Monday, January 25, 2021

Social Media Tools Use Vintage Collectibles Handmade Crafts


Social Media Tools Use Vintage Collectibles Handmade Crafts Repurpose at LilacsNDreams. Welcome Everyone!

I wanted to touch base a little bit about our Social Networking, and Social Media that we all participate in for pleasure, and many do it for business too. 

I think we can agree the more popular sites we use for our social connections are with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn too. Keep in mind there are a lot of places out there being used. Remember this is not all of them, and there are others that some use depending on your interest, business you might have involving it, your personal thoughts and feelings, your goals, etc. I hope this will help you a little bit with what you do now, or maybe any personal goals you have. 

FACEBOOK is a social networking service that allows its users to upload pictures, and share text. There is Facebook Messenger that many will use to contact people with, send notices, share things, etc. Facebook Pages are still around. Some use them for maybe a personal blog, use for their business pages, and so on. With Facebook Pages you can collect fans, and followers that can better follow you, and your updates to things too. 

INSTAGRAM has become quite popular to use too. Those accounts can be connected to your Facebook accounts which is good for business. When you can connect some of your social media accounts you can put 1 message, picture, announcements in 1 spot that will share to some of the other accounts. This is good to get backlinks that will refer to your website, blog, business page, and so on. 

PINTEREST is another form of social networking we do by using pin boards. You use a photo sharing technique of things you find of interest which could include vintage collectibles, handmade projects, crafts you’ve done or of what others have done, repurposed projects, blogs, websites, selling platforms, etc. It’s a great way to organize some thoughts, and another way to bookmark things you find of interest too. 

TWITTER is yet another form of social media, and social networking that is used for people to share things. Pictures can be used, usually limited wording, and we seen how it was popular for our former president Donald Trump too. Usually when I share something on Facebook it will also go to twitter too.

LINKEDIN is another social networking sight that does focus a little more with business relations. 

For those who use the internet for selling, or maybe advertising your products Social Networking is something good to use. It’s free unless with some you want to pay a fee to get a little more of what they offer. Keep in mind being involved with social media will help you be seen, or found at times on the internet. Google picks up on things with your use of keywords, use of backlinks, and so on. Connecting everything where you can, or with those that offer that. Keywords, backlinks, and it all works together. Google LilacsNDreams some time. You will see places I’m connected with, and what is maybe working for me. Takes time, patience, and being consistent with it too. Don’t forget that for some it’s their pastime keeping in touch with people, and their interests. 

Remember you are always welcome to share along with things that have been discussed. If you have had success, or good things with a place please share with us. 

Thanks so much for visiting with LilacsNDreams! Always happy to see you. Till the next time take care, and be safe. Toodles . . .

Monday, January 18, 2021

Candy Cane Valentine Wall Decor Handmade Repurposed Upcycled


Candy Cane Valentine Wall Decor Handmade Repurposed Upcycled at LilacsNDreams. Welcome to Everyone visiting today!

I’ve been getting things in order that I can easily grab things to sit down, and craft with. Some days I’m slower than others because I have a problem of looking at an item, staring at it, picturing what I want to do, thinking of other things I have that I can use with it, and so on. Needless to say I do that more than I should, and it becomes time consuming because time just slips by when I do that. I’m guilty of that, but I so enjoy doing it too. I know time slips away, but for me it is fun and relaxing to do this too. 

Below you will see a picture of a Valentine craft project I am working on. It is not fully completed. I have not glued pieces together quite yet because I’m not settled with it being completed. I feel I want to do something around the truck, maybe some kind of cloth or doily underneath it, something that I’m not settled on yet. Once I am I will glue it together, and add some kind of hanger to it as this will be a wall hanging I am making. I am using the plastic christmas candy canes that use to be in the Dollar Tree during the holidays. I got the truck from Dollar General. I really enjoy being able to use some holiday items for any project it can fit into making it more of a universal item. 

I appreciate you taking the time to stop by my place at LilacsNDreams. Thanks so much, and hope to see you again. Remember, if you have any questions don’t hesitate in contacting me. Saying Hi is always welcome too. Take care everyone, and be safe! Toodles . . . . . .

Monday, January 11, 2021

Repurpose Upcycle Handmade DIY Valentines Decor


Repurpose Upcycle Handmade DIY Valentines Decor at LilacsNDreams.

Welcome Everyone, happy to see you! I don’t know about you, but this time of January, time of the month, time of year just seems to be a little blah don’t you think? With all the rush for the Christmas season, and now things are slowing down a bit to breathe. About this time it usually hits me like this every year. I am looking at different craft projects I could be working on, but my mood isn’t quite there. So, I look at things, see what others are doing and sharing, and make some mental notes of things to do. 

First of all I guess I should finish removing the rest of the Christmas decorations, and putting things away. That’s  something I usually don’t rush. By the end of the month it will be done though. Pretty much same thing every year. 

Before Christmas was over I was seeing things in the stores for Valentines Day. For that I do wait till after Christmas to deal with any crafty projects I want to do. I wanted Christmas to be Christmas. Also. I’m not one who makes a whole lot for this holiday. I bought an item to go with a small project I want to do for this time. Maybe this week I will get to it so I can share with everyone on the next visit. Wish me luck.

So, not a whole lot for me to report, or really discuss this time. Sorry about that everyone. I’ll try to be better prepared for your next visit. Thanks so much for stopping by, and visiting with LilacsNDreams! Be safe, and take care till the next time everyone. Toodles . . . . 

Monday, January 4, 2021

Pointsettia Christmas Tree Elf Candy Cane Ladder Handmade


Pointsettia Christmas Tree and Elf Candy Cane Ladder Handmade with LilacsNDreams! Welcome to all who visit!

Last time I was here I showed a couple of things I was working on for Christmas. I noted I would show you finished projects. See pictures below here for that. With the Elf Candy Cane Ladder I added another elf sitting. So, instead of 2 elves on the ladder I ended up with 3 on it. The Pointsettia Tree was fun to make, and is unique I think. I have it sitting in a little metal christmas pail I had found at Walmart. Next year I think I will redo around the bottom of the tree since it looks a little too busy. Fun part with these projects is that I can always decorate in other ways since I did not glue any of the extra figures, and things I decorated with. 

I used jewelry wire to attach the elves, and the decorative candy canes to the ladder steps. I did this in case I wanted to decorate it a little different the next time it was used. With the tree I just sat everything around the tree in the snow, and pushed in the different decorative pinecones in the front. Now that I look at it its a little overwhelming with that. So, next year I’ll redo some of that too.

These were fun to make, and I enjoyed showing them off in the house during christmas. It added a little character along with any store bought decorations.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and wishing you all a Happy New Year! Thanks for visiting with LilacsNDreams! Take care, and be safe. Till the next time everyone . . . Toodles!