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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Deb's Candles & Dreams


Please click on the following link to go to my Aunt's candle page.  She's been making candles for over 3 years now and has some amazing handmade products that are shipped all over the United States!  You will not be disappointed!  Great prices too!  
Wholesale or retail available.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Grunging Hang Tags

This is a very easy technique that I learned from the web.  The trick is not to be so picky with your work ;)
I purchased a box of 1000 regular manila hang tags from www.uline.com  I can't remember the price off the top of my head, but compared to others I found, it was a better deal.  
The 1st step is to prepare your coffee mixture:
Fill up a medium sauce pan with water and bring to a boil.  Add 1/2 to 3/4 cup of coffee, depending on how dark you want your tags.  The stronger the coffee the darker the grunge.


2nd submerge the tags, strings too, into the coffee mixture making sure they are completely covered.  You may want to wear rubber gloves because the coffee will stain your nails.  You don't have to let them soak very long.  Maybe a minute.


3rd place the tags on your cookie sheet that you have lined with wax paper.  The wax paper serves the purpose of saving your pan from unsightly coffee stains.  Do not worry about shaking off the excess coffee.  Let it puddle on the tag.  This adds to the effect.  Also make sure you do not lay the strings on your tag.  Hang them over the side of your pan.  Bake at 200 degrees for about 15 minutes.   You will notice that only one side of the tag is grunged.  You now need to repeat the process.

And here's your finished product!

Use them for scrap booking, primitive tags, the ideas are endless!  Have fun :)  




Saturday, February 1, 2014

Tea on hardwood floors

I just tried the "use tea to make hardwood floors shine" trick.  It did NOT work.  I have the old hardwood floors.  Maybe this just works for laminate floors?  The best suggestion is for old hardwood floors, buff them or sand them.  You don't have to sand them down to the wood even if they have scratches.  Just give them a light sanding and apply 2 coats of water based polyurethane.  They will look new again and it will last for a long time :)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Free Labels



Here's another great offer from the site For the Love of all Things Primitive.  This is a label site.  You can download your purchase or you can have them mailed to you.  You won't be disappointed with this site, that's for sure. They have a free download every month of labels.  You can put these on jars, books, boxes, the list is endless!  I've already downloaded mine, now go get yours :)  It's free!!

Free Hang Tags!


I found some awesome hang tags today from a little place called
Off the Beaten Path Design, and they are free, and who doesn't like free?! So I thought I would share.  There are Christmas, Halloween, Easter & Primitive tags.  All you have to do is click, download the PDF file and they're yours!  Enjoy!
The following link takes you directly to the hang tags:  Free Tags!