Well, I don’t have a new project to share…this is one you’ve seen before. My latest crafting venture was a new batch of “homespun candy canes,” in preparation for this years Christmas season at the co-op. I first posted about these years ago, and here is the “how-to” in case you’re interested: Homespun Candy Canes How-To.
I made a whole bunch of the standard-sized candy canes, but also made a batch of the miniature candy canes. The mini candy canes are a bit more tedious, but seem to be everyone’s fave!
These are the mini candy canes I used. I got them at The Dollar Tree. They come as garland, so you get 10 of them for a dollar…score!
Bunched them up into groups of 5, tied together with twine. I plan on pricing them at $4 for a bunch of large ones, and $3 for a bunch of small ones.
I also worked on a few of these large bells that I had laying around from years ago. They were $1 each at Michael’s.
I spray painted them with this metallic brown:
And made them into hanging ornaments with twine hangers and little fabric accents. They also make nice bowl fillers!
For displaying the candy canes and other Christmas crafts, I like to put them in old wooden boxes or bowls…
Or vintage displays like this old red sleigh (both thrift store finds).
In other news, I am thinking of starting up my Etsy store again. I have all kinds of awesome little antique tins that are beauty/hygiene/medicine themed, with great old graphics on them. I also have tons of skeleton keys and other little items that I would like to sell. It’s a quite a project…photographing a listing everything. Maybe a good winter project for me, we’ll see!
Aren’t they cool? I just love old tins. The colors and graphics are so fun.
Have a great weekend and Happy Crafting! :D