Crafts: Books by the pound

1/17/2011 02:14:00 PM Ashley 4 Comments

I needed old books...or at least books that I wouldn't feel awful about cutting up. That meant a trip to our Goodwill outlet. If you haven't been to a Goodwill outlet...then let me just say that it's a special place.

A very special place.

It's where the unwanted things from normal Goodwill stores go to die. Yes...there is a place where Goodwill sends their really bad stuff. Take away shelves and replace them with huge rolling bins that get filled full of anything and everything. There is lots of digging. Then to make it even more odd, you pay buy the pound for things. Yep folks you read that right.


Lets just say 65¢ a pound for books is awesome!

So now I have lots of this...


Which means I can now create my paper heart garlands! I'm very excited, because we are going to be using them for our Valentine's wine tasting party!

I can't wait to share all of the goodies that we are going to be making to help us decorate. So check back!


  1. Valentines wine tasting party! Fun! I wish I could come :)

  2. Mary Grace (white waxflower)January 18, 2011 at 9:08 AM

    What is this magical Goodwill Outlet you speak of!? I've never heard of this! I want to go to one! A pound of books for 65 cents? Yes, please! I would make a hundred of these:

  3. It is both magical and down right scary at the same time! You should be able to go to:

    And see if there is a Goodwill Outlet close to you. Now that I have all of these books I can play with making things like that awesome wreath that you posted! I actually bought some of those romance novels to cut into hearts for Valentine's garland!

  4. I'm excited for it! Though it would be pretty frickin cool if you magically showed up!