Vintage Snowman Bucket for the Christmas crafts 2018 Youtube Hop| This hop was hosted by Sandy and Robyn on their crafty youtube channels and I was fortunate to be invited to share a crafty Christmas project. Here is the video for my project and I will also have a link to my full tutorial for this project below. You will be able to see this video before I post it for the public on youtube.
I have been wanting to make a clay snowman covered in glitter for quite sometime now. I was going make a different project for this hop but I figured some people may have these pumpkins still hanging around from Halloween.
I was inspired by this cute Bethany Lowe Santa Candy Bucket! I’m in love wit the vintage reproductions of all the whimsical creations by Bethany Lowe. I used many items that can be found in any craft store.
I very much wanted to paint this project with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint so it would coordinate with other decor prices in our home. The Chalk Paint is from my local stockist Bloom in Las Vegas. I absolutely love their stores and the owner Bridget has always been helpful with learning how to use my chalk paints. The entire bucket and facial features were all painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
Here is the tutorial video for this revamped Halloween bucket.
Thank you for stoping by and I’m wishing you a Merry Early Christmas.
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A Rustic Christmas Lantern is no longer an impossible thing to find! I wanted to create several Vintage or Rustic Christmas lanterns fort our Christmas Tree. I found these black Lanterns at Dollar Tree and was able to alter them to what I needed. I didn’t want to just have small lantern ornaments but a good size lantern that can also be used as a Christmas Decor piece around your home or even year round in your vintage or rustic decor.
I started with the Plastic LED Lantern from Dollar Tree. The come in a black base with gray accents to give them vintage or a distressed look. Before I painted the lanterns red with spray paint but you can also use Acrylic Paint from Dollar Tree. I removed the plastic pieces that make the globe dome on the lantern. The domes were removed by holding the lanterns where the seams are located on the side. The seam runs along the side handles and the base of the lanterns. they have snap pegs that can be pulled completely apart. You don’t have to separate the Bothe sides of the lanterns apart all of the way to remove the clear plastic domes.
I used Masking Tape to cove the candle flame on the lantern to make sure it doesn’t get covered with paint.
I strung the LED Lanterns in the back yard to make it easier to paint the bottoms and under the handles. This will give the lanterns a full coverage of paint. If you don’t remove the plastic domes then the inside of the lantern will be the original color.
The LED Lanterns are fully painted and can reming hanging to dry and you don’t have to worry about them sticking to a crafting surface. Once the lanterns have dried you can take them down and begin to sand them to give them a vintage and distressed look. I used several of the different sanding sheets from the Sanding Paper Set I also found at the Dollar Tree store. Sanding the planters will also take away the shiny new paint look for that more distressed and vintage look.
Once you have painted and sanded all of your lanterns you can open them from the sides where the seam is located to place the plastic domes back inside of the lanterns to their original design.
The Lanterns are now ready to be decorated. You can either add holiday greenery from Dollar Tree. I wanted to give these lanterns a simple rustic look so that they can be used year round as a decor piece. I simply added a string of Twine that was cut at 10 inches long. You can chose to tie the twine into a bow or a simple not depending on the theme of your Christmas decor.
I created some to give as gifts for friends and family. Some were actually used to decorate Christmas gifts instead of the basic gift tags that we usually use.
These Lanterns have become a loved part of our Christmas Decor and will last for many Christmases to come.
I created a tutorial video for machining these rustic Lanterns on my youtube channel. Go and take a look.
Thank you for stoping by my blog and I hope you check out Dollar Tree for your Christmas Decor Projects.
New Amador’s Crafty Cabins Pink and Yellow Key tags in the shop | I am very happy to announce that the new Pink & Yellow key tags have been added to the shop! I have also added more of the Teal key tags to the shop inventory. I truly do wish I had some crafty cabins to do classes in.
The Pink key tags remind me of my favorite Carnival treat. I am very addicted to Cotton Candy and can never get enough. The Yellow key tags remind me of my favorite Disneyland treat.
Disneyland’s Pineapple Dole Whip is without a doubt my favorite and Have had several in one day.
These Key tags are available in the shop to be purchased individually today! They are also available as a gift with purchase. When you make a purchase in my store of $25 not including shipping one key tag will be automatically added to your order. The Gift with purchase will be randomly chosen when you make a purchase.
Each key tag will be chosen randomly when a purchase is made and we are unable to guarantee any numbers in our inventory.
For the C.C. Designs September’s Preview Day 1 I wanted to created a little something vintage! I don’t usually create Halloween projects but I am very excited to create Halloween projects with all of the amazing products coming out ion September.
I used the Tags Galore Die Set to create my BOO Banner base. The vintage style letters were created with my Silhouette Cameo layered in black and cream. The tag bases were stopped with the whimsical spiderweb from the new Bat & Spider stamp set that will be released in September.
I have always wanted to have a space to be able to have classes or workshops and truly wish I had actual cabins to do them in. Since I don’t yet these adorable “Amador’s Crafty Cabins” Key Tags will have to make do until I make it happen. Until then I am happy to have them in my shop!!! YES these are now available to purchase in my shop!!! Even better if you make any purchase in my store of $25 or more you will get a free Amador’s Crafty Cabins Key Tag until supplies last.
These key tags are inspired by the vintage motel and hotel key tags of yesteryear. As you may know I love collecting antiques and many little things that bring back nostalgic feelings. I chose one of my favorite colors or shades of Aqua! It really took me longer to choose what they were going to say than choosing everything else. I went back and forth and even wondered if anyone would be interested in purchasing them. They are each individually numbered and none have repeating numbers. Amador’s Crafty Cabins is a perfect imaginary (for now) location that you can craft and have a good cocoa at.
They were actually made by a company that specializes in creating these items for real establishments. I was thinking of having them made from a more traditional color but decided on a lighter and more modern base. They have each been stamped individually by hand and even carry the Guarantee Postage stamp. Although I don’t think the post office will be able to deliver them to my imaginary cabins.
Each key tag will come on a 3/4″ key ring (not the one shown in the pictures) that you can add to any key chain or even a purse for kicks and giggles. The key tags can be purchased in my shop until supplies last. I only had a small amount made and they are numbered from #101 to #199 and will be randomly chosen as they are purchased.
You will not be able to chose a specific number since they will randomly chosen when they are ordered. Each of Amador’s Crafty Cabins key tags are individually packaged to protect them from being damaged. And remember you will receive a free key tag with every purchase in my shop of $25 or more or they can be individually purchased!
Please head on over to my shop to add these key tags to your crafty stash!