Flea Market Saturday

Hi guys. Remember this post? (here’s a link) I told you about this flea-market that’s opened the first Saturday of every month and that I was going to show you more projects with the stuff I find there. Well, after I went to this month’s flea-market I decided to show you some of the stuff I got, including the stuff I wouldn’t use for projects. I’ll also add the price and total and uses for the things I get. I’m calling it, Flea-Market Saturdays! (Since Saturday’s when it’s open) I know today isn’t the first Saturday of the month and that it isn’t a Saturday at all, but let’s just overlook that fact OK?

 My first find was this adorable watering can.

It was only 2 euro to and it was just too cute for me to resist! For now I’m using it to water my indoor plants but I’m planing on buying some flower seeds to plant inside (maybe some purple pansies or violets?). It started to rain and as my mom and I were squeezing our way to the car we found this lady who was selling a TON of buttons (And I mean a TON). I had to hide my excitement and think, “Am I ever going to use these?”. There was a large pile of buttons or 50 euro cent per bag and I decided to get these. I already used two of the blue ones to make a gift for a friend’s birthday party (I made a little sock monster). I have them stored in this lovely button box my Grandma sent me (Love you!).

Isn't it adorable?

Isn’t it adorable?

So in total I spent 4 euro. We would have stayed there longer but the weather was starting to get bad (my ears were starting to go numb) 😦 but it was really fun.

Green Tip

 Did you know that textiles produces about 5% of landfill waste worldwide! (Here’s a link to were I found out about this and ways to help lower that amount) Instead of throwing away your old clothswaist give them to a friend or sibling.

Item Display Case

Hello everyone! Now as many crafters, I have a crafting space, but what happens if you’re crafting space becomes a disaster area?

It looks like a tornado attacked my desk!

What a mess!

I am super careful to keep my craft space clean but when I’m working on something big or on multiple projects (I’m messy that way) I soon find my desk looks like a place were a tornado just hit. So a while ago (some time around January) I went to a monthly flea market (oh, so itchy! *Scratch*) and I got this.

Pretty!

Pretty!

 I really liked the bright colors on this and for only ten euro (one euro dollar is like seventy cents US), I couldn’t say no! You can find them in almost any flea market but make sure that it isn’t falling apart.

1. Before I took a picture of this it was really dirty and dusty but you can fix that with a vacuum.

Using a crevice tool makes it easier.

Using a crevice tool makes it easier.

2. Now you don’t have to do this, but I wanted to give mine a little polish so I used a rag to rub wood polish into mine.

Woods best friends.

Wood’s best friends.

Be sure to get every nook and crevice.

Rub rub rub.

Rub rub.

3. Now you get a hammer and a pair of nails and hammer one into the wall.

Yours may vary.

Your’s may vary.

4. Now mark were your other hanger is and hammer another nail in. Now hang up your master piece.

Vwala!

Voila!

5. Now start adding your supplies in.

I took a few fun stuff and added sticky tack to the bottom so they wont fall off.

I took a few fun items and added sticky tack to the bottom so they wouldn’t fall off.

Add this is what mine looked like when I was done.

Ohhh! Ahhh!

Ohhh! Ahhh!

You don’t have to use it for craft stuff, for example you can use this to display your makeup, jewelry, nail polish or what ever you think of! I’m going to try and go to this flea market as often as I can and find more stuff for other projects. Until then…

Green Tip

 When you leave a room, be sure to turn the lights off!