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Mar 31, 2015

OLD PRIMITIVE TRUNK


Here is a cute $5.00 trunk that I won at an auction.
It was a rusty brown color with bits of black here and there before.
I did remember to snap a before pic this time!
But only after I finished spray painting it entirely black!

Here's a pic of it, but from the back.

 Well, I knew I could do something cute with it.
So I decided to just make it a little primish.

I had a large "SIMPLIFY" stencil that I got off from eBay that I had been dieing to use.
So I got that out along with some star stencils.

And this is what it ended up like:




And here is another one that started out just like the first one.
It's just a little bit bigger.
But I forgot the before pics, or either I can't find them one.

I took a can of wine colored spray paint and kind of sprayed here and there around the edges to give it a little more interesting color.




And off to my Peddlers Mall Booth #555 it went:
I priced it for $29.99



PRICE: $29.99
Sold in my Booth#555
THANK YOU!

See ya'll next time,
~Lisa


Oct 7, 2014

STYROFOAM SNOW BALLS in Rusty Minnow Bucket


Look how cute these little snowballs turned out that I made with simply Epson salt and Elmer's glue! Aren't they adorable.  And they are super easy to.


I took plain styrofoam balls, painted Elmers Glue on them, super thick like,  and then just rolled them around until covered.  Set aside on some wax paper to dry and that's it.

It seriously is one of the easiest crafts I've done.

Here they are up close and frosty:
-More detailed instructions-
1. Gather some Styrofoam balls (look at Walmart in the craft section,) Elmer's glue and a box of Epson salt.

2.  Pour out the Epson salt in a pie pan or something similar.  I use those throw away aluminum pie pans for easy clean up.

3.  Take the Elmer's glue and paint it all around the Styrofoam ball with a good coating.

4. Then, while still wet, roll it all around in the Epson salt.  Make sure to get a good coat on.  And don't worry if you don't think you are getting enough on.  You can always go back and add more easily.

And that is it.  Set it aside on some wax paper to dry!  From time to time you do notice some epson salt breaking off, but it would be an easy fix by just applying a clear coating. But I have just left mine how they are.  I love how the lights sparkle off the salt!

I found an old minnow, rusty bucket with a handle that I sat my fake snowballs in to display.  I added a metal brown star and put the words "Snowballs 5cents" on it with white craft paint.  And to finish it off a sprig of pip berry and some homespun fabric.


These are a hot seller in my Peddlers Mall Booth #555.  
When in a bucket like this, I price them for only $7.99.  But when I put them in a bag in sets of 3, I only put $2.99 on them. 

Happy Crafting and see ya'll next time,
~Lisa

Sep 5, 2014

PRIMITIVE SNOWMAN MAGNETS CABOCHON

(Warning Lots of Snowmen Photos!)
I made these Primitive Snowman Magnets:
 
out from these $1.19 party favor button pins:

The party favor buttons can be found at the Dollar Mart for only $1.19 for a pack of 12. Wow!

Just take them apart by pressing them open, the pins on the back twist off with a setting and here they are all apart:

The little plastic cabochon tops tops are usually that price for only them!

And I just began by painting the backs of the Jesus inserts. I did not want to paint over the Jesus picture, lol, I'm just like that.


Then after painting about 24 of these all in antique white, I started to add some eyes:

And then I started to just free hand on some noses and then some mouths on some:

Some of them I took some very very light reddish pink and gave their cheeks some rosey, winter color.

And then I took some magnets, also found in the Dollar Mart, for a $1.19 for a pack of 20! Unbelievable! I bought all they had! And I glued them on the back with my favorite glue ever, E6000. It is found at Wal-Mart.


And then on the fronts I took some tears of homespun fabric, tied little knots in them, and glued them on with E6000 glue also, as little scarves.


And here is a set of them sitting and drying.

They are starting to look super cute!



After they dried, I tried the magnets out on a metal lid. They hold great!

