Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Dollar Store Crafting Treasures

My original intent when I started this blog was to provide instructions and photos for simple craft projects that I was working on.  The fact is, I've been so busy experimenting with such a wide variety of projects that I haven't had much time to take pictures at various stages, let alone write down the directions.  (I do have several photos of finished items).

So until I get motivated to do my own, I'm going to share some projects from some of my favorite bloggers; some I've tried and others that I still have gotten to yet.  

Being a "thrifty"' crafter, I love dollar store projects.  Another place to get cheap and interesting items is the clearance area of any of your local stores (e.g.  Michaels, TJ Maxx, K-Mart, Dollar General, etc.).  I am always looking for unusual ways to use usual items.

So, today's item is this large mirror piece, made from 9 smaller mirrors purchased at a dollar store, this one that I can't wait to try. 

tutorial from

Here's the link to the tutorial and a list of the material needed:

Project Materials:
  • 9 framed mirrors
  • Duct tape
  • Piece of black foam core board
  • Ribbon or picture-hanging wire
  • Craft glue
  • Hot glue & glue gun
So if any of you get inspired to make this before I do, please post your pictures and tell us all about it.

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