Thursday, October 22, 2009

Frugal Finds For Frugalicious Friday

Another Frugalicious Friday link up! A couple of weeks ago when I hit the dollar store {I shared those finds last Friday}, I had also been to Michael's. I picked up a few regular priced items {I thought they were still a good price}, but I also made my way to the back to check out the clearance stuff.

  • I got cones to paper and decorate ~$3.49 for a package of 4. I may get another package or two and decorate them with a Christmas theme, using some ribbon as a hanger and hang them on each dining chair.

  • The letters were $.79 each.

  • The keys have black and white designs and were $3.99 for the set of three. I could use these on any number of projects {honestly, I couldn't resist getting them}.

  • The pink and black things ~ I had no idea what they were when I bought them ~ that's always the sign of a good shopper, even if you don't know what something is, pretend you do. They are tab clips, good for marking pages in a magazine or book, but I may use them to just clip papers together. They were on clearance for $2.49.

The other little item is this anniversary tag. I thought it was a pretty little tag for $.28.

These rub ons were $1.49, and I liked the fonts and the words. These would be small enough to use on smaller craft projects.

I'm sure they thought I was a total weirdo because I found most of the clearance stuff just tossed in a box. I sat down on the floor and took stuff out so I could get to the stuff on the bottom ~ which is where I found the letters. Hey, sometimes you literally have to search for great deals!

I can't wait to see everybody's finds!

The Pixie Dust Decor Giveaway ends Friday at midnight! Make sure you enter for at least one chance to win this cute apron set.


Roeshel said...

Great finds! I do that too - I actually love digging through a box of clearance items. It feels like a treasure hunt. :)


Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Love those keys too! You found some great stuff and I'm imagining all the possibilities for those paper cones! Nicely done.

2sisters said...

Okay, I so hear ya about plopping down on the floor to search for stuff. Tonight found me on the floor at a local thrift shop looking through all the books :)

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Now those are some bargains! Good job!

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

My new thing is keys. I can't wait to see what you are going to do with these goodies!

Unknown said...

you found some really great things. You will have to share with us the crafty things you do with them!!

Anonymous said...

Great finds! I like to sit on the floor and dig through clearance stuff too! ;o)

DesignTies said...

Nice finds :-) I really like the rub-on words. And the tab clips are cute -- I probably would have had no idea what they were either!!

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The Tuscan Home said...

Lovely finds. I'll have to hit those stores soon and see what I can dig up. =) ~Liz

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Roeshel ~ You never know what might be in that box! Sometimes it pays to look through it.

I thought I'd do something for everyday decorating with the cones, Beth, but then thought something Christmasy might look pretty.

Hi Teri ~ Well, you might as well be comfortable, right!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Thanks, Lisa! I'm looking forward to making a bunch of projects with them.

I'm sure something will strike me with the keys, Norma. I didn't have an idea when I bought them, but knew I could use them somehow, since I like black & white.

Thanks, Amanda! I'm sure that everyone will be tired of seeing what I make!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one, Susan! And, really, how else are you going to find the stuff they just toss in there!

Hi Kelly! I think the rub-on words will probably be the easiest crafts to do! I'm looking forward to playing around with that.

Dig is the key word sometimes, Liz!

Blue Creek Home said...

I do that too! It's amazing how long you can dig in a box!!
You found lots of good stuff.
Rub-ons are fun.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Those cones are screaming potential! Yeah.

Tamera said...

I can't wait to see what you do with all of your loot!
Looks like great stuff!

cindy@cottage instincts said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who sits on the floor in Michaels :O) I love their clearance carts....You found some great stuff, and I'm sure you'll come up with all kinds of neato-frito projects (that you will post here, k?)!!!

Jane B. said...

Ack...I'm back, my computer was down yesterday! I love those crafty finds you found, and thrifty too...yeah!! I was looking at those same keys the other day too, they are really cute. Thanks for linking up, I hope your having fun with Frugalicious Friday...I know I am!

Jane @ Finding Fabulous

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Rhonda, if I didn't have a life to get back to, I could spend all day going through clearance boxes!

Aren't they, Laurel? I keep thinking of different ways I want to decorate them. I'm kind of leaning toward using them for Christmas decor.

Thanks, Tamera! Some of the stuff I have no ideas for yet, just couldn't pass up the price! I know I will do something with them at some point, though.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Okay, Cindy! I'll make sure I post them!

Jane ~ Your Frugalicious Friday parties have been great fun for me! I love seeing what everybody else finds, too.

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