Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A few little things

I've managed to do a few little crafty things recently. These were all pretty quick and simple projects.

First is the other version on the fabric ornament that I did recently. I liked these too but I think I preferred the other version better.


I picked up some $1.00 candle jars at Wal-Mart and added a strip of homespun fabric, tied some jute around them and then finished them off with buttons and a little greenery on the one


I also picked up a few packs of those really cheap plastic candy canes at Dollar Tree. I wrapped some with homespun and others with jute twine.

I had a go at making my own rusty jingle bells. I don't think I did it quite right or maybe I just didn't leave them in the mix long enough but I used them anyway. They are after all a little rusted.

And that would be it for right now. I'm also working on a wreath and hopefully I'll finish it. With me though, you never can tell.

27 comments:

  1. It's 5.30 in the morning here. I couldn't sleep last night. Guilty conscience. Please tell Duke I have changed my mind about Sadie and the kennel. I knew I would.
    Very nice craftwork Ann.

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  2. Woof! Woof! Looking forward on seeing the wreath. Happy Wednesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  3. Love all your creation! The candles are a great idea and your rusty bells look pretty perfect to me! I made some jute covered canes too...my daughter-in-law claimed them immediately! :)

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  4. Wow! These are great, I am getting in to the Christmas spirit from looking at your creations. Planning to go get some nice decorations on Friday when I am off work, just love it. Have a great day!

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  5. I love all of these handmade items! The candle jars are so cute! I love the homespun look :)

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  6. The fabric ornament looks so catchy and love your rustic candy cane

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  7. You have certainly been busy! Love what you've shared... I really love the way you've transformed these items into something so festive and cute! Kudos on the bell, I think you did a great job!
    Hugs, antonella :-)

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  8. I love them all Ann! I think you have been extremely crafty lately! Great job!!

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  9. they all look wonderful, especially the candy cane.

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  10. comment below from NON crafter.
    I like the jute cane the bestest of the two, the candles are a great idea. so here is the non crafters part of the comment.
    So What are you going to DO with these? gifts? decorations? you are talking to a person who keeps her tree in a bag so i can plug and play... waiting to see the wreathe, and i know where that goes.

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  11. I don't know I kinda like the double button ones better...it's all in the fabric tho and the way it's folded - I do like more white showing, for contrast.

    I realize that rusted jingle bells are a part of "the look" but if those came my way I would be polishing the bells...part of my compulsive cleaning thing I guess...LOL

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  12. Love your ideas, Ann... There are so many ways to give nice homemade gifts at Christmas --which don't cost much... I have been on a rant lately--griping about how much people spend at Christmas... Unbelievable!!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  13. GirlChild! I Never have a good idea!!!Hahaaaa
    Like These!!!
    hughugs

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  14. You are so crafty. I would look at all that stuff and not be visionary enough to figure out how to put it together. I think every one of these things are adorably cute.

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

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  15. These are all awesomly gorgeous! You know I just love seeing your crafts! One is better than the next. I love your snow pictures with the pine tree, but glad for you that it is gone. Did Duke like it?

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  16. A few?!? Little?!? It would take me 2 weeks to make each of these. Great job! They are adorable. I love them!

    I also love your new (to me) Christmas theme on the blog. Sweet!

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  17. I see that you are preparing for the coming apocalypse. For each one of those could be easily made into a weapon.

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  18. The fabric strips are such a great simple touch for the candles. Fun projects!

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  19. Those are terrific. Good to see you getting back to crafting. You do great stuff. I really like the candy canes.

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  20. I would have had naked candles and plain plastic candy canes since I wouldn't have the crafty vision you do. Everything looks fabulous!

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  21. It's all looking good! Can you come over and help me decorate, LOL?

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  22. Very nice craft projects Ann - are you doing another craft show? sandie

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  23. fabulous items! You have a bunch of wonderful gifts and items to sell! :)

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  24. Wow...you are just so gifted and talented that it blows me away!!
    Jackie:-)

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  25. Ann, your sewing and crafting ability is better than any I see in the stores or a catalog.... beautiful work.

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  26. I like this fabric one. I think I have some genuine rusty bells. Never thought they would be desirable!

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  27. I love your rustic, homespun creations! I bet they look cute in your house.

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