Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dress Up Bag

One of my favorite things to do when I was little was play "dress up".  If you knew me back then you were likely introduced to my massive closet stuffed full of dress up clothes in the playroom which produced hours of endless fun.  My dress up collection came from a variety of places and sources, a decent amount being from garage sales. 

This weekend my best friend and her adorable family are coming for a visit.  They live in North Dakota so we don't get to see them much.  As I was putting together a few little gifts for the kids I came up with the idea of a "dress up bag" theme for the little girl.  First thing was first, the bag.  I bought a reusable shopping tote from Menards and then headed over to Hancock Fabric Store where I purchased 1/4 yard of fun fabric to sew over the print on the bag.  Over the next few weeks as I stopped at garage sales, I kept my eyes open for costumes to fill the bag with.  I was pleasantly surprised with what I came up with.  After a quick run through the washing machine the dress up bag was filled and complete.  My frugal find, bag and costumes included, came to a grand total of  $4.25.   

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