Monday, October 7, 2019

Repurposed Upcycled Cake Cupcake Plate Pedestal Stands Christmas Decor





Repurposed Upcycled Cake Cupcake Plate Pedestal Stand Christmas Home Decor Candle Holder 

Welcome to LilacsNDreams! I love the holidays! I love my vintage collectibles, and I really enjoy doing handmade DIY craft projects too. I take pleasure in breathing new life into once loved items by repurpose, upcycle, reclaim, restyle, and having fun with creativity of things.

Above this you will see some Cake Plate Pedestal Stands that I made by uniting some adorable plates with some shiny colorful glass candle holders making them one piece. There is soooo much that can be done with these plate stands! Yes, the usual cake cupcake plate stands that we all know about. These plate stands can be used as a catch all stand for keys, and change in your entryways. Consider using them as candle holders, use for weddings, anniversary’s, birthdays, special occasions, etc. They help with organizing in the kitchen holding your soap, and your scratch pads. Great in the bathroom with rolled cloths, or maybe some decorative soaps. Beautiful on your vanity holding some of your precious stones, and jewelry. Another feature I just adore is that some of these stands can be flipped over to use maybe with more of a single use. Depends on the base that is used, but most times it can be done. 

See the pictures I shared for what I have made, created, united. With the smaller ones when I flipped them over I also used my own small saucer plates to hold the candles I showed. I love doing this! Stop by to visit my Etsy Shoppe to see more pictures, and to see some ideas shared for their use. 

Any questions, more pictures, etc don’t be afraid to ask. I am happy to assist the best that I can.

Hope y’all enjoyed your visit today. Thanks so much for visiting with LilacsNDreams! Take care till the next time everyone! Toodles.......






Monday, September 30, 2019


Handmade Upcycled Restyled Repurposed Halloween Decor

Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Last day of September, and into October we go. Kind of exciting time of year don’t you think? We are into Fall for the season, and now we have holidays for the rest of the year. 

Halloween, Thanksgiving, and then Christmas. Sadly, each year with retail things are pushed onto us faster, and faster. We hadn’t even gotten to the end of September, and already Christmas was being stocked or was pretty much stocked. That part is a little disturbing because we are losing out on the fun of things, and making memories for these times. 

So, anyway I’m trying to focus on Halloween. I have been crafting for Halloween. Got my pumpkins done with the splatter guards. I had scraps of Halloween material I had picked up. I was gonna get some cheap toilet paper to make these little pumpkins, but I did something different. I had collected a few empty toilet paper rolls. I used those to group together for the pumpkin bodies, and for their stems. I only used a little glue for the burlap wrap done for the stems. The material, and the leaves were all tucked in tightly to places, and have been holding pretty good. 

I started decorating a little bit on the front porch for Halloween. When it quits raining I’ll be able to get some pictures to show to all of you. 

I appreciate everyone stopping by to visit with Me at LilacsNNDreams! Thank You! Hope to see you all again soon. 



Monday, September 23, 2019

Fall Halloween Home Decor Handmade Repurposed Restyled DIY

                                             
Fall Halloween Home Decor That’s Handmade Repurposed Restyled and DIY

Welcome to LilacsNDreams Everyone! Glad you stopped by! 

Below you will see pictures of things I have been working on within the past couple days that I have completed. Excuse the order of the pictures as me, and my IPad are not getting along tonight. I am showing you pictures of before, or close to it. Then, you are seeing the completed projects too. The little fall tree below is made from a Dollar Tree plunger, some burlap, Dollar Tree leaves, a planter, some glue, and etc. 




Below were a couple of items I got from the Dollar Tree store. A witches hat with a purple Boo, and below it is some witches feet that also have purple, and black coloring too. Below this picture you will see the completed project where I attached the witches feet to the bottom of the hat.  




Below you will see my first time creation of making a pumpkin from splatter guards bought from the Dollar Tree store. This picture is the completion, and below this picture you will see a picture showing the guards connected, painted, and before the leaves and ribbon had been added.







