Craft Show Time

It’s been quite a busy Summer with everything from scoping out garage sales, growing veggies, family vacation at the coast and battling a varmint in our back yard! That little stinker is digging up our yard to get at grubs. In between all the excitement my crafting goes on. In fact I have two craft shows and wanted to share with you a couple of items I made. They are both easy to make so CASE away and make them your own.

Ceramic Coasters

For these coasters I used two stamp sets, Country Road and Dandelion Wishes.

The supplies you need can be found in any craft store. Make sure you purchase a ceramic tile that does not have a shiny surface.

The process is simple:

*Clean your tile with a bit of rubbing alcohol to clean any residue.

*Stamp tile with StazOn Ink. (Works best). If you choose other inks that are water soluble I recommend you ‘cure’ them in a low heat oven. Say about 200 degrees for an hour or so.

*Line the bottom of the coaster with either felt or self adhesive cork.

*Spray your tile with a matt varnish. Give plenty of time to dry.

Stack and tie the tiles, add a tag and you are ready to go!

Papered Pumpkins

Wanted to try something a little different for fall and saw some fun designs on Pinterest.

The paper I used was from current and retired ‘Designer Series Paper’ packs. The wood grain paper is super cool with a lot of different wood designs. (I will have the link below.)

Here’s my version:

* Cut 4×4 pieces of wood to desired lengths. I cut them at 3, 5 and 8 1/2″ inches.

* Sand off rough edges.

*Paint all edges including one end that will be the top of your pumpkin.

* Cut 4 pieces of your choice of paper for each side. Cut each a quarter inch smaller than than the side  so the edges show.

*Use any decoupage glue and  work around each side of your block glueing down the paper.  Apply a thin coat to the back of the paper first and then a coat on the block and it stick better for you.

* Drill a hole in the top of each piece and glue a small branch in the hole for the stem. The more narly the better….adds interest.   If you don’t have a drill,  you can hot glue the stem in place.

*Take any type of leaf ( I bought a stem from Dollar Tree and pulled it apart) and glue or wrap around stem.  You can also die cut a paper leaf or make one from fabric….all kinds of options.

*Wrap your choice of ribbon around the stem,make a bow or just cut the ends.  Looks great eirther way.

NOTE:   Instead of papering the 4 x 4s, you can simply paint  the column orange or the colors of fall.  You can add  wood letters spelling the ‘F A L L’ on each column…looks really colorful.

There you have it!   I will have more posts on other projects I am making including the black cats with googly eyes you see in the banner .  If you enjoyed this post, please sign in and like, comment and share.  Appreciate it.

If you want to go shopping for items used in this post, here are the links:

Dandelion Wishes

Country Road

Neutrals Ink Assortment ( Crumb Cake and Soft Suede)

Soft Suede Stampin’Blends

Jet Black StazOn Ink

Wood Textures Designer Series Paper

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