Thursday, March 05, 2009

Rusty Robin: Behind the Scenes

Angie requested that I show what I find and how I make it into what I sell. So, I've taken some pictures to sort of walk through this process and show you what I found and what I made it into! This will give you a sneak peek into some of the items appearing in my next shop update (March 9th at noon EST) Enjoy!

Take one wooden spool:

one grungy Christmas candle:

a spool of ribbon and a Merry Christmas tag:

and work it all into a neat Christmas candle holder!

Take one candle holder with melted candle in it:

Clean out the candle and add grass and eggs, ribbon and Scripture for a cute spring trim:

Take one wall sconce:

Add decorative paper, ribbon and a cute bulb:

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are so very clever!!tammyp

Catherine said...

So creative! Such a satisfying feeling to make something new out of something old - these are very inspiring - they make me want to go and rousle through the shed...

Ginger said...

Uh, oh. I want all of them. :)

Mom said...

Very cute -- can't wait to see the rest of what you've been doing! :)
Love, Mom

Grace said...

Girl you amaze me!!

Elise said...

Those are such cute ideas!! Hope I don't forget about the store opening!!
Elise

Ruth said...

These are all great ideas. Thank you for sharing them with us. Such simple touches make things stand out and more beautiful.
Ruth

Jenny said...

What a blessing it must be for your husband to have such a resourceful wife. You amaze me!

Isn't that what God does with us--makes something beautiful out of something others might deem useless?

I just checked your Etsy shop and was thrilled to see Psalm 84:3 there. I just read that verse in my devotions yesterday. It resonated and filled me with so much joy and hope as a mommy!

Jenny said...

Thanks for sharing your creative thinking with us. All of your items are very cute. I enjoy how you look to add a scripture.

Joy @ SAH Missionary said...

so fun! Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Joy

Carly said...

I just peeked at your Etsy shop and I love the Easter garland! I made the names of Jesus garland (one for myself and one for a friend) at Christmas and my mom suggested making them for Easter, too. I might make some to sell at church and give profits to the church. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jessica said...

I love the candle in the giant spool! How cute!! Where do you find the stuff you use to make these neat items?

HappyHermit said...

Very creative

Dawn said...

Thank you for sharing this. I am going to a big stretch of yard sales next weekend. I am going to try to keep an eye out for what something can become rather than what it is. That is what God does with each of us so I am going to try to incorporate that into my daily life!

Jenn said...

I really enjoyed seeing how you create your treasures! You have some vision that's for sure!! Hope it can rub off on me ;-)

Hannah said...

Those are very neat ideas! You are very crafty!
Blessings,
Hannah

Michelle said...

I LOVE these items! Especially the wooden spool candle holder for Christmas. Where did you find the Merry Christmas tag? I love it!!

Michelle
http://petersoncreekmercantile.blogspot.com/ ~ My Selling Blog
http://PetersonCreekPrimitives.blogspot.com/ ~My regular blog
http://mydaisybelle.blogspot.com/ ~My Adoption Blog