Saturday, January 31, 2009

Something I like to do that I want to share with you..

This tip is good for your pocket book, and the environment. I like to go to Value Village (thrift store) and buy the $0.99 children's books - not only for my son, but to use as crafting supplies.

Crafting supplies? Yup! Here are some pictures of some item's I recently made with a book about a little girl and some teddies from 1988.

Wall Hanging ade from the book's cover

Beary Cute Gift Tags from book images I cut out

I'm currently in the process of cutting up the rest of this book, as well as a few other books :) It's such a great and cheap way to get fun, happy images for your crafts.

The items featured in this blog post are for sale in my etsy shop.


Amanda Muirhead said...

how cute! I've been using books from there on my sb pages as well :D Sometimes Larissa steals them from my craft room! LOL

Dayhomemama said...

That's great, upcycling as I was told! People love to buy recycled stuff, as I've noticed, I get a lot of comments on that. They are so cute!

Beth Perry said...

That is such a good and cute idea!
Hope you are having a great weekend!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

what a great idea. i use dollar store dictionaries for some of my collage work, the pages make great backgrounds.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely ideas!

Krisi and Adam said...

Great tip. Have lots of books I could use!