Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tales of a hot glue gun addict....

This is my haul! YEP! I got all of this goodness at the thrift store yesterday. My total was $20!
I was so excited I had to blog about it! (I know, I am a loser-I get excited over junk)
So, this is what I got:
2 lamps with shades-brand new still with tags-$4.00
a pillow-$1
2 cool ceramic red/turquoisey/green ceramic balls-$1 (for both)
Red lamp shade (new) $4
6 frames-$3
A black, long sign with pegs $1
2 spools of yarn-black and white $1-for both
A pink ceramic long box thing with green ribbon-$1
A styrofoam cone-Less than a dollar
I was so EXCITED!
Now, I know what you are thinking, what the heck am I going to do with this junk?
I must show one thing that I did.
Yesterday was 8's birthday.
Her birthday request-to have me change her room around. (I know, my girls are so much like me :)
So-most of these things added some great punch for little money.

First: The pillow form that was a dollar.
Brand new.
I can't sew!
I can't even turn on a machine. (i know, I am lame)
So...I hot glued a pillow.Here is the fabric that I found & Loved! What is not to like?So-I cute the fabric to fit and got to gluing. I glued it with hot glue and somewaht like a present.I just glued a little and pulled it taught. I had to rip it up a couple of times, but it was still ok.  I first glued the sides, then started on the ends. I pulled, folded and then glued. Litereally like I was wrapping the pillow.
Now- I know that it is not as pretty as a picture on the back, but who looks at the back anyway? Here it is in all of her glory on 8's freshly made bed.
She looks so freaking cute! I loved how it turned out and it cost me under $5! (that was including fabric)
Her bed is so very cute, all adorned with my rose petal pillow, my glue gun pillow and a plain white pillow that she received for her birthday. I just pinned a flower/fabric pin on it.
Do you see that bit of white furriness peaking out?
I will give you a clue-not meant for the bed.
But, since when I do I use things for the purpose they were made for?
Stay tuned for all of the pics of her newly decorated room tomorrow.
I also made a few more things with my thrift store treasures.
So, come back. Bring chocolate! :)
I am hooking up with all of kinds fabulosness, you know so I can be popular by assosciation!
Ps-if anyone is intersted...there are so super cute valentine goodies in my shop! (i don't think I hot glued even one of them :)
Happy Tuesday all!!


15 comments :

  1. I love that fabric, and I'm sure your girl loves her new room! Thanks for linking up.

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  2. Sorry I didn't make it down yesterday, I am a slacker! The pillow turned out so dang cute! I LOVE the room!

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  3. I love how you made a pillow using hot glue...I will definitely be doing that! :) You got fantastic deals!

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  4. You are a HOOT! Love all the goodies you got and the glued pillow is so cute, and cleaver. I don't have a sewing machine anymore and that a good idea I'm going to "borrow". :)

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  5. Girl -- sewing is not that hard I swear! If I can do it anyone can!! And hot gluing a pillow -- who would of thunk it??

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  6. glue as opposed to a sewing machine? my kind of craft! great job!

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  7. I get all excited when I see you've posted something!!! Can't believe all the goodies you got for not much$$$!!!

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  8. Now that is a creative use for a glue gun and love all your great finds.

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  9. I always burn myself... Love your pillow great fabric! Lezlee

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  10. I like how your pillows pops against the lime green of the comforter. I love lime green.

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  11. You are SO not lame! You're a smarty pants! Great idea. It turned out so cute...

    Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

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  12. I’m all about no sew projects, pretty much because I don’t know how to sew.....yet. Looks great and your right no one is going to look at the back!

    Kendra "Domestic Princess in Training"
    http://domesticprincessintraining.blogspot.com

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  13. Hahaha of course you can use the get out of jail free coupon idea. The funny thing is that he never used it! I can think of many times this last year when he could of but I think he forgot about it.

    Kendra “Domestic Princess in Training”

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  14. Gah, now I need to run out to the thrift store. I was doing so well staying away. ;)

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  15. You crack me up! Gluing a pillow together! You did get a lot of great stuff thrifting, though...

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