I used an old frame from the thrift store. It was only $4!
I was inspired to do this when I found this pinkish, scalloped-edged ribbon at 3 Way Thrift. It was steal at only $0.79! (Plus, it was a yellow ticket… meaning it was %50 off! Score.)
I tied short strings of it on the frame. This took a VERY long time.
Add letters and Tada! done. (I added these letters from an Anthropology After-Christmas Sale.) For less than $10, now you have a custom art piece out of random scraps. I typically start without knowing where I’m going and this was definitely one of those times.
This is a gift I gave to one of Martin’s cousins, who just got married. I used a card box I found in my craft room. Most of the materials I use when I craft are found in my junk boxes that are just full of random stuff I find from the thrift store. I always try to use and reuse things and refurbish them for new purposes.
I gave this one to marie as a belated birthday gift. You can watch her sing here. She is too cool.
Both of these gifts showcased a vintage postal sticker lining bought from Michael’s in the sale section for 2 bucks (score!).
I love all things vintage, which is why I always have such a great time scouring thrift stores for the coolest items with the best deals. Don’t you just love finding good deals?
Have I ever mentioned that I love wrapping gifts? I really do. I love it when Christmastime comes around. Even if I don’t have anything good to give, I’d still want to wrap it nice and pretty. Haha.
I love pretty bows, ribbons, and lace. I love gift wrapping! It calms and relaxes me. I’ve been doing a lot of crafting at work – we are making these huge gift baskets for Nurse’s Week next month, and I have to make 60! Whoa. We’re trying to get everything ready, and it’s pretty stressful! I’ll post soon about my progress and hopefully add some pictures! Stay tuned.