Showing posts with label BARN STARS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BARN STARS. Show all posts

Aug 15, 2016


I bought this old, wooden cheese box from the auction for $2.00 along with a few other items a while back.  It has already sold at my booth for $6.00 (thank you buyer!)
But being such an easy makeover, I thought I'd share it in case ya'll come across any type of old, wooden boxes yourself.

Here it was before:

I gave it a quick dry wash in black. I call dry washing simply only putting a sparse amount of paint on a brush, where it is kinda rough to get a good coating.  But going back and forth over it makes for good looking, old brush strokes.  I usually never put much paint on a brush for this. Opposed to a thick, deep, wet coating of paint.

See, you can still see some of the old wood showing through. I don't want so much paint as to make it look like a brand new, black box.  Just enough to give it a black undertone.

The Primitives: Blessings from our Past stencil was found on eBay.

And I used DELTA brand stencil paint, in the Heritage colors collection ,

with a makeup sponge for the wording and stars.

Super simple and now a cute shelf sitter for homes with the primitive theme.

Happy Crafting ya'll,

Apr 2, 2015

DIY Primitive GRUBBY Stars

Since I sell tons of stars in my Craft Booth#555,
I often get tired of the same old look.
So I wanted to grubby some of them up for sale.

I started off with a plain metal star. Well, like this one.
I think I used a variety of colors and made a bunch of these, not sure which one was which for the pics:

And next just simply paint on some Mod podge or Elmers Glue as a base coat:
Either is fine:

Then next just simply start sprinkling on some ground cinnamon while the base is wet.
Put a lot on and cover it good.

Shake off the extras and let it sit to dry.

Repeat this process to cover as much of the star as you like.

Sometimes a little looks awesome and sometimes I do a few layers.

Finish up with some craft paint sealer or a finishing coat of mod podge or elmers glue.
It all does about the same and keeps the cinnamon in place from falling all over the place.

And that is that!
Easy and cute!

These are for sale in my Craft Booth #555
for $3.99

Thank Ya'll!