Sunday, October 25, 2009

Met. Monday

Time again for Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/. Thanks Susan for hosting again this week.



My contribution to share this week is a small one and very budget friendly. Some of you probabley already knew about the unfinished words you can buy at the Dollar Tree - I just found them last week . Since I plan on using some rubon letters to monogram some candles for small gifts, I thought one of these to go with it would work out great and the price is right.

Before. You can tell my makeshift dropcloth has seen many spray paint projects.

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After -

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That is my small contribution this week. Be sure to visit Susan to see what she and the other participants have to share with us.


We finally got a break from the rain - yesterday and today were gorgeous days. Sunshine, clear blue skies and mild temps - gotta love it. And with beautiful weather like that, you gotta go play right ? Right! I had a couple of free tickets to a bead show, shared one with Laura from Hidden Promise http://hiddenpromise.blogspot.com/ , and we managed to take a little weight off our wallets on Saturday. :-) Hey - I was good, as I only bought 3 strands of beads since I need to use some of the supplies I already have. Now - how much weight did Laura's wallet lose you ask? I am not talking, but she is going to be making some beautiful jewelry! She repurposes old/vintage jewelry also and she had some georgeous pieces with her to match up with beads and such. Don't tell anyone, but she went back today. :-) Laura - If you read this, be sure and take pictures of your finished jewelry, as we want to see them.

Have a great week!
Glenda

28 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Very cute girl...Don't you just love Dollar tree I get so amay things from the...Hope all is well on your side of the mountain my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sandy said...

Great finds, I can't wait to see what you do with them. I love Dollar Tree.
Sandy

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I haven't been to Dollar Tree in a few weeks so I didn't even know they had these. Very cute!

Manuela

susan said...

Glenda-Those look great and like they cost a lot more!! Isn't this weather fabulous??!! Looks as if we can keep the ark in dry dock for a while! Glad you girls had a fun outing!!

Domestic Designer said...

Great job! I see a trip to Dollar Tree in my future. :-)

Lori said...

I have to make a teip to the dollar store. I've not seen those before. What a great gift idea.

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Beautiful! I need to get over to the nearest Dollar Tree and see what's left.

Jane

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

These are wonderful, Glenda!!

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi Glenda! Loved your craft project and I love the dollar store too! I was just there last week and purchased a dozen little white Christmas trees. I brought them home and glued vintage pearls on them...kinda like the old fashioned bottle brush trees. You can see them on my blog header right now. Thanks for sharing your project...I think I need to grab my purse and head back to the dollar store! ~ xo Joy

Anna said...

I have not seen these at Dollar tree yet, thanks for the tip!

sarah { abeachcottage } said...

wow, these turned out great and from the Dollar Tree...inspiring

happy met monday

sarah

Kammy said...

What super dollar finds - of course they now look like about twenty dollars - good job !
Kammy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Glenda, I bet you and Lauralu were in heaven among all of those jewels! I can't wait to see what both of you make. (we gotta get Laura back to posting on her blog!). Your "words" turned out so great, and what a smart idea for a gift. laurie

Shannon said...

You gotta love the dollar store. I am always amazed at the stuff I find there. Great score!

Vintage Junky said...

wow they look so much better black! And, to answer your flea market question... I think they are closing it do to it not bringing in enough money... the while fairgrounds. There won't even be a State Fair. Hopefully someone will coordinate a good flea market near here!

Have a great week!
Michelle

Marti @ The Next Fifty Years said...

I didn't know Dollar Tree had those. I'll be heading over there tomorrow! Thanks. Yours look great. So many ideas here.

Michelle said...

Such a cute idea for a gift. I've not been to the Dollar Store in a while now. I think I should go tomorrow!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Well, way to go...they look so classy now. Great job!
M.L.

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Very nice! I love your jewelry, too. Following along to watch what you make.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Well, I may the only one not to have heard they have these! So much you could do with them. I love the paint job!
Brenda

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I found those a few weeks ago myself. Love 'em! I spray painted my small "Family" one black, but, of course, I have to make the base part difficult. I'm trying to do a black and white checkerboard-y look to it. We'll see how that goes this week. At least I know if I mess up I can just paint the whole thing black.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Wow, they look GREAT. I cannot believe it, but I have missed these words at our Dollar Tree. Sounds like a good reason to go back, don't you think?
Thanks!
Cass

NM said...

Wow that looks great. I wish we had that store in Australia.

Thanks for coming to visit my blog and for your lovely comments.

Look forward to seeing you again soon,NM.

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tales from an oc cottage said...

They look like a million bucks now!!!

m ^..^

Sandy said...

Thanks for visiting and your kind comments, see you Thursday!!!
Sandy

Tammy@InStitches said...

great score ! I'm going to have to keep my eye out for those.

Leanne said...

I didn't know Dollar Tree had these. What a great idea to pair it with something else for a great gift. Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting the other day. Happy Halloween!