Sunday, September 19, 2010

Recycled Sweater Vases

I saw these recently in a very upscale store here in St. Louis but couldn't afford them and was so happy to see that Stephanie from Under the Table and Dreaming was kind enough to share how to make these wonderful vases. So off I headed to the Salvation Army Store down on Cherokee for some clear vases and chunky knit sweaters. Her directions are very clear so I can't wait to make these to decorate the top on an old wooden icebox I have in the dining room. Think I will wander the alleys a bit and look for old weeds to fill them and have some bittersweet I stored from last year. I think shes's right these chunky old sweaters are just the right thing for making the vases and by using recycled objects it was very inexpensive to recreate much cheaper than the ones I saw in the shop. Will publish pictures when I have them done. If you decide to make some please email me ( so I can share your pictures with everyone else. Have fun crafting !

Vintage Halloween Postcards

Vintage Halloween Postcards are one of my favorite things to use when Halloween crafting. I love the entire gamut from the scarey ones to those that are cute. Each one is an unique piece of art from the past. Here are some that I have used in the past and would like to share with you Vintage Halloween Postcards ( them on altered art projects and remember you dont have to use the entire card you can cut out bits and pieces !

Fall is probably my most favorite time of the year with the crispness in the air and the vibrant colors of the trees. I love Halloween and all the decorations full of bats, cats, ghost and witches and don't you just love the way black and orange look.

With only 41 days left to Halloween I've started up the Halloween Crafts and Recipe Blog again to share with all of you all of the great Halloween crafts and recipes I have gathered over the years. I hope you enjoy this years selections and tell you friends about my blog. I will try to post something daily so check back often !