Day 9: Rusty Rake Head to Display Wine Glasses

Welcome to Day 9 of my 12 Days of Christmas.

Today’s idea is a simple and creative way to add a little whimsy to the way you display and store wine glasses using a rusty old rake head.

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With a lot of old rakes the wooden handles aren’t in the best shape and can pull off quite easily.  This rake head was already pretty rusty, which I think adds to the charm. However, I did clean it off before I used it.

Here is a closer view of the rake with its lovely rusty patina. It’s hangs quite nicely with just one nail.IMG_4098

Glasses are hung by their stems and I added a bit of greenery and some of my old vintage ornaments.

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The Christmas themed wine glasses add a bit of charm too – don’t ya think?

If you don’t want to display wine glasses, here is another cute idea. Hang stockings instead.

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I may have to find another rusty old rake head as I like this idea a lot it’s from Olde Tyme Marketplace

 

 

 

Simple, creative ways to use an old rusty rake head for display.

It’s A Wandaful Thing!

Here is a recap of the last 8 days (just in case you missed one).

Day 1 – Mini Hat Christmas Ornaments

Day 2 – Twig & Ribbon Ornament

Day 3 – CD Candle Holder

Day 4 – Puzzle Piece Wreath & Ornament

Day 5 – DIY Cork Coasters

Day 6 – DIY Clothespin Star

Day 7 – Unique way to gift cookie dough

Day 8 – Coil Spring Candle Holder

 

12 Days of Christmas 2015!

Coming soon – 12 Days of Christmas 2015!

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2014 was my first year of blogging about crafts and gift ideas for the holiday season. I had so much fun, I knew I wanted to do it again!

Coming your way starting, Monday, November 23rd you can look forward to 12 straight days of posts that will include easy, elegant and inexpensive decorating, craft and gift ideas.

Here is a recap with links to all the Wandaful Things I created last year.

Day 1: Vinyl LP Snowman

Day 2: Canning Lid Wall Art

Day 3: Jingle Bell CandleSticks

Day 4: Outdoor Decorations

Day 5: Light Fixture Candle Sconce

Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas 2015!

Christmas Tablescape Challenge

I invite all my readers, fellow bloggers and Facebook followers to join me in a Christmas Tablescape Challenge.

This is from my 2014 – 12 days of Christmas craft challenge (to view, click here).

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Continue reading Christmas Tablescape Challenge

DIY: Easy Cupcake Holder

IMG_9148I  L .O.V. E.  love, love, love a good gourmet cupcake and if they are homemade well all the better.

Who am I kidding?  I love cakes, cookies, pies, squares and loaves too 🙂

I haven’t baked any cupcakes since my favorite one year old’s birthday party (you can see that post here as well as find the recipe for the chocolate Oreo cupcakes ).

The weather here in Alberta, Canada has just been too darn hot all summer long and turning on my oven in my very small house without air conditioning – just couldn’t do it!

I decided to challenge myself and find a really good reason to tell myself I had to make some cupcakes….. Continue reading DIY: Easy Cupcake Holder

DIY – Easy Projects I Love!!!

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It seems like forever since I shared some of my favorite DIY projects.

I must confess, working a full-time job, running a part-time vintage sale business and tying to squeeze in all those projects on my “to-do” list, I haven’t had much time to read my favorite blogs or check out some of my favorite sites and share what I’ve discovered.

I changed that up this week and got all caught up on my favorite blogs/bloggers and visited some of my favorite sites and I’m anxious and excited to share a few of my new favorite things. Continue reading DIY – Easy Projects I Love!!!

Fun and interesting vintage finds…

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I’m still not 100% sure what this is??? except a really cute wooden pig with missing ears and a pink nose.

In a previous post about my latest venture (you can read about that here) I told you how I love auctions, yard sales, thrift stores and curb side finds.

In this post I want to share some pictures of the fun, quirky and sometimes useful vintage things I’ve bought or found.

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All the way from Newfoundland – a hand carved wooden fish

As some of you may know (if you’ve been lucky, like me, to be able to attend an estate auction) that auctioneers will sell what is called a “box lot”  and these usually  go for a pretty affordable price. Continue reading Fun and interesting vintage finds…

Summer Wreath – Simple and Inexpensive

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In follow up to a previous post written about Love the Home You Have, my friend and fellow blogger Amelia from You Can Always Start Now and I committed to doing some of the challenges listed in the book “Love The Home You Have”.

Our first challenge was to reclaim the dining room and I am proud to say that I still manage to have my table clutter free with a centrepiece on it one day per week – YAY!

Since it is summer and I enjoy being outside and I enjoy decorating my outdoor spaces, it was easy to decide on Challenge #14 Welcome Home. This is about what your front door says to you when you walk up to it each day, it should make you smile and say “welcome home”.   Continue reading Summer Wreath – Simple and Inexpensive