When shopping, I am big on going straight to the clearance section first, before actually shopping the store and of course checking out the sales along the way. While in the clearance section I always take in consideration, first the clearance price and then what can I do with it and will I be able to use it again. There are a lot of times I am not sure what I will do with a particular item, but if I like it I will purchase it anyway, when the price is right. There are things that I have picked up and haven’t actually used and it has sat in my craft room, but then an idea will come around and sure enough I will use it.
Have you passed up something you really liked and was a great price, but didn’t because it was the wrong color?
Don’t over look items that are not the right color, there is always paint.
if it is ceramic, glass … I just mix up some chalk paint with the color I want it to be.
I have used acrylic paints and sample paints to save on cost which are only a couple of bucks.
And of course there is always spray paint.
Here is an example of buying something on clearance, just because I love succulents dead or alive.
These succulents were actually in the Christmas clearance. (I haven’t used them for Christmas decorating)
I have used them in a Spring arrangement creating a bouquet and placing them in a birch branch
And here I am using them in a centerpiece on the patio table.
Here is an example of buying something I like and not sure what I was going to do with them.
I purchased 3 (all three for around $20) of these adorable galvanized trays with rope handles, I have used them on the mantel I did for Valentines Day and now with spring and summer months approaching us I decided to use the smallest one to plant a faux succulent garden, the other two will be used as serving trays for outdoor entertaining.
While still getting the most use from these succulents, and as I mentioned before in my last post on making Hydrangea bookend arrangements. Most all my arrangements are semi permanent and this one is no different…never knowing what I will want to make next with the succulents and what I will want to use these galvanized trays for later.
Using foam blocks to fill the entire bottom of the tray
I love how they look so real…so real that Mr. OMT asked if they were…I had to laugh…his response was well… I didn’t know if I should water them or not….to cute!!!!
I know this post was a bit long, but I really wanted to share with you all how you can get the most from clearance items and how you can create, change and use them in different ways…
Sorry Mom! (Those of you that don’t know…while I am unable to type for a long period of time… my
does the typing for me) isn’t she beautiful!
P.S. This is Mom, just wanting to keep in touch with all of you. I still enjoy having the hands behind the ideas and projects. This is a very enjoyable way to do something with your retirement time!! Love it!
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