Don’t you hate how much zippers cost? What I hate even more is not being able to find interesting ones. You know when you buy clothing the zippers can be so interesting and heavy. Cool pull tabs, heavier metal, a much bigger variety of colors…
So when I got ready to start a new project that calls for 5″ zippers I headed out to JoAnn’s to see what I could see. Well, you know the rest of that story. Same old, same old…. But next door!
This is not a political statement but ding, ding, ding a financial statement!
As I walked in the door, of this new store, I took notice that on this day everything with a purple tag was 50% off! Off to find the purple tags. Nothing else. Only purple. Maybe.
And look at the interesting goodies I found in no time. Two were marked $3.99 and the other two $4.99 and with three of them having purple tags, I am in for a bargain that I can not find anywhere else, for any price!!
And I love them! I had to stop myself from buying more than I needed today, but aren’t these great? Just look at those heavy, interesting pull tabs!!
Then when the cashier rings me up and tells me it is $6.42 I can’t pay fast enough! Three of them were marked down to 69 cents!
Apparently one of these was not a purple tag…. Apparently I needed the gold tab/hot pink zipper really badly. But that’s okay. I found better zips, at a much better price, without having to use up all my 40% off Joann coupons!
Have you ever tried this? Do you reuse zippers for craft projects? It’s easy enough to shorten them to any length you want and with only needing 5″ zippers, I don’t have to remove the entire length, just the bottom half.
Hopefully the mess I make, upon removal, will still have me thinking this was the deal of the day!!
My plan is that by next week this will be a finish that I can show off!