Showing posts with label country kitchen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label country kitchen. Show all posts

Aug 17, 2016

MASON JAR MAGNETS Jam and Jelly


I'm in love with anything Mason jar style!  And I've made various Mason jar magnets before, (links at end of this post.) And for all ya'll out there that are too, here's another Mason jar craft, refrigerator magnets.

I had won this set of 12 down in a box lot of wooden craft supplies at the auction for somewhere around $4 or $5. And I really got my moneys worth. It is still full of items.

You can find these at Walmart for $4.48 or any craft supply store.

These are actually wooden tags meant to be used for gift tags I think. Or to tie on to Mason jars when you give them out.

 They come in two sizes, 6 large and 6 small.

First, I just laid them all out.

 Gave them a first coating of paint to try out colors. (Which the blue I hated by the way!)
 The red I was really liking.

Then I got out my antique white and a stiff bristled brush (a toothbrush works best) and spattered some paint on to give that cool spatter wear look.
  I was now starting to like the blue a little bit more.

 But as always, red and white is usually my all time favorite.
 It's just so country looking to me.

And then I got out my fine paint brush and starting dabbing on some label looking words.
Thinking along the lines of these being filled with jams and jellies.
 And of course, being as how country I think, I had to write FARM FRESH EGGS on one:
 Then just stick in some fruity looking dabbles.
I did a strawberry, blueberry and a grape below.


 Ready for the magnets now.

These are the magnets that I really like.
  And with refrigerator magnets, I always use the E-6000 glue found at Walmart. It makes a super strong hold that lasts forever.
 Just glue it on and let them sit a while.  This glue does require about 24 hours to get a super strong, forever hold.

But after sitting overnight, I usually go ahead with the project.


And to top off the fronts, I went back and tied a bit of homespun fabric in a tiny knot to cover the hole. Just glue it on.

And here they are ready to be packaged up:






These turned out pretty cute, I think.
Here they are in the packages.

I made up the packages out of bakery bags, tags printed on Avery Print Online:

 and scrap booking paper backs:
I placed a bit of tape over the cutout to keep the magnets in place



I might price them for around $1 each or maybe $1.50 each? I dunno yet.


And here's a variety of items I have all packaged up and ready to go with them.
Notice the larger Mason Jar Magnets at the bottom of this photo.



See ya'll soon,
~Lisa

LINKS to my other similar projects:

Mason Jar Stamped Magnets

Mason Jar LID Magnets

Mason Jar LID Pumpkin Magnets

Jan 28, 2016

DIY EASY GENERAL STORE SIGN





Here is a very easy General Store sign you could make for any country kitchen out of about any kind of wood.  I free handed the words Eggs, Butter, Lard and Opinions on it with just chalk! And nope, I didn't even use the fancy chalk paint to get to do this!

I started off with these extra pieces of wood.  The larger one, would've been a little bit too big or I would've loved it.


The board to the left is just a piece of pine board left over from our counter top redo.
So really, any type of board will do.

All you really need is to buy some black paint from Walmart like this:

 It is outdoor, flat black.

Paint it on the board,


One coat was all I needed because I like to let some wood show.

Then I put a saw tooth hanger on the back. You can get them in a pack at
the Dollar Tree for $1.00.

And while you're there, pick up some chalk. That is what I free handed
the words with was chalk!

And best of all is that  since the black paint is outdoor paint, the chalk
wipes right off with a damp rag.  If you ever want to change it up again.

I just thought up words that might be on a sign in an old general store.
But you could easily make this board into a memo board or a menu board for your
country kitchen!


Hope ya'll will give this cute sign a try!
Happy Crafting!
~Lisa

PS:
I did finally get to do something with the HUGE piece of old cute wood up there on the right.
I just painted it black with the same paint, in case I ever want to write on it too. 
But for now,
here's how I have it used in my home:

Just sitting on a counter top, holding a wreath hanger at the top.
With a few dish towels draped over it and a piece of my favorite fabric!