I’ve been on a painting frenzy lately it seems. Today, when I put a Christmas tablecloth on my dining room table, I decided it needed a Christmas table decoration. I had painted a pint size Kerr jar with “Farmhouse Green” earlier. As I was rooting around in a box of Christmas decorations, I came across a small glass plate and a small votive candle holder. I’m pretty sure both of these items came from the dollar store at one point. What do you know, the votive holder fit right into the top of the Kerr jar. I tied a burlap ribbon around the neck, and “Voila!” My re-purposed table decoration was complete. I lit the candle tonight and it looks so pretty! I LOVE being able to just go to my basement and pick and choose from my stash of paint jars and make new things from old – quick and easy. Danny thinks I’m my own best customer. LOL It is just as much fun as having a stash of yarn. : )
One more project tonight. I was on a roll today finding projects to paint and re-purposing things from around my house. This one only cost me $.99 and that was for the fall font.
Silhouette fall font – purchased from Silhouette store for $.99. Re-designed the letters on my Silhouette Portrait machine and printed on brown contact paper. Yes. I have one of those, too. I make a lot of projects with my Silhouette machine. I love that thing!
Ribbon – from a stash I kept when making bows for my grand daughter, which she basically never wore. She hasn’t ever liked bows. But I saved the left overs. Remember, I’m a teacher. We don’t discard.
Chalkboard – you will recognize it from the project I made earlier today. Just erased one message and added a new one.
Pumpkin with air plant – bought that from a Vintage Market earlier this month. The other side is a jack-o-lantern!
Flowers – Stole those out of an ancient arrangement I had. I may need to re-arrange that one a little to disguise the holes I left.
Kerr Canning Jar – bought for Young Living Sugar Scrub. Yes, I like essential oils, too! I gave this jar two coats of off white chalk-based paint I had left over from other projects. It was a little thick, so just added a bit of water and it was fine. Then I sanded the jar a bit with 220 sandpaper and added the fall letters. I tied a ribbon around it, stuck in the flowers, made a vignette with my chalkboard, pumpkin and jar— and there you have it! A beautiful fall arrangement. Don’t you agree?