Don’t throw your empties away!
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After each craft show I was either making more of things that had sold or making new things to fill in the holes from past sales. The shows were good, but keeping up with more projects was quite a whirlwind of activity. I didn’t take time to get pics of before or during steps of the new things, but I did make sure I snapped finished photos.
I should have thought these through a little bit better when I designed them. After they were finished and I was loading them, I realized they were about an inch and a half too tall to stand in the trailer. I had to lay them down to get them in. (sigh) I will definitely be tweaking this project next time I make them.
The snowmen were made using a white chenille bedspread. For something a little different with the wood construction, I chose to put the horizontal wood braces on the front.
I’ve made these “Giddy Up” signs before, but it’s been a few years. They were made using the inner panels from old doors.
This was a transformation from a yard sale find. A little paint, a little sanding and a little stenciling.
There were many more projects that were just remakes on things I had sold a lot of or sold out of. Most of those I had already posted on my blog in the past so I didn’t take new pics.
My front porch finally got a transformation into fall. I hauled a screen door home from my storage unit to add height to the display. I really like the way it looks. It’s kinda perfect that it’s black too.
Happy Fall Y’all!
Another project for the craft shows. I had a little trouble coming up with a title for this post. These stands can be used outside with flower pots in them, or inside as storage decor. We have one we use inside to hold newspapers, but it could also be used for magazines or bathroom storage.
My husband and I have made these before, but it has been years. Actually, I don’t think we have made these since moving to Kansas from Colorado (15 years ago) so this will be new to our shows here.
After ripping the boards to the right width, the back pickets were cut into birdhouse shapes and the holes were drilled.
We made several so if you are in Ark City, Kansas this Saturday, come check them out at the Last Run Car Show.
I’ve had a stash of old wooden doors for years, but with moving to a smaller house they had to be put in storage. I’ve been on a quest to reduce our storage space for over a year and have finally got two large units down to one unit half the size of the original two. That’s great, but most of the stuff that is left in the unit are things that I use for my projects. The only thing that makes sense in having them is to actually use them. It was time to repurpose the doors.
Since the doors are so old, the vibration from the saw caused a few of them to come apart so reconstruction was the first order of business.
Some nice heavy-duty hangers on the back completed the racks.
It’s that time of year again. Time to craft in preparation for fall craft shows.
These witchy signs have been a big hit the last couple of years so I headed out to the woodpile to find wood that had potential for making more. I’ve made these with pallet boards, wood chair seats and cupboard doors, but this time I used scraps from my brother’s new fence.