Jul 15, 2013

Sweet Finds into Sweet Treasures

Good Morning Sweets!

Jessica Kephart here from { www.homespunelegance.blogspot.com }to Share some Fun & Fabulous Finds to Alter and create One of Kind Gifts!

Each project will be featuring some super SWEET TWISTS that I've challenged myself with and Challenge YOU TO CREATE!
  • These are all Sweet gifts to give to your friends and family
  • They all costs UNDER $5.00 to Make! <--------Um that's pretty Sweet! Right?
  • Some SWEET FINDS from the totally FREE to the FABULOUSLY FRUGAL to stampcycle into something totally spectacular!  
Todays Project Features a Fabulously Frugal Yardsale Find! This Frame was found at a Yard Sale for a mere .50 cents! Total cost for this project was right around $3.00! Not included in cost are the re-usable items (Stamps & Ink). I include the Consumables into the cost - What you do not get to use again once your project is made and you will have to purchase it again to replenish your supply ;)

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White Pigment Ink
Stamp Set
Black Cardstock or Chalkboard Paper
Patterned Paper

1. Take the glass out of the Frame - Store in a safe place to re-use on another project later
2. Cut Patterned Paper to Size
3. Cut Black Cardstock or Chalkboard Paper to size 
4. Stamp image onto Black Cardstock or Chalkboard paper in White Pigment Ink 
*Note: (If you use Chalkboard Paper, you will need to Spray with a Matt Acrylic Spray to make permanent)
5. Wrap the Twine around your base into the desired position and tape to back 
6. Place in the Frame and secure frame backing 
7. Adhere Clothespins into desired position with adhesive and add a twine bow to each
8. Place photo into the Clothespins - I left mine floating, but you can make it more secure by adding a dimension pop dot underneath
8. Make your tag using the same steps and adhere to frame with adhesive

Don't you just LOVE this Sweet Stamp Set? 

Here are a few of my FAVORITE Yard Sale Finds that can be used in paper crafting and altering:
  • Frames: With or Without the Glass! They are usually Less than a quarter when they don't have the glass, but as you can see, you certainly don't have to have it!!
  • Glass Vases
  • Books
  • Journals
  • CD's, DVD's
  • Plant Pots
  • Small End Tables
  • Fabric (Check out the Clothing section! Any cute items for Embellishments? Cute little girls dresses are notorious for Bows and Frills!)
  • Mis-matched Plates - Easily and inexpensively create home decor with Stamping on Plates!
  • Tiles From 12x12 to 2x2" these are all over the place! 4x4s make great Coasters!
  • Mason Jars - Yes, I scored an entire Box of Mason Jars Last weekend for $2.50!
  • My newest frugal find that I am in el - oh - veeee - eeeee { LOVE} with!? Check out this Puzzle Box from Melissa and Doug that I scored for 1.00!! Seriously amazing! These are much larger than the 7 gypsies & Tim Holtz boxes that you would pay $10.00 for in a Craft Supply Store!
  • These Sequins were a total of .25 cents!

Remember, keep your eyes, mind and Creativity open when you are looking at things at yard sales!! You will be AMAZED and find some Fabulous Finds yourself!! 

Stop by My Blog Today to check out more Fabulously Frugal Finds!


Three quick reminders - 

1. Join us with our very own challenge 'Use What You Have' - check out the rules and how easy it is to play along HERE.

2. Our July release is coming around the corner - you'll wanna join us in the facebook event page for all the latest sneak peeks and to keep your eye out for our give-a-way! HERE

3. We've restocked your favorites! Head over and grab em while we still got em! 

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  1. Thank you Annette!! I was SUPER happy with it! My Momma is going to LOVE it!! ;)

  2. Love finding goodies at yardsales too! My mind is usually dreaming while looking...lol

  3. Very cute project. The stamp set is darling.

  4. I love finding goodies at yard sales too. Adorable project... I love the clothes pins idea.

  5. Love this!!!! Love the chicken wire and the chalkboard stamps!!

  6. Jessica you are a yard sale pro!!What a great find that wooden puzzle box is. I know you're going to turn that into a real treasure! Love your framed photo project...so cute!