Showing posts with label primitive tool box. Show all posts
Showing posts with label primitive tool box. Show all posts

Aug 18, 2014

DIY Grubby Electric Taper Candles

 
In needing a grubby taper for one of my crafts, I figured I'd just try and make one.

Here's how it went. And it was super simple!

THINGS YOU MAY NEED:
Mod Podge
Cinnamon
Paint Brush

As you can see, I had to remove the bottom flat piece of the taper with pliers because I needed it to stick securely in foam. Totally optional and I'm pretty sure most of you won't need to do that.

Then I simply took some mod podge, brushed it on the entire taper with a small paint brush. I held it over a paper plate to hold back the mess.

And then while it was still wet with mod podge, I simply sprinkled some .50cent bottle of Dollar Store cinnamon all around the taper.
And then I found a place that I could hang it up to dry for the first time.
And after it was mostly dry and not falling off all over the place. I gave it a second, huge helping coat of mod podge all over the top of the cinnamon this time. And this way, it will seal up the cinnamon and keep it from trying to come off on our hands. 
After the mod podge dried, which only took about an hour, it was ready.

One more thing I did was replace the bland looking light with a grubby one I recently made to make it look more prim.

And here it is in my craft project that I needed it for.
I'm happy with it, and best of all I didn't have to go out and buy another item to finish my old tool box craft.

For Sale in my Booth#555


Oct 21, 2013

Old Crow Primitive Toolbox


These old looking toolboxes are a hot seller in my Peddlers Mall booth. Usually as soon as I make one, the tend to sale within 2-3 days.

I display them in ways to show how they are actually useful. Usually I tuck a handful of Country Sampler magazines in them. But for some of the cuter ones I've made, I tucked hand towels in them in the gingham pattern. A cute addition to a country kitchen, I thought. And you could also stash away some vintage kitchen utensils in these.

Anyways, I love making these little old looking toolboxes.  Keep in mind that I do not go by exact measurements on these. I just kind of wing it when cutting the boards. I think it gives a more prim look anyways.

And I almost always finish them off by stenciling on some type of design. For this one I chose the old black crow and black stars theme.

And here it is sitting beside a tobacco stick, tabletop tree with matching yellow pip berries:


Happy Crafting Ya'll!




You may also like these Primitive Crafts:


Primitive Tobacco Stick Grapevine Tree

Tobacco Stick Chair



Americana Tobacco Stick Flag

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primitive Barnwood Tool Box

Oct 22, 2012

Old Wood Toolbox (Simplify)


This is an old vintage, wooden toolbox that I've painted in a more prim look. It came to me in a faded whiteish' colored wood, totally covered in grease spots and the inside was terrible. I didn't even think to take a before pic because as soon as I got it home, I started cleaning and painting it.

I painted it with a brush, with a flat black. Then I stenciled on the "Simplify" saying and the star. Next, I roughed it up around all the edges & handle with some medium grade sand paper.

Then I sealed it with a light shade of varnish/stain combo. Let it dry and here it is. It's for sale in my Peddlers Mall booth for $24.99.
Update: Sold


I displayed magazines in this at my booth. It would be great for many other uses as well though.

Nov 21, 2011

BARN LUMBER TOOL BOX

I drew out a sketch of a toolbox that I wanted my husband to throw together for me. Just a basic, simple shaped box with a handle. And he did.


We used an old tobacco stick for a handle.  Drilling the holes in the old barn lumber was really the hardest part.  Because that wood is so old and hard!

I just love it!
I kept one for myself to store Country Sampler magazines in down in the living room.

And the other one, pictured above is for sale in my Peddlers Mall booth.

Price: $15.95 Sold in my Booth #555
Thank You

Here are a few more things I put together from old barn lumber if you are interested, you can see them here.
Click here to see the post on these other Barn Lumber Crafts