Now this is NOT a post about the materialism of holidays! It's about the craft supplies of course! I've had my eye on a few valentine themed swaps that I'd like to join, but I rarely buy pink or holiday themed items. So the past few days I have been on a bit of a mission to find valentine themed supplies!. The goal is to not spend a whole lot on these holiday items because honestly it's only once a year! Shopping a few days AFTER the holiday is when you will get the best prices, but unfortunately you have to hold on to it for a year before you can use it. Of course silly me. I run to the stores before checking my stash because I love the thrill of buying them! This is what I found tonight:
|Some of my valentine themed stash|
|I'm thankful for all those extra lace bits now!|
The wal-mart I went to was surprisingly unhelpful! They had some ribbon roses that may have worked, but I remembered having similar(ish) things at home so I saved my money. They have a good selection of ribbons, but I think their prices are pretty close to that of jo-anns and micheals (and we know there's always coupons!)
|Ever helpful clipboard and heart embellishments!|
|How could I resist cuteness and bright colors...|
|...and that's what she said jokes?!|
The dollar store was a little more successful! I found some foam hearts that are super glittery. I've noticed that they tend to have these table scatter packs for every season! I bought some last month that were snowflakes, and I saw they also had some St. Patrick's day clovers. I also picked up some of those cheesy kid valentines because some of them are really cute and others I feel like someone will be giggling making suggestive jokes. And lastly I got a mini clipboard for working on ATC's and rolos. I'll post more about what rolos are real soon ;)
I was really hoping to get some of those white lacy hearts for making valentine's but alas no luck yet! Good thing I have over a month! ...but who wants to wait a month when you can shop tomorrow?!
Anyone have secret places they like to buy their holiday craft supplies? Or do you make your own?