November 24, 2018

Popcorn Tin - Trash to Treasure

I have been hanging onto this old popcorn tin for awhile. I had great ideas to make into something useful. With a little paint and some vinyl … it is now my breadbox. 

December 07, 2017

A Few Christmas Crafts

Have done a few new Christmas decor crafts this month. I made this Round Glitter piece for my Mom. I ordered the 12" rounds from Amazon. Used a Dollar Tree gift bag for the center and then glittered the edges. Sealed it with a spray sealer.

I like to make small projects using scrap 2x4 pieces. This little tree is just painted and the I Mod Podge scrapbook papers to the front.

These 2 sided blocks are so fun to make. This one will have Happy Thanksgiving on the reverse side.

November 01, 2017

This is one of favorite wine bottle projects I have done so far. I spray painted them white and then added vinyl letters (cut with the Cricut). I then spray painted them with the brown and orange paint. After they dried for about an hour I took off the vinyl letters.  Added some twine and this is the final project. LOVE THEM! Another simple and quick craft project.

Had to try doing a couple of the painted pumpkins. After a little 'hunt and search' for some cheap foam pumpkins, this is the final result. The splattered one I used an old toothbrush. Did this in my bathroom sink ... not a brilliant idea. Next time I will take it outside. The dotted one I just took a small dabber foam brush (not sure of that is what is called). They turned out cute and diffidently one of a kind. Another quick and simple craft project for this impatient crafter.

Got the inspiration for these cute pumpkin blocks from Pinterest.
Had an old piece of a 4x4 that I cut into 3 different sizes. Painted them orange and added a design to each. Glued on some craft leaves for a little more color.
I had some old sink knobs that I painted brown and glued to the top for the stems. Added some twine with a little bling at the end. Love how they turned out. Another simple and quick upcycled craft.

September 25, 2017

First Day of School

This was the first day of school sign I made for the Grandbaby. I used an 8x10 canvas sheet. I used vinyl where you write the information, this way we can use an erasable marker and use it again next year.

Baby Announcement Board

I made this hanging baby announcement board for a friend of mine. Her theme was 'Up Up and Away'
It turned out so wonderful.

Coffee Mugs

Coffee Mugs

Tic Tac Toe

Here is a simple Tic Tac Toe game for the kiddos. I used a metal tray that I picked up at the Dollar Tree. I used washi tape to make the lines. Cut the shapes out of felt scraps. Added a little bling to the x's.

Onesies for the Babies

Here are a few of the onesies I made for a few new babies the past months.

2 Sided Block Decor

This is my first 2 sided block decor I did. It turned out great. 

Wooden Block Messages

Here a couple of wooden blocks I made with simple messages on them. They are painted and then distressed a little bit.

Simple Pillow Cover

For this project, I converted a canvas tote bag into a pillow. I cut off the strap and applied a cute little couple using HTV Vinyl. Added velcro to the top edge for easy removal to wash the cover.

Sonny and Cher

Love how this one turned out. A tribute to Sonny and Cher....You Got Me Babe.
I covered a canvas board with a sheet of thin metal. The letters are vinyl and I trimmed the edges with some black nails.
It is about 12 x30

Patriotic Decor

Yeah, I know this is a little late putting this new project up. I have been falling behind again....
This is on a canvas panel about 12x15. Just used vinyl and sealed it.

Canvas Wall Decor for Baby

I made these sweet little wall decor for the nursery. They are on a 6x6 canvas with vinyl and then coated with a sealer.
Me and My Crafties

December 08, 2016

Little Christmas Crate Train

Oh my I LOVE LOVE LOVE how my little crate train turned out. I got my inspiration from  The Keeper of the Cheerios blog post. I did a few thing differently to make it my own. I figured I have about $100 in just the materials. So worth it though.

I didn't take step by step photos. You can pretty much follow her video and then just change it up a bit for your style. I tried to use items that I had on hand to keep the cost down a bit.

I had gotten some crates from Walmart and from Michaels. I like the style better with the ones from Michaels but the Walmart ones are built better. Both were right at $10 each.

For the wheels I went to the Dollar Tree and bought 16 of cookie tins. Painted the lids white (it took about 4 coats). In the video it shows hand painting the swirls on the wheels. I cannot hand paint anything so..... I have a Cricut so I cut them out with 631 vinyl and applied them. 

Used a piece of PVC pipe for the smoke stack. The base is a canning lid. I useed the E6000 glue to hold it in place. 

Of course I had to make some little signs to dress it up a bit. I had some miniature tree ornaments that I used for a little bling on the signs and the front of the train engine.

Santa and Rudolph are made from vinyl and put inside a 4x4 picture frame from Walmart. I velcroed these on in case I need to remove them for replacement one day. 

This project took a little more time then this "impatient crafter" cares to put into a project. But I really like how it turned out.

North Pole Light Posts

This is a Trash to treasure project I did for my Christmas outdoor decor this year.

We had cemented these PVC pipes in a bucket to hold a volleyball net years ago. Well it never gets used anymore so I turned them into some North Pole Light Poles.

I had the hubby cut them to about 5' and cleaned them up.
Spray painted them white. I think I did two coats. Then I took painters tape and wrapped it around the poles. Make sure it is on tight with no gaps in it where the red paint could seep through. I then did two coats of red. Take the painters tape off right away (a bit messy).

I used some quart canning jars for the light globes. I gave them the frosted look with a coat of spray paint. Inserted a string of Christmas lights. I ran a cord down the inside of the pole and cut a hole at the bottom for the plug to come out of. I did this on the back side so you can't see it. To hold the jar on I glued the canning rim on the pole with E6000 glue. We have had some pretty good winds and they have held up just fine.

Added some tinsel to the buckets to cover up the concrete. Just used hot glue to hold it in place.

Made some cute signs with scrap wood and attached them with zip ties stapled to back of the sign.

Love how it turned out. I had everything on hand so the cost was pretty minimal.  Trash to Treasure is one of my favorite DIY projects to do.