Showing posts with label primitive decorations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label primitive decorations. Show all posts

Oct 29, 2012

Primitive Wooden Spoons


A country must in my prim themed kitchen is old time colored prim wooden spoons.

Instead of going out and buying some pre-made, I thought I'd try to make'em. After all I had plenty of plain wooden spoons laying around after making the Snowmen Wooden Spoons.

Here's a pic of a few of my finished prim spoons:
If you notice, I try to stay with old timey colors such as reds, greens, grays and blacks. I just like them better. I wanted to throw in a mustard colored one, but have ran out of that color.

If you want to make these, here's how I did it. I started with some plain wooden spoons from Walmart. I choose the cheap pack of like 6 or 8 for $1.50. Can't remember exactly, but it was cheap. They looked like this:


This is my favorite crock. And here is where I store my plain spoons. I just love it!
First off, I took them outside and lightly spray painted them, both sides, black in the Rustoleum brand.
 I also tried to hand paint a few, to see which ones I liked better, with flat black craft paint:
The color was nice and strong, but it took forever doing so by hand. Keep in mind, I bought about 10 packages of these spoons to make, so that I could also sell some in my Peddlers Mall Booth. So I'm sticking with the spray painting!


Then I brought them inside and grubbied them up an extra bit while adding some color at the same time, like so:
by mixing the preferred color (at this time it was actually another flat black but I had a pic of the burnt umber) I mix them about 50/50 and apply kinda sparse. You don't wanna fully cover up your first coat of spray paint. You want to let it kinda show through. (I wish I'd snapped a pic of another color spoon below other than black to show what I'm talking about, but I'm sure you get the idea.) You just wanna kinda give it a paint on paint look. Not just one solid color.

Then I take some heavy grit sand paper and scuff up all the sides and inner rims, and down the handle a bit like so:
And then I went back and added a piece of jute string to some of the handles. Just to make a lil more country look.
I've been mixing the colors and selling them as a 
set of 4 for 
$4.95 in my Peddlers Mall Booth
I'm also planning to add these to my Etsy shop soon.

They'd be great as a display in an old mason jar in your kitchen. I may be making some Christmas ornaments out of these in an upcoming post. So I better get going and start drilling some hanging holes. Don't forget to check back soon to see them!

And you can check out current items in my booth by visiting facebook, Booth #555
Here's some mixed in with my Snowman spoons too.


Happy Crafting!
 

Dec 8, 2011

Primitive Rag Balls

I call these simple "rag balls" when they don't have the hook for hanging. Rag balls are a common primitive decoration in the country around here. 

All you need is some plain ole' Styrofoam balls, fabric and hot glue!
Cut up the fabric in manageable strips, depending on the size of your Styrofoam balls, and hot glue'em on. Add on some crafting wire if you want a hanger. And that's it.
Image result for styrofoam balls
image from Walmart.com

You can simply fill any old bowl with them to add a dash of color here or there.

 


Below are some hand-made Christmas tree rag balls I made.




Price: $1.00 each for hanging ragball ornaments (with wire hook) = Sold out
Price: $4.95 for a set of 5 Ragball bowl fillers (without hooks)

Update: New patterns/colors to choose from in Booth #555. Photos coming soon!