I had a ton of these little baskets from a left over project and knew they’d be perfect for this! I made a few of these the other night and I absolutely love them. I used bird gravel for the stuffing which made these nice and heavy. Used some of my old lace scraps, one of those fabric circles, and one of my lovely antique buttons. I’ll keep you updated as I work on some other styles!
Over the next couple weeks I’m planning to start making some sweet little pin cushions made from old Victorian fabric scraps, lace, etc… I’m very excited to see what I come up with and hope to have plenty on hand for Christmas. If all goes well I may even make some into ornaments! (I’m planning on making handmade ornaments as all of our gifts this year.) If you’re like me, you love crafts that use up those heaps of scraps you’ve collected. So start collecting your scraps now because I’ll be showing you lots of ways to use them this fall!
I’ll be updating you guys soon,
It has recently been brought to my attention that there are not a lot of good, easy-to-find sources for inspiring projects using vintage ephemera. So I’ve decided to take it upon myself to bring you a new idea featuring a different ephemera item every 1-2 weeks! After all, even the most creative of us require a little inspiration every once in a while.
Today I whipped up these little tags in about 30 minutes using items I already had around the studio.
I took an antique bingo card (available at https://www.etsy.com/listing/103357353/antique-bingo-card-nostalgic-lot) and cut it in half each way, leaving four approximately equal rectangles.
I then took each piece and decorated it differently. Ta-da. It really is that easy!
From Left to Right: #1 I used Mod Podge, an old recipe, and an old button. #2 Mod Podge, an antique stamp, and antique french Monogram trim. #3 Green watercolor paint, Mod Podge seal, and stars punched from an old playing card. #4 Black glitter glue and red water color paint.
I punched each with my 1/8″ hole punch and tied them with awesome sari ribbon. I stuck with a Christmas theme because you can never have too many Christmas tags on hand!
Stay tuned for more from inside the studio and check out my shop’s latest goodies at http://www.zoeamaris.etsy.com