Sunday, April 17, 2016

Dog-Sitting, Dairy Milk Bottle Caps, and Bingo Card Spools

Yep, I've been dog-sitting again......

Cutie Pie #1
Chicory

Cutie Pie #2
Beignet

And just when you thought I was done creating
decorative spools using Bingo Cards........


When you love old graphics as much as I do,
you find a way to create with them as much as possible.



Dairy Milk Bottle Caps are graphics perfection
because so much art is printed on a tiny space.
The added virtue of this craft is using vintage materials.
With so much old ephemera out there,
it's a way to Upcycle them, giving new life to a nostalgic item
and rescuing it from the landfill!

But really. Why stop at spools?

It's Spring, so that means peat pot crafting!

Since I sealed the whole pot, I thought they'd be cute lined with 
parchment for mini cookies or candy. 
Of course the obvious would be a starter plant for transplanting, 
or a mini flower arrangement 
if you added a water-tight container. 




I reinforced the holes for the wire handle.
To cover the drainage hole, I cut a thin square 
of chipboard for the inside, 
and a thick one for the base to also help it stand steady.

Well, that's about all for now.
More ideas up my sleeve though.......

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12 comments:

  1. I love the graphics of old milk bottle caps. I rarely find them in the "wild" but I know they can be had on through the internet. Doesn't it bother you to cut up old things? I have a real problem cutting up old things but am working on overcoming my phobia. Always interested in your creative experiments.

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    1. Hey SuzieQ! Always great to hear from you! If the old things are as plentiful as Bingo cards, I have no problem cutting them up. It's great fun to give old things new life, so they can be enjoyed instead of sitting in a box.

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  2. This is such an interesting post. It is always so fun to see something creative that is totally new. I love the spools and the peat pot baskets. The graphics are superlative and a double pleasure to anyone who remembers the paper caps. The display of red, white and blue spools would be a joy to look at everyday. Now, I'm so mad that I sold all my bingo cards in the shop last winter. I had at least 100 and all different kinds. I hope that person see your post!

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    1. Hello Fox and Finch! It really is enjoyable to have these in my view! I am particularly fond of looking at all my dairy caps. The graphics just delight me! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. You are so creative. I love the graphics on these!

    xo Dianne

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  4. These are SO adorable. I love the look of the sweet little baskets, and those spools are just too clever. Thanks for sharing with us at Talk of the Town. Pinning!

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  5. OH I love these so much! Bingo cards speak to me, too! Hopped over from Talk of the Town...new follower on Bloglovin' and looking forward to reading more!

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  6. These are the picture of adorable! I'm a milk cap hoarder, so I adore them!
    Thanks for linking up at Talk of the Town - I'll be featuring you next week at the party, and I pinned these to the Knick of Time party board!

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  7. oh man...i love these! i don't have red bingo cards, sadly, but have a plethora of old black and white ones. i'm fresh out of bottle caps as well, but could print some online, i think i would love to know how you made these...any chance of a tutorial for those of us less gifted in the imagination department? angelheartacottage@comcast.net

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    1. Hello! Thank you for your appreciation of my creations! I may at some point do a tutorial down the road, but it won't be happening right away, since I've been creating these for my Etsy shop. Thank you for stopping by! Maria

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  8. go to knick of time, angie has the bottle caps you can download for free

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  9. Awesome uses of vintage milk caps- I especially LOVE those spools!!!

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