Coffee Can Makeover
I haven’t done much productive work on my Etsy business in a while. I only have myself to be accountable to, so when other things take up more time, I just don’t get a lot done. The holiday season was decent for sales. I had a couple of orders, filled them easily, and I’ve been seeing this for quite a while now…
I am excited about the big event my friend Ashley Chapman created, and I’ll give you a link to her Facebook page one more time, AOC Photography. Also, you can check out my page, A Hair In My Biscuit, to see what I’m giving away in her super-duper little shin-dig. And while you’re sailing around the internet, you can check out my Etsy shop, too! ***Update: The contest kicked off Saturday, and you can click here to enter!*** As you may remember, I’m giving away a Feel Better Bag, the extra large one that you can check out here. Be sure to enter as much as possible!
I found myself with a little time this weekend to start working on my store again, or I guess I carved out time between taking down two beds, hauling an entire bed 15 miles on a trailer, setting up two beds, vacuuming my entire house, and helping Coach heave a bed into our attic, piece by piece. I was thinking a lot about how I want to present my handmade items at the salon while I was vacuuming (I can multi-task sometimes), and I ended up making a cute sign. I followed Jimmie’s lead and made it just like the sign she made me for my craft show, only smaller and a little more embellished.
I also worked on some other decorations for my little “store”.
I’ll share that with you soon!
Here’s a neat little idea I wanted to show off. I made this last Christmas out of one of these,
along with one for my Daddy-O. It’s so darn handy, and used up some things that would otherwise be in a landfill. What do you think? I just measured the height of the coffee container, then the circumference, and made a pattern. I sewed it up in a few minutes, using an ugly old tablecloth (it’s not so ugly in a small dose like this) for my fabric. Daddy-O’s was for paintbrushes, so I used white canvas fabric and told him to make sure he got lots of paint on it. It’s a neat blotter, really.
The inside is sectioned off with paper towel tubes (I just can’t bring myself to use toilet paper ones), cut to the height of the container. I staggered the heights on Daddy-O’s to accommodate different brush lengths.
As you can see, mine is jam-packed. I use all of this stuff so much, and I love having it all in one place.
I go through so many of these coffee containers in a year, and I hate to throw them out or even take them to recycling. They just have so many uses! I should cover all the ones I’m using, though. Maybe I will someday.
See you soon, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
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