Altered Christmas bottles

Rounded up a few small bottles from my stash to ‘Winter-fy’


Just ‘using what I have’ this year as far as supplies ans embellishments go.  It feels pretty good to pare down my stash a bit!


First, I partially filled them all with some fake snow (bought at Dollar Tree AFTER Christmas last year!)


Glued a little white tree that I covered with Mica flakes to the top, a sheer bow and a small metal snowflake ornament.  On top is a tiny snowflake BUTTON with a clear rhinestone glued to the center.


On this tall bottle, I glued a ‘CHEER” label to the front and tied and aqua bow around the neck.


Similar (but BIGGER) tree glued to the top of this one.  This one had a cork, so I took the base off the tree and screwed the tree into the cork; unscrewed it, put a dot of glue ion the hole and screwed it back in.

The previous bottle had a bigger opening and rim and no cork. so I glued it with the base still on.


This one is a triangle shaped bottle, small opening but good sized rim.  Blued this little bottle brush tree directly onto the opening.  Glued the JOY embellishment on and added a larger snowflake button to it.

These will be going to my booth at Stars Antique Mall soon.

NEW RELEASE! Frugal Holiday gifts and decor e-book in our Etsy shop

I’m thinking a lot of us are ‘looking forward to’ a very frugal Christmas this year. 

Some of my fondest childhood Christmas memories are of making gifts for my others.  And it’s not even the MAKING, or the GIFT, or even the GIVING of it that perpetuates the fond memories.  It REALLY IS the THOUGHT that counts!  What I remember the most is always THINKING ABOUT the person for whom I was making the gift, while I was making it.  Thinking about what made them special and selecting a gift project that truly suited them. 

If you are thinking about making some of your own gifts this Christmas, but need some creative “oomph’, my newest e-book is just what you need!  FORTY ONE pages of simple (VERY simple!) and very inexpensive Fall and Christmas decor and gift ideas. 

And to kick off the release of the new e-book, it is being offered, in limited quantities for just $1.00!  Seriously!  But once the first twelve of them have sold, that’s it on the special introductory price.  After that, the price will be $5.00

Please hop on over to our Etsy store and take a look at this great new e-book. 

I’ve also got several other how to e-books, which are especially great for small shop owners wanting to make some of their own merchandise, or for crafters wanting to earn some extra $$$ doing holiday craft shows. 



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