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I loved these sparkly glitter store when I spotted them at the Dollar Tree! I wasn’t crazy about the off-balance shape, so I evened them out with scissors
and strung them up with some leftover Christmas ribbon:
May I introduce you to my chalkboard secret weapon?? I found this back in Blacksburg at the Goodwill for $5. It’s a fold-up overhead projector. Like it folds into an Inspector Gadget type briefcase and I didn’t even have to answer the question: “and why are we hauling an overhead projector across the country?!” It was a great find.
I just whip up a phrase on the computer, print it out on an overhead transparency (okay, transparencies can be pricey and come in expensive 50 packs at office supply stores. Forget that! Tip: buy them on ebay…) and trace it in 5 minutes. Lifesaver!
My sister in-law just did an awesome overhead map art for her living room, I’ll have to see if she will let me share. Overhead projectors are getting more tricky to find these days. Your church library may have one, (we had one in our closet at church in Virginia!), many public libraries will let you check them out, if you ever have a school auction near you I can guarantee there will be some there. Remember the one I went to in VA last year?? Scads of them.
A guy was buying them all up, probably to sell on Ebay?
Anyway, they are great to have on hand for projects if you can find one for a great deal. And do you see those purple-ish, taupey lamps? I found them on clearance for $16.99 at Ross. And I’m going to paint them. Because purple has never been my favorite color.
Moral of this prolonged, protracted post: overhead projectors are marvelous. And the dollar store always has fun surprises.