Monday, October 26, 2020
Monday, October 19, 2020
Hello, and Welcome to LilacsNDreams where I like to share vintage collectibles, repurposed treasures, a little upcycling and restyling, and of course some DIY handmade craft projects too.
Next weekend is Halloween already! Last weekend of the month, holiday season change, and more. Where did that time go, right? Things have been so gloomy this year of 2020 that I look forward to the upcoming seasons for some change, and the feel of the holiday spirits.
There are many crafts, and creations during this time. There are so many creative people sharing what they are doing so that others can try some of the same things. But, each piece is always unique because they are made with different hands that put their own special touch to things.
Candles are always great for many occasions, holidays, different seasons, and just because. They add a nice touch to many homes, and their decor. Below you will see pictures for the popular pool noodle candles that are being made. I had fun with these, and it was a learning experience for the next time too. I had 2 different sized noodles that I cut different sized candles with. Once I did that I next made sure I got holes made in the tops of them. A place that the tea light candle would set into. Then I spent time painting each piece black. Once that was all dried I then added a colored glittered glue that I had for these. I added the glue twice in the same places trying to get that melted wax look. It didn’t completely give me the look I was wanting. I might have needed a thicker, or better glue. Also, using a glue gun might have been a little bit better too.
So, I got that much done that I could then add my black tea light candles along with some little Halloween decorating. I used a bigger skull, smaller skulls, couple of bats, I found a single black rose to add in along with some white spider webbing too. I set this all into a simple distressed white tray with rope handles. Now, if I would have used a pizza pan painted black you might have seen things a little more clearly too.
Thanks so much for visiting with LilacsNDreams today!Hope I gave you some ideas for yourself with crafting, or maybe if you find a crafter who can offer their services to you for this too. Take care, and be safe out there everyone! Till the next time, Toodles . . . . . .
Monday, October 12, 2020
Monday, October 5, 2020
Farmers Market and Simply Blessed Calendars Popular From Dollar Tree with LilacsNDreams.
Have you seen the rave for these calendars? They are very hard to find! The Farmers Market is very very scarce. The Simply Blessed is also another calendar that is hard to find. These calendars are from the Dollar Tree, and have become extremely popular among Crafters. I was fortunate to be able to get 3 purchased through a Dollar Tree group that I’m associated with on Facebook. Anxiously awaiting for that arrival.
I have found some of these calendars on Mercari, Poshmark, and of course EBay too. The prices range from $6 up to $19.99 I have found. Of course a lot of that has a shipping cost on top of that price too. Sad when they sell for a $1 at the Dollar Tree.
The artist to these calendars for Dollar Tree is Jennifer Pugh. I found her selling on Etsy as well. She has a bundle that you can buy. The bundle is not the calendar. What it consists of is a picture of each one in the calendar. These pictures are done on a 12 X 12 page that is blank on the backside. No print of what you see with the calendar pages. It’s a white blank. Of course it is a better paper too. With this you also get a bonus of 3 pages. They are adorable. Also, at Etsy with Jennifer she is offering sheets with the smaller 2 X 2 prints, and I think it was a total of 4 sheets with that offering too.
Jennifer Pugh is the artist who has her deal with Dollar Tree. Her pictures are copyrighted, so you cannot make copies of them. She does enjoy seeing all the crafting that is being done with these calendars too. Can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.
So, if you want look her up on Etsy too. See what she’s offering there, and keep an eye out for what she designs next.