So, What Was in the EnveLOpe?

posted on April 30, 2010 by  |  posted under Crafting, Mother's Day  |  22 Comments

From Dollar Store Mish Mash to THIS!

Over at Dollar Store Crafts , Heather does a secret envelope ‘swap.’   She sends out 10 envelopes of random stuff to readers who apply.  The readers take and make something from the ‘secret’ envelope.  I emailed her, but I was a day late… or maybe two!  I missed out on the mass mail out, BUTTTTT she emailed me and asked if I wanted to swap with her.  I’d send her stuff and she’d send me something.  Wahoo…I love getting stuff in the mail that has my name on it and no bills attached!  I was game.  It was kinda like  a mini Christmas!  The suspense, the unwrapping…okay I know it’s a little over board, but I WAS excited!

So, what was in the envelope???

Stuff…and lots of it.  I didn’t know so much could fit in a flat rate envelope!

Boxes, buttons, zippers, well you can see…

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From Dollar Store Mish Mash to THIS!We pulled it all out to see what we could make.  We are not master sewers so we thought zippers and the fabric were out.  Maybe the buttons too!  What are you crafting in your mind?  What to do with all those zippers?  O ya and our theme for the crafts was Mother’s Day Presents!

From Dollar Store Mish Mash to THIS!We decided to use this, this, this, and don’t forget that!  Almost all things sewing!  We are ‘pushing’ our skills:)

From Dollar Store Mish Mash to THIS!Just look at him looking back at us.  He IS scoffing at us.    Just you wait…we will make you beautiful.

From Dollar Store Mish Mash to THIS!We were sitting at our weekly meeting…(that goes until 2am).  What…we have a lot to talk about:)  Shelley grabbed the zipper and started cutting it apart!  She hot glued it to the head band which can be found at the Dollar Store…for a buck!  And there is even 6 {{six}} in one pack!!!

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She started tying knots in the owl fabric and then cutting the knots off.  She had about 20 little knots.  The owl…not so cute, but the colors were perfect!

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She hot glued the knots to the headband…off centered.

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Super cute and super easy to make.  Now go look in your sewing buckets and find fabric and zippers and get to work!

Hey and there is no sewing involved.  Only a little glue!

The next project was even simpler…

The button…a simple huge button used as a necklace or bracelet.  From Dollar Store Mish Mash to THIS!

A ribbon strung through a cream large button.

From Dollar Store Mish Mash to THIS!

The button as a bracelet.  Missy did this one.  She strung the ribbon through the button and then pulled it up through the center and tied a big knot.  Leaving longer tied ends hanging.  Almost, I Love Lucy ‘ish’  I do love Lucy!

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A child could easily make this and give to mom!  Happy Mother’s Day

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You want to know what I sent Heather?  Vinyl…you know me so well.

Take a look…I also added some clear bags into the mix.  I wonder what she’ll whip up with this?

Thanks Heather for the mysterious envelope!

From Dollar Store Mish Mash to THIS!

I am heading over to see yours!

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    1. April 30th, 2010 at 10:09 am
      Melanie @ Whimsical Creations says:
      How fun!! Loving the headband!
      .-= Melanie @ Whimsical Creations´s last blog ..Aloha Friday #24 =-.
    2. April 30th, 2010 at 10:41 am
      Amy @ Living Locurto says:
      What great ideas. I'm sad you ripped up the owl though:-( He was cool. The headband did turn out really cute though!
    3. April 30th, 2010 at 11:26 am
      Philip says:
      Mothers Day huh... Well, here is what I see in it. A perfect Mothers Day card delivery system. Make a doll out of the clothes pins with a fun stack of buttons for a hat. Maybe even make a dress or pants out of the owl fabric. I would use the orange fabric as a parachute and connect it to the doll either by string or those nifty zippers. I might even use the head band to help keep the parachute open. Then make a card with some of the other items, just because they are there and buttons always make neat cards. The doll straddles the card and there you have it. Run into the room yelling bombs away and toss the little trooper at Mom! I am sure she would love it. :-)
      .-= Philip´s last blog ..They Just Come That Way =-.
    4. April 30th, 2010 at 12:04 pm
      Shayna @ Texas Monkey says:
      Wow I'm so digging that headband, so cleaver and pretty, thank you so much for sharing these ideas with us.
      .-= Shayna @ Texas Monkey´s last blog ..Thursday's Tutorial - Ribbon Key Fob =-.
    5. April 30th, 2010 at 1:15 pm
      LollyChops says:
      I completely adore this headband! I am scouring around trying to find ideas for cute headbands to match with wrap skirts that my mom is making me... I am so gonna have to make this one!!! It's utterly perfect!

      HUGS and thanks for the tut girls!
    6. April 30th, 2010 at 1:51 pm
      Bobbijogrunewald says:
      You totally transformed those dollar store treasures into Mother's Day treasures! Love the headband, and the ribbon/button bracelet is to DIE for! Nice work!
    7. April 30th, 2010 at 2:41 pm
      Shelley says:
      Wow. I am proud of myself! ;) I didn't even know I had it in me. Maybe it's the model? Looks HOT on you Missy!
      • June 27th, 2010 at 9:38 pm
        Lynn Petty says:
        I LOVE the results! I would love to know how the knots were tied for the headband and bracelet. I'm such a detail person and I love the finished knots!
    8. April 30th, 2010 at 2:43 pm
      stacy says:
      I love the model wearing the head band!
      Great ideas...I love them all!
    9. April 30th, 2010 at 9:50 pm
      Diane {} says:
      Very creative ideas!
      .-= Diane {}´s last blog ..Fast Food =-.
    10. May 1st, 2010 at 9:16 am
      Heather - Dollar Store Crafts says:
      Thanks for swapping with me! You were really creative with your materials! :) The headband is so cute!
      .-= Heather - Dollar Store Crafts´s last blog ..Make a Reversible Pendant =-.
    11. May 1st, 2010 at 12:02 pm
      kara Jo says:
      love it shell, great joB! You need to make me one of those now:)
    12. May 3rd, 2010 at 9:55 am
      Melissa says:
      I saw this project yesterday and wanted to come back to say I've got to make a trip to the $ store to pick some fun goodies for the kids like this to make up kits for the summer. This will be a great way to keep them busy when the weather is rainy and they start yelling out, "I'm bored." Love the headband.
      .-= Melissa´s last blog ..Uncle Joe...I miss you! =-.
    13. May 3rd, 2010 at 12:53 pm
      Pockets of Inspiration says:
      That headband is so stink'n creative! Good grief. I would have never thought of that. You've got my brain gears going. Very clever!
    14. May 3rd, 2010 at 9:29 pm
      Morgan says:
      That headband is awesome! I'm going to make it. Just have to find weird owl material...
    15. May 4th, 2010 at 7:32 am
      Kristi- Punkin Seed Productions says:
      Girl - you are good! Love the headband - well I love everything you do actually! Come plant your creative seeds at my blog party on Fridays: Plant a Punkin Seed at Punkin Seed Productions. Hope to see you there!

      Punkin Seed Productions
    16. May 4th, 2010 at 9:53 am
      Lisa says:
      What neate ideas. THe headband is too cute. I'll have to make another trip to town to see what I can find. Thanks :)
    17. May 5th, 2010 at 11:38 pm
      Someday Crafts says:
      the zipper is a great choice for a headband and I love that kindly used the owl for something more beautiful! Great job!
      .-= Someday Crafts´s last blog ..Chunk Up Those Mirrors! =-.
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