I shared a frame like this a couple months ago when I made one for my partner at Swap-Bot in a Dollar store swap. It was a swap where you pick up an item from a dollar store and re-make it over re-vamp it into some a bit more attractive.
I started out with an acrylic frame. I’ve had this one for a while and never used it for what I originally intended. It was perfect to make into a Halloween frame.
Last year after Halloween I picked up this vinyl spider and ‘eek!’ for a dollar. I always like the look of all the vinyl words and images you can get at the craft sale but I usually balk at the price. Luckily this one was marked down from $4.99 to $1.00. Yep, only one dollar….. mine for that price.
I put him (I’m pretty sure a spider had to be male) on top of my tv. You can see him peeking out from behind my hens and chicks I just planted in this holder and brought inside.
Speaking of my hens and chicks. Can you tell which one is ‘red’ and which is ‘green’? I can tell they are different but red and green? I’m not sure about that.
The ‘red’ one is the one of the left. Where is the ‘red’?? I can see a hint of blue and I guess if I look very close there is a smidgen of red on the tips but that is it. I see more red on the one on the right.
Or how about these two? Which one is ‘red’?? If they didn’t ship at different times I don’t think I would know which to call ‘red’ and which one green.
See the ‘red’ on the one of the left? That is not the red one! Boy, I can’t believe the ones I bought as ‘green’ have more red on them than the ‘red’ ones. The red ones I saw in the catalog were so dark they looked purple. Here is the catalog red.
Wow, so not what I got……
I asked my sister who has quiet a few succulents and asked if the red should be red and she was surprised I couldn’t really see any red on them.
I called the company I bought them from and the nice lady there said she ordered them and they definitely had red to them. She thought maybe as they grew a bit they might turn a bit more red.
I will say that they did offer to ship more red ones out to replace what I got. The nice lady put an order in for them but didn’t think they would ship until the spring. She only asked that I call back if these turn more red before the replacement ones ship. That was nice and I will gladly call them back if they turn red. I’ve only had them a few days so time will tell if they are indeed ‘red’ hens and chicks.
Sorry for my little tangent about my hens and chicks. Thinking about it, maybe today was a good day to talk about them… they were $3.33 each or $9.99 for three and I bought two sets so I spent $20 on red chicks that don’t really look red.
Yep, back to the spider by my plants.
I added goggle eyes I had on hand to the vinyl.
I had all of the supplies on hand for this project.
Acrylic frame – $1.00
Vinyl spider and eek – $1.00
Paper – on hand
Google eyes – on hand
Total cost: $2.00 plus supplies.I’ll probably share this with some of these parties.