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.