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"
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|
Happy crafting until next time ya'll,