I feel a little egocentric saying it, but I really regret not photographing my crafts; I worked hard and would've liked feedback.
Well, even if you don't have pics, maybe you can tell us what you made...
True. And I can supplement said description with "before" pictures:
I didn't use the blue canister or the jelly-bracelets, but I used everything else:
$1 jute bag
$1 coaster set
$1 belt (though I only used the buckle)
$1 miniature Spongebob playing cards (not pictured)
$1 plastic tool box
$1 file folders
$1 grey placemat
$1 textured cardboard box
$1 I.D. holder
Over the design on the jute bag, I painted a purple-black tree on a teal-purple-blue background, and glued large artificial leaves around the border.
I painted the coasters a deep metallic blue and decoupaged celestial-themed paper to them. I did the same to the coaster holder, and affixed the silver sun belt buckle to it. (This is probably my personal favorite of all the items I made.)
The fish on the journal got covered with card stock and a Spongebob playing card (not part of the actual deck).
Diagonally across the front of the plastic tool box, I painted a "POLICE LINE DO NOT CROSS" tape. I also glued a pair of miniature handcuffs to the front.
I filled the file folders with blank white sheets, then rubber-stamped "CONFIDENTIAL" across the cover of each. (Listy has an interest in crime tv and forensics.)
The grey placemat became a (very simple) handbag, with matching coin purse. I braided leather cords into a strap and added skull beads to one end before attaching it. (Inside the coin purse was a "bonus" gift that had nothing to do with the dollar store: I'd seen a bicycle-chain bracelet on her wists, and since I happened to have that very object and intended to craft with rather than wear it, I just passed it along to Listy instead.)
After removing the nature-bits from the lid of the cardboard box, I painted mountains (in green) on it.
The I.D. holder I left as is, but slipped a mini cross-stitched anarchy sign (red, with black back-stitching) of my own design into the photo pocket. (She likes punk things.)
Then I piled everything into a huge box and sent it away....