Hi! I thought I’d share what I’ve been working on this past week. I got some fun new stuff as well. There’s less than a month until the October craft fair, so I have been trying to get my ideas started and going.
My go-to art for craft fairs is paper mache trinket boxes. I love making them!! I have a sort of rhythm for putting them together. First, I paint them. Then, add decoupage paper. Then, add the jewelry.
Right now I’m in the painting stage:
Also for craft fairs, I makeover pieces I buy. When I bought these acorns, they were natural wood colored. I painted them and will add scrapbook paper, then jewels.
I found a shop on Etsy that sells various styles of 6×6 squares of scrapbook paper very reasonably priced (like $3-$7 each for like 12-20 squares) so I ordered several types.
I LOVE the variety! Lots of different ones without the commitment of only one 12×12 pad like I was looking at at the craft store.
For this craft fair, I’m also trying a ‘new’ old idea. Stencils!! I haven’t used stencils for years. I found an Etsy shop that makes stencils, so I bought some. I love them!
So far, I’ve only used the small flowers, but I can’t wait to try the heart and sunflower, too!
I’m also making over several used pieces I got in the last few months. Remember those sepia colored plates? They’re getting a paint update. And, the spice cabinet with doors and glass jars? The wood was so dark. I’m painting it white and will use scrapbook paper to ‘feminine’ it up.
Last week in the local online auction, I got a vintage jewelry box with a key. It was looking pretty dated, so I’m painting it before I decoupage it and add vintage jewelry to it.
Lots of projects going at once, ha ha.
Thanks for reading! Hope you have a wonderful day!