“If you want to get things you can’t buy in a store, you have to do things never thought of before.” -- Dr. Seuss

Saturday, October 31, 2009

BOO !!

Ghoul in a Jar, recycle a gallon jar into a mad scientist experiment!!! Add a spooky old mask and some colored water, some Spanish moss other random leaves and silk flowers. Make sure the lid is on tight and add a cover made of tea or coffee stained muslin tied haphazardly and WaLa!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Silverware Keeper

I guess that is what it is called, well anyway I re-did this a long time ago and I really like how it turned out. The problem is I would like to use it in another manor do you have any suggestions?
It was a plain wood tray that I painted and antiquedit added wood drawer pulls for legs and metal drawer pulls for handles. This also was my first try at mosaics, I used old state plates.

So again, does anyone have any suggestions on how I could use this, besides silverware?

Friday, October 16, 2009

Chicken Feeder

I guess that is what it is? Found this at a yard sale for 1.00, cleaned it up and sprayer a sealer on it, added dried black beans and some primitive candles. Easy!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Button Jewelry Swap

This is what I received from Melissa! Isn't it fabulous!! Made from wool and silk thread and mother of pearl buttons. Isn't it great how you can take something old, and make it new again!!

She also sent, this great piece that is just up my alley! She read here at my blog how I like numbers and made this necklace from a cinema seat, how cool is that!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Button Swap

I participated in a Button Jewelry Swap and here are the things I made and sent to Melissa in Canada. I found out about it from the Button Floozies blogspot and was started by http://incywincytogs.blogspot.com/
The earrings were fairly easy, using blue buttons and a recycled filigree pieces from a old necklace, everything else was new.
The next two pics are of the button bracelet, I created on an old white zipper it has an elastic loop closure.

The next piece is a button brooch using another white zipper as a flower shaped base with three buttons stacked on top.

And the last piece is just one large olive colored button with a silver bail glued on and a nifty new black necklace kit.
It was a lot of fun, thinking what to make for this, and creating these items for Melissa. Here blog is www.mistuk.blogspot.com She also introduced me to www.swap-bot.com so there may be more swapping in the future.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Old Frame

Finally, I am back to updating junkinjane! Been busy since going back to work, getting a new computer. I need to take some more pictures though. I also participated in my first swap and will be posting about that soon.

Here is a quick project I put in my home recently, an old frame I bought for a buck at a public sale a couple of years ago. I toned down the gold paint by making a wash of brown craft paint and water. Made a template of the frame and placed the grad pics of the kids on it marked it and then placed the template on the wall to put in the nails.

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