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Showing posts with label pink. Show all posts

Jan 15, 2014


First I'd like to let everyone know that I have definitely not given up primitives! Primitives are my passion. This blog isn't going to change. So If you are following it and like it, don't worry, I'll still be posting! :-)
Making primitive crafts, hunting for them, re-doing them, that is what I love. And I am going to continue with primitives soon. But as for now, I have changed up my actual Booth #555 in the Morehead Peddlers Mall. Just for a little change. I have remade it into a girly themed booth.
The reason for this change, mostly, is that we do not have any local Bath and Body Works stores around. We have to drive a little over an hour to our nearest one, located in Lexington, KY. And my sisters are always pestering me to get them some. lol.
So, with that in mind, I decided to open up a girly booth, stocked full of Bath and Body Works. Instead of renting a new booth to do this. I redone my 4 year old Booth #555 that focused on primitives. It was time for a complete makeover. As the walls were full of holes and such. And so while I had it all cleaned out and empty. That was the time to go with a fresh new theme.
And here we have it. It's not completely done. But this was it as of yesterday. I still have a bit to go before it's completely ready for the weekend shoppers.
But as I said before, I'm not quitting my primitive sales. I am going to re-open another booth in the same mall. It will also have the same Booth # 555. I wanted to keep that number because it is tied to my crafting blog site here! It was my start. I've had that same primitive booth for 4 years now and counting.
I already miss having primitives at the Peddlers Mall and it's just been down for five days now. lol. And within 3 months I will have another one stocked full! I just could not go very long without making some primitive crafts. It is in my blood! :-)
Here's a look back, before I go, of how it was, and how the new booth will be: stacked full of primitives!
And just to give you more insight, this is one of the aisles inside the peddlers mall:

Sep 7, 2012

Customized "Pink" Flower Vase Tutorial

Customized Pink Flower Vase in 6 Easy Steps

I spend on average about 8 hours or more each day in my "office," aka: craft room. lol. And today I thought, "it's missing something."
So then I started looking around the house. Kinda on a hunt for something bright to put in here. And boom it hit me, I want a Pink Flower Vase... that's what I decided I needed to add some color to my desk. It's drab and needs a punch of color. I had an empty glass vase from my previous Pinterest activity where you put soo many pounds of glass beads in it as u lose weight. So you can actually see it in pounds. And grabbed an empty roll from a paper towel and a left over piece of pink wrapping paper.

  • 1. I first rolled and glued the pink paper around the paper towel cardboard piece. And inserted that into the empty vase. Then I realized I needed to cut the paper roll in half. (sorry forgot to take a pic of that.)
  • 2. Then I took some glass bead things, I found at the Dollar Tree for $1.00 per bag and easily dropped them down around the bottom to create a cute base.

  •  3. Next I cut me a piece of cardboard from a back of something I bought, maybe a glue package, not sure. Anyways, into a circle, the size that will fit down into the vase and sit atop the pink paper towel piece. To kinda make a base for the  next level. Like this:
  • 4. Then, here is where I want "something" to hold a flower, be it living or fake, I'm not picky. But this time I decided to go with a barely living spider plant that's been sitting around being neglected. So I had to search the house for something that would hold it and fit inside the vase.... And wa~la. I found a canning jar the perfect size. Here is the poor neglected spider plant after I stuck it in the vase..

  • 5. I'm not sure how long or if this plant will live like this, but it can't get any worse as it was on the verge of death from neglect in the dinning room. Anyways, next, I just slid the jar and plant down in, very easily as to not crack the vase or knock the circle cardboard piece over.
  • 6. And finally, here's the final step. I just took some more glass beads and placed them easily around the canning jar to hide the dirt. And to make the top half of the vase match the base. Like this:

 I will be sure to be careful when watering so that the water only goes in the canning jar area. I hope now that this lil fellow is in my sight everyday and by a window, that it will live! And as always, remember, if you don't have to have the exact items to make your very own customized flower vase. You can adjust to what you have like say, if you don't have glass beads, simply use rocks from outside. Or any color paper would do to match your room. And remember, even fake flowers would be super cute and easier to care for! So have fun and if you try this, post us a link to yours please. We'd love to see how ya'lls come out.

Happy Crafting!

Here's mine now sitting by my window, and I'm now thinking I shoulda painted that little circle piece of cardboard pink... it's standing out being white, but it's still kinda so cute that I don't mind.