Showing posts with label creamers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label creamers. Show all posts

Aug 26, 2014

SNOWMAN JARS


My focus lately has been to turn vintage items into something primitive.
And today that something is these Primitive Snowmen made from vintage creamer jars.

I love them and love to make them out of just about everything.


Today I have been on a roll. I think this is the third craft I have kicked in the butt. Here's how I did it.
I won a big ole' aluminum bowl full of these, approx. 30 of them,  for only $2.00 at a local auction:
I think there were about 30 or more of them when I first started crafts with them.
Well, anyways I think you will find it way more interesting than the simple "Milk 5 cents."

I took a tiny bit of white spray paint and sprayed them inside. Let dry.
These heads (although I repainted the noses) came out of a bag of Christmas crafts from the Dollar Mart. The bag had a label on it from Oriental Trading Post. There were approx. 40 or more snowmen heads in that bag for only $1.19!  They had felt bodies that were to be assembled, but I didn't like that at all.


Then I grabbed a bag of "snowman heads" that are actually just wooden beads and had an idea to glue them onto the top.


 

And tied on some homespun around the top. And simply dabbed on three little dots for the "coal." A couple of them I replaced the dots of coal with a simple free handed star that I'm not too great at.

Yep, I was liking how these were taking shape! So far so good.

I put them in individual baggies so the paint wouldn't be chipped for whoever takes these little fellers home from my Peddlers Mall Booth #555. And also, so that it may be already pre-packed in case it is a gift.

I may also have some left for sale in my eBay shop if you are interested.

But they were still missing something..... So I untied the homespun from the bag tops and looked around my craft room...

I know! I want to add some type of falling snow around them! I thought that would be kinda cute. Since they are inside a bag and they are snowmen. lol. Silly yes, but I think it's a good idea.

But what to use as snow? OOOOOooo, I had a craft fail a while back while making snowballs out of epson salt and white paint. That would be great. Why? Because all the "SNOW" falls off when it's barely moved. I guess the elmers glue for it wasn't strong enough. Here was the snowball craft fail:

So I took my hand and rubbed some off in each open bag, and added a dash of silver glitter.
And wa~la:
Doesn't really look that great in the pics, but it looks better in person. Trust me.
And then I re-tied them back up and got them ready again.

And I thought they were in need of some sort of tag to tie on the homespun. I didn't have time to make a new batch of Grungy Hang Ties, so I found some pre-made ones in my drawer that came from the Dollar Mart.

Here's a side view, in the box, because I already had them boxed when thinking of this, lol.


And they are off! I did keep one of them though.... Had too, they were too cute! And it helps me next year to remember what all types of things I've previously made in case I want to make more.

Oh, I priced these little cuties for $3.99 each.... I am hoping that is not too much. I first thought $2.49 but since they are old jars and then the packaging....I added a little bit more.I have no idea though, but we'll see if they sell soon in my Peddlers Mall Booth #555.

If you would like to purchase them online here, you now can with the help of ebay,
 if you are interested,
Vintage Creamer Snowman Jars item #002 only $3.99
 


Hope you enjoyed this and that it maybe gave you some sort of idea for a snowman craft!

Happy Crafting ya'll!


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Similar Post You may be interested in. Here's what I did with them on my first go around in a previous post:
I made these in early March of 2014
  Here's the link to that one if you're interested: http://www.booth555.com/2014/03/old-glass-creamers-reused.html

Mar 19, 2014

OLD GLASS CREAMERS REUSED


I won a large, old gray enamel cooking pot full of these old little glass jars. I am guessing they were used in some old diner or something as little creamers that sit on a table. Not positive, but I think it's a pretty good guess.

Here's the before pic of a couple of them:

And here's the after pic:
I tried to make it look like it did have "milk" or "cream" in it still with a price.

I took a can of regular, $1.00, white spray paint from WalMart and slowly sprayed it inside. I held the nozzel right inside the edge and sprayed. Till enough got in that I could tilt it on it's side and roll it around and cover the entire insides.

Then I just took some red craft paint and a tiny paint brush and wrote "milk" 5cents, on the front. On the next one I think I will write "cream."

I like how it came out and it adds a lil something something to the plain little jars instead of just being empty.

I am going to put these in my Peddlers Mall Booth #555 for about a $1.50 each. That will be a good profit considering I only gave like $2.00 for the entire lot of about 30 of these little jars.