As you probably already know, I adore crafty supplies. It bugs me to have supplies sitting around unused so I tend to only buy what I'm really going to use and I'm actually pretty good about using up what I have. This shop, Charlene's Supply Closet, has a lot of cute stuff I need to find uses for! I came across it while I was searching for ribbon to finish off a knitted kids' skirt and was instantly smitten by the Zebra print brads.
I have wanted to make something school related with an apple pattern for years but every time I think of something, I am informed that it's horribly lame. However, I have two small girls who are less adverse to the apple patterns than my older son. This ribbon would be cute as trim on a first day of school dress, right? Are matching ribbons in the hair too much? Kidding...maybe. If it was socially acceptable, I'd make this dress, but I know it's not so instead I think this fall I'll try to sew up something like this comfy dress in a painfully cute fabric with the apple ribbon trim.
Jelly beans make me think of Easter, so this could either wind up as trim on a little purse or maybe a hand made basket. My sister crochets baskets for the kids every year at Easter, this would be sweet addition! Or I could once again use it as trim on a toddler or kindergartener's dress - I really have a one track mind for dresses right now. This wrap dress got me really excited and then this pillowcase dress made the compulsion even worse.
I should note that as much as I love scrapbooking paper, I'm not at all interested in scrapbooking. Ok, maybe a little, but not in the way that would necessitate stockpiling pretty papers like these. This paper basket, a few pinwheel cupcake toppers, or these gift tags are cute uses for this paper.
These brads fall into a catagory of 'supplies I drool over but have never actually used'. I found this article on a scrapbooking site about brads in paper crafts. In this paper flower, they're more like a utilitarian item just meant to hold the project together. This video gives some more insite to how to use them.
These zebra print brads are amazing, I love them. I came across this tutorial for a pringles can gift box that uses a brad - I'd make these for cookies, though I would probably go with darker papers and then use these zebra brads.
More cute fasteners, they could be used for embelishments on party invitations, thank you cards or gift tags. They could of course also be used in cutsie scrapbooks or purse sized 'brag books' for aunties.
These little babies have totally stolen my heart. I know I want to use them on something for Wee One #2, maybe birthday invitations this fall? She'd love that and I'm sure all the 5 year olds in her class would get a kick out of it too.
When I get to these project ideas and order the gear and create the treasure, I'll link back to this page!