Monday, October 5, 2015

HOLIDAY DOOR GREETERS



These cute, wood and metal shovels are from originally from Tractor Supply and are only $5.99 each. But I won them at a wholesale auction for only $2.00 each!!!! I know right!!


I just had to grab a few since they are bright red and they just screamed Christmas to me.
The brown basket I had on hand because I buy boxes of them at auctions for a few bucks at a time.

When I got them home, here are a few ideas I tried out on them.  And I am going to use one as a door greater.  We call them that when we stand something up, or sit something out by the front door.  Just a pretty something that greets guests.

First I free handed the words "Let it snow," 


and some easy snowflakes from lines and dots like this:


And then I thought about making the basket a holder underneath the shovel. So I too a pair of scissors and started a hole in the basket.  Once started, the shovel went right on through.


And I secured it with hot glue at the base to keep it intact inside and out.


And then I had to start thinking of some holiday things I would place in the basket as decorations.  I just basically started going through my craft supplies and putting this and that in.  I did have about 10 of those green twigs or fillers as I call them, that look like pieces of Christmas tree limbs. 


They are great for things like this. And are $1.00 at the Dollar Tree or you could easily make your own from an old tree!

SHOVEL # 1 "LET IT SNOW"

The candy canes are easily made with homespun.


If you like them, 


And at the bottom of the basket, I also tied a strip of homespun on to cover the hot glue strip.

And here is a second try at another shovel.

SHOVEL #2 JINGLE BELLS

I made this one much more simpler.  Just free handed on the words "Jingle Bells" and snowflakes. 
Glued on some red, metal jingle bells, a red ribbon and perched on a cute red bird in a nest. And stuck on a cinnamon stick as maybe the birdie carried it to work with, lol.



SHOVEL #3 SPARKLY SNOWMAN
I think I liked this one the most. I just love sparkly, shiny stuff at Christmas time, I guess.
As you can see, I kinda used found items, like the tulle, jingle bell snowflake ornament, a wooden snowman and a frosty twig. That was about it.


Oh yes, and the line of red, metal jingle bells down the wooden handle.

I am just going to be sitting one up beside my door, without any type of stand.  Because I don't think one is necessary if you find a good leaning spot.


I priced these for $19.99 in my craft booth, since they are real metal and wooden shovels.  If they would have been plastic, I wouldn't have priced them so high.  But they are really strong feeling.
I kinda felt bad, being as I only had $2.00 each in them, plus the making of them, but I do think they are worth the $19.99 this time.

I priced them for $19.99 each
ALL ARE SOLD
THANK YOU!

Happy crafting until next time ya'll,
~Lisa

4 comments:

  1. They were an amazing make, you are quite an inspiration with your great makes.

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  2. Oh good buy and you are very clever. Love these. B

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  3. These are really cute! The red shovels are wonderful and how creative you are for turning them into door greeters! Thanks for sharing <3 Karen

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  4. Very creative and pretty cute door greeters!

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