Friday, September 11, 2009


I had to go to the dollar store to buy one of these. It only cost a dollar.
Before I left, I checked out a couple blogs and found some creative things that you can make from buying things at the dollar store. These two pictures are from Dollar Store Crafts and they're so cute.
Sticky Note Clipboards
Cute Handbag from Placemat

I also checked Sandra's blog just before I left and saw pictures of adorable candles that she bought at the dollar store. I was excited to go and find something fun, creative, and cute.
I grabbed my dollars and away I went. I found the bucket and looked around to find something that would pique my interest. Before we go on, I need to let you know that I am NOT creative, not one tiny bit! I marvel at the gift of creativity that many of you have and wish I had even the ability to copy your ideas!

Back to the dollar store. I found this little honey. You may wonder what it is.

It's a back support for a car or office chair. I immediately thought of my husband, who uses a small, worn, pillow to put behind his back for support as he drives an hour to and an hour from work. I bought it. After I got it home, I felt ashamed and embarrassed that, once again, I found something that was only practical and not adorable.

Then it hit me! There's no reason I can't be-dazzle and be-jewel this thing. I went to work to make it cute, knowing my husband would greatly appreciate it. I have posted pictures of each step so that you, too, can be as creative as me.
I started with sewing some lovely beads around the outside of the back supporter.

I was hoping to have an informative video, as a tutorial, to show each step but my photographer went out for ice cream!
I then laced ribbon through the mesh.

What would be better than attaching a picture of the love-of-his-life to his back support. Here's a picture of some dark-haired woman!

Now, add some plastic flowers and...

VOILA! A lovely back support made especially for my husband.
And that, my friends, is my Dollar Store find! (I hope he likes it!)

Before I get emails and phone calls, asking me to come to your church and community to teach my skill, I need to let you know - I'm too busy! I'll be writing and publishing craft books!


Valerie said...

Oh my! You know these are going to be all the rage now...These could be just as popular as those resin grapes...only much more useful:) Just think of the possibilities.
I hope you remember me when you guest star on Martha Stewart. Just sayin'... :)

Yvonne said...

What do you mean you are not creative ; )

Something for EVERYONE on your Christmas list.

Ann Marie said...

Ha-ha.. If I order one.. can I choose what flowers I want?

Also.. a picture of you would be ideal. Just let me know where to send the check..

PS: We think we know why the jelly was runny. I used a different pectin. My MIL did it with me.. and she had sure jell and hers turned out great! So.. now we know.
3rd times a charm right??

Camille said...

I didn't see this on the list of Super Saturday crafts! I guess I'll have to make my own at your house! :)

Kazzy said...

Behind every good man there is a good woman. Literally.

You are so funny!

gigi said...

Oh, you, I have laughed so hard I,ve cried. The sweetheart yell from the back room to ask me what was so funny! I just told him he wouldn't get it!
You rock!
Hope your hubby loves it!

Erin Ann said...

You always seem to outdo yourself! Incredible I tell you, I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E! I would like to special order one, maybe with a pink ribbon. You make my day.

Small House said...

I can't stop laughing! OH MY WORD...why can't we be neighbors??!! We are trying to get some things together for SUPER SATURDAY.... Hmmmm.....I could have everyone bring a picture of themselves.
I did see these little back rest thingys at the dollar store, and now...I may have to buy one for me and all my sisters.


Kimmie said...

You are SO FUN and WITTY and I just love your sense of humor and your zest for life!

It shows through in all of your posts you do!

Love how creative you were in making that back support for your hubby!
BTW....your last 3 lines of your post have me laughing hard!

Thanks for always brightening my day with your posts! I hope your day is a wonderful one!

Allison said...

Aunt Connie- you are HILARIOUS!! I love reading your blog. What a cute back support craft. Ü