Oct 16, 2021

Halloween Decorating

 

Fun with Halloween Labels

 

It’s that time again! Time to add a lil creepy to our homes. And this year I did something new. I ordered some sticky Halloween themed labels from ebay, (because I didn’t feel like going out and buying the sticker paper & buying images on Etsy at the moment.) So it was just because I wanted the easy way out, or I’d have taken the time to do so. lol.

I made a lil box of things with labels to go in my Peddlers Mall booth as well. Here they are after I used what I needed, I packaged the left over labels up for sale in my booth also. So people can put them on what they want, if they don’t like my pre-made items.

As you see, they are just basically pre-made stickers with cute Halloween themes. That’s it. Ready to stick. Just find an object to put them on. Here’s some more pics of how I used them below on an old medicine bottle, can of beans and a can of tuna. I just took off the original labels and stuck them right on.
 
And here’s a little display I made on the front porch. Note the cute little barn wood cabinet that my wonderful hubby Greg made! Gotta love a crafty man! 🙂

I love these labels. So simple but they add a unique look for my decorations. I need to go snap some pics of the yard and area my husband decorates. I may add some later on, if I can remember.

Happy Crafting!

PUMPKINS from MASON JAR RINGS

 

MASON JAR RING PUMPKINS 


MASON JAR RING PUMPKINS
Hey ya’ll!
Time for some more Fall crafts to get us geared to the cooler months a comin’!
Here’s some cute pumpkins I recently made out of some old, leftover Mason Jar Rings.
It’s a pretty easy craft and all you really need is:
-Mason Jar Rings (save the lids too!)
-Twine
-An acorn
-Glue (I use E-6000 found at Walmart)
-Cinnamon colored paint (optional)
Okay, lets get out our Mason jar rings. 
Here’s my big ole wooden slat, bushel basket full of the ones I save:
If you don’t have any on hand, just grab a few boxes at any Dollar General or Walmart. They have tons in store now because it’s canning season. And they are only about $2.00 a box or so of 24.
Now grab you a roll of some type of twine or wire if you have any. I use this basic jute, twisted twine for about all of my crafts anymore. It is like $2.00 a roll at the Dollar General.

Alrighty, now on to the stringing of the lids.
Just basically just take a bunch of lids, facing the same way, and string them onto your twine.  Don’t cut your twine yet until you know how big you want to make your pumpkin.  
For one of my pumpkins I used the Large mouth rings and for the other smaller one, I used the regular size rings.
Here’s my sister holding it up for a pic.
It will probably take more than you are thinking of in your mind. Mine did. But the fuller it is, the better it looks.
After you get a bunch strung on it and rounded up how you like, just kinda tie the twine together to give it a strong hold.

Be sure to leave enough twine hanging out, before you cut it, to make as a cute looking vines!
And then just take you a pine cone and glue it in place right in the center top. 
 Make like a good stem.
You can buy a bag of pine cones and plastic pumpkins at the Dollar Mart right now for a $1.00. A cute variety bag!
And then just go and sort of dry brush you on some streaks of cinnamon colored craft paint to about every other ring.  Not too much color, just enough to give it a bit of something.  Kind of rub the brush off on some paper before using it.  Because you really don’t want too thick of a coat. Just kind of streak it on.
After this pic, I took my finger and rubbed off some of the orange to give it a more worn look.
And that is about all there is to this cute Mason Jar Ring Pumpkin craft!
Here’s a few more pics of them:

Hope ya’ll liked this cute little Mason Jar Ring Pumpkin idea. I wish I could take the credit for it, but I can’t. I first saw it on Pinterest.  
But whoever did come up with it first was a genius!
Have a craft related post you’d like to share in my linkup below? Share away! & See ya’ll next time,
~Lisa

Dec 24, 2019

Mason Jar Earrings and Dollhouse Mini Mason Jars

Mason Jar Earrings 

and

Mini Wooden Dollhouse Mason Jars




Hey ya’ll!
I usually don’t do these type of posts, but here are some miniature, dollhouse mason jars I’ve recently been tinkering with.
I have also made them into cute Mini Mason Jar Earrings too in my Etsy shop!

When I ran across a listing on ebay for these plain, unfinished, adorable little wooden mason jars, 
I knew I wanted them.  
I just didn’t know what for at that moment.

Well, today, about a year later, I got them out and thought it’d be cute to make some tiny little dollhouse type food for the cupboards. 
And then also made a few Mini Mason Jar earrings too.

