Interesting Craft Idea For All Occasions

    I love crafts, especially those I can do for every holiday.

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    This pictorial tutorial shows you exactly what you need to do.

    I like the coffee cup concept with the saucer, too. I may want to experiment with a wine glass or other glassware and also kitchen or other household objects that would be special to you, a member of your family or for whomever you’re making this “centerpiece” or the holiday or celebration.

    We’re approaching fall and Halloween. You could use a witch’s shoe or a plastic pumpkin or plastic cauldron or even a plastic skull . . . I’m sure you could think of something else. And, of course, you could be thinking ahead to Thanksgiving, Christmas or the New Year.

    You can add whatever you desire to the “plate/saucer” and use artificial leaves or other foliage that fits your holiday theme to cover the fork. I would truly love to make a miniature scene using small figurines for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. There could be artificial snow to cover the fork handle and the fork on the saucer. I may want to use a brandy snifter to spill out the pieces that magically are later placed in the saucer scene. It could be people being poured out of the snifter or elements such as trees or whatever fits the particular holiday.

    The flowers and eggs do work out nicely with this concept, but I believe it is worthwhile to create something for the other holidays — it would definitely be a challenge. I’d have to do a lot of experimenting to see what looks and feels right for me. I’m confident something would work, it will just take a bit of trial and error to make it work.

    I hope this pictorial tutorial was helpful and gave you considerable food for thought. I’ll be thinking about it and gathering various objects to see what would work for the concept I have in mind.

    Thanks for stopping by! Please leave me a comment. I’ve love to hear your ideas.

    Sharon

    Trash To Treasure Wreaths

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    It’s truly amazing what you can find at Thrift Stores or after the season sales. I know, too much junk and clutter, but you can put it to use by making holiday wreaths. 

    You can make them up and sell them. You wouldn’t believe how many times someone has knocked on my door wondering where I bought my wreath. When I tell them I made it, they immediately ask if they can buy it. 

    I do keep a running tally of what it costs for me to make my holiday wreaths, so when the opportunity arises for me to sell one, I multiply my cost by 5 and I have a price — and sometimes I jack it up quite a bit . . . you don’t want to sell your talent too cheap.

    I usually sell my wreaths from $25. and up. Sometimes I get things for nothing. Some people at garage/yard sales give away a lot of stuff by the box. Just be sure to look for stuff in the off season for the best bargains.

    Have fun finding trash that you can make into a fun front door wreath.

    Wine Glass Votive Holder

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    This is a wonderful image compliments of http://buzzfeed.com that speaks for itself. It is a clever idea that works well for any decorating occasion. Holly is wonderful for the Christmas display, but I can imagine various flowers for other occasions and maybe a small paper craft.

    I definitely love images that feed my imagination.