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shoe box, pie box, candy box

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Gift boxes...

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HORSE HEAD FRESH WREATH

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I took a frame (purchased on an auction site) and added fresh greens, being blue spruce, cedar and white pine (long needles) for the mane for this horse head wreath.  I then wired on a small...

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Ribbon Holders made from galvanized gutters recycled from dump site

I found these two gutters at the recycle site we go to and I immediately thought these would make great ribbon holders , then I found another one at a later visit to make three total and I could use...

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"Eye Candy"...

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Vintage candy display turned "sweet" ribbon storage...

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GIRLY MASON JAR GIFT SET

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Our granddaughter, Taylor, graduated from HS, which prompted this project with three pint jars for organization any way she wanted to use them...for her toiletries, candles, as vases, etc., so we...

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Add a little flair to your lair!

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All of the leftover ribbon scraps you have that don't seem long enough to wrap a package--save them for this project!! I bought a cardboard "K" at JoAnn for a few dollars, punched holes in the...

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If you just can't throw anything away...

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Left over pieces of ribbon, vintage travel pennants, and old wool sweaters - All too good to throw away! Here are some ideas for reinventing them.

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Skate Date

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The woman's figure skate usually gets all the attention so I thought I'd utilize one of my son's old hockey skates as well in this year's display.  

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Tea for Two Wall/Door Hanging

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This project was inspired by one of my favorite designers.... Janis Gurney. I used an old teapot that was losing its gold coloring. I used Rub & Buff but it turned out blotchy. Alas, I decided to...

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"Fiesta Tree Hangers"

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Here in San Antonio Texas we have "Fiesta", it is our Mari Gras so to speak and we start it all off by decorating our houses...it is the greatest event and fun for all.  So as I love to come up...

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Horse Collar Wreath

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A ratty old leather horse collar, the leather worn, stuffing coming out, complete with rusty buckle....rescued...all dressed up with a red bow and ready to welcome in the holidays... 

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Warm Welcome

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Here's another sled posting, minus ice skates...instead, last year's plastic snowflake from a store display discard pile...

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You Will Always Hear Me

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A roll of yellowed rummage sale paper becomes a new type of painting surface. I loved how it was so aged looking, so I glued parts of it together to form the top, and added an alla prima painting and...

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Vintage Mirror/Frame

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A vintage mirrored vanity tray that I converted into a hanging mirror. The mirror can be taken out and then it can used at a picture frame too. So there's lots of options, since the ribbon color can...

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bridge scorecard transformed to bookmark (s)

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I probably made about two-doxen of these found these sweet bridge score cards at the thrift store for 49 cents or so for the lot.

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The Prison Door-- Chapter 1

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The Prison Door, based off The Scarlet Letter, is a fully recycled piece, if you kindly ignore the fact that I bought new glue for it. A cupboard door forms the base, and a beautiful bit of cardboard...

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Ghost

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A dreamy filmy misty haze amidst which lanterns float from the rafters. A vintage frame from the Franklin Picture Frame Company in Chicago, paper bag scraps, ribbon, purposefully broken glass, and a...

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Old Toolbox Ribbon Holder

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This is one of my favorite things.  It is an old toolbox that I picked up at a garage sale and I fixed it and painted and put a curtain hanger through it to hold spools of ribbon and velvet in...

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handkerchief angels

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Angels made from handkerchiefs...

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