April 7, 2011

Thrifty Finds for Spring (and some craftiness!)

Before meeting a friend for coffee last Friday, I ran into our local Goodwill. The parking lot was completely swamped (ie. I stalked someone to their car, waited for them to drive away, and then RACED into their spot before someone else could grab it). Weird. People were wheeling things to their cars by the cartload. Even weirder. Apparently the majority of the store was half off- score! I found a few cute spring decor items that need only minimal sprucing.

That galvanized metal watering can was a dollar! As was the cute tray pictured below:

I spray painted it white. While we're at it, decorate with books: they're free and visually interesting.

And no... those branches in aforementioned picture aren't real. Duh. My husband says they're "crafty looking"- not sure if that's a compliment or not... :)

Basically I hacked some branches off one of our snaggle bushes in the back yard (we don't know what kind of bushes they are, other than they're uuuu-gly) and cut them down to size. I then cut the green leaves out of card stock and the white flower petals out of tissue paper, and hot glued the them all over the branches.

Not to use a pun, but they're growing on me. I wasn't sure if I liked them at first, but now I think I do. Free spring decor- woohoo!

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