While the long road trip cut down on our shopping, I had extra shopping time while my daughter was in class. Duluth has a fairly new Hobby Lobby, and I spent over 2 1/2 hours scouring all of the aisles. I had never ever been to any Hobby Lobby before, and I have to say I loved it. I also hit Michael's, Walmart and Target. Can you believe I have to travel 100 miles to get to a Target or Walmart, and 165 for Michael's and Hobby Lobby? I was tempted to buy lots more, especially in the home decor section, but then I'd have to change my blog from a vintage, re-purposing blog to a slew of cool Hobby Lobby vignettes blog!
It's really hard to anticipate what craft supplies that I may need for future projects, but I picked up a few items that are not readily available here. I purchased ten of these 5" x 6" thin wooden rectangles for a project that I will be sharing soon. They were $1.29 each.
Hobby Lobby had these tapestry pillow covers for 50% off or about $6 each. They are very similar to the pillows covers I already have on my sofa.
I picked up multi surface chalkboard paint from Martha Stewart Crafts, rubber stamps, miniature burlap canvasses, and wooden letters.
Also some wood appliques, three types of tags, and metal label holders.
I also purchased this large metal "B" that was 50% off in the Hobby Lobby clearance section. I think it's going outside.
A matching metal outdoor lantern from Target.
I purchased these eggs at Walmart on a tip from Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict.
They were just so darn realistic in a basket on her front porch,
That I had to get a bucket of eggs for myself.
I put together another quick project with some moss balls I purchased for $1.29 each, floral foam, and a couple of small peat pots.
I used a birch branch that had fallen in my yard for the topiary trunk, and pushed the stick into the floral foam and moss ball. I shot a little tacky glue in each hole, and once it was dry the sticks were very well anchored.
I glued on some Dollar Tree moss to cover the styrofoam, and also glued some extra moss on the ball in spots to make it a bit fuller. Then I simply wound a piece of grapevine around the topiary and pot.
Simple and inexpensive.
The crackle finish bunny is also from Hobby Lobby at 40% off or $8. The white iron bunny and bucket are from last year. The vignette is situated on my kitchen corner built in.
I like the vignette against the chalkboard wall backdrop!
Back to winter...
Snowbanks around the driveway! March 23rd...