I know that I am not the only one who buys up things from the Target Dollar Spot with intentions to alter/decorate these things and gift them during the holidays. Then the holidays come and go and the things that you needed 17 of are still sitting in the bag thrown in your craft room. Then all your stamping friends are talking about the newest cool thing they found on clearance at Staples and you go buy 12 of those. And the cycle continues.
I am SO guilty of this. I mean really bad. The worst part of it is that I have to buy these things in large quantities. I can't buy just 3 clear paint buckets for 50 cents at Staples...I have to buy all that is on the shelf. Well, maybe the worst part is that I never alter any!
So what do I have waiting to altered:
Dog Treat Tins (above)...about 10 more...from Target Dollar Spot
tin lunch boxes... about 15...from Oriental Trading
cardboard CD storage boxes...about 15...Target Dollar Spot
travel mugs...about 7...Dollar Tree
and the most expensive :
12 birthday reminder calendar thingys from SU! at about $8 ea!
I know I must have other things but these are just off the top of my head.
My friend Kristen complains that if I got rid of all this clutter than there would be room in my craft room for her to come over and stamp. She is right. My craft room is big. big enough for many friends to come over and stamp. But I have so much stuff in there that there is no room. So I have decided to start using up this stuff.
The tins above I bought for $1 ea. They are plain white with black letters on them that say Dog Treats. But they were empty...apparently you had to supply your own treats. They are probably about 5 or so inches high. I could fill them with cookies or candies. Probably something I could give to the bus drivers or mail carriers. I guess if I were giving a gift card I could put it in there as a different type of gift wrap for it. Fill it with tissue paper around it or Hershey Kisses. They are wide too...12" paper wrapped around it isn't enough...their is about a half inch left uncovered. I used 5/8" grosgrain to cover that. It doesn't look bad. kind of a fancy seam.
So what do you have sitting around waiting for you to decorate?