Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Country Crafts for a Good Cause (cheap too, of course!)

Happy Tuesday! I haven't posted in a couple of days, as I have been busy. The youth of Bronston First Baptist Church in Bronston, KY (including my handsome son, Peyton!) who are part of Bronston Changers will be going on a mission trip to the Frankfort area in a few months. They will be performing repairs on the homes of those who are unable to do it themselves. Each of our kids has already paid $50 cash to go, and will raise the remainder of the funds needed. Therefore, everyone who lives near the area is invited to attend a Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Here are some of the fruits of my efforts for the Silent Auction. I will also be making some fudge later in the week.

Assorted country primitive rough cut wooden signs. These signs are my own designs, and are made of discarded wood from one of our local pallet factories. They are more than happy to give you as much as you want for FREE!! Bottles of acrylic craft paint are cheap and last a long time. I got the twine from Mighty Dollar, the clothespins from Dollar Tree, and the other little decorations from a yard sale. I thought they turned out cute! They would be nice gifts, too. There is a store in the local mall that sells stuff very similar to this, but you can make your own for next to nothing using free wood. Start now for Christmas *wink*!

Terracotta and glass "bubble gum machines". The glass ivy bowls came from Dollar Tree, while the pots and saucers were less than a dollar at Walmart. The little round piece on the front where the gum ball would fall from on a real machine is a clothespin stand, and came several to a pack from Walmart years ago. I used a clear silicone adhesive to attach the base to the bowl. Fill with candies and enjoy!!

I am hoping to have time to make more items for the Silent Auction, but we will see!! Tomorrow night is church night, and I also have an order for a teddy bear cake for this weekend. I will be really busy this week, indeed - - - but with doing all the things I LOVE! Thank you, God for blessing me!

Have a fun, frugal and fabulous week from our house to yours!


  1. Love the Lil crafty ideas!! Smooches Auntie!!

    1. Thank you Auntie S! Red lip smooches back to you :)

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    1. Thank you, Angie! You guys are welcome to come and join us Saturday at 6:00 - and at any other time too, of course. Prentice, Peyton and I would be tickled to death to have you. We hope to have a good turnout this weekend!