Showing posts with label EASY SNOWFLAKES. Show all posts
Showing posts with label EASY SNOWFLAKES. Show all posts

Oct 5, 2015

HOLIDAY DOOR GREETERS



These cute, wood and metal shovels are from originally from Tractor Supply and are only $5.99 each. But I won them at a wholesale auction for only $2.00 each!!!! I know right!!


I just had to grab a few since they are bright red and they just screamed Christmas to me.
The brown basket I had on hand because I buy boxes of them at auctions for a few bucks at a time.

When I got them home, here are a few ideas I tried out on them.  And I am going to use one as a door greater.  We call them that when we stand something up, or sit something out by the front door.  Just a pretty something that greets guests.

First I free handed the words "Let it snow," 


and some easy snowflakes from lines and dots like this:


And then I thought about making the basket a holder underneath the shovel. So I too a pair of scissors and started a hole in the basket.  Once started, the shovel went right on through.


And I secured it with hot glue at the base to keep it intact inside and out.


And then I had to start thinking of some holiday things I would place in the basket as decorations.  I just basically started going through my craft supplies and putting this and that in.  I did have about 10 of those green twigs or fillers as I call them, that look like pieces of Christmas tree limbs. 


They are great for things like this. And are $1.00 at the Dollar Tree or you could easily make your own from an old tree!

SHOVEL # 1 "LET IT SNOW"

The candy canes are easily made with homespun.


If you like them, 


And at the bottom of the basket, I also tied a strip of homespun on to cover the hot glue strip.

And here is a second try at another shovel.

SHOVEL #2 JINGLE BELLS

I made this one much more simpler.  Just free handed on the words "Jingle Bells" and snowflakes. 
Glued on some red, metal jingle bells, a red ribbon and perched on a cute red bird in a nest. And stuck on a cinnamon stick as maybe the birdie carried it to work with, lol.



SHOVEL #3 SPARKLY SNOWMAN
I think I liked this one the most. I just love sparkly, shiny stuff at Christmas time, I guess.
As you can see, I kinda used found items, like the tulle, jingle bell snowflake ornament, a wooden snowman and a frosty twig. That was about it.


Oh yes, and the line of red, metal jingle bells down the wooden handle.

I am just going to be sitting one up beside my door, without any type of stand.  Because I don't think one is necessary if you find a good leaning spot.


I priced these for $19.99 in my craft booth, since they are real metal and wooden shovels.  If they would have been plastic, I wouldn't have priced them so high.  But they are really strong feeling.
I kinda felt bad, being as I only had $2.00 each in them, plus the making of them, but I do think they are worth the $19.99 this time.

I priced them for $19.99 each
ALL ARE SOLD
THANK YOU!

Happy crafting until next time ya'll,
~Lisa

Sep 29, 2015

SNOWMEN CRAFTS Plus HOW TO DRAW SNOWFLAKES


I am going to post a few thread spindles and jars that I have painted snowmen on.

I just can't help it when it comes to snowmen, I just want to paint them on everything!

These are the plain, ole' wooden thread spindles that you are seeing about now.
 They are cute to just tuck here and there as are, but I thought they may be a bit cuter with a little chubby snowman on them!

I used the FOLKART brand of craft paint from Walmart.

And I just free handed on some matching snowmen.  This way in case someone wants to use them as a matching pair.

And for the snowflakes, they were really easy. Just draw you some straight lines like this below:
And just dab on dots for the tips!

Here's how mine came out, but sorry a bit blurry:
 And here they are again all done:


And that was just about all to them.

And then I had an old bottle and a white little jar sitting around.
I was in such a rush to start painting, I had already done a the other side of the bottle before I remembered the b4 pic.
And the other side of the jar was plain white.

As you see, when I start one type of snowman, I tend to put the same one on a few items. Not sure why, it's just how I do it.  And I'm always thinking maybe someone wants a few items in set, who knows?

Here's another pic of them:

And yesterday I had a request for Santa items.  So I will be making a few of them in the upcoming weeks!
Not sure why, but I just tend to get stuck on Snowmen!! lol
So please check back soon!

See ya'll next time,
~Lisa