Wednesday, March 4, 2015


When you have a lot of snow days, you get a little stir crazy.  And stir crazy leads to crafting - of course!

I've had this wonderful little display stand for a while, rescuing it from imminent doom in the trash dumpster.

As you can see in the picture above, I brought out the little stands and tiles I saved from what was left of an old Scrabble game.  I knew one day I'd use them for a good craft and this one was just perfect!

I had one problem though.  I didn't have all of the letters I needed for my idea.  So, I had to bring in a few more supplies.  My favorite ink: "StazOn - For Every Surface", acrylic alphabet stamps, and StazOn Cleaner.  I've used this type of ink on dominoes, these glossy wood tiles, glass, metal, and just about any other surface I can think of.  I love the stuff.

Fair warning though - you MUST use the StazOn Cleaner to get it off of your rubber stamps if you don't want to have them permanently colored from the ink.  I used an old rag/towel that didn't have any fuzz on it to wipe off my stamps.

(StazOn has in no part sponsored or endorsed this post.  The opinions contained herein are completely my own.)

At any rate, I stamped the backs of the tiles with black ink, using the letters I needed for my project, and let them dry.  Then I asked my husband to cut the little stands to the width I wanted for each line. He already had his power saw out for his own project, so he happily obliged, even sanding them for me.  Good man that he is!  When the tiles were dry, I glued them to the (cut & sanded) stands so I didn't have to worry about them falling off.

I unscrewed the bottom two shelves from the little "house" display stand and removed them.  Then I lightly painted over the holes and back of the stand with acrylic black paint to freshen it up a bit.

I placed my creation on the remaining shelves, added a wonderful little candle I adore to it, and voila!

This sits on the top shelf my husband put on the wall in my craft room, and I adore it.

What have you been crafting lately?


  1. That is so awesome! I love the little house, I hope I can find one somewhere. Love the whole idea.

    1. Thank you Renee! I would think any sort of little house would work. I've even thought of cutting a birdhouse in half, putting shelves in it, and doing something similar. If you make your own, let me know. I'd love to see it!
      Thanks for stopping by! Hugs to you!


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