Wednesday, May 13, 2015

DIY Teacup bird feeder

I have been collecting teacups for a couple years-
 I don't drink tea or have a collection on display-
I craft with them!

You can find antique teacups at any thrift stores-

They provide the perfect vintage element to home decor creations-

I've made bird nest displays in them,


 Christmas ornaments 

and now I'm upcycling them as bird feeders-

I saw this idea on Pinterest (I really should work for them!)
at Budget Savvy Diva blog-

Simple to make but so cute in a garden!

Here are the steps I took-

1. Goodwill hunting

2. wash and dry completely

3. decide on the combination of cup and saucer

4.  Use E6000 to attach the teacup to saucer-
some work better than others due the the depth of saucer and shape of teacup so mix 'em up

4.  Let dry for 24 hours

I am dabbling with different ways to hang them.  I found some small white chain on my Goodwill hunting and I have some white hooks I've accumulated.  But, think outside the box- Pinterest has lots of cool ides- wire twisted into curliques, wire with beads, lucite wreath hangers that hang over doors-

Cute as a button!
Have some fun with it!

Take care, gotta fly-

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Think Out Of The Box

A simple wooden box-
it can transform into many things

A year ago, when I started my Etsy shop, I created an arrangement
in an upcycled drawer-

Since then, I've incorporated drawers and boxes in many arrangements-

Boxes, drawers crates-
some paint, an added knob and your creative ideas and
they become the perfect accessory for any room-

Take a look at my Pinterest board,
  Think Outside The Box  with over 200 creative ideas for you to think outside the box too!
Find all the sources of these fabulous ideas there as well!
Take care, gotta fly-

Monday, May 4, 2015

Outdoor Fairs 2015

The craft show circuit has begun and the tent and displays are standing in my garage, patiently waiting for the next adventure!

It's been a year since I began this journey and I have more admiration than ever of the people whose livelihood depends on their determination and physical strength!

The creative side is sooo much more fun- the physical side, not so much- lugging the tents, tables and displays are not for the weak, it takes stamina and strength to set up your "little shop" every weekend-  the weather can be your friend or in some instances, an unfriendly enemy-

Last weekend, a big 2 day event, was exhausting, exhilarating and windy- the wind was not a friend- as seen by the dirt skid marks on the tiptop of my tent!  As I arrived at the field for day 2, I approached my area with a bit of trepidation.  The tables were tipped, papers, boxes and wares strewn about- my tent was no where near the spot I had left it the previous night!

A lovely man helped me locate it 2 aisles over, helped flip it right side up and we carried it back to my spot!  Not a calm relaxing way to begin but I was thankful for the fellow vendors help that am!

So, if you are thinking about jumping on this craft show tour, remember that it's not a walk in the park.  It's back breaking work, exhausting but definitely worth the trouble!

Take care, gotta fly-