Showing posts with label family. Show all posts
Showing posts with label family. Show all posts

Aug 28, 2012

WOOD SIGNS

I've been having lots of fun making these new wall signs mainly from plain ole' leftover 1x4's and such. Some larger, a few smaller.
Here's some of my latest that are now in my Peddlers Mall booth #555:


Price: Range from $3.00- $9.99 for the largest

Today, well and past few days, I've been cutting and making some simple wall signs to sale in my booth. They are a great seller.

Here's a few that I  did that say, "Simplify." 

First I painted a base coat of whatever color. I usually use a burnt umber, colonial green or nutmeg. Those are my favs! Then I stencil on the saying and or stars with an off white or antique white.

Then, here's where I call it my "secret effect." I take a rough grain sandpaper and sand over the entire board, wording, stars and all. 

It kinda roughs it up and makes it look older and worn. Just the way I like it. And I am also rough on all the edges.

And lastly, I use a stain that has a sealer in it.


I rub some on with an old rag, wait a minute and wipe it all off. And repeat if it doesn't look old and aged enough.

 
Here are a bunch of different sayings that I made all from stencils that I bought off from eBay.





Then I finish it all up by adding a hanger on the back. I get those in packs at the Dollar Store for $1.50.


And that's that!
 On the one in the middle below, I was experimenting with using different colors. Not sure I like the blue so much. On the same one, also, I used the glue to make a crackly look, but the pic is not showing it so well.


My favorite of the ones below is the "Pumpkins" signs below.

Probably because it's right around the corner and I just decorated our home yesterday.
I'm so in the Halloween mood!

Here's how those came about.

Some of them I left plain and then stenciled on the PUMPKINS wording in cinnamon orange.
And to mix and match some others up, I first painted the board a cinnamon orange and then stenciled on the PUMPKINS wording in various off whites.



Let the paints dry and then come back with some rough grade sandpaper and scuff up all the edges a bit.


And then just finish up by adding a sawtooth hanger on the backs.
I find these at the Dollar General in the tools section for a dollar or so.


And here they are again:


 Happy Crafting Ya'll!
Until next time,
~Lisa

Nov 17, 2011

Primitive Old Crow Nesting Boxes



These were a set of nesting boxes I bought oodles of these for my Booth #555. They all had a Christmas theme printed on them and so I decided to change a few up a bit.

Before pics:



I once again, painted them my favorite colors, black and prim. yellow, and stenciled a crow on one. I love having a variation of styles for people to choose from in my booth.

Here's a few more pics of the after shots:


Nov 16, 2011

PRIMITIVE Snowman Bench



Here's a cute, wintery, snowman craft idea to spruce up an old bench you may have.
I bought the plain old blue bench at a flea market for $2.00
(BELOW.)
  

First, I painted it with a flat black paint with a paintbrush, not spray paint.
You want it to last and hold up to wear and tear marks.
I redone in the "Faith-Family-Friends" theme. 
Since it's winter, I even added a little prim snowman to the front.

I painted it black and added some stenciled wording using Delta stencil paint.
The Delta stencil paint and primitive stencils can be found on eBay.


Then free handed a primitive looking snowman on the front.




I think it makes it look so much better. 
And will look great sitting in someones "Prim" style home.
I just love it.

Here's some more photos of it finished:






PRICE: $9.99 SOLD in my Booth #555
Thank You!

See ya'll next time,
~lisa