Monday, November 9, 2009

Fun With Vintage Images

I have such an affection for vintage images....especially those old fashioned post cards that were used as greeting cards. There are some terrific sites on the internet that have free images to download, as well as several sites that have downloads to purchase.
I printed out some of the free downloads, adhered them to 1/4 inch birch, cut them out with a scroll saw, drilled holes in the top corners, and gussied them up with glitter. Then I used wire and beads to make a hanger for each.
These will be used on one of my Christmas trees in the house this year.

Another project I just finished is these adorable paint cans...decorated with vintage pictures and gussied up with glitter and bow.
I have to thank Maryjane of The Beehive Cottage for this idea. She uses these as gift containers for her homemade popcorn treats. I may use them for Christmas cookies or just as a fancy wrapping for Christmas gifts....and the great thing is, it's re-usable year after year! My friend Sheryl-lyn and I made these together this past weekend. She thought she might use hers as a display container for a small Christmas tree. Great idea, Sheryl!!
Thanks, Maryjane for the wonderful festive idea!
These unused paint cans are available at Lowes in quart and gallon sizes. How cute would they be for a baby shower gift...decorated with a vintage baby picture and filled with all sorts of nursery essentials!!


Juanita said...

So glad I found your site. i really have enjoyed visiting ya! This sounds like a wonderful project.I was wondering if you could share the sites you go to for the images.Thanks so much! And come by and visit sometimes.Have a blessed day.

Bonne said...

I'm loving the "paint-can-gift-tin" idea!!!! So Frik and Frak got together for a crafting adventure?! I'm so jealous.....LOL This is a right-on-time project for me though, since I usually give lots of baked schtuffs for the holidays. Thanks!!! :)

Anonymous said...

cute can also get them at Sherman Williams..I also am a fan of the vintage cards..such sweet faces...what a fun tree it will be

Anke said...

Those are adorable! What a great idea, mind if I "borrow" it? :-)

Joyce St John said...

I love the postcards! They would be great for lots of things. What a neat idea. Thanks Bev.

Autumn said...

Oh I am sooo jealous of you two getting together!!!
Sounds like such fun!!!!!!
And ya'll actually DID a few projects !!! How cool!!!!

karen said...

Adore the vintage postcards you made! Love the idea for the christmas tree too. The paint cans are cute and you can use them over and over. I did that last christmas with money in it for my daughter's new house, telling her she had to guess what the money was for......:D paint for the new house, of course! (I got my clear cans from Ben Franklin's! you remember that place, right?).

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Bev! I am so thrilled you used the idea! They turned out so cute! xox

Sheryl-lyn said...

I actually found the tiniest live Christmas tree at the store this week and plan to put one in my paint can!! That was so fun!!

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