Thursday, December 12, 2013

Upcycled Snowmen

A while back we rescued a partial table from the roadside, it must have fallen off a vehicle because it was broken and scattered. It had been a two tiered table and the leg dividers were charming enough to save.
A bit of paint and embellishment turned them into snowmen candle holders.
what they looked like before

Staying in the snowman theme, we had some crib parts left over. This would work with any spindle, but these were from older cribs that had solid backs we had removed the boards for benches and now it was time to re-purpose the left overs!

White latex paint and some high gloss black did the trick. I used wood buttons painted orange for the noses and added buttons, keys and fabric for the finish.

I am getting ready for a small venue show only 4 days before Christmas, not sure how it will go, either lots of last minute shoppers or I am preparing for next year.....
It is a little hard to gauge what anyone will be looking for so close to the holiday.

I am loving the mini trees in vintage Ball jars and Hobby Lobby light bulbs. For the bulbs with such small openings, I had to remove the tree bases and drop in some hot glue, hold the tree piece in place until the glue set up.
I also love the way the sunlight is dancing in the glass, it has been awfully cold here, even for us but at least there has been some sun!
blessings and thanks for visiting

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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, these are all so cute. What fun projects and so creative too. Love them. Hugs, Marty

LV said...

What a talented and creative person you are. I would never have dreamed of this. It is amazing what you can do if you have the smarts. Great job.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Absolutely love your creativity. Your recycled hand-crafted decorations are wonderful. TFS. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at
Hugs, Gayle.

Beth@Under A Pile of Scrap! said...

I love how you used those HL bulbs to make these! I've always wondered what in the world to do with those & this is the ticket! Toooo cute!

Jann Olson said...

Very cute! I was wondering where the bulbs came from. I had seen them on another blog. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

PioneerMomma said...

These are too adorable! And I love those lightbulbs. Would love if you came by and linked up to What'd You Do This Weekend. Thanks for sharing, pinned, and have a great night! :-)

--Ashley @

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Very clever! These are fantastic! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

In love with these!!! : ) thanks for sharing...hugs...

Sherry said...

Your lightbulbs with trees are super cute. They would be great for reflecting light here, might brighten up the room as the skies are quite gray lately. Did your show go well?


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