Sep 22, 2016

Rolling PIN Holder and Cabinet Remake


Here is one of my latest auction makeovers.
I won this cute little old, sturdy wine and glass stand at the auction for only $2.00. I call it an awesome rolling pin holder instead.

First for the makeover I lightly sanded it all over with a medium grit sandpaper.  Then wiped it clean with a damp rag.

Then I gave it a good coat of Rustoleum brand spray paint in the ALMOND color from Lowes.
For the top, I let it dry and did a second coat of paint.

Then after drying for about 6 hours, I got out some light grade sandpaper and began to rough up the edges.


I wanted to give it a better finish but still look like it had been around a while and used.
So the edges really looks way better when you do this.

And it was starting to look pretty good after about 15 minutes or so.

 Here is a closeup of the side leg.
 These are meant for holding glasses just under the top, but I'm not sure yet what I'm going to display there. Maybe nothing if I can't find something to look right with rolling pins in the bottom.

In the full size pics like below, you can't see all the details, but they are there.

I like it 99% better than the before photo, what about ya'll?


And I had also gotten a wall cabinet too.
I can't find my before picture of it, but here it is after I cut out the doors and added chicken wire.

 This cabinet had solid wood doors on it before.

I won it at the auction for only $5.00.

I asked my husband to go cut the doors out.

And then I just stapled on some chicken wire from the inside.

Look close above the cabinet. I made a fake clothes line with string and bits of cut fabric.


The cabinet looks way better and so much more country now!

I didn't have to paint it. I just left it the old original color.
I priced this chicken wire door cabinet for $19.99 in my booth.
And it has already sold.
Thank you!

See ya'll next time,
~Lisa


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Sep 20, 2016

DIY Home Made MOO SHINE MOON SHINE

Are ya'll ready to make some home made Moo Shine?
(Moon Shine lol)


I did. Here is how mine turned out.


These are great items to sell at craft booths/fairs.  They make for cute country gifts at Christmas. Or as a souvenir.

It was hard to photograph water in jar without it being blurry for me.

They also make adorable party favors to take home, especially for country themed weddings!

Here's how I made it.
All you need is a 
-Mason jar with a lid, (I prefer the old metal ones.)
-E-6000 Glue
-Water (from a bottle.)
-Play set with tiny, plastic cows. 

I got the one pictured above from our local Tractor Supply for only $4.99.
Not many cows in it, but I'm going to dab on some black/white spots to a few to make them look like cows.

Just take some E-6000 glue and glue the little cows to the bottom of your empty Mason Jar.
Let them dry overnight.

I used a wire to lower him down. A wire flimsy enough though to remove easily after it dried.


And then just add some bottled water.  I think using bottled water may help from getting that stink smell after it sits for a while. Guess that's the difference. Not positive but I think that's the reason to use bottled water for crafts like this.

And bam, here is your Mason jar full of MOO SHINE!
I used cold, bottled water. I wish I'd used room temperature water so I wouldn't have had the chill in the first finished picture above.



These are great items to sell at craft booths/fairs.  They make for cute country gifts at Christmas. Or as a souvenir. They also make adorable party favors to take home, especially for country themed weddings!


Speaking of "moo stuff." Yesterday was bittersweet. I said goodbye to a few of my farmland friends named, Small, Medium and Large. But I know they've really moved on to greener pastures for sure, as ours were drying up.

"As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists." 
~Joan Gussow

Amen! Me too.
~Lisa

Sep 19, 2016

DIY TOBACCO STICK TREE with CHICKEN WIRE

Here's a cute craft I like to make, a Tobacco Stick Tree.

I've made various styles through the years, 
Click to see the various styles of Tobacco Stick Trees I've made
(click here to see,) 
but I really like this one because I found a way to incorporate some cute chicken wire and stars.

I started out with some old tobacco sticks I have laying around. I keep them in a trash can, out of the weather so they won't rot.

Used a nail gun and secured the top three together.
And then formed the bottom shape by cutting some pieces of the tobacco sticks to fit a bottom.
Got the basic shape 
 
then I started to decorate it with some pieces of chicken wire .
I bought a roll of it at the store called Rural King. Southern States stores and Tractor Supply stores also has this type of wire. You don't need much.

