Here it is, the great $15 reveal! Well, let me explain something first.
I had a big vision for this. I had dreams. I had $15. And I went to a handful of dollar stores and thrift stores and they all failed me in various ways. And I had to re-think my dream.
So, I went back. And I picked up a few things at the dollar store.
And then I picked up something else at the craft store (is that cheating?).
And then I used some fabric scraps I had (possibly cheating some more?)
And my vignette turned a little more into a project. Like, a single project.
|My little helper, always nearby.|
But then I thought I need some more vignette in my vignette. But money and time were running out! So, I got some more things at the grocery store (3rd time cheating??). And then I had a plan to pick up some sticks in the park. Just plain old sticks. But I had an incredibly busy weekend, and an incredibly busy Monday and Tuesday, and I never got to the park. So, I beg you, use your imagination and pretend like there are some sticks in that white jug. And pretend like this jug is on a little table or plant stand, and not on the grubby ground.
And voila... ?
And here’s my breakdown:
Brown yarn from the dollar store: $1.99
Green yarn from the dollar store: $0.99
Foam wreath from Michael’s: $6.99
Assorted mini gourds from Trader Joe’s: $0.69 each ($3.45 total)
GRAND TOTAL: $13.42
But wait! I can’t not cheat more, and I can’t leave my white jug without sticks. So, yeah, I bought some weird pumpkin sticks (or “pumpkin tree” as Trader Joe calls it) for $7.99. Ouch. So, my for reals total is $21.41. Oops.
Anyway, it’s been a blast and I hope that H. and our neighbor across the hall enjoy my efforts (we don’t get a lot of traffic in a fourth floor walk-up).
Have you checked out the other displays?