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I started life as a old cigarbox

posted by: oddie on 12.02.2006 at 07:26 pm in Crafts and Decorations Forum

What do you think? does it need anything?
Thanks for looking oddie

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clipped on: 12.07.2006 at 11:22 pm    last updated on: 12.07.2006 at 11:22 pm

Christmas basket photo

posted by: oddie on 11.10.2006 at 10:08 am in Crafts and Decorations Forum

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How to make cinnabons and salt dough ornies
clipped on: 11.10.2006 at 09:59 pm    last updated on: 11.23.2006 at 11:38 am

Fall and Xmas ideas

posted by: judithva on 09.29.2006 at 10:58 am in Holiday Forum

This is from last year, it is a set of stacking cake plates that I add things like, "jeweled" pumkins, christmas balls that have Fall colors, glass "gem" stones in Fall colors, silk fall leaves, fairy in fall colors, grapes, acorns etc.
Basicly anything with fall colors and theme will work.
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Here are my christmas stacking plates from last year, you can see the Fall stacking plates next to the Creme stacking plates, I was just putting the Fall ones away, since it was time for the Christmas look.

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Hope this give someone some new ideas.


Holiday stacking plates
clipped on: 10.04.2006 at 05:13 pm    last updated on: 11.09.2006 at 10:30 pm

Lighted Wine bottles (Tutorial)

posted by: soso on 10.23.2006 at 04:16 pm in Crafts and Decorations Forum

First drill a hole in the back of bottle near the bottom
using a 3/4" diamond core bit.
We order these from Diamond drill company
They have a wesite.

Next, in order to coat the bottles so they won't peel
too easily, I spray them with several coats of polyurethae

Next, measure out about 1/4 cup of mod podge.
Next, add 2 or 3 drops of white acrylic paint and stir.
Next, take a throw away glass jar to test with
and sponge a small area. Let it dry and then decide if it
needs more drops of white paint to get the look you want.

You want a sheer look but enough white so the sring of the lights is cammoflauged

Next, Using a soft, 2" paint brush....I quickly apply a thin coat over the entire bottle and then quickly use the brush tips to pounce over the entire bottle.

Practice on an old pickle jar or something first.
I do it fast so it won't dry before I am finished.

Let them dry 24 hours and then I seal with a glossy
waterbase varnish, like ceramcoat varnish.
Let that dry 24 hours.

Next I wrap raffia around the neck of the bottle
Next tie on a few grape leaves....cut from garland.
Next I run raffia thro the loop at the top of grape
stem and tie grapes onto neck of bottle.
Next I take several strands of raffia and wrap over
stems at neck of bottle once or twice and then make a bow.

Next, take 20 clear light string and push one blb at a time into back of bottle


Also can use for the Boos bottles for Halloween
clipped on: 10.26.2006 at 11:36 am    last updated on: 10.26.2006 at 11:37 am

RE: Ladybug Bowling Ball (Follow-Up #11)

posted by: craftylady-2006 MA-5 (Guest) on 10.25.2006 at 11:22 pm in Garden Junk Forum

Now that is the cutest BB I've seen, hope you don't mind but I'm going to use your idea (maybe). I saved a pic of painted Ladybug BB's and attach it below. This is how I was going to do three BB's. You did an awesome job. Are the antennas in the finger holes, then filled up with wood glue? Yes, where did you get those lips, are they painted on. Again, so very cute and original.


Here is a link that might be useful: Painted Ladybug BB's - Pic


Great idea for painted ladybug BB.
clipped on: 10.26.2006 at 12:21 am    last updated on: 10.26.2006 at 12:21 am

Freebie sites

posted by: colour_me_violet on 10.17.2006 at 05:26 pm in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

So far I have found very few sites that have good and easy freebies on them. I have completed a few. I've run out of things I like. Does anyone have any good sites?


