A Shutter Shelf and Stamped Wooden Tags

So on Wednesday night I did a massive overhaul on my booth and moved it all around to “freshen it up” and add some new stuff. Nothing worse than a booth that has the same crap and never ever changes! I decided I wanted another shelf for display, so I created a shelf using one of my wooden shutters and some funky brackets I found at Hobby Lobby. Using some drywall screws, and the help of a few of my co-op buddies,ย  I now have an awesome new shelf that fits my decor perfectly! Not to mention a RECYCLED shelf….I am all about going “GREEN” lately! ๐Ÿ™‚

These cast iron brackets were only $3 a piece! Score!

Here it is after I loaded it up with STUFF! That bunny in the front is a thrift store find from the other day. Isn’t he cute?? I added the homespun ties around his neck and his carrot, just to jazz him up a bit.

This other project last night was on a total whim and had surprisingly good results! I have had these wooden tags in my stock of supplies for at least a year. I thought, wonder if I can stamp these…?

But first, I had to distress them a bit and make them look not-so-brand-spankin-new. I was going to break out the Minwax stain but I decided to try using some basic craft paint which was sitting right in front of me. The wood seemed soft and like it would absorb this thin paint well, and I was right!!!

I used this cheapy paint from Wally world or somewhere. Because it’s cheap, it’s THIN, which actually worked really well for this.

I used an old cotton shirt to rub it on and then wipe of the excess.

After they dried a bit (I waited about 10 mins) I stamped them with regular rubber stamps and black ink. I went with a skeleton key theme!

Aren’t they cool? Not bad for a totally random, “on-a-whim” project! ๐Ÿ™‚ Just fun little decorative tags to hang where ever! They could be neat gift tags too I suppose. What else could you do with them? So many different ways you could take this project.

Now that I know you can easily stamp on wood…hmmm…the wheels are spinning! So many ideas! Ahhh!

If you give these a try, send me a pic! I love to see others’ ideas and variations on this project! Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Craftin’! ๐Ÿ™‚


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. buggalcrafts
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 10:59:19

    Such CUTE ideas! Love the tags! And guess what I have in my stash? Never thought of stamping them. Thanks or the inspiration.


  2. Mama_Bear
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 14:19:18

    Love your ideas! It really gives me something to think about.


  3. Barbara Briggs Ward
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 18:05:26

    Love taking the old and making something new! Things like old shutters have much more character than new ones bought in a store! Great use of your “stuff” Margaret! Love the Green!


  4. Cindy
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 19:59:24

    Love the tags!!


  5. Ginny
    Feb 19, 2012 @ 00:10:37

    What an awesome use for old shutters (or even new ones). Also love the tags; have to think about making some. I’ve pinned both ideas to Pinterest for future reference!


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