Showing posts with label craft fair ideas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label craft fair ideas. Show all posts

Sep 2, 2015

BURLAP PUMPKIN BAGS with LIGHTS


Here is my latest Fall creation. A burlap "Punkin" bag with lights and Punkin' Spoons.
I started out with some plain, burlap bags approximately 12"x8" like this:

 

Then I got out my PUMPKIN stencil I bought from eBay and some cinnamonish orange paint and burnt umber (not shown) and black. I also used a makeup sponge, not shown, to dab the paint into the stencils.


Make sure to get the excess paint off your sponge before you start dabbing.
The burlap really takes the paint great!


Way better than I first thought it would.


Notice I lifted my stencil and rearranged the letters to get the "N" instead of going on with the "M."
That is because I wanted to spell out "PUNKINS" instead of "PUMPKINS."  It's just what we call'em round' here.  
If you do this too, just try to realign your stencil best you can to finish off the word.


Next, I also stenciled on a star in the right hand top.
And then the lower left hand corner I free handed a punkin'.


I also wrote 5cents inside the punkin'. Sorry it's hard to see with that twig of grapevine in my way.


And now to I started to think what I could put inside it to hold it good upright. I know chicken wire would do great, but I don't have any left.  So I thought about sitting a large Mason Jar inside it. And it'd also act like a vase.


Yep, working.


Now I just need to add some more cuteness to it.


I had some plastic gourds and such from last years decorating.
And then I thought I'd throw in some of my 

They stick up great thanks to the jar inside!

Okay, so now I think they are ready to get some lights.


And here is a shot of it with the flash off. Sorry, it doesn't show up too good.


But here you can see it pretty good, even with the flash on.
I just love it.
I also stuck a fall themed sprig of pip berry in it.


*NOTE: I had to remove my jar because my strand of lights was too big.
But if you don't plan on using lights, you can still use the Mason Jar as a good holder inside.
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Still in the burlap bag mode, I went ahead and did another one below:
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With this next cute burlap bag, I must say I cheated a little. 
I ordered a few pre-stamped bags, with the HOLBERTS HOG and some others, (previous post) size 12"x8", to see how they were going to turn out as bags. They already had the designs on the front but the ones above, in PUNKIN theme, I did myself.
Here  are the pre-stamped, HOLBERTS HOG burlap bags flat when I got them:


They were open ended on one end. All I had to do was 
-stuff them. Hum, but with what this time? Last time I used papers.  But this time I wanted to use lights to make them more interesting! 
 Just stuff a strand in. I used a white strand left over from Christmas decorating.
Just kinda push it in so that it'll look like a bag of something sitting there.


Here it is again,


And here is my all time favorite view of it with the flash off on the camera.


See, I just threw the lights in, kinda in a wad, and let them fall where they will.
And I left the plug in hanging out the top back. You can see it over to the right of this pic, where I have a plug in strip behind it.

Okay, so that's all I better post today, as I don't want to bore you with my burlap love too much!

I have about 10 different designs listed in my eBay shop. If you are interested, stop in and look around.
See ya'll next time!
~Lisa

MASON JAR LID MAGNETS


MASON JAR LID MAGNETS

These are some cute ideas that I had from having lots of extra Mason Jar lids.
(The rings I am going to also use on an upcoming post, so stay tuned!)
If you don't have any lids laying around, don't worry. You can find a box of 24 (both lids-12 and rings-12) at Walmart for around $2.50.
I had some left over from trying my first ever Bread N' Butter Pickels

First I simply just laid them out on and gave them a base coat of red in Rustoleum spray paint. 
Let it dry and sometimes if it didn't cover totally, I went back and did a second coat. (I'm not a great spray painter.)

And then I took a can of white spray paint and did the speckle effect.  
I do this by just barely putting any pressure at all on the spray nozzle and just holding it there. 
It will finally start to spit and spray and soon little specks of white paint will fly out like snow.  Just hold the can over what you want to spray and let it spit.  It looks cool!

Some of them, I just sprayed them white and then re-speckled the white again. Leaving out all red.
Just to make some different.

