Showing posts with label craft ideas to make and sell. Show all posts
Showing posts with label craft ideas to make and sell. Show all posts

Aug 31, 2017

SNOWMAN LIDS


Hey ya'll,
Here's a super easy snowman lid I made last year and think I forgot to share. I had been seeing these pop up all over Pinterest and I really wanted to try a few on my own. I just looked at them and tried to keep the same basic features. 

This is a great way to use up any bent, dented or extra cooking lids you may have sitting around.
Mine comes from boxes of them I buy at auctions.
I got all these plus the coffee pot and pan for only $8.00 one night!!!

The one I painted here, before, it was just a regular, aluminum style cooking lid in silver.
The first thing I did was to clean it good, let it dry then spray paint it in an Almond base color. I used the Rustoleum brand.

Just ignore my clothespins, I still have to paint tons of them!
Then after it dried for a few hours, I started with the basic face using a permanent marker.
Here are the eyes.

A mouth and a few more features.

Then I came back in with paint and did the nose in Cinnamon orange and the eyes in a baby blue.
I also sponged on some "snow" to the nose after the orange dried. 

 And don't forget to add some rosey cheeks. I used the dry brush technique and just kept adding more till it looked like enough for me.

And to finish it all off, it's hard to see, but I used a can of white spray paint and sprinkled white dots all over everything to give him a snowy look.



 Then to finish him off, I took some pieces of fabric and a jingle bell and hot glued them to the side.

On the back I used some E-6000 glue and a sawtooth hanger in case someone wants to hang him up.
I priced him for $5.99 in my craft booth. 


And here's another one I've been working on.

Here's one way I display some regular lids from time to time that I have for sell.

Happy Crafting ya'll,
~Lisa

Sep 20, 2016

DIY Home Made MOO SHINE MOON SHINE

Are ya'll ready to make some home made Moo Shine?
(Moon Shine lol)


I did. Here is how mine turned out.


These are great items to sell at craft booths/fairs.  They make for cute country gifts at Christmas. Or as a souvenir.

It was hard to photograph water in jar without it being blurry for me.

They also make adorable party favors to take home, especially for country themed weddings!

Here's how I made it.
All you need is a 
-Mason jar with a lid, (I prefer the old metal ones.)
-E-6000 Glue
-Water (from a bottle.)
-Play set with tiny, plastic cows. 

I got the one pictured above from our local Tractor Supply for only $4.99.
Not many cows in it, but I'm going to dab on some black/white spots to a few to make them look like cows.

Just take some E-6000 glue and glue the little cows to the bottom of your empty Mason Jar.
Let them dry overnight.

I used a wire to lower him down. A wire flimsy enough though to remove easily after it dried.


And then just add some bottled water.  I think using bottled water may help from getting that stink smell after it sits for a while. Guess that's the difference. Not positive but I think that's the reason to use bottled water for crafts like this.

And bam, here is your Mason jar full of MOO SHINE!
I used cold, bottled water. I wish I'd used room temperature water so I wouldn't have had the chill in the first finished picture above.



These are great items to sell at craft booths/fairs.  They make for cute country gifts at Christmas. Or as a souvenir. They also make adorable party favors to take home, especially for country themed weddings!


Speaking of "moo stuff." Yesterday was bittersweet. I said goodbye to a few of my farmland friends named, Small, Medium and Large. But I know they've really moved on to greener pastures for sure, as ours were drying up.

"As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists." 
~Joan Gussow

Amen! Me too.
~Lisa

Sep 12, 2016

Ragball Pumpkins



 I purchased a dozen of these drying rag balls, made by the Good Year car brand from the auction last Saturday for $2.00.  So I have about 16 or 17 cents in each.
They are made to use as a drying rag ball for windows and such.  But as soon as I saw them I had other plans. I pictured them as cute little primitive pumpkins because of their shape.

So as soon as I got home with them, I got out my 
-JUTE TWINE
-Manila Tag Labels
-Wooden Ice Cream Spoons
-Scissors
-Few Sprigs of Pip Berry Garland
-Old Crow Stamp and Ink
-Brown Craft Paint
I first painted my wooden ice cream spoons a brown color to make them look like little stems.
And I tied some jute string around them and just stuck them inside the little rag ball.

I noticed some had dis-colorization on the tops. I bet this is why they were cheaper.

Then I used the Manila tags, stamp and ink and stamped up some cute tags to tie on them.
I thought an ole crow would be Halloweenish~.

And then I just put it all together.


 
And I put them in a brownish/yellow colored enamel pan for display.


I think I am going to price these for $3.00 each in my local co-op craft booth.
Not a bad profit for an item that ended up costing me about 16 cents each! And I got a case of 12. 
I so wish I would've gotten more now! Ah, maybe next time.

What do ya' think? 
A fair price?

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


Sep 6, 2016

CHEAP FURNITURE MAKEOVERS from AUCTION FINDS

Before and After of a $2.00 chair.
Here is a quick post just to show a few pieces of furniture that I recently made over.
Here's a before pic of a chair that I had won 2 of for only $2.00 each. 

And here as you see above, I'd already added one star before remembering a before pic. But you get the idea.

I just stenciled on a star for one, 

then touched up edges here and there. 
And then just finished it with a brush on varnish sealer from Folk Art.

 And I basically left it like that for one.
And here's the back of the first chair.

And oh yea, I had won the little desk also for either $2 or $5, I can't find the ticket.
It was a shiny Oak color. But I sprayed it with ALMOND by Rustoleum also.
 I also made over the plain green trash can with a star too.
I didn't take a before pic of this because it was only solid green. All I did was add the stencils and brush strokes.
Here is the desk a little closer again.
I added some cute sage green check fabric to the inside of the drawer also.

The other chair I completely spray painted in ALMOND from Rustoleum paints.

Then went back and added more stenciling.



This is by far my favorite.
And I did finish this off with the same varnish sealer also.
  I love the old, true cracklings that show through.

 And take a look at this.
This is a great load of stuff I recently won from a local auction. None of the pieces shown cost me over $7.00. 
In fact, the chairs are the only thing that was $7.00. 
Before and after pic of a $2.00 end table.
The pumpkin light (works) was $2.00,
 the quilt rack was $5.00
and the red vintage metal lamp (works and heavy) was only $6.00.
It was a great night!
My proudest item of the pic is the solid wood end table in the front, far left. 
Why? Because it is solid wood, well made with good bones and it only cost me $2.00!

I guess the reason no one else wanted it was because it was just the one end table by itself and not a pair. That didn't bother me, because I knew I wanted to paint it and redo it anyways.
I choose a colonial red spray paint from WalMart in the Rustoleum brand. 
It runs a around $3.98 a can. And one can is all I needed for this size table.
Here's the before and after again, side by side.

Not shown in the last pic, but I went back and added a country star to the middle of the table in okra yellow.

But by far my favorite furniture makeover of the week was this chair:

I gave $2.00 each for these chairs. And afterwards, I put $14.99 on the one with the old crow and
$9.99 on the more plain one with the star.

And that's what's been keeping me busy these last few days that I haven't been posting much.
And all of this shown is in my craft booth at my local co-op.
Which makeover was your favorite?
See ya'll next time,
-Lisa