Monday, 9 January 2017

Three Charity Shop Finds ………

I found this Christmas Tree decoration just before Christmas, costing just 99p, I am not sure what is is, it seems to be a little small to be a card holder.
Angel Christmas Tree decorationIt was the angels that I wanted, I certainly couldn’t find anything similar for just 99p for 16 in any craft shop, so it was really bought to disassemble.
bare christmas tree decorationwooden angel decoartion peg
But once stripped the tree also looked as though it had possibilities.  The angels came of their springs and pegs pretty easily to …. I am thinking, perhaps they could be put on a tag, in a tiny printers frame or in a small box, after a bit of a clean.  I am pretty sure the pegs can also be used on something.
wooden angel decoartion pegsmall craft peg
This year I am going to try and make a concerted effort not to just put away my finds “for another day”, so hopefully I will be able to bring you at least one project where I have used a few of the angels in the next week or so.
Wooden Christmas Decoration TagsWooden tag Christmas decorations
In the same shop I also found this pack of 48 wooden tags for £1.49.  I haven’t used my heat gun for ages, so I thought I might see how they would look if I just tried putting embossing powder on the front to cover the printed pattern, or failing that, simply covering them with micro glitter to help embellish some kraft gift tags like the one below, I think my printer will take quite thick card for the sentiment.
reindeer tagAnd finally, in another shop I found a bag full of small toy village blocks for just 40p. 
Wooden brick village toyI already have a seed of an idea in my head, so my first experiment was to see if I could screw a very small eye hook into one of the roofs ……
wooden brick house toy……. success! I am now thinking of a series of simple Christmas tree decorations (??????), so watch this space! 


Cheryl W said...

You have such an amazing gift for spying useful treasures in the charity shops! Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Jille said...

Nice finds. Can't wait to see what you do.

misteejay said...

Great finds Helen. I look forward to seeing how your ideas develop
Toni xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Wow-you really are an amazing bargain hunter. Looking forward to seeing what you create with your finds.


tilly said...

what interesting finds you have in your shops, I think I am just lacking in imagination lol !!

YorkshireKaren said...

Oh that little model village took me back! My son Nick (now 28!) had the exact same set when he was little. He played with it for years, and because it's so small it's easily transportable. Before it becomes a lovely Christmas decoration set, I think Iris will enjoy playing with it when she comes to visit. In fact you may have trouble persuading her to let it hang on your tree!