Ok, last night I made a late night run to Michael’s to utilize my 25% off entire purchase coupon. I bought $14.06 worth of goodies and here is what I did to make them usable and attractive for my upcoming Thanksgiving dinner. I even scored an item for $ .01! I was soo excited when I got home, I got right to work making my creations.
The flower stems cost $.99 each for the three bunches and I splurged for the decorative pick at $2.49. By using a vase I had handy, and some miniature pine cones I picked up at Walmart the other day for 1.50, I put together this lovely arrangement.
Next was this cute celebration plate I found in the grab bag bin. Picked it up for $2 before my 25% discount. I bought on-sale ribbon that cost me $2.99. I think it came out adorable if I say so myself.
The place card acorns were a great deal for me. I’ve been eyeing them up for over a month now, but I was too cheap to invest in them. The final cost for a set of two was $1.49. Adding some scrap booking paper, I made place cards for side dishes that will reside on the dinner table. I wish they had more, but I only found two packs on my way OUTSIDE the store in the clearance racks. Had to run back in to buy them
And finally the bargain of the night! This little beauty cost me $.01! I almost didn’t take it, not knowing how much it cost. I threw it in the basket at the last minute and Bam….it was basically free. When I got home, I was so excited I told my husband about my deal…..he wasn’t as excited as I was about my finds. He was more interested in checking out all the bags I came home with and wondered how much it ALL cost! OK, back to my pumpkin cage find.
After I looked closely at this, I figured there wasn’t much needed to make this look good. Yes, there was a vegetable/pick missing from one side, so I figured that side could face the wall. I know you’re probably laughing right now, but it was 10:30 pm and I was running out of steam. Removing the price tag and rearranging the leaves and such did wonders. What do you think?