Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Goodwill & Dollar Store Finds

I found a lot of fun stuff over the past week at both Dollar Tree, and Goodwill. I can't wait to get creating with some of it!

From Goodwill:

 
A wooden cigar box for $.99

 
Hand written on the top- DEC 1963

 
 A paper towel holder from Target, brand new with tags! Just $.59!! It made it all the way over to the AS-IS side. How? I'll never know! Obviously no one saw it's potential as a ribbon rack.

 
(Click the photo to enlarge it and see the writing better)
An extra long, wooden drawer organizer for $1.99. It has helped me organize that drawer rather well, but I'm not sold on it just yet, as there are several things I used to keep in there that no longer fit. I may yet trade it in for some of those plastic drawer organizers for small things, while leaving space for larger objects. 


 
This was just $.29 at the AS-IS Goodwill. It was laden with gold ribbons and Christmas ornaments. I removed everything except the red, left the greens, and added pink and red hearts, more red and pink picks, and a red bow for Valentine's Day. I will likely remove all of it after V-Day, and re-do it again next year for Christmas with all new items, since it was sad looking before.

  
This board was TOO CUTE to pass up! The bottom where it says "It's A Girl Thing" is a pocket. I love, love, love it, and it was just $1.99. It's going on my wall above my desk. I love the print of the white fabric. So crafty!
At Dollar Tree this week:

 
Several of the wall decals with words. I'm going to try my hand at using them on signs.
I also picked up a Mickey Mouse wall hanging (to redo), some raspberry votives, a glass cup candle holder, a glass candle stick, and a display easel in silver.



 
I used E6000 to glue the candle stick to the glass holder. I stuck 1 votive in, but man was he a tiny little thing. After some working around, I found some of this irridescent glittery "grass" to stuff in the bottom, and I stacked 2 candles to make them taller. This will be unlit because of the grass, kids, and cats.

 
When I was at DT picking up the items in the photos above, I kept playing around with the candle holder, and the candle stick, and then I saw some marble discs, and played around with that. I decided that the same cup would make a good cloche on the marble holder, but held off in buying the items.
Obviously, I went back and grabbed them, along with a wooden bead and finial at Hobby Lobby. I put them together to make a nice little Cloche, which are ever so popular in the blog world right now. I like how it turned out, but have few items small enough to fit inside of it, so I'm going to hunt around Dollar Tree and Goodwill for something that will fit! 



Maybe for Easter, I can find a nice little ceramic egg that will fit?


 

And that is what all I found this week at both places! I really love frugal buys, but have come to realize that buying is buying, no matter what. -sigh- Someday, I'll break this shopping addiction I have.

9 comments:

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

great finds! cute cloche

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

Wowee! You found some great stuff. I especially love the paper towel holder turned ribbon rack!

One Cheap B*tch said...

You did great! I went to my GW yesterday and came out with a big fat ZERO. =( They must be remodeling or reorganizing b/c it was slim pickings!

Michelle said...

Great finds!!! I have a random paper towel holder that I should totally use for ribbon, thanks for the idea!

Kidz That Kare said...

Awesome finds! That new "ribbon holder" is beautiful!

FrugalMom said...

Those are really some fantastic finds Heather. That cigar box is awesome, and I love what you did with the towel holder.

Sabrinia said...

Ok I'll admit I am eyeing that cupcake in an unhealthy way. *wink*

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

CLEVER..great finds ! ....
Is this E6000 glue best for using on GLASS to GLASS ?
I keep seeing things I would like to put together like this, but never knew what glue could be trusted to hold them together.

Rose
http://delightfulclutter.blogspot.com/

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Great deal! I LOVE the cupcake holder!
Thanks for linking up to Tales from Bloggeritaville.

Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
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