Posts tagged ‘yard sales’

Spring Wreath

The process:  After seeing lots of spring wreaths online, I was inspired to make one of my own.  While I had a rough idea of what I wanted to do, there was nothing firm in my mind.  I started by wrapping a foam wreath with wide green ribbon.  A little more than halfway around, I ran out of ribbon 😦  It was either go back to the store to buy more, or come up with another solution.  I definitely wanted to have flowers on it and started playing around with some silk flowers I had recently bought at a yard sale.  I added a green button to the center of the white flower to match the green ribbon.

I liked the way the flowers looked on the wreath but I didn’t like that the styrofoam was peeking through between the flowers.  I set it aside for a day while I decided what to do.  At another yard sale, I came across a ton of lace and the lady was so happy that someone was going to find it useful that she let me fill up a bag for $1, even though she had most of it marked at $0.25 – $1 a piece 😀  I just LOVE good yard sale finds!!

So, after experimenting with some of the laces, I chose one to wrap the rest of the wreath then started gluing on the flowers.

A small bit of lace to hang it with and I’m done!!  My first wreath ever.

I’m linking up to these parties!

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Crafty yard sale finds

I love yard sales.  Sometimes they’re a bust and I’m in and out in a couple minutes.  Other times I feel like I hit the jackpot!  I had both of those experiences Sat. morning.  The first 4 I went to were pretty lame, nothing I was looking for.  The last two were much nicer to me.  I only wish I had gotten to them earlier as one of them had lots of sewing stuff and I know I missed out on some goodies. 

The fabric was $1 each (probably over 2 yards on each) and I’ve already used it!

I also found a thread holder, which came with about 30 spools of thread ($5).  I’m kicking myself for not buying the other one they had.

Lastly, I got this fun necklace for 50 cents!

Can’t wait for next Saturday!

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