Thursday, December 2, 2010

$1 Stocking Stuffer

Are you like me? Do you enjoy looking through the $1 bins at Michaels and browsing down the aisles of the dollar stores? It's alot like going to the thrift stores. The idea is to look at items not as they are but as they could be. I constantly am looking for items that can be altered or re-purposed. Last week at Michaels for $1 I purchased a small box that held memo-sized sheets of paper. This is how I altered it.

I covered the box with patterned paper, tied a ribbon around it, and added a Your Next Stamp (Tea Time Fhiona) image to the back. I think it makes a cute little 'thank you' gift or a great stocking stuffer. Easy peasy!

Here are several blogs I want to share with you. These ladies are great 're-purposers'.
      Check out Missy's re-purposing of a can for Christmas packaging HERE
      Vicki does a great job of taking the usual and creating awesomeness. Check out her frame HERE
       Nicki shows how to create Christmas gift wrap from a cereal box HERE

Thanks for stopping by. Check back tomorrow for more ideas on re-purposing and altering $1 store and thrift store finds. Don't forget to leave a comment! I appreciate it. LC

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

so clever Linda! I'm not good about shopping for stuff to alter....I don't like to shop except for stamp stuff! lol I'll have to take a peek at the links...THANKS!
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