Showing posts with label wood crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wood crafts. 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

May 28, 2014

Simplify Sign from Old Drawer





Salvage a drawer front to a Simplify Sign!

This was a fake drawer, at the top, right under the kitchen sink. You know, the long one that doesn't really open. When we were redoing our kitchen, I saved all the wood I could for future projects and this is one of the easy ones.

I simply took the drawer front and put on one coat of flat, black paint from the Walmart paint section. The kind you have to paint on with a brush.

Next, after drying, I took a large "Simplify" sign and stenciled it on using some yellow stencil paint from the Heritage Brand collection. I love that stencil paint, but it is a little greasy based and needs time to dry. Probably about 24 hours.

And after letting it sit to dry, I also took some of the yellow stencil paint and touched around all of the edges to make a little more "worn" looking effect.

And here it is all finished. All I need to add is a sawtooth hanger on the back.




I am pricing this cute SIMPLIFY sign in my Booth #555 (Like me on Facebook) at the Morehead Peddlers Mall for $9.99.

And remember, you can also stay up to date on items I make for my craft Booth #555 by keeping up with me on Facebook also!

See you round' and Happy Crafting!

Sep 6, 2012

DIY Primitive Rolling Pin Holder

I've been making a few wood crafts lately. Well, trying to. And here's my latest one. 
It's a rolling pin holder. 
I had an idea for it when flipping through a magazine and saw a similar one. But that one had a heck of a price tag. And I immediately thought, "I wander if I could make that?"

So I just looked at the pic, which is actually quite different, but has the basic same "bone structure." Then I drew out a sketch directly onto the wood for the first side, (that holds the pins.) Then I cut it out with my band saw thing. 
Make sure to lay the pin in the grooves to get a good deep sitting that will fit before you finish!


 Then it was easy to just lay that piece directly on top of the other side and trace it, so that they would be the exact same. Then I just played with different sizes of wood for the top until I got it looking how I wanted it.

I used finishing type nails to construct it, so that they weren't be that visible. Then I painted it a basic black and added a cute stenciled saying, "Primitives, Blessings from our past."

I priced this for $24.99 in my Peddlers Mall booth, but then I brought it back home the following day. I didn't want to part with it. lol. I now am using it to hold my "Vintage" styled rolling pins. 
CLICK here to view them!

Happy Crafting Ya'll!
See ya next time,
~Lisa