Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Being Creative with a Dollar Store Treasure.....

Do you love going to the dollar store? I am "HOOKED ON" going to the dollar store. It's amazing what you can find for a dollar! A few weeks ago I took a trip to the Dollar Store, just to browse the aisles and see what was new. I always go straight to my favorite section, the "frame aisle". When shopping, you must think "out side the box". I wanted to create a few thank you gifts for some people who have been kind enough to bless me with wonderful deeds over the past few weeks. When I entered the dollar store I had a set budget and a project I wanted to create. I picked these matted frames and off I went, with an idea to create!
When I arrived home, I could hardly wait to start working on the thank you gifts. I grabbed some scrapbook paper, my favorite gold paint, ribbon, buttons, and one of my "new finds" a crystal beaded garland. I searched for the perfect saying and I was ready to go. An hour later it was complete.
You would never know that this frame started off at the dollar store... The crystal beads add the perfect touch!
I made a matching gift bag to hold my new treasure. I'm going to be teaching a class on this project next month. This would make a wonderful gift for so many occasions. Next time you head on over to your local dollar store, take some time to just look around . Remember to be CREATIVE! Stop by "Hooked on Friday's" and see what other bloggers are HOOKED ON... True Friendship is A plant of slow growth.


Hoffmann Family said...

Now that is impressive!!!! I cannot believe it! I want to make one!

Unknown said...

Wow, I stumbled upon your blog and am so blown away....your creations are breathtaking! I sat here scrolling page after page in complete amazement of the beauty you have created. Not only did I enjoy all of the pictures, I so very much enjoyed the sweet music...Turn your eyes upon Jesus..look full in His wonderful face.....I look forward to visiting your blog often and hope I can get a hold of some of that talent!! God certainly has given you an amazing gift!! Have a blessed day!
Brandy Williamson


Terry said...

I love your creations.
Those are simply amazing thank you gifts,and the idea priceless.
Thank you for sharing another happy adventure in thinking outside the box. Times have been a little tight around our place and the dollar store sure comes in handy now that I am learning to think outside the craftting box.
Have a blessed week.

Tristan said...

WOW! That is awesome


Hi Sherry,
Very lovely gifts you made from your dollar store finds:) I also like your little shoe pin cushions...too sweet!! Thank you for sharing such great ideas!!
Deb :)

Susan Lang said...

a great vision that you brought to fruition. I am over from hooked on houses, first time to your inspiring blog.

Tiffany said...

This is a beautiful piece of work! I'm always amazed at what people can do with just a few things from the dollar store. :)

DesignTies said...

Your dollar store frame looks like a million bucks!! You really did a fantastic job dressing it up.

I'm sure your friends will be thrilled to receive such a lovely, personal gift :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

Rue said...

I'm amazed at what you created! Wonderful work on those :)


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How pretty! You are so clever.

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debbi said...

love it!!! your creations are totally awesome.

did you get the garland at the dollar store too?

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