Below is a picture of my light post outside our front door. I added a little fall decor to that with Dollar Tree leaf vine, and in the pot some Dollar Tree fall flowers, and a couple of gores too. The lights you see came with this light pole.





I had fun with these projects, and am anxious to do more too. But, first I need to get some more glue to work with.

Thank You for stopping by LilacsNDreams! Take care till the next time! Toodles....




Monday, September 16, 2019

Etsy Poshmark Ebay FB Marketplace Websites Used For Online Sales




Etsy Poshmark EBay Own Website For Online Sales

Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Happy to have you stopping by! How many of you sell online? If you are selling online are you using Etsy, Poshmark, EBay, your own Website, FB Marketplace, or maybe another place not mentioned. So far I am using my Shoppe at Etsy, and once in a while I’ll put something at Poshmark. Years ago when I first started selling online I started with EBay. I usually sold vintage collectibles, sometimes home decor, and then over time I started adding in some repurposed, restyled, DIY, handmade treasures. 

Season is changing, holidays are approaching, advertisements are being done on TV for some of the venues, and I’m reminded I need to get to work. I have made some items that need to be posted with my Shoppe at Etsy I love the seasons, the holidays, and I enjoy occupying my time making things for the home to display too. 

If you are selling online what preference do you have for a venue? Which one have you had more success with? Would love to hear the ins, and outs of your experiences shared with us. 

eBay is eBay, and is the well known one to use. I enjoyed it when I first started, and later on decided it was time to move on. I tried a few places out with one of them being Etsy. That is one Shoppe I have hung onto over time. They are known for handmade products along with vintage collectibles too. I’m anxious to list items I have made, and really get back into the swing of things. I need to hurry up, and finish projects for the home I am working on. I also need to better focus on doing my listings instead of being side tracked by all the products that others are offering. I love what others share which helps me with ideas of my own, and maybe keeps me a little busier roaming around than I should allow it to...LOL! 

Thanks so much for visiting with LilacsNDreams! I enjoy the visits, comments, messages left to me, and look forward to you stopping by again. Take care till the next time everyone! Toodles . . . . . .



Monday, September 2, 2019

Repurposed Upcycled DIY Handmade Crafts


Repurposed Upcycled DIY Handmade Crafts Vintage Collectibles

Welcome to LilacsNDreams Everyone! Glad to have you stopping by! I apologize for the interruption with my weekly postings here. Hubby home, 30th Anniversary for us, treated ourselves to a new truck, Hubby leaves in truck after a few days, then is able to come home for a night because our son is on leave for a couple weeks! Busy busy yes!

I did have a small break that I started another craft project. Seasons changing, fall, Halloween, thanksgiving, and stocking on different little projects to decorate the home with I have been doing. I’m having fun, and hoping to get a break to accomplish all I want to do with all of this. Also, to get completed projects listed with my Shoppe at Etsy too. I know I’ll get it done, and hopefully soon too. 



Got rid of my Malibu, and we settled on a 2019 Chevrolet truck. Sometimes a deal arises with all the right rebates, specials, and numbers that you just can’t refuse the deal. Also,  the Malibu value is continuously dropping, and it was now or never to get something out of it. Now...I have something bigger for treasures that need a little more room😊




These 2 pictures are for another project I did start. I used 3 splatter guards from the Dollar Tree store for this project. I’m working on making a pumpkin for decoration in our home. Since I glued them together I have painted them a rustic orange. I have embellishments sitting out to choose from with decorating this piece. I will share pictures once I have it completed fully.

Thanks so much for visiting with LilacsNDreams! Hope to see you again. Till the next time have fun crafting, creating, and collecting. Take care....Toodles!


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Repurposed Upcycled Handmade DIY Cake Plate Pedestal Stands


Repurposed Upcycled DIY Handmade Cake Cupcake Plate Pedestal Stands
Repurposed Tall Solar Lamps

Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Happy Hump Day Everyone!

I wanted to stop by, and share with you how my Solar Lights upcycled look sitting outside from Monday’s post.



