1.02.2009

A frugal find and a beautiful mess...

Tonight's post is kinda funky since I won't be showing you a completed project (just part of it!)... but what is great, is the el cheapo find I procured from my local Michael's store!! Check this out. These are thick felt coasters... very thick & they almost feel starched or something. Anyway, as soon as I saw these in the $1 bins, the wheels were turning!

I knew I could cut them apart to make a cute frame element for a scrap page, and get a ton of little felt flowers to use, too.

For one tiny dollar, I can get 4 decorative frames (or 16 scallop strips), 24 'whole' flowers, and 40 'partial' flowers (less if I wanted to keep some in the corners)! Not bad for a buck...

So here is one of the elements for my current altered project, utilizing one of the flowers... cute, no?! There are all kinds of doo dads on this element, and most of the packaging was tossed a long time ago so I don't know who all of the manufacturers are, but I can try to find out if you're curious.

This is what my studio table looks like right now. Yep, I know... MESSY!! There is pink glitter freakin' everywhere! But I am totally diggin' how my project is evolving... can't wait to show it off :)


What do you think?

11 comments:

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

I love it!!! What a fabulous idea!!! I'm gonna have to make a stop at M's now!

:-)

Bridgett said...

Girl, that is an awesome bargain! I love that!!! I am so eager to see your creation in progress! Yay!

Chris said...

What do I think?! That you are the cleverest girl ever!! :)

Rach said...

Wow what a fabulous find, wish we had a micheals here...
love what you are creating so far...
My table top looks like yours most of the time...not messy just creative clutter..hugs rach

Sarah said...

Very cool!! I love what you did with these coasters. I can totally relate to the desk mess....LOL!

Sarah G.

Lisadwb said...

Great find!! I can never find anything good. LOL
I love your mess!! Looks like my studio since Christmas!LOL

Rita, an Inky Friend said...

I love this! I am anxious to see the finished project! Your creativity is very inspiring.

Percy said...

I love these flowers, I want to go to Michaels to get them...I am just afraid of going, not finding them, and still spending too much....:)

Trudy Osborn said...

I think you are just too stinkin' creative, that is what I think!!! LOL! I would never have thought to do that unless I had seen it somewhere else

Pat (mspfd) said...

I've have never seen these before. What a great find and fabulous idea.

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

You picked up some great embellishments! My granddaughters would love your case!