Friday, August 6, 2010

Dollar Find Friday- “Ruff” Day Pick-Me-Up Tote

Happy Friday, everyone!  It's Mercy here with another installment of Dollar Find Friday!  Before we get started with that, I wanted to remind you to join us tonight on the right here on the TSG Forum for our TSG Friday Night Chat!  The chat officially begins at 7:00 PM Pacific Time (10 PM EST), but feel free to stop in at any time during the day to say hello :)

Now for my Dollar Find Friday project!

What is Dollar Find Friday? Every Friday the featured Trendsetter will share a project with you that was created using an item that costs $1 or less. Everyone loves a good we will show you some ideas on how to actually use those great finds!

I lucked out at my local Michael’s craft store, and racked up on some of these wonderful $1 wooden totes!  A little acrylic paint, some cardstock, and assorted candies….and VIOLA….you have a treat basket that anyone would love to have!  Who will turn down chocolate…seriously???  :)

dollar_find_friday_080610I started by sanding the edges with some heavy-duty sand paper, then painted this tote in a bright and cheerful blue using a sponge brush.  The focal panel consists of images from the newly released “Puppy Love” stamp set from There She Goes, and were colored using Copic Sketch Markers.  I added some simple piercing around the edges using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, and popped the sentiment panel off of the tote using some Dimensionals.  The candies were wrapped up in White Tissue Paper, and tied up with some Black Saddle-Stitched Ribbon.  The candies were then nestled gently into the tote, and the project was complete.

That's it for me!  What do you think?  I know that I'll definitely be making more of these for my friends, and also as birthday and thank you gifts...the possibilities are limitless!  Now get in your craft room and start creating!  ;-)



  1. I think it's adorable and I might have to case this idea...I think I have one of these in my stash...what a great way to brighten someone's day!

  2. Adorable project Mercy with an adorable set (hee hee hee).


  3. Just an FYI - the link doesn't not link up to today's date - are we simply going to chat on a previous week's thread? :)

    Hope everyone is having a Happy Friday!


  4. Hi! I'm saying the same as Meredith...I can't find tonight's chat link. I just tried and looked all over. HELP!!

  5. Sooooooooo cute!!! I just LOVE this set!!


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