Showing posts with label old crow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label old crow. Show all posts

Aug 25, 2017

Primitive SNOWMAN Ornaments



Hey ya'll! 
Here's a post about how to turn just about any plain hanging ornaments into some cute, wintery, snowman ornaments.

I had ordered a ton of these wooden, hanging hearts at an after Valentine's Sale online. And I got them super cheap. I mean like under a dollar a dozen.  They were burgundy with various sayings and already had the wire hanger too! So I couldn't go wrong.
BEFORE PHOTO

First off, I spray painted them a random color I had on hand.  It was a sage'ish green in the Rust-oleum brand in a satin finish.

  I so wish I had the Almond color on hand, but I didn't.  So I just went with it.

Next, after those drying, I took some cheap white and cheap black and did the speckle effect. 
Just barely hold down the spray button and let it fling out on them.

I had so many, I had to lay them all over the place to dry.






Finally after drying for a few hours, they were ready to begin painting!

Most of them I painted in the Snowman themes and wrote various sayings like "Frosty" and such on them.



And some said "Burr," 



"Winter Wishes," 


and "Best Flakes."


Then I decided to make a few Candy Cane ones.

And added some wording of "Home Sweet Home."

There's a ton of these not in the photos, but I finally got tired of the winter theme and started doing some primitive designs.


This one below I mixed it up and glued a bit of pinstripe fabric on it, and then glued a rusty star on the center. Then just worded on "Love."

The "Faith is Believing in God" is one of my favorite sayings.

Then I used a small checkerboard stencil and stenciled on a background for the one below.
And I put on the saying, "Old Crow Co."

Oh, and as you see, I went through my fabric stash and grabbed bits and pieces of various colors and tied them onto the wire hanger.


I made so many of these and I did save a box of them to do in a different base color. Almond I'm hoping soon!  But for now, I just used colors I had on hand so that I didn't have to put more money into making money.

I'm going to price these for $3.19 each and considering I paid just under a $1.00 / dozen (about 7 cents each,) that will be a good profit.

And these type of cheap, hand painted ornaments tend to fly off the display trees during Christmas time.  They are a great, unique gift that not everyone will have one of!

Hope this gave ya'll an idea to paint up some holiday hanging ornaments.You can do these on just about any flat, hanging ornaments you may have already or can find at the Dollar Marts.

See ya'll next time,
~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