Recycled Blue Jean Patch Pillow

09-DSCN7397Recycled Blue Jean Patch Pillow

Another no-cost, quickie gift idea.

12-DSCN7408Yep, I always have an over-abundance of old blue jeans. I’ve tried purging them, but they just seem to breed on their own.

10-DSCN7399This project used six blue jean squares for the front and I cut apart a leg to use as one piece for the back. It could not have been simpler.

11-DSCN7403The size of the squares should all be the same size, but the actual size of the squares is determined by the size of the word stencil. I wanted to make sure it would fit and I already had my mind set on using six squares. My squares were each 6 inches. I used a stencil I had cut on my Cricut.

09-DSCN7397After I stitched it all together I stenciled the word on the front. The denim is pretty thick so you don’t need to worry about it seeping through to the back.

Enjoy!

Witchy Wisdom

6-DSCN6974Witchy Wisdom

8-DSCN6977I only made two of these, but I should have made more.

7-DSCN6975They practically “flew” out of my craft booth this past weekend.

1-DSCN6931The motivation for this project came from the desire to use these old wooden chair seats.

2-DSCN6947I gave them a coat of orange paint…and then…I just stared at them for a while…Finally inspiration hit!

4-DSCN6968I made a stencil using my Cricut, painted it on…

5-DSCN6973…and attached a small broom that I made using a stalk of bamboo and raffia.

A bit of rusty baling wire for the hanger and they were done.

Enjoy!

New Projects for Fall Craft Shows

03-DSCN6820I’ve been painting and restyling gazillions of things for a craft show this weekend.

17-DSCN6676Restyled Junk (Kro Crafts) will be at “Fall Into The Holidaze” at the fairgrounds in Winfield, Kansas this weekend. Admission is free and there is lots of convenient parking.

Lots of stuff came out of the barn for transformation.

08-DSCN6964This vanity/end table is similar to one I did a few months ago.

12-DSCN7000This desk was turned into a coffee table by shortening the legs.

06-DSCN6918The end table and the coffee table were both given the same paint treatment as the headboard peg rack.

16-DSCN5784I finished up a couple more wood scrap tables…

11-DSCN6985…and made several more scrap wood pumpkins.

13-DSCN7006After all the scrap wood projects, I had a lot more scraps of wood that I turned into stenciled signs for fall.

09-DSCN6973A little witchy wisdom ;) on old chair seats.

15-DSCN7013Bunches of book pumpkins.

10-DSCN6984Jean pumpkins

02-DSCN6732Rats

04-DSCN6830My dresser bench is headed to the show…

05-DSCN6859…as well as my porch sitters…

07-DSCN6954…and a cute little desk.

14-DSCN7009This wheelbarrel (barrow?) needed a makeover and it got one. Wouldn’t it look cute filled with pumpkins or pots of mums?

I’ll have more on each of these projects in the coming weeks.

If you are in the Winfield, Kansas area Saturday, October 5, come by and say hello. I will be there off and on, but hubby has promised to man the booth while I clean house. Yes, when you are selling your home, cleaning is never ending…AND…as if a craft show isn’t enough, Sunday we will be having an open house.

Enjoy!

Porch Sitters for Fall

7-DSCN6859Porch Sitters for Fall

1-DSCN6840It’s that time of year again when anything that can be painted orange is fair game. These junk finds were my latest victims.

2-DSCN6845I had to do a little bit of work on the seat of one of the chairs. Water damage had caused the top layers to loosen and peel. Once I removed all the layers, I was left with a hole in the center. Not a problem…

3-DSCN6846…I cut a few scraps of pallet wood and covered it up.

4-DSCN6848I painted the chairs a little heavier than dry brushing. I guess you could call it rough brushing. I like to use it on projects that I want to look old, primitive and weathered. I kinda scrub the bristles over surfaces and in crevices and tight spots. My brush looks terrible, but I like to think of it as well-seasoned. My husband keeps trying to throw it away, but he just doesn’t realize its potential. Hands off, Honey!

5-DSCN6851My Cricut was used to make the stencil. I use card stock. It’s usually good for quite a few stenciling jobs.

6-DSCN6857Stenciled greeting.

7-DSCN6859Leaf garland completed these festive fall porch sitters.

Enjoy!

Recycled Jars and My Xyron Sticker Machine

12-DSCN6587Candle Holders From Recycled Jars

I had a few jars that I had been saving to transform into candle holders, and it seemed like the perfect time to use my new Xyron Sticker Machine.

04-DSCN6567I could have used decoupage medium for the book page strips, but I knew the strips would wrinkle and bubble.

07-DSCN6575

I was also pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to keep it off of the glass parts I didn’t want it on.

03-DSCN6566The machine wasn’t difficult to figure out. Actually, it was quite an easy process. The biggest draw back for my cheap frugal mind was the amount of adhesive wasted each time things were sent through the machine. That’s just crazy! There is no way to adjust that either. With 18 foot rolls, that cost roughly $10 a roll, that’s just wrong!

11-DSCN6584For that reason, I only used the sticker machine for the book page strips and the die cut on the front.

09-DSCN6581The lace was attached with craft glue.

02-DSCN6518Salsa and taco sauce jars were used for these candle holders. Regardless of the adhesive waste, I kinda like the way they turned out.

Enjoy!

Places I’m partying this week:

Monday

Keeping It SimpleSumo's Sweet StuffMakingCreative Corner Hop

Tuesday

PhotobuckethomeworkThe DIY Dreamer

Wednesday

Adorned From AboveWhite Lights on WednesdaysManic MotherFine Craft GuildDaisy Cottage Designs
Wow Us Wednesdays

 

Thursday

shabby creek cottageCatch a Glimpse ButtonSomewhat SimpleThe 36th AVENUEThe Taylor HousePhotobucketBeyond The Picket FencePhotobucketThis Silly Girl's LifeDesigned DecorDomestic Superherohttp://www.seven-alive.com/Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31

All Things Pretty

Friday

The Shabby NestThe Fun In Functional @ Practically Functional - Wednesdays @ 8amHappy Hour ProjectsI'm Lovin' It at TidyMomRooted In ThymeFidlin' Fridays Link Party

Saturday

Too Much Time On My HandsFunky Junk's Sat Nite SpecialYour Homebased MomThe Girl Creative


Sunday

DIY Show Off

Weekend

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