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I Heart Etsy Fridays- NeatoKeen

Today I am so excited to share one of my absolute favorite Etsy vintage shops ever, NeatoKeen. Cindy is the owner, curator, and vintage linen treasure hunter behind the shop. NeatoKeen is filled with all kinds of amazing and rare vintage linens, fun figurines, fabrics, and books. If you like mid century style, you have to check out this lovely shop! Cindy also has one of the best selections of vintage Christmas finds I have seen. This shop is definitely not to be missed! Although I love everything in Cindy’s shop, here are a few of my favorites:

Favorite Vintage Christmas Items:

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And Here are some of my other non holiday favorites:

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Don’t you just love them all! I am head over heels for that vintage kitty tea towel! So stinkin’ cute! To see more wonderful vintage finds from Cindy visit her shop, NeatoKeen on Etsy Here, and you can also find her on Twitter Here. Be sure to tune in next friday for part two of my Holiday Crafts Roundup.

Happy Shopping!

New Pinterest Board for Sharing!

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I am very excited to announce that I have added a new board to my Pinterest. This is not just any board. This board is for my fellow crafters to share in with me. The new board is titled “You Made It With My So Called Crafty Life.” I can’t even begin to tell you how happy it makes me when I hear from people letting me know they have or are going to make one of my DIY’s! This blog was created as a a creative outlet, but I also strive to come up with fun, original, and a lot of times repurposed crafts for everyone to enjoy. It makes me happy, and I love to share that with you all and hope you enjoy the crafts I make as much as I do.

So, here is how my board works… If you have made a project from a tutorial on my blog and would like to share it with my Pinterest followers, follow at least one of my boards on my Pinterest and leave me your name from Pinterest in the comments. Please note that this board is for pins of projects you have made from ideas on this blog only. And for more DIY inspiration check out my board DIY Ideas I love on Pinterest Here.

 

DIY Recycled Jar Snowglobes

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Looking for a fun craft to do with the kiddos this holiday season? These DIY snowglobes are the ticket! I first saw these in one of Martha Stewart’s Magazines and knew I wanted to try it someday. I recently came across the pin on Pinterest and decided it was time to give it a go. I really have to say it was so easy! And fun too! I had some sweet vintage tchotchkeys to use as well as some fun cupcake toppers. The best thing about these is that if it is waterproof like plastic or ceramic, you can use it, so the possibilities are endless.

Here’s What You Need:

*Mason Jars, Baby food Jars, etc

*Waterproof toys or figures

*Glitter

*Glycerin

*Epoxy or non water soluble glue

*Distilled Water

*Spray Paint

*Dish Soap

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Step 1: Prep the jars- First you want to remove the labels. The easiest way to do this is to soak the bottles in hot soapy water for a little bit. The labels usually come right off. Now spray paint the inside and outside of the lid with your desired color. You can also paint stripes or dots to the top if you like with craft paint.

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Step 2: Add Figures to the jars- Glue the figures or toys down to the inside of the lid. Let glue or epoxy dry completely.

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Step 3: Finish off your snowglobes- Pour distilled water in your clean jars until it reaches just about the top. Add a bit of glitter and a few drops of glycerin to the water. You can add more water until the level reaches the top if you need to. Now, put the lid on and screw shut tightly. Shake and enjoy!

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This craft really is so simple to do! It would be a great family project to do together, or you could make them as gifts. I like how mine turned out. I would like to have had something in the bottom to raise my figures up a bit so I could see them better. Maybe next time. They have a fun holiday vibe to them and they look sweet in a group or mixed in with your other holiday decor. If you’d like to see the original from Martha, check it out Here. I hope some of you will try these out, you won’t regret it!  Be sure to tune in next week for more Christmas fun!

Happy Crafting!