Friday, November 18, 2016

Barn Wood Signs

Lucky enough to find scrap barn wood?  Make a few signs.  Stencils make it much easier to paint, but freehand is fun too.

Simply cut pieces to the size you want, using a saw (and of course using eye and hand protection).  Sand the boards if needed.  Paint.  Allow them to dry.  These were created for indoor use only.  Embellish your signs to personalize them.

These make wonderful gifts!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Plastic Lids ~ A New Use

It's been a while since I posted on here.  I apologize to all of my followers. 

If you preserve food yourself, and have canning jars and lids on hand, you'll like this idea.

You'll like this idea especially if you make our own lotions, butters, and other items you might use daily.  I have my homemade hand lotion in canning jars with regular lids/rims.  I find taking the lid off and on is cumbersome, and I really didn't want to spend extra money to buy one-piece lids.

Friday, October 23, 2015

How to make a miniature crochet hook

There are several handmade Christmas ornaments that I have made that have instructions for making miniature knitting needles, but not a miniature crochet hook.

This is one idea of how I have made a miniature crochet hook for small projects.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Simple Twine Decorative Jar

Make a decorative jar by simply using a recycled glass jar, some twine, and a glue gun.   These jars sell in stores for a pretty high price, and you can make them at home for much less.

Crafting glue in general may work, but you'll need a way to hold the twine in place while it dries (depending on the thickness of the twine). 

However, the jar you see in the first photo was created by using tacky glue.  The twine was purchased at a dollar store, and was a perfect texture of twine that held tight to the glue (lighter weight).

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Quick Fix for Odd Places ~ Flour or Alfalfa Sack Curtains

I recently added hardware to some odd, two tone, miss-matched cupboards in our kitchen.  The last owner, put in two different types, upper and lower, and two different colors (and no hardware on most of them).

 At the ends, of this cupboard space of drawers, are small cubbies.  They are difficult to use and keep clean from dust.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Easy Scrap Fabric Project

Glass jars can always be recycled at recycling center, but they can be repurposed for gift giving, home and craft storage, homemade beauty products and more.

Glass jars usually have metal lids, that can be spray painted.  I do suggest to spray a clear coat to seal the paint.  Those lids are much more attractive when they've been embellished with scrap fabric. The above lid is a baby food jar lid, spray painted in silver, then sealed with a matte clear coat.

To make these you need:

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Simple Way to Re-Purpose Metal Vintage Coffee Filters

I recently gave my antique coffee pot collection a new use, but had the metal filters leftover.

One will now hold sticky notes and paperclips.

How did I make this?