Showing posts with label jingle bells. Show all posts
Showing posts with label jingle bells. 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 18, 2012

DIY PRIMITIVE GRUNGY CINNAMON CANDY CANES




Grungy, grubby Primitive Candy Canes that smell like cinnamon!
I am sooo into the Christmas mood this week! I've been doing jingle bells and snowmen and now these homespun & cinnamon wax dipped candy canes. I kinda just figured I'd try something different with these skinny little homespun canes I made earlier.

I had the idea from when I recently dipped my large jingle bells in wax and they turned out pretty neat. I wasn't happy with how thin these candy canes were anyways, so I didn't have anything to lose by giving it a shot.




Here's how I did these:

First I made my own candy cane with some craft wire I had. And a long skinny pick, made of wood. I call them skews. They are in the kitchen section and you make kabobs with them.
I just used the wire and shaped a tip of a candy cane and then wrapped it onto the skewer.
Then I just simply covered it with the cloth, by twisting the fabric from one end to the other.
Holding it in place with hot glue.

Then dipped them into the cinnamon candle I had melted, sitting on the candle warmer. 

I then laid them on the wax paper and lightly dusted them again with a mixture of cinnamon and nutmeg. 

After they dried, I used my hot glue gun and glued on some tiny jingle bells. 

After the first batch, I began to paint the jingle bells a rusty brown color. And they looked much better!

Then I packaged each one in individual wrappers so they will retain the cinnamon smell while waiting on someone to pick them out to go on their country tree! 



And the above picture is a mixed box of them on their way to my ebay CraftBooth555 where they can be purchased.

I priced these for $1.19 each

PS. THEY SMELL AWESOME!
See ya'll next time,
~Lisa

Nov 16, 2011

Primitive SNOWMAN JINGLE Bell Ornaments



I just finished up a new batch of hand painted Jingle bell Snowman Ornies today. 

I just mainly stuck to the theme of Primitive Snowmen on them.
Various styles, shapes and faces.

These are great hanging on any primitive tree or tied onto a gift as a bonus present!