Gingerbread Man Light Bulb Ornie Tutorial

When something disposable no longer works, give it one more chance. Recycle those old burned out light bulbs into adorable gingerbread men ornaments for your Christmas tree.

Gingerbread Man Light Bulb Ornament

You can find my tutorial here.

More New Projects

Whew! Yawn! Wow!

The last month has been exhausting with preparing for and having a yard sale, as well as preparing for and participating in two craft shows. The last craft show was this past weekend, but I am just now getting my act together. Well, sort of…I’ve been shaking off fatigue for days. (sigh) With that in mind, I’m a little late in posting some of the new projects I’ve finished. Many of these are already gone, thanks to the “Fall Into The Holidaze” craft show this past weekend.

Fall Display Ladder

Leaf Rake Door Wreath

And another Leaf Rake Door Wreath

Scrap Wood Crows and Cats

Block Candle Holders

Witch Boot Bowl Fillers


Snowman Dolls

Window Cabinet (my hubby’s creation)

It started out with a simple old window.


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Painted Snowman and Halloween Suitcase Tutorials

Both of my suitcase tutorials have now been published.

Snowman Suitcase

You can find the tutorial here.

Halloween Suitcase

You can find the tutorial here.



New Crafts for the Craft Show

And away we go! This week I’ve been working on things for my first craft show of the season. It’s at The Last Run Car Show in Arkansas City, Kansas this weekend.

In previous posts I mentioned last weekend I had a yard sale. It was a great sale, but don’t let nobody tell you that having a yard sale is easy money. It’s a lot of work! I have muscles that ache where I didn’t even know I had muscles. Needless to say, I would much rather shop a yard sale than have one. Since we didn’t get through everything, and we have stuff left over, hubby says we definitely need to have another one before the snow flies. We’ll see.

In preparation for this craft show coming up, I have been stitching, painting and gluing just about everything I can get my hands on.

Door Greeter Suitcases for Halloween (Thank you, Opher, for the great name suggestion!)

Snowman Snow Shovels

Pumpkins, pumpkins….

…and more pumpkins.

Even Gourd Pumpkins…

…and Shovel Pumpkins.


Cup of Cocoa Tree Ornaments

Fall Hubcap Wreaths (Hey, it’s a car show!)

I also made License Plate Ornaments.

Measuring Spoon Ornaments

There is lots and lots more. We packed the trailer at the store last night. If you are in my area this weekend, stop in and check it out.

UPDATE: The show was fantastic!

I was featured!!!


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Primitive Wrapped Candy Canes

Seems like when the kids go back to school, the craft show season isn’t too far off. My first craft show of the season is at the Last Run Car Show in Arkansas City, Kansas at the end of this month. It has always been a good show for fall, Halloween and Christmas decor, as well as all my home decor junk projects.

These primitive wrapped candy canes are what I worked on the other day.

Amazing what an ugly plastic candy cane can be transformed into. I bought the canes on clearance after Christmas last year.

Ripped fabric and glue created a decoration that was more my style.

A little pine, pip berries and raffia completed the canes.

My pile of finished canes.

This picture gives a better idea of their size.

I found these little aluminum stakes while cleaning out the garage. Since we had no idea why we had them, I decided to make mini wrapped candy canes for tree ornaments.

They bent really nice, so I was able to reshape them easily.

Wrapped them with fabric…

…and tied a bit of pine with raffia around the cane.

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