Saturday, November 30, 2013

Easy, Inexpensive DIY Mugs

So a few years ago I found that many pinners were pinning DIY sharpie mugs. So I went to the store, got some inexpensive mugs, some coloured sharpies and let the kiddies go to town making Father's Day mugs. I baked them according to the pins and well.... They were not permanent.  Pretty disappointed.

But then I found out that you were suppose to use the OIL BASED sharpies. They are a little more expensive so I used my coupon from Michael's and bought a white and a black oil based pen. Bought some great mugs from Dollarama and followed the same instructions as before. Did my doodling, baked at 350degrees for 30 minutes (make sure the mugs are in the oven as it heats up and cools down). And TA-DA!!! They are permanent!!

So easy and simple. Imagine the possibilities for teacher's gifts (can personalize it) and so much more!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Jumping on the Faux Taxidermy Train!

Hello there :)

So I jumped on the train. The faux taxidermy train ;)

I was out on a shopping trip at Canadian Tire and was browsing the Christmas isles when these cute little sparkly deer ornaments jumped out at me! The best part is that they were only $2 each! So I brought them home and knew what I wanted to do with them.

With a little bit of white and black paint, I distressed these very inexpensive frames that I got at Dollarama then I replaced the glass with some burlap, screwed and glued the deer to the wood backing and added a little sentiment under the deer. Done. Love how they turned out. I have three in my booth.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

My Christmas Booth

I set up my booth at the Woodpecker's Cabin in Haliburton, Ontario all in time for the Holidays. I am happy with all the little items. So please if you are local take a peek. If you are not local please enjoy the pictures.

Thank you for stopping by!


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

DIY Snow Globes

So sorry for the delay in posts. Life has been a little crazy lately. I moved and my life has been turned into a different direction. But I was able to find some time to create more items for my booth (can be found at the Woodpecker's Cabin in Haliburton, Ontario).

I bought these great jars at a yard sale this summer for $2!! Not each but all of them! I had 5 big ones and two small ones. I knew I wanted to make something special with them but didn't know just what until one day I saw this great post by fellow Ontarian Lorrie Everitt. I just loved the simplicity and wonder of her salt shaker snow globes . So I knew that is what I was going to make with my jars. I looked high and low for cute little trees and found the best ones at Walmart for only $1. Bought some snow and sparkly snow and that is all I needed to make my globes.

I typed some sentiments on some card stock using my typewriter and glued them onto the trees. Then I used some good epoxy glue to glue the trees to the bottoms of my jars, added the snow and voilĂ ! They were done and ready for my booth!

Happy Crafting!