Quick Tip: Shop Clearance Racks Now, Craft Later
Just in passing: don’t forget to look at clearance-priced holiday merchandise in stores. This can include decorative tree baubles, garlands, home dec and floral decor. Many of these things can be used in crafting projects throughout the year. Don’t be afraid to pull elements apart and place them in separate projects (bits of flowers can be fashioned into brooches, while the remaining greenery can brighten up a bird house mixed-media piece). I am a huuuge bargain hunter, and this is a great way to add items to your stash inexpensively.