Who wants some stash?

Snapshot of Heather’s box.
A couple weeks ago, I lucked out and received a box of arts/crafts goodies from Heather at Dollar Store Crafts. Then Lola decapitated one of the items inside and I have been on the hunt for headless crow crafts ever since.

I can only imagine these items came from Heather’s cupboards, waiting for a rainy day when they can come out and play.
I have rainy day cupboards too. In fact, I have a whole rainy day room.
Despite my own extensive goody stash, receiving Heather’s box got me thinking about new projects and ways to approach materials. With that in mind, it’s only right I pay it forward and send out some stash busting boxes of my own…
At the end of this week I’ll send out three boxes chalk full of creative materials. Some are new, some are old, some are vintage, some are funky. Not funky as in smelly, I mean funky as in, What am I supposed to make from plastic alligators?
These are the challenges of our times. 

Want a box? Its easy. Leave comment below, on Twitter, or on Facebook, in regards to this post with the words “send me a box!”

Winners will be chosen at random, Sunday May 1st, 9pm CST.

Update 5/2/11: Winners have been chosen. Thank you for everyone who entered!

Can I really call people winners? You’re not so much winning as helping me. 
You win stuff. I win cupboard space. We are both winners.
So, you are probably wondering what sort of goodies are in store. Good question. Let me take you on a tour…
Everyone has a shoebox with old beads and junky costume jewelry. Its not my fault that mine grew out of its shoebox ten years ago. Don’t look at me. It was hungry!
Seriously y’all, what am I going to do with seven shades of blue ric-rack trim? Help me.

You need mermaid rhinestones. I know you do.

A whole rainbow assortment of bias tape. And this is just the stuff still in packages!

I have three drawers laebled “TOYS. NOT FOR KIDS.” That says about about me.

There is a tupperware container the size of a small child filled with nothing but paper lanterns. Why?
Who buys rainbow sponges in Chinatown thinking “These will look great as gift wrap. I’ll take ten.”
Feathers. Gobs of them. Every size an color. Kitty not included.

Button, button, who got the button? I do!

 Keep in mind, this is just the stuff I am tossing. One day I’ll  get up the courage to take you on a tour of the rainy day room, aka, The Lion’s Den.

Until then, let me know if you are ineterested in getting abox of your own. No obligations or strings attached. I hope the recipients will pay it forward and make something, or maybe use this as an excsue to purge some stuff of their own, but I leave that part up to you.

Sign up by leaving a message below, on facebook, or on twitter with the words “send me a box.” 
I’ll chose one “winner” from each source, so you can triple your chances and sign up in all three places if you really want a box that bad.  No restrictions on location, just make sure you let me know you are interested before Sunday, May 1, 9pm CST.


  1. says

    send me a box! :-) I would love a box as I just moved before christmas and had to toss so much of my own stuff or we would have had to order an extra truck :-p

  2. says

    I’ll take all the rick-rack, bias tape, the not-for-kids toys and feathers you want! It’s hard for me to find good stuff like that where I live, which by the way, I’d be more than willing to pay the shipping for! I’m getting all crazy excited thinking about projects I could use these things for!

  3. says

    Send me a box! Even though the Easter Bunny (aka my step granny) brought me two huge pickle jars full of vintage buttons. I’ve still got my whole craft table a mess sorting them out! JACKPOT!

  4. says

    Oh I would love for you to send me a box! Those ric racs seem fantastic!!
    I could spend hours fingering through your craft room :)

  5. says

    Ohhh! I’m drooling over the ric-racks….

    Yummy stuff.

  6. says

    oh please please please send me a box! This is perfect! My BFF sends me one periodically and its saved my life several times.

  7. says

    Oh oh pick me, pick me – Plah-leese send me a box! Ohh, broken beads, rick-rack, plastic dinos, swoon!

  8. says

    Oooh, I don’t need but I want! I can just imagine all kinds of things that those plastic animals want to be glued to.

