Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fall Door hanging (made from a Dollar Store tray)

Oh.. I know, I have a bit of an obsession with making door hangings with Dollar Store trays but I just cant help it :)  They are fun!  If you want to make one for yourself. Here's some hits.
  I made some "Hello" ones before for Summer,but it was time to change out for Fall.  Before I had used the Tin trays. This one is much larger. It's about 20 inches across and it's plastic. I found this try and the other trays I've used at the Dollar Tree.  It's silver color but totally just lightweight plastic. Black on the back.  I lightly painted the edges with cream acrylic paint. After is dried, I just rubbed my orange and yellow Cat eye Clearsnap inks over the raised dots on the tray.

This is what the back of the tray looks like.  Black plastic.  I  did used a hot glue gun to add the leaves and burlap and it wasn't a problem.

I ran a light piece of sand paper over the raised bumps also, so some of the sliver would show thru.

From there I just added papers to the center of the tray and went to work making the simple banner I hung on wire.( I stitched the four different papers together).  Did some embellishing and added ribbon to hang it from.
* remember when you cut your banner pieces to cut them a but longer then you need so that you have enough to fold over the wire to attach them :)

I took time to machine stick around all the banner pieces and then it really doesn't show up that much :(  The large Chipboard letters are from Paper Studio. I painted them, inked the edges a bit and then used the ( non brush) end of my paint brush to make some polk a dots on them.

So there you go... a simple and cute Dollar store craft for you door.  Now... Crafty away, my friends!


What else is going on?  Well, with Fall, comes one sad thing.  I'm going to be sad to see garden bounty come to an end.  Oh, how I have loved having a garden this year!!!

Yesterday, I was headed out of town and this guy was hulling this trailer full of amazing JUNK, I mean TREASURE.  Oh, how I wanted to flag him over!!  My mind reels on what all might be in there. lol

Griffin update.  Can you believe this is "little Griffin"??  I took photos of my brother and sister-in-laws Grand kids over the weekend, so I have to share.   I'll share a couple at a time... since there are eight.    I know many of you who follow my blog, know Griffin and would get a kick out of seeing how he has GROWN!  Quite the handsome young man.

And remember his baby sister Halle?  Now a babe anymore either! They just grow up SO fast!  What a little sweetheart she is.

More cuteness to come.

Time to get some Dinner in the works.  I hope you all have your week off to a great start!
Thank you for coming to visit me and not forgetting me, as I haven't been blogging as often as I used too.   Life just keeps calling with fun things to do:)

Back to you soon!



Jean said...

I need to stop at the dollar store! This is just perfect for the new season!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Hello from a fellow Nebraskan. I am a quiet follower, but wanted to comment on your project. I am definitely needing to go and find some dollar store trays! This is so pretty! Thank you for sharing!

harrahx2 said...

They are growing up so quick! Beautiful children Vic. Love the tray. You have all the talent!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

All I can say is I need to go to the dollar store with you. This is so darn cute!

Debbie K. said...

Wow Ms. Vicki, the kids have really grown! So cute they are:)

Love your Dollar store creation. You can make anything beautiful!

Have been super busy lately so haven't been able to check out your blog. LOVE your fall baners you posted awhile back. Hope you are feeling lots better! Take care.....

slapHappystudios said...

Awesome project, beautiful veggies, & pics! Love it!

Laura Strack said...

Your Fall banners all turned out beautiful. Hope you are feeling better :)