Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A new direction

Hmm, I'm calling this a new direction but come to think of it I don't know if I've ever followed any one direction before. I've always pretty much been all over the place with the crafts that I do. I've bounced from crochet to paper to fabric and jumped on everything in between. I've also never stuck to any kind of theme before.
Until now.
Let me rephrase that. Lets just say that I'm attempting to stick with a specific theme while hanging on to my craft medium jumping jacks.
I can't remember if I told you that we are going to try for a rustic/primitive theme for any craft shows we do. I scoured pinterest (I love that website) to find ideas and I came up with quite a few very cool ones.
I had the materials to try one out yesterday.
These are inexpensive to make, quick to do and look so darn cute. They kind of smell good too. I brushed on a layer of regular old white glue and then sprinkled them with cinnamon. I didn't cover them too well the first time around so I did a second layer. I still need to brush some glue over the top to seal them up a bit but they are pretty much done. These lights come in a package of 2 for $1.00 at the dollar store and the 50 cent bottle of cheap cinnamon will go a long way.

27 comments:

Jeanne Pursell said...

What a great idea Ann! I do believe I will give these a try! Pinterest is one of my favorite places for inspiration too!!

marie said...

Love these a bunch! I saw the great, prim ideas you pinned. REALLY cute stuff!

Duni said...

Those are so cute! I can imagine how good they must smell :)
p.s. and thanks for pinning my shirt ♥

Dr Sonia S V said...

How you have added a new dimension with the fragrant cinnamon!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Clever X4!!! I like this idea very much. You could do it for every holiday on the book. Color-wise and decor considered naturally.

I just now caught up with your blogging. What a show you had!! And as you say, you didn't lose any money, so it IS a success!!! I like how you had your 'booth' all set up and your nifty ideas of display. Those mousetraps are cute and whimsical, anyone would love 'em.

And, like the photo of 'your down time...your day'. The serenity of the lone picnic table is perfect.

Sandra said...

i love the smell of cinnamon, in candles or those pine cones i walk past in the stores, i stop and take deep breathes. i like cinnamon apple candles the best of all. i was staring at 10 pine cones in the back yard yesterday and wondering how they make them smell like cinnamon. then i said to bob, i wonder how pine cones burn, wish i had a fireplace to try them in. he shook his head.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Oooh, love a cinnamon scent! Makes the house smell like you just baked something yummy!

Chatty Crone said...

Those are very pretty and I love the smell of Cinnamon - tell me do the lights lite up or are they for decorations? Sandie

Out on the prairie said...

A fun idea, I always enjoy your exploring new horizions

Grace said...

Ummm - what are these exactly?

Jen said...

I'll bet they do smell delicious :o)

Helen said...

Very clever idea! I love it that it actually smell good.

allotments4you said...

great idea...it's almost a shame they will have to be sealed as you are going to loose that lovely aroma!!

Anne said...

Those look so fabulous! They are like scented candles but not a fire hazard.

Ann Oon said...

These are pretty neat! and they smell good too. You are one very creative person... and you should not limit your creativity... to specifics... cos.. the fun is in the free flowing ideas.. and from jumping from one thing to another.

Hope you are having a great day Ann!

Donna said...

Goodness, another Cute Idea!!!
Happy Wednesday!
hughugs

Sandee said...

Like little tea lights without the fire. I love them. I can see these in a window sill or the fireplace mantel. Way cute idea.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

Erika said...

These are cute and I bet the smell good.
I like the mouse traps from the previous post--the things you think of and create is incredible.

Don't unplug your hub. said...

I'm afraid I don't know what these are. They do look interesting though. Are they oil burners?

Rose said...

What a quick, simple idea! I'm sure that they smell amazing.

Tanyia said...

this is so cute, Ann

A Quiet Corner said...

How adorable Ann!...:)JP

Dee said...

I think a theme to follow is helpful...these would look good on a primitive style tray.:)

Lin said...

So, do you put them in anything or do you just set them around like that? They are certainly very cute!

SweetMarie said...

How clever! Perfect for the upcoming holidays. :)

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Are the lights to make it easier to see what you are eating?

Sharkbytes said...

Could you mix cinnamon and sand to make it go farther and variegate the texture?

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