This week is going to be a crazy one.....I am trying to get the final projects finished for this weekend's craft show, the one and only show that I am going to participate in this year. I thought I would show you what I have been working on (some of these have been mentioned in earlier posts). Almost 100% of what I use to create my projects comes from thrift stores, garage sales or flea markets. I like the idea of recycling "discarded" items and it helps keep material costs low.
I have several snowmen I have created using old bottles and salt and pepper shakers. They are embellished with vintage earrings, keys, watch faces, buttons....whatever I have in my stash of goodies. The glass cake plate I have them displayed on was a garage sale find for $1.00.
These snowmen were made using old silverplated salt and pepper shakers.I have several framed key projects that I made out of thrift store frames, burlap and flea market keys.
I found some wood blocks at a thrift store.....with some black paint, scrapbook paper and wire picture holders I made some Halloween picture holders just waiting for a favorite halloween photo. The wood cake plate was also found for $1.00 at a thrift store....some black paint was all it needed.
I recently posted about the pincushions I was making out of old silverplated cream and sugar bowls...here's a few more that I recently finished.
Finally, I have several altered bottles for both Halloween and Christmas. I recently posted about these bottles using graphics from The Graphics Fairy.