Then I started to tie some strips of it to the inside with thin craft wire.
 Just keep tieing it in place until you get a good filling to the inside.  Then tie on some rusty craft stars if you have some.
 
I was going to add those orange, silicone dipped light strand that you see there, but I didn't think they looked right in the end. It looked better without lights.






And here it is all finished up.

What do you think? Cute enough to sit out on ya' porch for Fall decorating?
See ya'll next time,
~Lisa


Ps.

Here's a pic of my all time favorite, full length tobacco stick tree I think I ever made.
Click to see this one and how to make it.

Sep 15, 2016

TARGET ORNAMENT GIFTS

TARGET ORNAMENTS
"Hit me with your best shot." 
-REALLY!


Hey ya'll, I've been busy making a ton of Christmas ornaments this week. And I had an idea since it is bow season (hunting) in our area, that I should make some sort of hunting ornaments that men and women hunters would like.  So this is what I came up with.


I used my metal, regular mouth sized, Mason jar lids, (not rings,) 


and spray painted them various colors.


Some even camo by spraying the base black and coming back in with spruce green here and there.

At the moment I painted the CAMO, I didn't realize they were WIDE MOUTH LIDS, so I couldn't use them with the 2" circle target cutouts. The Wide Mouth Lids need the 3" cutouts.


While those were drying,
I did a quick search and found this free image via Wikipedia to use as a center.


Then I just used Avery Print Online and uploaded the target pic into the 2" round printable project.

 Which was perfect since the regular size since these regular size jar lids are about 2 3/4", the 2 inch circle pic fits right in the center.


I used Elmers glue, lightly painting it on with a paintbrush, to the back of the cutout circles (using regular scissors,) and gluing them onto the lid.  If you get too much glue the paper will bubble.


And just stick them on in the center.


This is how it looks.


Give it a bit to dry, and then you will need to take a hole punch or a nail to puncture a hole at the top to attach a hanger.




Here's the closeup.
Just big enough to put a wire hanger through.


See the wire hanger to the right in the pic? Hard to see a bit. It's just those extra Christmas ornament hooks that come in packages of 50 or 100 at the Dollar General Stores. Perfect for this craft.

And I also wanted to package these so I took an extra step to print out bag toppers also at AVERY PRINT ONLINE.


 I added the tag line, "Hit me with your best shot."
I thought it was a cute idea.


I didn't take a pic of them in the bags, but here's is what it looks like all done.


I think since I'm bagging them up to make them a cute Christmas gift, I'm gonna price them for $1.99 each.  If I didn't bag them, so they'd be cheaper, I'd price them for just .99 cents each. And to have a place to display the un-packaged ones, I thought I needed something to hang them in. So I made this.


I used a box top off of  just an old cardboard box.


I had already started to paint it before thinking of a pic, but I got one.
Ihad just done one coat of black on the outside so far. Then on the inside, as you see, I left cardboard brown and took a real leaf and held it up and spray painted over it.  This gave it a camouflage look to go with my hunting theme.  I used Rustoleum in Spruce Green for this.

Then after that all was dry, I used some plastic hanger that I had from a display rack for the hanging racks.
I just punched a hole through the cardboard with a knife and stuck in the hangers.


I then just used duct tape for the back to secure them.

 It holds great but is ugly. No one is going to see the back anyways.


And here it is from the front. I had to adjust the duct tape on the back to straighten the pegs though.


Then I took more duct tape,


 to seam off the edges for a cuter, country look.


And here it is all done. Holding the un-packaged DIY Target Ornaments.


 I just printed out a sign that says TARGET ORNAMENTS .99 and glued it to a strip of duct tape for the top sign.



 And for the hanging price tags, I googled, "hit me with your best shot," and found this little black sign. I printed out a sheet of them onto red paper, punched a hole with a hole puncher and wrote the price on the back.


And that was that.
I'll be able to use this camo, country display for lots of items later too.


What do you think about these?
If ya' give them as a git, they can decorate their tree at first, then take them out and fire away!


See ya'll next time,
~Lisa
 

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