
Next, these round pouch totes were $1. each at the $ store! The star doilies came TWO in a pack for $1!! I am going to sew the doily on one side and add a butterfly. Just right for little hands to carry or teens to carry their essentials in!
I love this Lavender one!!
And last but not least, these photo mats came 3 and 4 in a pack. I plan to draw, paint or put shells or buttons around the edges.
They have a nice texture and will hold acrylic paints nicely to decorate. Or you could personalize with a name with Marker if you are making for someone special.
I sure hope you like all my ideas for creating on a shoestring budget and will come back as I finish them.
Have you visited your Dollar Store yet?? They should PAY ME-HA! I am their best advertisement on line-tee-hee.
I hope I have inspired you and show me what you make if you use any of these suggestions, I would love to see!!
My Krafty heart to yours....