Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Yardstick Stars

A while ago I was at a local thrift store run by the local Humane Society.  I don't usually find much there but I like to go in and see the cats they have for adoption, plus it is next to Hobby Lobby so I ventured in.

In a corner I found a tub full of yardsticks.  They are probably not vintage but they were cheap so I bought a bunch at .29 each.  I was not sure what I was going to do with them.  So I googled projects with yardsticks and came across a tutorial for a yardstick star at Mamie Janes.  So I made a few.  A couple I put in my booth and one I strung with red Christmas lights and hung it on my fence.

Here is one pictured in my booth.........

I just love the rustic look.  I may try cutting one up and making ornaments like Mamie Jane did too.  See her ornaments here.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Not So Shabby Open House

Last weekend the shop where I sell my creations had their annual open house.  It was a rousing success!!
My booth
I worked like crazy to get everything ready.  My booth was all set to go with the theme "Rustic Elegance".  I also took on a table to decorate with some garage sale finds.  It all turned out so cute.  I thought I would share some pics.
My booth and others

My table

All the rest of these pictures are of some of my fellow vendors creations and booth pictures. All the pics are from "Not so Shabby's" facebook page.


Friday, November 4, 2011

MIA and Unique Gift Wrap

I know, I know I did no posting in the month of Oct.  Bad, bad, blogger.  I could come up with a million excuses but basically life just got ahead of me.  So I am back, full of fun ideas for the upcoming Christmas season and lots of just plain fun stuff!!

Tomorrow, the hubby and I are headed to a wedding.  I wanted to do a unique gift wrap.  Something memorable, something different.

So.........I took some brown craft paper and wrapped the 2 boxes.  I then taped the boxes together using packing tape.  I went to Hobby Lobby and using a 40% off coupon, I purchased a fun ribbon.  I then tied the ribbon around the 2 boxes and made a bow.  Also, at Hobby Lobby, a purchased a wood "S" , the new couples monogram.  I painted the back of the "S" black and covered the front with old dictionary pages using mod podge.  I then used walnut distress ink to give it more of a distressed look.  I then put a sawtooth hanger on the back and using twine tied it to the ribbon.  Voila, a unique gift wrap that will be as memorable as the present!!!

What is in the present you may ask? I will reveal that later after the wedding. We don't want to spoil the surprise!!!


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