Tuesday, February 13, 2018

No Cost Low Cost Exquisite Easter Crafts you can make Yourself. Primitive Rabbit

Looking for an easy DIY Craft for you and the kids?

How about this primitive Rabbit? It looks great, it's very easy, and may cost you nothing to do. Also, if you have kids, it's simple enough that they will find it fun too!

A Primitive Easter Rabbit, or even for an everyday decoration in the home, that you can make by yourself in about an hour. This is a very easy no cost, or low cost craft that is fun, and quick for anyone to try out.

Begin by drawing your selected image onto the piece of cardboard. I know, it's cardboard, but don't worry, it's going to look great when you are finished. You won't believe your eyes.

Paint your image. Don't worry about the areas that show through underneath, it will only add to the "aged" look of the piece. After all, it is a primitive, and that is what gives them their charm.

Next you can add your shading, and spots of "wear" to the piece, and cut it out. Note: For me, cutting it out was actually the hardest part of the entire prokect. Now the fun part! It is ready for a little fancy decorating, as you see fit. I used a few twigs from the yard, Spanish moss, and left over ribbon for mine.

You are all finished, and ready to put it on display. These pieces are very fast, and also easy enough for kids to do as well.
Below are a few more Rabbits that I have added to my collection, and as you can see, they are wonderful, fun, and festive! I hope you try this project, and as always, if you do...let me know!

The Dining Room Table Rabbit

Rabbit in the Fireplace

Two Bunnies in a Bedroom

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

How to make a Primitive Wooden Valentine Heart DIY Craft

I don't know about you, but I like easy, quick to make craft projects, that also look good.

This Primitive Wooden Valentine Heart is certainly one of them. It's so easy that your kids will have fun making it as well.

Just a few items that you need, and most probably already have, and you are on your way to having a lot of Valentine's day fun!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Old Haunted House is all Decorated for Valentine's Day

Now is the time to be thinking of what you will be doing for Valentine's Day, and how you want your house to look. You could come home to a very happy, and romantic place with just a little embelishing. Doesn't that sould like fun.
Join me in this Valentine's day House Tour, and maybe walk away with a few DIY ideas of your own!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

A Christmas Home Tour of the Old Haunted House

I welcome you to this unique Holiday House Tour for a very special time of the year. See all of the sights of Christmas in my home, and maybe even pick up a few ideas that you can use in yours. Take a few minutes to join in the fun.

It's beginning to look a lot like Vintage Christmas
The living room is dressed up in a bygone era with simple swags of greenery over the fireplace mantel, and doorway. Old pieces decorate the mantel, as well as large ornaments, and a pine swag. The wreath seemingly suspended in the air over the fireplace is accompanied by floating snowflakes that add to the magic of Christmas.

"Vintage" handmade Christmas Stockings hang from the fireplace, and a simple pine wreath was placed in the center, with additional embellishments surrounding the hearth. Last year the stockings hung on the front door, but you have to change things around from year to year to keep things fresh.
In the dining room a Christmas Cone Tree dominates the table, and that piece was also handmade. It's very easy to make, and if you wish to see that process you can Check out the Video on Youtube. I am certain you would be very happy with a few of these for your home.
The table is also decorated with flower filled vases, as well as old outdoor garden pieces, candles and bowls, and a hand painted raven by a local artist.
A little tree in the corner of the dining room.
Nutcrackers fill a side table in the dining room too!

On top of an old sewing machine is another vintage Christmas scene.
As you will see in the video, Snowmen fill the kitchen.

Even the bathroom downstairs gets into the Christmas Spirit.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

How to make your own Cone Christmas Trees. Quick, Easy and Inexpensive

Have you ever wanted one of those Cone Christmas trees that you see in the stores, but you really don't want too spend $19.99 and up? Well I am going to show you how you can do it for the cost of a $2.00 piece of poster board, and a few other items, many of which you may already have at home.
1: Take your poster board, and a pencil with a string tied to it, the length equal to the length (shorter) of the poster board. You will be using this to draw your curved line on the poster board. This is going to give you the flat bottom of the cone to sit on...so it's not a crooked tree.
2: Place one end of the string in the top corner (hold it there), and stretch out the string with the pencil attached to the bottom corner. Draw on the poster board the curve that the pencil will follow.
3: Cut the curved line that the pencil has drawn, and tape the 2 edges together to form a cone. I also taped the inside just to make sure that it would not come apart.
4: Now that you have your cone shape the fun can begin. You can decorate it any you with by using glitter, lace, Christmas wrapping paper, or what ever you can think of. I would suggest searching Google for "Cone Christmas Tree" and look at all of the ways they are decorated. In no time you will have found your favorite, or favorites.
For decorating my tree I had chosen lace that I had left over from another project. I hot glued the lace in three rings around the tree starting from the bottom. I then hot glued some wood shavings, a jute cord bow, and some pine cones to the top for an added rustic touch. For the finished I glued a few glitter snowflakes around the tree, and I thinks it looks just as I had wanted it to, but as I said...you can do what ever your little heart desires.
I plan on doing another with Christmas Songbook sheets glued to it, and stained with coffee for an aged look. As you will find out...the possibilities are endless, and you will probably end up wanting to do more than one of these since they take about an hour and a half to do. Let me know if you do, and Happy Holidays!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Easy DIY Fall and Halloween Decorations

Why buy Fall and Halloween decorations when you can make them yourself? 4 quick and easy Fall/Halloween crafts to get you inspired to try something on your own. https://youtu.be/9t5XXE3zTAY I was feeling crafty so I searched photos for a little inspiration and came up with a few quick and easy DIY ideas for Fall/Halloween crafts that anyone could do. I hope you like them.

1: The Primitive Wooden Pumpkin

2: A Trio of Primitive Wooden Pumpkins

3: The naming of the House (You can name your own too)

4: The Raven "Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,..."

All pieces were made with recycled wood, and painted with acrylic paints. People have already been stopping by to ask me where I got the pieces, they love them.

Monday, August 28, 2017

How to make your own Ghost, DIY, Primitive Crafts

DIY How to make your own Ghost/Spirit for Halloween, or all year long if your creepy. You won't believe how easy this is. #Budget #Recycle #DIY

This little guy took no time at all, and saved me a lot of money from the one that I was thinking of buying online. It was everything I had wanted in a primitive ghost, and it only cost me a little time, paint, and recycled wood. Best of all...I did it myself!