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clipped on: 10.22.2006 at 12:04 pm    last updated on: 10.22.2006 at 12:05 pm

Over Kitchen Window

posted by: iris21 on 08.20.2006 at 05:56 am in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

I painted this over my kitchen window -- it's from a Donna Dewberry book (she's much better than me!):

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sunflower border
clipped on: 10.17.2006 at 11:24 am    last updated on: 10.17.2006 at 11:25 am

Closeups of Scarecrow and instructions

posted by: frances_ar on 09.24.2006 at 08:19 pm in Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

For those of you that want to make your own.

Details: The body is cut from a 1X12 piece of pine, the arms, from a 1X2, and the legs are a 1X4. (I rounded the edges on these.) The head is one I cut out of paper, because the one I had seen had a Jack-O-Lantern head and I didn't much like it. I drilled 2 holes in each end of the 'arm' and 'legs' then put them in 'place', and drilled holes in the body for the limbs. The whole thing is tied together with twine. At the bottoms of the arms and legs, I drilled holes and glued in raffia. That was another modification I made, the original had straw shaped pieces of wood, but I didn't like them, either.

His head is 8X91/2"
his arms are 7" long each section
his legs are 91/4"
his body 151/4"
Closeup of head:

Closeup of back:


Cute Scarecrow project
clipped on: 09.25.2006 at 12:56 pm    last updated on: 09.25.2006 at 12:57 pm

My totems

posted by: crafty_lady on 09.17.2006 at 02:33 pm in Garden Junk Forum

Well, after seeing all the totem pics posted lately, I finally took the plunge and started making totems too! I discovered it wasn't as easy to stack pieces together as I thought and I was disappointed in how my first 2 totems came out. I'm much happier with these three!



clipped on: 09.20.2006 at 11:46 am    last updated on: 09.20.2006 at 11:47 am

shutter shelf - pic

posted by: craftylady-2006 MA-5 (Guest) on 08.10.2006 at 11:08 am in Garden Junk Forum

I bought this shutter shelf at a country store in VT. Fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. Thought I'd post the pic for all to see and "use." I made the Rooster Wreath (for you gals in OH, I got the rooster at a store called "Value City." It was only a few bucks. The idea for the small red colander planter came from my sis in Ohio. She used the moss and a real potted plant inside her's. Mine, is light green deer moss and some silk flowers and the little hen with tall, stripped legs (Flower Factory in OH, again you OH girls got it all out there).

I found two long door shutters just yesterday and can cut them into four shelves. I'd use a power painter to paint them. Also found four brown wicker chairs (pic later) and a coffee table. I just might fix them up and give them to my best friend Paula whose brother is building a wrap-around deck on her house. Or I might fix them up, new seats and covers is all, some cleaning, and sell them at a yard sale.

Simple ideas make the best, don't they. You're going to cringe and say no way, but I paid $50 for the shelf, yikes!!


Here is a link that might be useful: SHUTTER SHELF - PIC


Neat shelf from shutter
clipped on: 09.14.2006 at 11:17 am    last updated on: 09.14.2006 at 11:18 am


posted by: payd6 on 09.07.2006 at 07:54 pm in Garden Junk Forum

Hi all,
finally posting, after years of lurking :) here is one of the many things I do with spindles. these are the pointed ones, so they shove in the garden easily, however I have standing ones, as well. hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy all your creations!

Image link: POTM Sept (59 k)


Cute spindle birdhouses
clipped on: 09.13.2006 at 03:49 pm    last updated on: 09.13.2006 at 03:49 pm

RE: charlene the garden gal (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: tulipfarmer on 08.04.2006 at 10:13 pm in Garden Accoutrements Forum

Are these the ones you were thinking of?
I've had them for a few years now - just keep
touching up the faces and changing their clothes
when they get faded from the sun and rain.
(hope I know how to add the pic)

Here is a link that might be useful: garden ladies


Two cute garden gals made out of chairs and old clothes
clipped on: 08.21.2006 at 09:40 pm    last updated on: 08.21.2006 at 09:40 pm