CUTE MASON JAR MINI PLANTERS

Super simple idea here ya’ll. If you like little mason jars as much as I do, you may like this.
I started off with these clear, plain and simple little cute Mason Jars.
I just took some little new growths of  “Hen & Chicks,” (I think, no idea really about names, but someone told me they were) separated them,
 added some more good ground dirt to the jar 
 and stuck them in their very own mason jar.
That was pretty much all there was to it.
Now I know this doesn’t give the little plantings much room, but I don’t mind transplanting them on down the road into something larger.  
But as for now, I am loving having the little brown, grubby jar sitting on my desk.

I even stuck one in this cute little dish I found at a flea market.
I love it!
Happy Crafting Ya’ll,
~Lisa
 If you want to see I tinted the clear mason jars blue and various other colors, click here.
 Or how I made the jars n’ things grubby, click here, for the previous post.
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Primitive Cloth Candy Canes From the Dollar Store Kind

Hey ya’ll! I hope everyone is stuffed and getting in some good rest after Thanksgiving yesterday.

I will not be one of those out looking for Black Friday deals, it’s just not my thing.  So instead I will be here typing up some of the crafts I’ve recently made.  I hope they can give ya’ll a little idea of how to make some really cute and easy Christmas crafts.

Okay, first I started off with these hard, plastic candy canes.  I got them in packages at the Dollar Store last year in the after Christmas sales boxes.  I bought all they had and I think they may have been around a quarter per pack or so.

And here is how I went about making them into some cute, primitive themed candy canes.

All you need is some fabric, hot glue gun and some jingle bells.  The fabric I used started its’ life as a bed skirt.  I got this at a store that sells JC Penny discontinued items and such, for only $2.00.  It was just right as it is a light red and cream pinstripe.

I then started to rip them into little strips. I like leaving the edges torn and raveled so that it looks more prim.  I left each one about 6 to 8 inches long or so.

So now, just take your glue gun and run a bead of glue at the very bottom. This is where you will start the fabric and make your way up.

And then just start to wrap it like this:

And you just keep wrapping and wrapping.  I add a bit of hot glue here and there along the way to make it stay secure.

And then I just continued on making more and more.

I thought I’d bunch them in groups of two and add a bit of homespun and a jingle bell this year.

So I tied them together with some of that jute twine that comes in big spools for like $2.00.

And then I started making a bunch more but I kind of mixed them all up in different ways.

Some of them ended up leaving as a single candy cane too.  I just wanted to keep things going differently so I didn’t get too bored.  I usually will lose interest in making things that look the exact same after a few.  It’s just my mind lol.

I decided to package them up into those clear treat bags from Walmart in the baking goods section for decorating.

I even added some little metal stars to a few.  Metal stars are cute on just about anything crafty lol.

I then tied these off at the top of the bag with another strip of the matching homespun fabric. And then I added a hanging gift tag.

I forgot to take a photo of them all tied up, I think, as I can’t find them.  But you get the jist, I’m sure.

So here it is, the before and after of these little plastic candy canes.

to this:

and these:

I hope ya’ll will give these a try and make some cuties.  These will be great tied onto those specially wrapped gifts or hanging onto a cute prim Christmas tree!

Happy Holidays!

Simplify Sign from Old Drawer

Salvage a drawer front to a Simplify Sign!

This was a fake drawer, at the top, right under the kitchen sink. You know, the long one that doesn’t really open. When we were redoing our kitchen, I saved all the wood I could for future projects and this is one of the easy ones.

I simply took the drawer front and put on one coat of flat, black paint from the Walmart paint section. The kind you have to paint on with a brush.

Next, after drying, I took a large “Simplify” sign and stenciled it on using some yellow stencil paint from the Heritage Brand collection. I love that stencil paint, but it is a little greasy based and needs time to dry. Probably about 24 hours.

And after letting it sit to dry, I also took some of the yellow stencil paint and touched around all of the edges to make a little more “worn” looking effect.

And here it is all finished. All I need to add is a sawtooth hanger on the back.

I am pricing this cute SIMPLIFY sign in my Booth #555 (Like me on Facebook) at the Morehead Peddlers Mall for $9.99.

And remember, you can also stay up to date on items I make for my craft Booth #555 by keeping up with me on Facebook also!

See you round’ and Happy Crafting!

OLD GLASS CREAMERS REUSED

I won a large, old gray enamel cooking pot full of these old little glass jars. I am guessing they were used in some old diner or something as little creamers that sit on a table. Not positive, but I think it’s a pretty good guess.

Here’s the before pic of a couple of them:

And here’s the after pic:

I tried to make it look like it did have “milk” or “cream” in it still with a price.

I took a can of regular, $1.00, white spray paint from WalMart and slowly sprayed it inside. I held the nozzel right inside the edge and sprayed. Till enough got in that I could tilt it on it’s side and roll it around and cover the entire insides.

