I spend more time in $2/discount shops than I care to admit to. China may be belching out pollution at an astonishing rate, but by golly haven’t they given us a wonderful avalanche of cheap crap to rummage through? Some say these stores are (*gasp!*) full of junk. Not I, oh no, I’d much prefer wandering the aisles of ‘Dynamic Discounts’ than any Cartier or YSL. There’s a $2 dollar shop down the road from me, I’ve been there so many times the couple that own it treat me like their daughter.
This post is dedicated to all the things I’ve made from discount shop discoveries. Like the Sea Glass Lamp above. Technically the little lamp came from Ikea but it was very cheap so I think it counts. The glass stones were $2 a bag. It took 3 bags to cover the lamp. Below are some more of my crafts that began their life on the discount floor.