A couple of DT projects completed
Got a few of the nests with eggs fixed up. Put some clear/white glitter on the eggs (brushed varnish on the eggs and sprinkled on the glitter) some glitter did fall into the nest, but it came out when I turned it over and tapped on the bottom.
Just a reminder of what the nests looked like before. On the reindeer moss, I just grabbed the tiniest clumps, placed them where I wanted them and ‘tucked them in’ with a toothpick. I want to look for some greens with red berries to add to make them look more ‘wintery’. Then for spring I’ll paint the eggs Robin’s egg blue.
I ‘probably’ should have painted the house white first. It’s more of an ivory color. But since it’s shiney ceramic I’d have needed to spray paint it, and it’s been too rainey to spray paint! So, my impatience won out on this project! I glittered the box lid before gluing on the house and trees with tacky glue.
And I ALWAYS put paper shred in the gift boxes I make! It’s just that little ‘something extra’ that the consumer doesn’t expect. This is my own blend of purchased paper shreds and hand folded and hand cut vintage sheet music.
Another of the tea stained stain boxes. I stained up five of these all at once. Did two of them up with gold birds with crowns. (which sold almost instantly when I took them to my booth at Stars!) On this one I just did a bundle of five little frosted ornaments, some extra ribbon and a little “JOY” tag.
While digging through boxes in my storage garage I found a BIG box of Christmas stuff leftover from when we had our own store, THREE years ago! UG. These blue snowmen were amongst that stuff. I just attached them to some more boxes I had on hand and tossed in a handful of paper shred.
I typically prefer to do a lot more ‘altering’ to my DT projects, but right now I’m just trying to GET RID OF IT while I can. Taking advantage of my 40% off ‘moving sale’ (just downsizing from two booths to one really) to get as much ‘stale product’ as possible sold. Otherwise I’d probably just take things like these snowmen to Goodwill.
These little red pom pom garlands are from DT a while ago. I usually make a trip the day after Christmas and stock up on red and white Christmas stuff that can be used year round. A lot of the red stuff can be used for Valentines too! I usually get lots of white berry picks, red ans white felt. Red and white gift boxes . . . anything that is ‘technically’ Christmas stock and therefore half price; but doesn’t LOOK Christmasey!
Now I’ve got to get busy making crowns for the new batch of owls. Nearly sold out of the first batch I took in last week!