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Old 07-15-2004, 07:12 AM
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I usually find the sealer in the Craft dept at Walmart..or if you have other crafts stores...some people use spray varnish, I like the craft sealer, because I like the results better.

I will look at Walmart and see if they still have any...or if you have an art supply store they should have it too.

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Old 07-15-2004, 10:22 AM
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Thanks for the tips... I had no idea there were so many kinds. Dh says we have some ( I had no idea) but whatever it is he doesn't like it's application for the cards. We use a expensive finish I forget exactly what it's called but it's $7.00 a can for a really tiny can like pint size? , really super high gloss I keep thinking it's called something like Minen? I like the spray on concept though.

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Old 08-02-2004, 08:23 AM
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I just found this thread, and I wanted to stop and say "Wow--you ladies are so talented. You all have great ideas, and what beautiful results. Do most of you sell what you make? or is it for personal use and fun? I am not that talented, craft-wise, though I have good intentions! This looks like something I would like to try...


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Old 08-02-2004, 08:42 AM
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I do sell my things. We have a consignment booth at a Craft & Antique store in Logan, Ohio called The Artisan Mall. We sell alot of different items there including the incense wine bottle burners, it's alot of fun. We're not going to retire doing this but it's fun to try different things and make someone else's world a little brighter.

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Old 08-04-2004, 11:00 AM
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Snowman Treat Jar

Supplies: (for one snowman jar)

Clear glass floral vases -- round and tall cylinders
Styrofoam ball for head (large enough to fit over opening in vase)
Small piece of Warm 'N Natural batting for head
Rubber band
Printed or solid Alpine Fleece scraps (for hat & scarf)
2 black buttons (for eyes)
Orange chenille stem (for nose)
5 small snaps (for mouth)
Perm-Enamel Glass Paint in white, light blue, gold, silver (as desired)
Gick Fine Glitter in Multi
Craft spouncer
Scissors
Craft glue
Design Master Glitter Spray Paint (optional)
3 wooden craft stars
4 strips velcro sticky back tape
Pencil

Directions:

8. Cut a large square of Warm 'N Natural batting. Gather around Styrofoam. ball. Secure at top of head with rubber band. Smooth batting around ball. (Rubber band goes at top, to help hat stand up.)
9. Cut fleece for hat and scarf. Hand or machine sew long sides together on hat. Gather end of hat at top with a piece of floss or thread. Cut fringe with scissors on hat & scarf. Place hat over head & scarf around neck.
10. Glue eyes & snaps in place.
11. Tightly twist chenille stem around pencil. Pull off pencil. With scissors, poke small hole where nose will be placed. Add a small dab of craft glue in hole & poke in the end of chenille stem nose. If needed, secure with straight pin until dry.
12. Paint "snow dots" all around jar using craft spouncer to apply paint. Lightly sprinkle Gick glitter wet over paint. Let dry and gently shake off excess glitter.
13. Fill jars with cookies, peppermint candies, candy canes, small ornament christmas balls.
14. To create "hinge" cut 4" strip Velcro Sticky Back Tape. Peel off backing strip from rough hook side of tape. Stick one end of Velcro strip at center back of jar on inside rim, fold Velcro in half (hook side out, sticky sides together) and stick other end to outside of jar lip. Stick the loop Velcro strip vertically on back center of snowman's head. Before sticking, make sure the strip on the jar and on the head match. About 2" of loop side should be above the fold on the hook piece. This will help hold the hat on as well. Attach snowman's head to Velcro on jar. Head can be easily lifted to refill jar with goodies.
15. Wrap knit scarf loosely around "neck". Spray entire snowman with a light mist of spray glitter (optional).

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Old 08-08-2004, 07:11 PM
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oh my gosh.......

It took over 6 hours to read this thread. But the ideas I got make the time spent well worrth it.

Had no idea of the talent no i mean TALENT of these ladies. Wow and no one told me about Amanda either. I was under the impression that the site was pretty much what she did.

I don't mean that to be disrespectful, II'm well aware of the amount of time and effort that goes into handling a site this huge.

And she has family besides. Where does she find the time? And I would bet the rest of you are just as busy and capable as she is.

Bless all of you, for your talents, and for sharing what you know with us and each other.

I simply love this thread.

And I love all of you.

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Old 08-08-2004, 07:14 PM
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You are right! There are several very talented ladies on this group.
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Old 08-08-2004, 07:34 PM
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MARYANN BOTH OF US GREATLY APPREACATE YOUR THANKS WE ARE TRYING WITH THE HELP OF ALL THE OTHER HERE AT FC WE FOR THOSE COMMETS.

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Old 08-10-2004, 10:16 AM
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Thanks Maryann



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Old 08-11-2004, 09:30 PM
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SAND JARS

THESE PRETTY jar-within-a-jar containers make wonderful holders for kitchen utensils, pens and pencils, or knitting needles.

Strain some white sand to remove any pebbles or debris.

Divide the sand into several bowls. Leave one bowlful white and color the others by stirring in paprika, instant coffee, dried mustard, or cinnamon.

Take a straight-sided glass that is smaller in height and diameter than the jar you will fill with sand. Place a layer of white sand in the bottom of the jar and center the glass inside the jar so the rims of the two are level.

Trickle a layer of sand into the gap between the jar and the glass. Alternate layers of colored and white sand to make a pattern, filling the jar to within 1/4 inch of the top. Carefully pour melted paraffin into the remaining gap between the glass and the jar. When the paraffin is completely hardened, fill the container as desired.
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