Then I just took some red craft paint and a tiny paint brush and wrote “milk” 5cents, on the front. On the next one I think I will write “cream.”

I like how it came out and it adds a lil something something to the plain little jars instead of just being empty.

I am going to put these in my Peddlers Mall Booth #555 for about a $1.50 each. That will be a good profit considering I only gave like $2.00 for the entire lot of about 30 of these little jars.

Primitive Bench

Here’s the latest addition to my items for sale in my Booth #555 at the Peddlers Mall. It’s a piano bench that I redid into the primitive theme.

And here it was before the makeover:

I first I tried to leave it in the off whiteish/light brown base with sage stars and red writing, and then I hated it!

Next, I painted it all over again in the black and loved it. Especially after I took sand paper and scruffed up all the edges to make it a little worn looking.

And here it is again, the second time I tried, lol. And definitely the best of the two.

Don’t forget to like my Booth #555 on Facebook for the latest items!

  And here’s a few other things that I’m working on and will be putting in my booth this week, if’ you’d like to take a look: 

 

If you’d like to see another one of my piano bench remakes, here’s the link:

Old Piano Bench Repurposed

Happy Crafting Ya’ll!

Flea Market Finds & Auction Goodies

OMG! I’ve been so happy with items I’ve won at local auctions lately, that I’ve decided to start a regular running post here about them now and then, along with my crafts. I hope you don’t mind!

Sometimes, however, the item will be from a flea market because I also visit them on a weekly basis. I go to a bunch of different ones each week, some close here and a few in neighboring states.

I buy all kinds of items for re-purposing and resell in my Peddlers Mall. But my last find isn’t going any farther than my master bedroom.

Here’s a quick pic of it from when I won it. It’s a solid wood, oak cabinet. (Oh, btw, I love oak furniture the most- it’s so country.)

All is intact. The doors are perfect and the two drawers. I’m 5’4″ and this is just a little bit taller than me.There is very minimal scratches on it towards the trim at the bottom. All and all I’m super happy with it. I like a little wear on my items because our home is so country and “lived in” look. lol. It’s going in my bedroom and house all my old quilts. And the drawers are gonna hold my sheets and such.

What did I have to pay for this? Well, I had the winning bid of only $30.00! I could not believe it it. I was loving it before the auction and I told my husband that I wanted to go up to about $80.00 on it. In no way ever, did I expect to get it for only $30.00!!!!

Do you attend flea markets or auctions?

Halloween Labels

It’s that time again! Time to add a lil creepy to our homes. And this year I did something new. I ordered some sticky Halloween themed labels from ebay, (because I didn’t feel like going out and buying the sticker paper & buying images on Etsy at the moment.) So it was just because I wanted the easy way out, or I’d have taken the time to do so. lol.

I made a lil box of things with labels to go in my Peddlers Mall booth as well. Here they are after I used what I needed, I packaged the left over labels up for sale in my booth also. So people can put them on what they want, if they don’t like my pre-made items.

As you see, they are just basically pre-made stickers with cute Halloween themes. That’s it. Ready to stick. Just find an object to put them on. Here’s some more pics of how I used them below on an old medicine bottle, can of beans and a can of tuna. I just took off the original labels and stuck them right on.
 
And here’s a little display I made on the front porch. Note the cute little barn wood cabinet that my wonderful hubby Greg made! Gotta love a crafty man! 🙂

I love these labels. So simple but they add a unique look for my decorations. I need to go snap some pics of the yard and area my husband decorates. I may add some later on, if I can remember.

Happy Crafting!

Snowman Magnets

I recently ran across a blog called Eyeballs by Day, Crafts by Night and am in love with almost everything that this girl makes. It seems that we have alot of common interest in many crafts and I think she has some wonderful ideas. So over the weekend I tried out one of her ideas which was Snoman Magnets! And here’s my go at it.

First I painted some little wooden discs I found at Michaels craft store. Then painted on the faces by looking at hers. Let that all dry, then came back with a home-made mixture of mod podge and with glitter and painted that on. It kinda give it that snowy effect without me having to purchase the glitter mod podge. And surprisingly, it worked. I don’t usually have good luck with experimenting. lol. And here they are:

I too, will also be saleing these, so I went with the display method she used also. That is by sticking them on a metal star. I chose a red one I painted, and edged with a eggnog yellow.

For a more detailed how’to, please visit her blog at Eyeballs by Day, Crafts by Night. And there you will find many other great ideas!

Halloween Ghost Candles

Here’s my little ghost candles. Great for your Halloween table displays! Coming soon will be the cat silhouette and pumpkin faces. (note: these are not just painted on faces, they are set in wax)

Cost: only $1.00 each
(limited supply on all Halloween decor)

Button Collector


I save buttons from everything.  And they look great sitting on a shelf, in an old bottle with a bit of homespun tied at the top.
In my booth you can find “button mixin’ packages.” They would be great for crafts or to start your button collection.

Do you collect buttons?

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