Also, I wanted to share the last 2 Christmas Cake Plate Pedestal Stands that I had completed before this last weekend. I used a different stand with them than what I have used before. They are metal scrolled candle holders. They were already painted white, but done with a flat paint. Due to the plates being like new with their shine I touched up the stands with a semi gloss white paint. Below see the tops of the plates, and the side view with their pedestal stands.




The plates still had their Libby, and Kohl’s stickers on them. They are clean, and shine like new. Not sure if they were ever used. The scrolled candle holders added a character of their own to these plate stands. Keep an eye with my Shoppe at Etsy I am trying to complete a few more items, and then want to start listing them there. Also, I need to finish my new area I am designating for picture taking. I’m getting excited for all of this, and will keep you posted too. 

Thanks so much for visiting with LilacsNDreams! Stop by anytime. Take care. Toodles!




Monday, August 19, 2019

Repurposed Vintage Lamps Into Solar Lights Yard Decor


Repurposed Vintage Gold Lamps Into Outside Solar Lights 

Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Today I am sharing another repurposing project done with lamps, and solar lights I was able to complete before this past weekend. I was out of town all weekend, and was determined to get some things done before I left. Feels pretty good with what was completed. 

The last project I did was done with some matching lamps I had found when thrifting. Took me a while to find a pair, and one that I could settle with for the project I had in mind too. 


I was shopping for a covering for the kitchen window. I found something finally, and put it in the cart. I then looked to the left at the lamps, glanced around, and on the type shelf my attention was caught. There stood a lamp about the size I had been looking for, and right next to it a matching lamp! Oh, could I be so lucky to find a matching pair for my project? I grabbed the first lamp from the top shelf, and almost dropped it! I couldn’t believe that heavy of a lamp was up there. I carefully grabbed the second one, and placed them both on the floor by me. Vintage, not bad condition, not all banged up, and was just showing it’s age from time. Better yet, they were about the size I had been looking for too. The picture above is how they looked in the cart after buying them. 

It took me a while to get both of them completely gutted. I finally got the second one done, and continued with my project. I had the solar lights, and they had been outside charging till I completed the gutting. Once I completed that I set them outside to be painted. I used Rustoleum Burnished Amber Forged Hammered Paint & Primer that works for outside too. I was pleased that it blended 
pretty good with the solar lights I was using too. 






Above are pictures of the solar lights I found, and how the lamps looked painted. I agreed with the
forged hammered look since they would be outside. 


Above is a picture of the lamps completed. They were sitting inside for the night while the glue settled while they bonded. They sat outside over the weekend while I was gone. It did rain, I was a little worried, but they looked fine when I got home. Whew! I’m pleased with how they turned out, and how they look outside too. I love being able to make something old new again, and to use it in a new way.

Thanks for visiting with LilacsDreams! Stop on by anytime. Take care! Toodles!




Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Repurposed Upcycled Reused Reclaimed Cake Cupcake Plate Pedestal Stands


Repurposed Reused Upcycled Restyled Cake Cupcake Plate Pedestal Stands


 Welcome to LilacsNDreams! I wanted to stop by, and share some pictures with you of some of my Cake Cupcake Plate Pedestal Stands, Snack Plate Stand, and Berry Candy Nut Bowl Stand that I have completed so far. I have a few others done, but these were my most recent treasures I worked with. Most of the time I collect pieces that do accumulate, and at some point they come together. I have often bought pieces that I thought would unite, and looked good together. Once I get home, look things over, I will often change my mind. I had this piece, that looks much better with that piece, this doesn’t match as well as I thought it would, and sometimes I find a flaw that will not be acceptable for what is being created at the time. The flaw might be noticeable, and distracting from the pieces that will unite. Sometimes if it catches I have no desire to use it. Just different thoughts used while creating pieces.

I’m having fun, and hope you are enjoying what is being shared with you. Any questions don’t be afraid to contact Me. Keep an eye on my Shoppe at Etsy  I want to complete a few more items that I have in mind. I hope to be posting these new treasures very soon for everyone to enjoy for the upcoming holidays, special occasions, weddings, gift giving, etc.





















Thank You for visiting with LilacsNDreams! Stop by anytime. Take care everyone! Toodles....