I am not one to drop a load of money on pre-made embellishments. I do go to the store and look through them from time to time and admire how great they look. I have even purchased a few of them on super clearance YAY!...
Did you know that scrapbook embellishments and accents can cost upward of 2, 3, 4, 5, or even 6 bucks per sheet....and I am talking a small sheet.
Now I Scrapbook about a couple hundred pages, photos, canvases etc...per year...now If I wanted store bought embellishments for each of those projects that would cost....hmm..lets see...200X 3-6 dollars...is between 300 and 1200 dollars....wow....
Well I don't spend a fraction of that, I actually make almost all my own accents, and embellishments...
and you can too!
|you can use ribbon to tie your pages together~!|
I also seem to use tons of buttons, all different shapes, sizes and colors. Glue, layer, paint, sand, or sew them onto just about anything...so cheap and easy.
Now I cannot state this enough... Garage Sales!!!
I am telling you I find the most rare, fun things at sales. I bought a whole pack of these tiny clothes pins for 10 cents at a sale and I use them all the time....look at old jewelry when you go bargain hunting. Think about how you can break it up and use it in your crafts, I get a lot of pearls, old buttons, gems, old pins or broaches and use them in my crafting all the time, for dirt cheap.
This is one of my favorites, I just used an old safety pin, tied a bunch of scrap ribbon on to it and glued it to the page:)
Nothing is off limits, let you imagination go wild when it comes to the little extras. It will make your pages truly unique~!
Happy Scrappy Evening~!