Friday, March 3, 2017

Dollar Store Finds

I'm a fan of the dollar stores for a few items...coloring books (which are usually so  much more expensive than $1), name-brand makeup for the kids for theatre purposes (you can't keep mascara forever, and it only gets used for the run of the show), theatre-box sized candy and glassware.

My favorite thing to find at the dollar store, though, are craft items. This time, I found toothpaste, glass coffee mugs and this glass plate. It's glazed and a beautiful aqua color. I added a phrase with my paint pens and let it dry. Now it's ready for decor. I think I need the natural colored stones instead of the clear ones (that I colored with permanent marker) for the candle, but guess what? They have those at the dollar store too!


If I were planning to use this a lot and needed to wash it often, I would've used pens made for that, like these Pebeo Porcelaine pens. I didn't have one handy and the pen I used will work for awhile. It will eventually wear off I think. But hey, I'm living in the moment! I wanted to try lettering on a plate and I did and it worked fine. 

Here's another shot without the candle. 


What's your favorite thing to get at the dollar store? 

Happy Friday!
Chark




4 comments:

  1. Very nice. I get small containers for things. I also got some small serving trays that look silver. If I am working with a bunch of stamps I lay them on the tray so I can find them. Another one I glued a magnet on. I hung it on the wall to hold dies also they don't get lost.

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    1. great idea, I'm always trying to find the stamps I've used and removed from the acrylic block...a tray would be helpful!

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  2. Your lettering is fantastic, and what a great reminder! Glassware is probably my favorite dollar store find. That theatre makeup makes a lot of sense!

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    1. thanks, Kara Lynne, I think we have about 10 Coke glasses we've gotten at different times from the dollar store. They're made in America and my hubby drinks Coke, so they work for him!

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