Showing posts with label dollar mart crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dollar mart crafts. Show all posts

Oct 8, 2015

PRIMITIVE KITCHEN SIGNS from Dollar Mart Stamps

Signs, signs and more signs!

That's all I have really been doing these last few days.
Cute, primitive, kitchen themed signs really sell fast and so I have to keep them in stock.
And best of all the wording is made from the $1.00 foam stamps from the Dollar Mart.

The foam letters look like this:
And come in a large pack both upper and lower case

 
And here's a close up from the side to see the foam and what you put the paint on:
I use craft paint called Apple Barrell or Folk Art found at Walmart.
I put the paint on the sponge letter with a makeup sponge. It's just easier like that. 
And it lets you control the amount of paint you need. Which is very, very little! If you over do it, your letters will be very bubbly looking. 

Here are a few signs that I have finished below. 

They all started out as plain pine or spruce leftover pieces from a remodel job here.
But if you don't have any pieces of leftover wood, you can purchase the plain pieces in a variety of sizes at Lowes.  And just play around with wordings that will fit on them.

CROCKS SIGN
I went back and added & Jugs and the date I got married to personalize this one!

 In the last step, I always tend to dry brush on some streaks. Just to give it a little extra.

   SPOONS SIGN
Spoons sign since I collect tons of wooden spoons

Easy, four step process to a spoon sign.


 PANTRY SIGN
Old rough PANTRY sign in black to match my old cast iron stove
 Very simple.


BUTTER SIGN
Buttery yellow sign made from a leftover 3inch piece of leftover trim

HANGERS FOR THE BACK
And I almost forgot to mention how I hang these up.
A pack of 6 cost $1.00 at the Dollar Tree. They are called Saw tooth hangers.

  
 





Hope ya'l liked these Primitive Kitchen Themed Signs made from using Dollar Mart Stamps!    See ya'll next time,Lisa

Nov 19, 2014

Snowman Spoon Magnets


The Peddlers Mall has kept me pretty busy lately with the holidays coming up so fast.  My hand made crafts are already selling out! I couldn't be more happier!  Just knowing that people really like the little things I make is an awesome feeling!

Here is the latest little snowman crafts I have made.  Snowman wooden spoon magnets. I priced these little primitive cuties for only .99 cents each so that it will be a cheap gift for anyone to pickup.


These started out as little wooden spoons that I had won off from an eBay auction.  I got a pack of like 48 or so for $7.00, since it was an open package. Great deal! Still plenty enough for me to use.



They are approximately 3 5/8" tall so they will make for some cute little snowman magnets! Not sure where these were bought from originally but I'd guess WalMart has some similiar.

First, I laid them all out on some wax paper so that my counters will stay somewhat clean.  Then I gave them a quick coat of off white craft paint.  (If it had been warmer outside, I would have simply spray painted them but it was like 20* outside!)
Just dab on a glob of orange and pull your paintbrush straight down. That's it for the noses! Simple.
And above you can see that I used some dark orange to paint on little skinny noses. These are popular on the primitive themed snowmen.

And next I free handed on some little cute faces.
Just use your imagination when painting on the faces. Give each a different look by simply doing the eyebrows differently or the mouths.
I like the little X's for mouths for some reason, lol.

Next, I tied on little bits of pieces of homespun fabric in all different colors to make these little snowmen a scarf.  I had bunches of these leftover from various other crafts and I always save the little scraps for things like this.

And then it was time to add the little magnet on the back.  I got this package of 20 magnets at the local Dollar Mart for only $1.00 called Magnetic Buttons.  Sadly last month that store closed though.
20 magnetic buttons for only $1.00 from the Dollar Mart.
These are small but strong enough to hold up these little wooden spoon snowman magnets.

Here you can see instead of all having black buttons of coal down the body, I wrote a few words such as "love and friends."  It just adds a bit more cuteness I think and gives each it's own personality.
Look close and you can see the little strips of homespun fabric as scarfs.  I just tied a simple knot in them around the neck area.
As you see above, I stuck them in an old white enamel pan for display.  These pans make them look cute and are an easy magnetic board to stick them to for displaying.
I was going to add little jingle bells to the scarves but I couldn't find any in my craft supplies small enough.

So here you have it, my Snowman Wooden Spoon Magnets made out of plain wooden sticks, similar to ice cream spoons, for only $ .99 in my Peddlers Mall Booth #555.

You may also like my previous post:

SNOWMAN MAGNETS from FREE Paint Stir Sticks : Primitive Snowmen