Then I took out my large Mason Jar stamp I got from eBay.

Dabbed it in black ink and while holding the lid in my hand, stamped it on.
I had to keep it in my hand so that I could apply the pressure evenly from the back of the lid.
Laying them on hard surfaces didn't work too good for me.

Notice not all of the center was stamping great on them. So that's where I started pressing harder from the back.

And after letting them sit and dry for about a good hour, because of the ink.
I went and attached a round magnet, size 3/4" (19mm diameter) that I got from Walmart. A package of 52 costed like $3 or so.  They have a really good strong hold. I do not recommend those peel and stick strips for things like this.
The glue I used is called E-6000 and it forms a very strong hold!
I use if for most everything.


 Here are some more pics of them done.





 These were the large mouth lids, if I forgot to mention that. That's why I used such a large stamp.
I also have a smaller stamp that I am going to make the regular mouth lid magnets with also.
I just have to go find it now. lol.
(I am a stamp collector also!)

If you like these but don't want to try making them, 
I listed a few "buy it now's" on eBay here  for $9.99 with free shipping.

Hope ya'll give this cool Mason Jar Lid Magnet craft a try.  I figured they will look cute in about any kitchen!

I'm trying something new and linking up with Made by You Mondays to share in a linky linkup.

See Ya'll next time!
~Lisa

UPDATE:
Maggie from EyeballsbyDayCraftsbyNight asked me below, if these smear.
With regular handling mine don't. 
But after she asked, I went back and took my thumb and kept rubbing into it and yes, they started to smooth out on the sharp lines.
So, if you want to take this a step farther, you can finish them off with some type of sealer or spray clear coat even. 
I think I will give mine a coat to be safe.
Thanks Maggie, for thinking of this! 

Aug 31, 2015

WOODEN MASON JARS


Hey ya'll!

When I ran across these plain, unfinished, adorable little wooden mason jars, I knew I wanted them.  I just didn't know what for.


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.  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 little doll house miniatures, but hey, maybe take this idea and use it on items?

I haven't really tinkered with anything like this before.  But with little jars, I'll do something with them or burst!

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

Aug 27, 2015

CUTE IDEA FOR WOOD IRIONING BOARDS

Do you have a cute, vintage, wooden ironing board sitting around like this?

Want to spruce it up a bit with a touch of country?
Well, if so, take a look at this idea I had.
Well, to be honest, my Aunt Marlene told me one day about an idea she had had and I kinda took it from there. And here's how it went.

I had bought a saying on jute twine for hanging that said "SIMPLIFY."  And I had it hanging behind my wood and coal, cast iron stove. I loved it there.  
Well, last visit from my aunt, she said that it would look real cute if I put that on my plain, wooden ironing board sitting beside it.

And that's what I did.
I started cutting the letters off the jute twine

and placing them on the ironing board with tape for temporary spacing. 

Then after I was happy with the positioning, I used some E-6000 glue and glued on tiny drops to hold them in place. Just a tad bit of that stuff goes a long way. And by using a little bit, it will be easier to remove if I ever decide to change it up a bit.

And don't worry, if you don't have any of these type of letters or words around, you can easily make some.

Here's how I do it.

I take those foam trays that you get from the deli with sliced cheese or sandwich meats on, and save them.

And just cut you out some lettering from that.
 If you can't draw them, print you some out from Microsoft Word and trace them out.
And then just cover it in whatever type of left over fabric, with glue, you have sitting around.  I save all my scraps for little projects like this.
To glue the fabric on, I just use a bit of hot glue.  It's quick and easy and you won't have to wait for it to dry like the E-6000.

But I went ahead and used the ones I already had, here's a close up of them.
And continued to glue them on my board.

And I made sure to leave it laying on it's back, to dry, for about 24 hours or so.
I'm sure it would dry quicker, but this is strong glue and takes a while to dry.

And here it is so much cuter!




A really simple and cheap fix to spruce up those plain, wooden ironing boards!

See ya'll next time!
~Lisa