  9. says

    Send me a box! Please! Oh what fun I could have with all that luscious stuff.

  10. says

    Please send me a box! I’m in need of craftspiration!

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  12. Anonymous says

    Send me a box, please!

  13. says

    Derp, I commented before I finished reading the whole post! I have a nasty habit of doing that. :)

    But I’d love for you to send me a box!

  14. Kelly T says

    YES!!! Send me a box!!! You have such amazing stash stuff, I can’t wait for the tour!!!

  15. Whitney Bragg says

    oh boy, and I thought I had a lot of stuff! I would love to help you out! :)

  16. says

    I am so insanely jealous of your treasures! Send me a box! Please! :)

  17. says


    The understated euphemism was totally intentional, no better way to start a Tuesday than with some friendly sexual harassment.

  18. says

    Send me a box! Oh the fun I could have with that rick-rack. Paddy whack. Give a dog a bone. Or some jewels.

  19. says

    Oh! Pick me! Pick me! I’d love a box of goodies. I promise to hot glue the s**t out of everything.

    (How much do I love the word verification, “mankylac”? So much).

  20. says

    OH!! I’d love a goody box! You’ve got some awesome stuff there. Everyone needs a box of crazy stuff to get their creative juices flowing!

  21. says

    Ooooh!! Send me a box!!! (Just don’t tell my husband, mkay?) Yay!
    sonojen [at] gmail {dot} com

  22. says

    Send me a box! My husband won’t mind since it was free and it’ll fit in my closet, right?

  23. says

    send me a box! I homeschool and my kids would LOVE the extra stuff for “art” :)

  24. Anonymous says

    ooh oooh! pick me! pick me! *excited hand raisey waivey-ness* send me a box!

  25. says

    send me a box! how awesome!
    rwvanvoorhis at gmaild ot com

  26. says

    Envoie-moi une boite. Oops, I meant : Send me a box. You always dreamt of sending some of your stuff to France.

  27. says

    Send me a box! – I can find a drawer or shelf or some floor space that’s not in use. It may even help get my creative juices flowing.

  28. says

    I am especially intrigued by the paper laterns and plastic animals! Can’t wait to get a peak in the lion’s den! So, yes… please send me a box :) So much creativity waiting to happen there!

  29. says

    My knees gave out when I read this. I’m on your blog as soon as you put up a new post and find you an inspiration when it comes to using new materials. I’d love to see what I could do with some things straight from you. I’ll craft the hell out of that stuff.

  30. says

    SEND ME A BOX!! I need some craft inspiration to get my home decorated!!

  31. says

    Ooh, I’d like a box! Rickrack and bias tape and buttons and sequins and rhinestones? Sign me up!

  32. says

    send me a box!! yay that sounds like a party if i’ve ever heard of one! :) xox

  33. Linsey B says

    Send me a box very much please!

  34. says

    I would love such a whimsical box! I know exactly what to do with 7 shades of blue ric rac and a plastic alligator! Wonderful treasures!

  35. says

    send me a box!

    how in the world have you stayed so organized? it’s so pretty just to look at, even.
    thanks for the peek and the possible WIN!.

    p.s. my word verification is “opamb”.
    for some reason, the word verifications sometimes crack me up.

  36. says

    Send me a box! Please!!

    My 5 year old daughter and I love making found object artwork and this box of inspiration would be the perfect starter kit for many, many masterpieces. Here’s hoping…
    All the best,

  37. says

    “send me a box!” yes, yes i would love to win won….what fun to go thru and see and the different things…sort of like garage sales only on a minature basis…

  38. says

    send me a box:)
    that striped bias tape is to die for! Plus I am sure I can find a fitting use for all the other treasure in the booty!

