We got these washcloths from Kohls...we were purchasing something else from them online and checked RetailMeNot and found a coupon code for $10 off $50, as we were already buying $40 worth, we threw in two $5 sets of washcloths, so they were FREE!!!
When Oriental Trading Company had their free shipping last week I bought these Desk Plates, they were on clearance for $2.88 normally $19. There were 24 in the pack so it worked out to 12 cents a piece! I wasn't sure what they were going to be like, but they arrived and were great! I put an index card case I had on hand in the photo to show a size comparison and as an example of the plastic-the desk plates are of a slightly thinker plastic than the case. They have lots of great information for school, and if they can't use it for that, it's still colorful! I plan to watch for them in the future, they have a few different ones to pick from some plastic, some paper.
A friend of my mom's gave her a gift certificate to a discount craft store for shoebox items. Mom was hopping to be able to go herself, but her health hasn't been good this year, so while my sister and I were running errands today we stopped at the store and picked up some things to go in shoeboxes-had SO much fun getting to pick things out-most of these items were on closeout...even better! We may carft out of them, or send them for the recipients to craft with...lace to add to the sewing kits and I also saw some cute little pearl head pins I just had to get-so pretty for the girls to use. Embroidery thread to tuck in corners-they could use it to make friendship bracelets, embroider something, or even use it as sewing thread in a pinch. Charms to make necklaces with ribbon. All of that was mainly for my 10-14 year old girl boxes, but I got a set of safety pins to split up for my dad to send in his 10-14 year old boy boxes-great for so many things. It came up to just 3 cents over and as the owner was checking me out and as she knew what it was for, she said not to worry about digging out change-FREE!!!
the processing center to be used as fillers. They'd be great to fill up spaces in boxes like this one (thanks to Debora Clark for this photo of a box she saw at the Dallas processing center):
Used from our shoebox gift card winnings: $2.88
Added to stockpile:
- 12 washcloths
- 20 winter hats
- 24 Desk plates
- Craft supplies:
- 28 necklace charms
- 46 packages of hem lace
- 1 pack of safety pins
- 160 skeins of embroidery thread
- 1 pack pearl headed pins