Vintage Spice Rack’s New Life as a Collectible Display

Today, I’m showing you a vintage spice rack’s new life as a collectible display so it must be time for the February C’mon Get Crafty Blog Hop.   Join me as I get together with other talented bloggers to show you a craft created from our stash of supplies.

Every month a group of bloggers are challenged by C’mon Get Crafty to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! Check out some awesome creations you might be able to make from your own stash! #CraftRoomDestashChallenge
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So let’s get started.

This wooden spice rack was sitting on the shelf at Goodwill just waiting for a new life.

First, I am going to clean it up before painting.  It is a bit dusty and dirty from being stored in the garage for a few months.

I had this jar of Alabaster Waverly Chalk paint in my paint stash.  It was for a project planned a while ago but never completed.

The paint went on quite well and only took one coat of paint.

A bit of sanding finish this sweet little collectible display.

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You know I recently started a salt and pepper shaker set collection.  It was all quite by accident.  My daughter started collecting salt and pepper sets a while back and I pick them up for her when I am out thrifting,  Then I found a few vintage ones and my collection was born.

They fit perfectly on my collectible display rack.  The rack can sit on a table top or hang on the wall making it quite versatile.  This particular de-stash not only used some of my craft stash but also my stash of  thrift store finds.

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October Craft Room De-stash: Sweater Pumpkins

Every month a group of bloggers are challenged by C’mon Get Crafty to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! Check out some awesome creations you might be able to make from your own stash! #CraftRoomDestashChallenge

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My craft stash just seems to keep growing so I joined this facebook group to inspire myself to de-stash.  For October I’m going to make some pumpkins from an old sweater and various items from my stash to create stems. Everything I need is in for my sweater pumpkins is in my stash.

List of supplies includes:

  • White sweater with sleeves and banding cut off
  • Dried Pumpkin Stem
  • Wood
  • Twine
  • Rubber Bands
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Craft Sweater Pumpkin No. One

Take one of the sleeves and roll it down from top of the sleeve until you have just enough sweater fabric to pull back over the roll leaving enough fabric to pull up into a neck.  After rolling a short piece of sweater banding into a stem, place it in the top of the pumpkin.

Then secure the stem and the excess fabric to form a neck with a rubber band.  Finish the pumpkin by tying a piece of twine around the neck covering the rubber ban.

Craft Sweater Pumpkin No. Two

Follow directions for Pumpkin No. One up to the point of adding a stem.  For this pumpkin use a real pumpkin stem dried from a previous season’s pumpkin (I dried several from last year’s crop).

Place the stem into the neck formed and secure it with a rubber band.  This pumpkin lacked shape so I placed a styrofoam ball inside.  Don’t forget to tie on some twine to hide the rubber band.

Craft Sweater Pumpkin No. Three

For this pumpkin cut a circle from the body of the sweater.  Then take the circle and place a spool of crochet thread in the center,  Tuck the sweater fabric into the hole at the top of the spool until achieving a pumpkin shape.

Place a craft wood log into the hole at the top to serve as a stem.

 

Note:  I ended up not using glue but I’m leaving it on the list because I may end up doing a bit of gluing to be sure these little guys stay stable.

 

Here are all three of my lovelies in the dough bowl I passed on then went back and bought.  Read about it here.

I’ll be making a few more of Pumpkin No. Three because I have a ton of crochet thread that I found and shared with you in Vintage Fascination No. 135.

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Sharon

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