  39. Courtney C. says

    me – me – me – pick me!!!!
    I could totally use a box of goodies for all the crazy ideas that we come up with for our participants in our Adult Day program. And as we are always on a tight (read:non-existant) budget for art /crafts this is totally up our alley :)

  40. says

    Send me a box!!!!!!!!!
    I submitted for a craft box from DSC, too, but no such luck.

    This seems like such a fun project. :)

  41. says

    Send me Box! I’ve been de-stashing myself and I de-stashed away a few things I needed, lol :)

  42. Jessica Swafford says

    Send ME a box!!!! Seeing all that rick rack made my heart jump! and, ohh, mermaid sequins! Wow!

  43. says

    Send me a box! I love the bias tape and the thought of random plastic animals, not for kids. :)

  44. Tammy A says

    “send me a box!” would love to have a craft that my 4 kids and I could work on!

  45. Dawn says

    Send me a box- looks like lots of happy crafting could happen there!!

  46. says

    Send me a box! This is a great idea btw. I think I’ll send someone a box.

  47. says

    What a Fantastic Idea, Send me a Box, I thinking what a great way to get new stuff to get your mojo going and then turn around and get rid of stuff, that might get someone else’s Mojo going.. I will definitely play this forward, rather I win or not..
    Thanks for the Idea. I’ve recently gathered together a box of goodies for a young lady on Freecycle just starting out scrapping and will do it again maybe with a contest such as this in my groups.

  48. Anonymous says

    i would really love to recieve a box ! i am a stay at home mom who is learning to be creative on a tight budget. this suprise would mean the world to me. i would love to share the fun with my daughter. VvHoy@comcast.net is my email.
    kirsten hoy

  49. says

    Hi, there. Send me a Box. I could do a lot with those goodies playing with my grandkids at art time.

  50. says

    Please, please, please send me a box! I love reading your blog and I want to say that I way so inspired by your garbage flowers that I have been saving every plastic bottle that I can find to make a garden of my own with my kids this summer. We don’t have a very big yard, but we do have a chain link fence in between my yard and my neighbor’s. Now I have tons of room for a flower garden! We don’t really go through that many plastic bottles in our house much, but I am hoping that once I start putting them out on my fence the neighbors will donate some of theirs too! Thanks for the great ideas!


  51. says

    Send me a box! All of that stuff looks so cool! <3 <3 <3

  52. says

    Send me a box! This is the craziest contest ever- a grab bag. Great idea! I think most crafters need to do something like this!

  53. says

    PLEASE>>>>>>>Send me a Box!!! Your old “junk” needs to become My NEW “Treasures”!!!!! Such an Amazing an Generous Give away!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!!

  54. says

    Golly holly, 82 comments by the time I got here today! Well, I’ll say send me a box, I love buttons and colors and beads, although I love others to put the beads together for me. I have a friend who I would probably give the beads to if I won the giveaway. HOWEVER, I’m way down on the list, so good luck to the others.

    I did something similar a few weeks ago and went through my craft room and gave away some of my rubber stamps. It was hard to part with them, but I know others will enjoy them. I know that is how you are feeling – someone else will benefit from your collective stash and be awed by it. You are a good woman, Peach.

  55. says

    Oooh how exciting!!!

    I (like everyone else :P) would love for you to send me a box :)

  56. says

    You have such cool junk. It’s funny how appealing someone else’s stuff is …. so pick me … please.

    And as for the alligator – paint him silver and put him next to your most “girliest” flowers. It will look great. Everyone needs a silver alligator.

  57. says

    I want one please??? I have had so much I had to throw out recently due to water damage. Grrrrr…and now more rain coming!

  58. KEC says

    Send me a box!! I am slightly obsessed with ric rac and buttons!

  59. Diane says

    Fun! Fun! Fun! Please send me a box!!!!

  60. Lori G. says

    Please send me a box, it is such a wonderful thing to share. Way fun too!!

