Thursday, July 10, 2014

Easy and Quick Milk Cap home decor....

I was able to knock out this fast project using vintage milk caps and a frame from Goodwill.  I was fortunate enough to finish my collection from a fancy vintage goody grab bag style order from Lisa Pace.  The last few large milk caps were just what I needed.  I had a white frame from Goodwill that had a damaged spot on it...  I got to work distressing the rest of the frame with some sand paper to match the spot, turned out nice.  Then I framed some dollar store gingham and kraft wrapping paper since the frame was too big for scrapbook paper.  I arranged the milk caps on the glass to see how I would like them to look overall, and then got to work hot glue-ing them on the glass.  The whole project took maybe 15 minutes... Easy peasy!  You can find assortments of milk caps on Etsy, that's where I purchased my original stash from...

Turned out lovely, right??!!

I just love to turn old things into something new and I love to display antique items...  What was once an item that worked hard in it's former life, now becomes something on display in my home...  My favorite kind of home decor!  Made with heart and completely home spun :-)  Thanks for stopping better and happy crafting y'all!  :-)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

PageMaps Challenge Gingerbread pretties...

Got motivated to do a sketch challenge from PageMaps this week...  I made the cutest little gingerbread {graham cracker} house before we moved, and I got the best pics of it...  So, I included them in the challenge...  It isn't quite to the scale that I wanted it to be, but it turned out nice anyway.  I really like the colors, not your traditional Christmas colors :-)  The prize is a wonderful JBS package, would love to win it! {you can find it here }

Here is the sketch:

And here is my finished page:

I used a hodge-podge of products on this page.  Some old thickers for the title, some trim from my stash, some doilies from a party supply store, some enamel dots, some tattered angels...  Not really anything that necessarily goes together, but I wanted it to look willy nilly.... Is that a thing?  Well it is now ;-)

Thanks for stopping by, and hope you all get a little crafty time very soon!!