It's justified, though, because instead of buying over-priced, mass-produced pieces of junk, I can make my own one-of-a-kind piece of junk reusing stuff that would generally end up in a landfill. Plus, it's an outlet for me and I desperately need of that.
The I.D.E.A. store in indispensable for getting crafty stuff really inexpensively. I especially love them because all of their items are donated, which is super green, and the money raised supports our local schools. This weekend they had a frame sale and I got a black lacquer frame for 50 cents. This quickly and easily became my to-do list dry erase board for the kitchen, just by adding a piece of scrapbook paper and some letters.
At The I.D.E.A. store I also spotted these vases for a quarter a piece and a bunch of silk daffodils (I can't remember the cost of those, but probably 50 cents too). So Tey, Mei and I filled the vases with rice and stuck in the flowers and now we have a spring-theme mantle. I'm not sure if I will add more to this. I kinda like its simplicity.
Tonight I made a moss monogram. I had to borrow a glue gun from a friend because I didn't even have one. Truthfully, I don't think I've ever even used one before. I told you I wasn't crafty! Anyway, I cut an "E" from recycled cardboard, which surprisingly took me almost 10 minutes to do. Then I spent another 20 minutes hot gluing moss to it. Lastly I glued magnets to the back, so it would stick to our front door.