I love to pick up items for crafting at thrift stores, Dollar Tree, Michaels, etc. So they are usually fairly inexpensive and I then tuck them away for projects some day....
Here are some recent finds: Cool packing tape, it's clear with the design in color, small mirrors, felt pink coasters:
Cellophane goodie bags with adorable birds, white porcelain birds, small white paper cups in bulk.
Pretty pastel colored drinking straws, flexible heart-shaped ice cube tray or mold, ponytail holders with cute trims:
A recipe box and a Mary Engelbreit journal. I use recipe boxes for craft ideas and photos and write ideas in journals all the time:
A whole bunch of holly and berry picks for Christmas crafts:
Large jewel garlands, which I may disassemble to reuse, inside of an enamelware pan I found at a thrift shop:
Nice idea to turn a photo box (Michaels has these in their ad quite often at 3/$5) into a cool ribbon holder and dispenser:
I had to show you the letters Amber's father-in-law made for new baby Addison's room wall. They had seen them online for high prices and he cut them and painted them himself for a total cost of $17.00, his time - priceless!! Underneath her name is a shelf I already had, and which I gave to them to use. Baby is due March 10th, so she'll be here VERY soon!!!