  61. Krista says

    send me a box! i would have lots of fun with it :)


  62. says

    send me a box!!! omg girl couldnt have come at a better time, my dad has to go in for surgery and i have to stay with my mom who doesnt drive…. i will be there a whole week with nothing to do…..oh please send me a box!!!! mben04564@hotmail.com

  63. says

    Please send me a box! I have a bazillion ideas running around in my head already!

  64. says

    Send me a box! I am anticipating the summer heat and would love to create something fun with my toddler!

  65. says

    send me a box! and I will definitely pay it forward because I have a rainy day room spreading out through the den and garage!

  66. says

    Send me a box! Theres so many things i could make…

  67. says

    send me a box. i’m working to become a crafty person, and i’d love to put my creativity to the test.

  68. says

    Send me a box Aunt Peaches!! Looking forward to the day when you show us the Den.

  69. says

    Another womans’s trash is another woman’s treasure:) Oh please Aunt Peaches SEND ME A BOX!!! There’s some really awesome stuff there.

  70. says

    I would love to help you unclutter!! So, Send me a box! THanks for offering such great stuff! Rebecca

  71. says

    Oh my goodness. . . I would be the luckiest girl the world to receive a box of your stuff. . . .that would be like HEAVEN! I need to get back into the practice of making just for the joy of making. . . and this would be a perfect start. . . not to mention I know my friends would love it if I shared :P
    Pick me puh-puh-puh-pleeeeeeaseeeeeeeee!

  72. says

    Please send me a box! Actually, I’m in Chicago I could pick it up or you could drop it off!


  73. says

    send me a box!!!!!! :) i can’t find cool stuff like that in mississippi!!!

  74. says

    SEND ME A BOX!!! omg I could find a million uses for all of these things!! :)

  75. says

    I would love a box… let my creative side run wild!!!

  76. says

    um. wow. I might need some of those lovelies. (don’t tell my boyfriend! He makes little side comments about hoarders. I prefer the term “magpie”)

  77. says

    Aunt Peaches has a contest.
    Her stash she is giving away.
    It has alot of stuff I like,
    Yes, send me a box TODAY—-PLEASE!


  78. says

    I almost drooped on my keyboard, so your method of selecting supplies is spot on!
    Please send me a box!

  79. says

    I just love the way you think, Auntie Peaches… surely, you’re the brightest light on the Internet.

  80. says

    I am not in acquisition mode because I am moving soon. But this offer is too g good to pass up! So send me a box.

  81. says

    Aunt (said with an ahhhhnt) Peaches. My Mom is in the Alzheimers ward in Florida. They don’t have much of a budget, but they do make crafts at least twice a week. They love craft foam and I send them easy kits from Michaels and Oriental Trading from time to time. They decorate 8 tables for every holiday, so they would love the Chinese New Year stuff. They also remember rick rack, so that would be good. They really NEED the mermaid sequins. They love to paste. They have about 12 regulars. I would love the plastic alligators. I would make a necklace and wear it to the golf club with my pink Lacoste (dressy for evening) and Lilly skirt. I don’t have a blog yet, so I mentioned you on Junk in my trunk. Does that count? If you send my Mom a box, I will get a box of stuff together in the next three months and pass that along. I have a vintage Cher doll that is missing a hand. I also have a mint, new in the box, Rosie O’Donnell doll that might be worth something, …someday. Pick us, please.!! Ann

  82. says

    Send me a box of awesome goodness. Make sure your kitty rolls around on it all so my kitty can have some fun too! And thanks for sharing your stash.

  83. says

    FUN! My craft stash is looking kinda boring to me these days. I could definitely use some new inspiration. Send me a box!

  84. says

    Oh my goodness! How much awesomeness is that?!

    Send me a box! Pretty please?!

  85. says

    this is great! send me a box!
    boon1211 at gmail dot com

  86. Jamie says

    What fun! The ideas are percolating already!

  87. says

    Send me a box! This stuff would be great for the summer projects I have planned!!! :]

  88. Elvira2015 says

    is it too late to ask for a box??

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