Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Upcycled Red Truck and Green Volkswagen Christmas Tree Ornaments

The longest title for the simplest project!
I have been making these for about four years now. They are always good sellers
at the Craft Shows. The only items you will need can be found at the Dollar Tree.
Not to worry, they have these cars year round and the red Truck and green
 Volkswagen are always available.
You will find these Maistra cars in the toy department.
You will need a small tree. These are available at the Dollar Tree, or
any craft store. Hot glue gun and glue, about 12'' of Baker's Twine.
Baker's Twine can also be found at the Dollar Tree.

Remove the base of tree.
Use pliers to curl under the wire "trunk" so it has no sharp ends.
Hot glue tree to top of car.
Tie around the car and tree.
Add  a little bit of Tacky glue to the windshield, bumpers and tree.
 Then sprinkle a bit of glitter for snow.
OOPS! Looks like I need some more!
If you are not a glitter lover,
you can add  small dabs of white paint to look like snow.


The kids can play with these no problem!
Let them race around on the floor.
You can use as tree ornaments or set out as décor.
Do your kids love to play look for a Volkswagen?
We always did.

I don't think I will ever get tired of the little Red Truck!


 -Merry Christmas-
xo Lisa S

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Vintage SNOWMEN Printables to share

I just love Snowmen, don't you ?

You can't help but smile.

Here is a small collection of Snowmen postcards.



I hope they put a smile on your face ! 
Have a great day!
xo Lisa S

Monday, December 3, 2018

Vintage CHRISTMAS Postcard Printables

Hello Friends,
I hope you are in good health as you prepare for the season ahead.
It's time for me to share some more Christmas postcards with you !
I hope you enjoy this collection of sweet rosy faced children.
I love the sentiment on this last card-
'' God have you in His keeping day by day.''
xo Lisa S

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Faux Vintage Enamelware Bells

Enamelware was the first mass-produced American kitchenware

Production began in the 1870s, and continued through the 1930s.

It comes in many colors. In my experience white is the most popular

and the easiest to still find. I usually find pieces with red trim and that has

always been my favorite.

Here is an example of the Red and White Enamelware.
I saved it from someone's junk pile because the lid was missing...who cares not me....
just used it as a planter anyway : )

I found some white Enamel-type Christmas bells

at the Dollar Tree.

The bells looked pretty good as is but I decided they needed

a little something to make them even better.

So I got some ribbon


and a red

and black Sharpie.

I used a red Sharpie first to draw along the middle of the bell

where there would be a ring of color.

Then I came back over a few places with the black Sharpie to give it a

more natural aged, chippy farmhouse look.

I made a small bow and hot glued it over the existing burlap bow.

I made some black and some red enamel and I used black and white ribbon and

red and white ribbon.

The red enamel bells were my favorite.

I like to carefully hold the lighter close to the ribbon to seal the edge.

This only works on synthetic ribbon.

I hung them over the mantle.


Put them on the tree.

Tried them out on the door knobs.....

I hung them over stockings.

I added them to my table setting.

I like the Red best !
I hope you enjoyed this little upcycle from the Dollar Tree.

Thanks so much!
xo Lisa S

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

How to Display Tree Toppers

                              Some people like to hand their Christmas tree toppers down from

                         generation to generation, others prefer to change their topper every year.

                               Some households like to pick a theme for their tree and then find

                  a tree topper that matches that theme. The most popular toppers are Angels or Stars.

                                             Tree toppers are even used as decorations

                                            over the fireplace or on a dining room table.

This post is really just a quick share with you on how I like to display some
of my Tree Topper collection. I know...... I have too many and the rule is only one per tree !
So it's get more trees or figure out another way to use them.
Bud vases are inexpensive and easy to find. The varying heights give visual interest.
 They stand up nicely in bud vases !
 You can almost always find Milk Glass or clear glass
 Bud Vases when you go Thrifting!
Candle sticks can also be used but I find the vases to be more stable.
An Antique candle mold
  What is your family Tree Topper tradition ? Share your story with me.
I guess our family changes our Topper to match our theme. This year I used only my
Putz House collection and a newer house for the Topper.

Thanks for letting me share my decorating idea with you.
xo Lisa S


Upcycled Red Truck and Green Volkswagen Christmas Tree Ornaments

The longest title for the simplest project!     I have been making these for about four years now. They are always good sellers  ...