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

Sep 1, 2017

HALLOWEEN MASON JAR LID ORNAMENTS


Hey Ya'll.
Who's in the mood for some Halloween Mason Jar Lid ornaments?
I know I sure am!

These stemmed off from the idea of my Snowman Mason Jar Lid ornaments you see below:
 SNOWMAN LID ORNAMENTS

 Here's how I made them in case you want to give it a go. 
If you don't have any on hand, here's how they look in boxes at Walmart.
started out with a bunch of plain ole, used, metal Mason Jar lids in two sizes of
Regular: 2 2/4"
Wide Mouth: 3 3/4"
Some were new and shiny, some old and rusty. It doesn't matter to me.
And I spray painted them a base color in various shades of green and maroon that I had on hand.
For the Fall ones I was doing today, I stuck with the Satin Green.
The white was used for speckling (snow) only because it's a cheaper can and doesn't cover good.
Here are the Rustoleum and Valspar that cover great in one coat:



After they dry, they are a flat, softer color. Then we're ready to get started painting with craft paint.
My favorite brand is Folk Art but I do have a lot of Apple Barrel on hand too.

I just kinda looked at some magazines I had on hand to get ideas of decorations for the pumpkins.
And then just free handed the rest. Any fall or Halloween themed ideas would work great on these!


After letting all the paint dry for a bit, I decided to start adding the wire hangers.

I happened to have a metal punch on hand, but you can easily use a hammer and a nail to punch a hole in each side for a wire.

Then I took some homespun pieces I had laying around, in as close a match as possible and just tied them on.

And here they are all ready to go in my co-op and my ebay shop.

On this pumpkin, I used Elmers Glue underneath a quick off white color to give the almost crackle look.











Happy Crafting Ya'll,
~Lisa

Oct 3, 2016

OLD CROW VINTAGE CABINET AND HALLOWEEN JARS



I'm working on some Gingerbread men magnets made from music sheets to show ya'll in the next few days. But they aren't ready yet because 
I've had to finish up this Old Crow cabinet.

When I first won it at the auction (Sorry, in a hurry to paint, I did not take a complete before photo!) for $8.00 it was an almost sea-foam, glossy green inside and out. 
This photo makes the color look way prettier than it was.

But I went ahead and painted the outside a deeper Olive green.

The top of it was the most time consuming. Someone had put that sticky tile on the top, meant for floors, and it was a devil to get off.  I could've used strong stripper but that stuff really aggravates my breathing. So I opted for just scraping and chipping.

I even got so tired of scraping that I decided to try the music sheet cover up for the top.

But that went horribly wrong....

So I pulled it off quick before it dried....

And I just started scraping more and more. I finally got it down to this and I did a light sanding on it.
That way it left some black tint to the edges and I added some black streaks to the front and sides.

And I used my stencils to stencil on some OLD CROW GAME CO wording with an old crow in the middle.

And then sanded a lot of the edges and it was all finally coming together.


I went ahead and added detail to the inside too with stencils.
 And I left the original inside color the same.

And here it finally was.


with the decent top,
It doesn't show it, but the top is now smooooooth from the sanding.

 CLICK here to make this HALLOWEEN JAR



I originally won this cabinet for $8.00 at the auction, after painting it and chipping pieces by pieces from the top, I'm pricing it for $39.99 in my craft booth.

Before I go, thought I'd share a few pics from around our lil' neck of the woods.
Take a look at this little squirrel I spotted running down a tree. I guess he's out gathering some nuts now that the cold is on it's way.

The turkeys are rambling around my yard looking for the last of the berries.

These little chicks that I bought early this year, in Spring, 
That's my dog watching over them. She thinks she's still their momma.
have grown up
and have just began to pay for their keep.
Here's my very first 2 eggs!

See ya'll next time, and hopefully I'll have the gingerbread men magnets ready!
~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