Aug 31, 2017

SNOWMAN LIDS


Hey ya'll,
Here's a super easy snowman lid I made last year and think I forgot to share. I had been seeing these pop up all over Pinterest and I really wanted to try a few on my own. I just looked at them and tried to keep the same basic features. 

This is a great way to use up any bent, dented or extra cooking lids you may have sitting around.
Mine comes from boxes of them I buy at auctions.
I got all these plus the coffee pot and pan for only $8.00 one night!!!

The one I painted here, before, it was just a regular, aluminum style cooking lid in silver.
The first thing I did was to clean it good, let it dry then spray paint it in an Almond base color. I used the Rustoleum brand.

Just ignore my clothespins, I still have to paint tons of them!
Then after it dried for a few hours, I started with the basic face using a permanent marker.
Here are the eyes.

A mouth and a few more features.

Then I came back in with paint and did the nose in Cinnamon orange and the eyes in a baby blue.
I also sponged on some "snow" to the nose after the orange dried. 

 And don't forget to add some rosey cheeks. I used the dry brush technique and just kept adding more till it looked like enough for me.

And to finish it all off, it's hard to see, but I used a can of white spray paint and sprinkled white dots all over everything to give him a snowy look.



 Then to finish him off, I took some pieces of fabric and a jingle bell and hot glued them to the side.

On the back I used some E-6000 glue and a sawtooth hanger in case someone wants to hang him up.
I priced him for $5.99 in my craft booth. 


And here's another one I've been working on.

Here's one way I display some regular lids from time to time that I have for sell.

Happy Crafting ya'll,
~Lisa

Aug 25, 2017

Primitive SNOWMAN Ornaments



Hey ya'll! 
Here's a post about how to turn just about any plain hanging ornaments into some cute, wintery, snowman ornaments.

I had ordered a ton of these wooden, hanging hearts at an after Valentine's Sale online. And I got them super cheap. I mean like under a dollar a dozen.  They were burgundy with various sayings and already had the wire hanger too! So I couldn't go wrong.
BEFORE PHOTO

First off, I spray painted them a random color I had on hand.  It was a sage'ish green in the Rust-oleum brand in a satin finish.

  I so wish I had the Almond color on hand, but I didn't.  So I just went with it.

Next, after those drying, I took some cheap white and cheap black and did the speckle effect. 
Just barely hold down the spray button and let it fling out on them.

I had so many, I had to lay them all over the place to dry.






Finally after drying for a few hours, they were ready to begin painting!

Most of them I painted in the Snowman themes and wrote various sayings like "Frosty" and such on them.



And some said "Burr," 



"Winter Wishes," 


and "Best Flakes."


Then I decided to make a few Candy Cane ones.

And added some wording of "Home Sweet Home."

There's a ton of these not in the photos, but I finally got tired of the winter theme and started doing some primitive designs.


This one below I mixed it up and glued a bit of pinstripe fabric on it, and then glued a rusty star on the center. Then just worded on "Love."

The "Faith is Believing in God" is one of my favorite sayings.

Then I used a small checkerboard stencil and stenciled on a background for the one below.
And I put on the saying, "Old Crow Co."

Oh, and as you see, I went through my fabric stash and grabbed bits and pieces of various colors and tied them onto the wire hanger.


I made so many of these and I did save a box of them to do in a different base color. Almond I'm hoping soon!  But for now, I just used colors I had on hand so that I didn't have to put more money into making money.

I'm going to price these for $3.19 each and considering I paid just under a $1.00 / dozen (about 7 cents each,) that will be a good profit.

And these type of cheap, hand painted ornaments tend to fly off the display trees during Christmas time.  They are a great, unique gift that not everyone will have one of!

Hope this gave ya'll an idea to paint up some holiday hanging ornaments.You can do these on just about any flat, hanging ornaments you may have already or can find at the Dollar Marts.

See ya'll next time,
~Lisa

Aug 10, 2017

Faux STRAWBERRY PIE for Pantry Shelf

Hey Ya'll! Here's a recent craft I've been making that's been a hit at my local co-op. It's a faux strawberry pie. It's great to sit out on the pantry shelves or center of a table for summer d├ęcor. They are both cute and easy to make.

Here's how I do them.
You need:
-a can of Spray Foam (found in the winterizing section on home goods stores)
-any type of pie pan (I used a vintage one for this pic, but the new aluminum ones would be great also)
-fake strawberries
-wax paper
This is the Spray Foam, it's for gaps and cracks around your home.

And here's the old pie pan again from the bottom:


All you need to really do to prep for this craft is to put down a lot of wax paper underneath your pie pan.  Start off by spraying your pie pan full of the Spray Foam.  Remember it will almost double in size when dry, so keep that in mind and don't overdue it.

I tend to spin my pie pan to get an even balance to look like the filling is full and even.
Just let it sit for about 5 minutes and then you will see it start to set a bit.  This is when you can sit the fake strawberries on it. 

If you do it too soon, they will sink to the bottom! Lesson learned!


You can see in my pics, there is spray foam on the sides of the fake strawberries. 

That's because I touched the foam a bit when putting them in place. It's okay and gives it a frothy look like the topping is on them. I also took some white craft paint and touched up the spray foam to give it a more "TOPPING" look also.
 Remember, when spraying the spray foam that the spray foam will expand in size, so don't overdue it! Here's another pie I made with a fake slice of lemon.
Just spray foam color, not painted white yet.

I love using plastic strawberries, lemons and limes.

  They are my favorite pies to have sitting around.


And that's all there is to it.
Hope ya give it a try.

See ya'll next time,
~Lisa
 

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