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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Trick or Treat!

Hello ladies! 

The other day, I showed you some wonderful seam binding that I had purchased on Etsy.  Some of you wondered what I planned on using it for.  Well, today I thought I'd show you how I used the black, orange and yellow seam binding.  It was so fun to work with!  ( I think it may be my new addiction!!  To go along with my addiction to Diet Coke, of course!)
Cute little Halloween tin pails!  I combined my three favorite crafting items:  Mod Podge, copies of vintage images, and glitter!  I added the seam binding to the handles along with little black Halloween tags.  It was a fun project!  I have put the pails in my Etsy shop, as well as the candles below.

I also made come jar candles, too.
I always used to say "You can never have too much glitter!"  Now I will add to that "And you can never have too much crinkly seam binding, either!"  I am adding these creations to my shop, and I can't wait to use the rest of the lovely neutral colors that I received!
Have you made any Halloween crafts?
Enjoy the rest of your day!
I have joined the following parties.  check them out for some great ideas!
Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday
Funky Junk Interiors SNS Party


Donna said...

Love those vintage looking things...what a find!! I agree about the glitter!!!

Linda said...

I just love all of your wonderful projects, Donna! You've inspired me!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow Donna,
Love all of these!! And congratulations on being featured...I'll go over and say "hi!" I love doing tins and candles too...I think they're so inviting and make people feel right at home...
Hugs from me

NanaDiana said...

Donna- Those are darling. I saw you featured there and she did a wonderful write up about you! What a blessing! Diana

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

how creative! You did a nice job!

Love of the Sea said...

Hi there - I am so glad you liked the post. I think it came out great...it was my pleasure...I enjoyed writing it. AND - of course, your things speak for themselves! Hope you had a great weekend....

sissie said...

Hi Donna,
I just love your sweet little Halloween containers and the seam binding ribbon ties.
The candles are so sweet too. You are such a clever girl.


Debbie said...

Hi Donna, I love love love this idea...I may have to steal it:) Cute with the added glitter too. Congrats on the feature, you have great projects to share.

Debbie said...

Good morning Donna~ I read Debbie's post featuring you, and she did an amazing job! You must be thrilled to pieces.
I love your trick or treat pails, and candle tins...way cute! You do such a nice job on all of your pieces.

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

I love what you did with the seam binding, and the adorable vintage halloween tins. Very unique and so cute. I am going to go check out Debbie's post. Congrats on getting featured.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Big congrats on being featured!
You are so talented, you totally deserve it. :-)

Have a wonderful week!
Big hugs,

Lindy said...

Congratulations on your feature! I love the buckets! I'm going to copy your idea for my grands!!!:)

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Donna,
I just came over to say "hi" and see how you're doing and what awesome things you've made--you never quit! lol
Please give my best to your hubby too and hope he is continuing to heal...

Gabriele Agustini said...

Wow!! Those are some really wonderful things you've crafted!!
You are an endless fountain of ideas! Good for you!!
And congratulations on being featured on another blog!!

Atticmag said...

The pails are adorable and I'm so with you on the issue of glitter! Add in shoes and tassels to that, too!

Did you hear about our $100 value Roxy girls' bedding giveaway? Hope so (it ends tomorrow). Jane F.