And then I figured on some (not assembled yet) I would go back add some glitter to the faces. To give the feel of maybe frost. I did this with simple craft varnish mixed with a dash of silver glitter. White glitter would have been better, but I was out of the great, tiny stuff:


And here is some with the glitter varnish and some easy print out 3x5 papers from Avery.com to make them look better in the packages:






Some of them I decided to put the Pins back on the back to mix them up. 
Who knows, they may be a cute winter pin to wear!

And the others, I left as magnets. Magnets are my all time favorite thing to make with snowmen!


If you like the Snowman Spoons in the pitcher above, here's where I made them!





I priced these for only .99cents each in my Peddlers Mall Booth #555
I think they will be a great grab as you go item that people can keep or give as a cheap gift.

Happy Crafting
& See ya'll next time.
~Lisa

Aug 26, 2014

SNOWMAN JARS


My focus lately has been to turn vintage items into something primitive.
And today that something is these Primitive Snowmen made from vintage creamer jars.

I love them and love to make them out of just about everything.


Today I have been on a roll. I think this is the third craft I have kicked in the butt. Here's how I did it.
I won a big ole' aluminum bowl full of these, approx. 30 of them,  for only $2.00 at a local auction:
I think there were about 30 or more of them when I first started crafts with them.
Well, anyways I think you will find it way more interesting than the simple "Milk 5 cents."

I took a tiny bit of white spray paint and sprayed them inside. Let dry.
These heads (although I repainted the noses) came out of a bag of Christmas crafts from the Dollar Mart. The bag had a label on it from Oriental Trading Post. There were approx. 40 or more snowmen heads in that bag for only $1.19!  They had felt bodies that were to be assembled, but I didn't like that at all.


Then I grabbed a bag of "snowman heads" that are actually just wooden beads and had an idea to glue them onto the top.


 

And tied on some homespun around the top. And simply dabbed on three little dots for the "coal." A couple of them I replaced the dots of coal with a simple free handed star that I'm not too great at.

Yep, I was liking how these were taking shape! So far so good.

I put them in individual baggies so the paint wouldn't be chipped for whoever takes these little fellers home from my Peddlers Mall Booth #555. And also, so that it may be already pre-packed in case it is a gift.

I may also have some left for sale in my eBay shop if you are interested.

But they were still missing something..... So I untied the homespun from the bag tops and looked around my craft room...

I know! I want to add some type of falling snow around them! I thought that would be kinda cute. Since they are inside a bag and they are snowmen. lol. Silly yes, but I think it's a good idea.

But what to use as snow? OOOOOooo, I had a craft fail a while back while making snowballs out of epson salt and white paint. That would be great. Why? Because all the "SNOW" falls off when it's barely moved. I guess the elmers glue for it wasn't strong enough. Here was the snowball craft fail:

So I took my hand and rubbed some off in each open bag, and added a dash of silver glitter.
And wa~la:
Doesn't really look that great in the pics, but it looks better in person. Trust me.
And then I re-tied them back up and got them ready again.

And I thought they were in need of some sort of tag to tie on the homespun. I didn't have time to make a new batch of Grungy Hang Ties, so I found some pre-made ones in my drawer that came from the Dollar Mart.

Here's a side view, in the box, because I already had them boxed when thinking of this, lol.


And they are off! I did keep one of them though.... Had too, they were too cute! And it helps me next year to remember what all types of things I've previously made in case I want to make more.

Oh, I priced these little cuties for $3.99 each.... I am hoping that is not too much. I first thought $2.49 but since they are old jars and then the packaging....I added a little bit more.I have no idea though, but we'll see if they sell soon in my Peddlers Mall Booth #555.

If you would like to purchase them online here, you now can with the help of ebay,
 if you are interested,
Vintage Creamer Snowman Jars item #002 only $3.99
 


Hope you enjoyed this and that it maybe gave you some sort of idea for a snowman craft!

Happy Crafting ya'll!


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Similar Post You may be interested in. Here's what I did with them on my first go around in a previous post:
I made these in early March of 2014
  Here's the link to that one if you're interested: http://www.booth555.com/2014/03/old-glass-creamers-reused.html