Like these cute butterflies at 25 cents a package.
And these floral supples at 50 cents each.
These bags of glass bead thingies were 50 cents each, and since this photo I’ve added a bag of turquoise blue ones.
Everything here was 25 cents each, except the large roll of lace which was $1.
This plastic storage box came with everything you see here for $1, and there’s a few rolls of lace in the box that you can’t see.
These stencils were 25 cents each.
These packages of small gold and silver foil bags were free at a garage sale where the woman just wanted to get rid of stuff. There are 5 bags in a package.
I get all my crafting mediums by thrifting. In the past I’ve found Mod Podge, crackle mediums, glue and others that I can’t even remember. I recently found this Petal Porcelain and the Fabric Stiffener. I look forward to trying them out sometime, and I bought the coloured sand just because it looked so pretty.
These like new unopened stencils were $1 each.
More $1 stencils. I also got a bag full of previously used, but clean, stencils for $1, and there must be 30-40 stencils inside.
These letters in the basket were $1. I grabbed them without even looking at what the letters were.
When I got home I was thrilled to see that I could spell the name of my favourite city.
Here are a couple of grab bags for $1 each. I only have a half hour for my lunch break so there’s not a lot of time to check things out in the thrift store.
These are always fun to open when I get home.
Check out all the goodies in this one. Now I’ll have to think of some trivet and coaster ideas. And I know I’ll be using that curly hair on some angel christmas ornaments.
And check out the second bag… it was full of wood goodies. All this for $1. It’s insane I tell you!!!
And this grab bag for 50 cents.
This set of gallery glass paints was only $5, and most of them are at least 3/4 full and there are a few not even opened. I could easily tell that the paints are still good inside the bottles.
In addition to the paints there’s also a large bottle of the leading medium, the frosted glass medium, and a small bottle of gold leading and one of silver leading. I shudder at the thought of what this would cost if bought brand new.
I did a few door windows in our house with this paint years ago, and I would so love to change them to something new. So that’s definitely a project for me over the winter.
The one thing I have to say about thrifting craft supplies is that the ideas for what I craft comes from my supplies. I don’t decide what to make and then go buy the supplies.
This might seem backwards to some crafters, but it totally works for me. It’s just a constant challenge to stay organized because I never know what I’m bringing home next, but it’s a lot of fun and I love to save money.
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