I know that dollhouse miniatures are a very popular thing, I just haven’t really ever gotten into them.  
But give me tiny mason jars and I’m there!

So here was my idea.
I just went into Word and Paint on my pc and tinkered around and made some tiny little word labels.


I couldn’t get them to print out small enough, so I eventually had to copy them on my printer/scanner/fax and then resize them.  
I think I tried a 75% first and then eventually had to go down to a 49% to get a good fit.

 I gathered up some supplies:
-Mod Podge
-Scissors
-A Paintbrush


And then I just cut each one out. They were tiny! And I use some Mod Podge to glue them on and an extra coat to seal the outside.

 
And then just let them sit and dry. And wa~la!
Here they are.
 
If you look pretty dang close, you can see I tried to make some green beans, carrots and tomatoes in the right hand corner.  

To kind of give them a different look to make a set of 4. 
The fourth one, I just left plain to say Ball.
I am not sure my usual, craft peeps will be interested in these, but hey, maybe take this label idea and use it on larger items?

I  listed these in my Etsy as earrings.  
And here is a few pics of that:
 Now available in my Etsy shop



Happy Crafting ya’ll!
See ya next time,
~Lisa

Dec 19, 2019

Teacher Appreciation Gifts Personalized Pencils


With Christmas just under a week away, 
I have been making Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
for my nephew to give at school.
These would also make for great "End of the Year" gifts also.

A simple, inexpensive gift would make for a perfect gift to show appreciation any time of the year.

Here are a few ideas that anyone could make whether using a wood burner like me or a simple Permanent Sharpie pen.

I engraved "STAY SHARP" on a #2 pencil
Remember, you can also write on them with a permanent Sharpie if you don't have an engraver!
Just let them dry completely before handling.

Then I simply attached a printout of a quote I saw online and just typed it up in the Paint program.
And stuck a little FACT Checker image to the side.

To insert the pencil neatly, 
I just folded the paper sideways and made two small slits where I wanted them.


Under the FACT Check image, I also wrote his teachers name:


And that was it. Here it is all complete.

And for another teacher appreciation gift idea I made him a cute keychain.

It says Mr. Mckenzie, you are phe"nautical" because his teacher
loves the anchor theme. 
And so I thought it would be a personal and cute
replacement for the word phenomenal. 

These were clear, hard plastic keychains that 
I believe I had bought from ebay years back.

They are meant to be photo insert keychains 
but they fit my purpose for this project easily.

And remember, when you are scrambling your minds trying to come up
with a great Teacher Appreciation Gift, they don't have to be expensive.

It truly is the thought that counts.
As they say, It takes a big heart to teach little minds!

I simply used the PAINT program and just typed it up with cute letters. 

Then printed that out on a piece of paper, (selecting the 3x5 size,)
cut it out and am going to let my nephew attach it as the name tag:

I used bakers twine for string. Anything would work like ribbon,
yarn, jute or string.

Here is the image I made in PAINT. If you need it, simply right click it and save.
Just right click to save if you wish to use this.



And most any teacher would be happy with the tiniest show of appreciation.
It gives them something to glance at throughout the day 
and remember why they do teach in the first place.
The kids!

Will you be trying either one of these Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas?
If so send me in a photo. I'd love to see them!

Happy Crafting Ya'll,
~Lisa

Dec 9, 2019

Personalized MINI Spoon Ornaments with Names


I ran across some cute little mini wooden spoons at Walmart recently.
I can't remember the exact price but I think they were just over $2.00 package.

I went ahead and grabbed them not knowing what I'd do with them.
But I've recently made these 
Personalized MINI Spoon Ornaments with Names


 What I did was use a wood burner and engrave each handle with a name.

If you don't have an engraver, you can easily paint each name on by hand!
Or even make cute stamping designs.

Next, I took some bakers twine and tied the bottom of the handle.



Then I took a tiny drill bit and drilled a small hole at the top.
And then attached matching bakers twine to use for hanging.



And here it is hanging up.


I had to hang them up on a primitive tree beside my mini wooden rolling pins
to get a good look at them.



And here is how I packaged them after putting them in a cute, clear cellophane bag with my shop info.

A plain brown bag does the trick.

And do you notice the mini clothespin at the top?
I also engraved that with To: Jayla to use as a keepsake name tag clip.


I think that added a cute touch.

What do you think?