Don't you just love when you take some of the "stuff" you've bought at garage sales and flea markets and do something with them?
I had purchased this silver plate - about 8" in diameter - at a estate sale. I think I paid $.50 for it. The reason it was so inexpensive was that in the center it had an engraved award for Best Baker - 1982 at the Tuttle Food Fair to John Weir.
I took an old, old photo of my Grandmother and Grandfather sitting on a rock wall dated 7/7/24. They were in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
We don't have a lot of photos of my Grandfather as he was a full blood Cherokee Indian. He passed away the same year I was born so I really never knew him.
I copied the photo onto cardstock and cut out a circle larger than the photo.
I dug out my big bag of vintage buttons and started hot gluing them around the picture on the edges of the circle of cardstock. Then, I just added other buttons here and there stacking them on top of each other until I had a pleasing arrangement that I was happy with.
Tom & Essie
A family heirloom made out of a 50 cent treasure!
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Oh boy, did I have fun today!! Yes, I know, I'm suppose to be working hard on items for my Etsy shop; however, I could not help myself. I had to do something just for fun today.
And this is what I made.
An ottoman and a lamp to match!
Isn't this the cutest thing you ever saw? You would never guess what it started out as ------one of those big containers you get popcorn in at the holidays! You know, the ones you get when someone doesn't know what to buy you?
I used a combination of red and white checked linen fabric, red chenille, lace trim, fluffy red fringe, and red pom pom fringe.
I just started by covering the tin can with a layer of heavy batting and then layering fabric on top of it. I used hot glue for the whole thing.
I decided to do an old lamp shade I already had. I didn't want to do it like the other one I had already done. So, this one just has fabric, ribbon, rick rack, etc. tied around the top and the bottom only. The only thing I don't like about this one is being able to see the light bulb.
But, it's still adorable!
The only thing I had to buy was the red, fluffy fringe. It's hard to find something in bright red anymore. I got this at HL. It was $4.99/yard but I had a coupon for 40% off. I used 3 yards.
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