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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Little "frosty" Candle Jar "Tutorial" from ORP...

 Little "frosty" candle jar "tutorial"...
Not only are these little "frosty" candle jars cute as can be
but they are also super simple to make.
 Get your extra jars out.
I like to use smaller jars but the choice is yours.
If you don't have any small jars you can purchase
them at Hobby Lobby for fairly cheap. 
Are you ready to get started?
 
 Cover the sides of the jar in glue.
Don't glue the top rim or bottom of the jar.
I used Modge Podge glue but you can use Elmer's as well.
 Put some Epsom's salt on a paper plate.
Role the jar in the Epsom's salt.
Be sure that the top rim and the bottom of the jar
are clean from glue and salt.
 Set the jar aside to dry.
 
 Wrap the top of the jar in jute.
Tie the jute off into a small bow.
 Glue small sprigs of Christmas greenery
(fir, juniper and/or boxwood) just below the small jute bow.
Glue some red berries to the greenery.
I used faux Christmas greenery and berries but you
can use real if you have them.
 Place a battery operated candle or t-light inside the jar.
DO NOT use lit candles or t-lights in these jars.
 
Walla...you just finished ORP's little "frosty" candle jar!
I told you they were cute and easy!
 These make great little Christmas gifts that everyone is sure to love! 

I hope that you have enjoyed this free "tutorial" from Old Road Primitives!
"Merry Christmas", everyone!
Kim 
PS:  Don't forget that you can use the extra Epsom salt in your bath.
Epsom salt is great for relaxation.
For a real treat, add a few drops of lavender oil to your bath water.
Place one of these little "frosty" candles on the edge of your tub,
pour yourself a cup of tea and relax.
Who doesn't need a little relaxation this time of year?


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Sunday, October 8, 2017

***NEW*** Frosty the Snowman Gourd Pattern


http://www.oldroadprimitives.com/catalog.php?item=451

***New*** Christmas snowman pattern from ORP!  How "cute" is this darling little ***snowman*** "gourd"? We've named him "Frosty" because he looks like a "Frosty"!  This lil' guy is made using a regular garden style gourd.  You won't believe just how easy he is to paint.  Frosty's pattern comes with easy to follow, step by step directions along with a detailed face tutorial.  You will love working with this Old Road Primitives pattern.  Making "cute" snowmen doesn't get any easier then this!  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at this new Old Road Primitives pattern.

Gearing up for "Christmas" here at ORP!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

New Primitive Christmas Pattern from ORP...Chilln' Charlie the Snowball Snowman...



***NEW*** primitive snowman pattern for Christmas 2017 from "Old Road Primitives"...Chilln' Charlie the SnOwball SnOwman!  How "cute" is this guy?  Chilln' Charlie is a "super simple" snowman with embroidered face features!  If you "love" snowmen then this is a pattern that you won't want to miss.  Chilln' Charlie is made with a little bucket for the body and snowball style arms and legs.  Making snowmen doesn't get any easier then this.  This pattern comes with easy to follow, step by step directionsChilln' Charlie the SnOwball SnOwman is " tall.  Thanks for stopping by to view this new "Old Road Primitives" pattern!

New Primitive Fall Pattern...Lil' Lizzy the "Trick or Treat" Kid...


http://www.oldroadprimitives.com/catalog.php?item=449
New primitive pattern for 2017 from "Old Road Primitives"...Lil' Lizzy the "Trick or Treat" Kid!  How "cute" is this fall raggedy?  Lil' Lizzy is all decked out for the big night!  She even has her little vintage "Trick or Treat" bag in tow!  Lil' Lizzy has button eyes and a painted nose and mouth.  Easy peasy to do!  This is a super great pattern with lots of detail.  This pattern comes with easy to follow, step by step directions along with detailed pattern pieces.  It also comes with the "vintage" style "Trick or Treat" bag for you to print and make.  Super cute!  Lil' Lizzy the "Trick or Treat" Kid is 18" tall!  This pattern is offered as and ePattern (instant download) or as a printed pattern.  Thanks for stopping by today to view this new "Old Road Primitives" pattern!

Friday, July 21, 2017

***NEW*** "Marlie & Charlile" Snowman & Scarecrow Pattern...

http://www.oldroadprimitives.com/catalog.php?item=445
How "fun" is this newest Christmas & Fall pattern from "Old Road Primitives"?  This is a "2 for 1" pattern.  You get two patterns for the price of one.  In this pattern you will learn how to make both "Marlie the Snowman" & "Charlie the Scarecrow" along with the little "Frosty book" and the prim little "pumpkin".
http://www.oldroadprimitives.com/catalog.php?item=445
This is a really great and "fun" pattern to make.  This pattern comes with easy to follow, step by step directions along with detailed pattern pieces.  You are going to "love" working with this new "ORP" pattern.  "Marlie & Charlie the Snowman & Scarecrow" are both 18" tall, 10" when sitting.  If you have a any question please feel free to contact us.  Thanks for stopping by to view this new "Old Road Primitives" pattern!

***NEW*** The "Messy" Haired Ginger Pattern...

http://www.oldroadprimitives.com/catalog.php?item=443
This is probably our "favorite" ginger so far!  ORP's first new pattern for the 2017 Christmas season...The "Messy" Haired Ginger!  Isn't she "adorable"?  We just love her "sweet" little face and very "messy" hair!
http://www.oldroadprimitives.com/catalog.php?item=443
Who says that gingers can't have hair?  Get your favorite Christmas fabrics out and grab this pattern for a little "ginger" fun!  This pattern comes with easy to follow, step by step directions along with detailed pattern pieces.  You are going to "love" working with this "Old Road Primitives" pattern.  This "Messy" Haired Ginger is 18" tall, 10" sitting.  Thank for stopping by today to view this new Old Road Primitives Christmas pattern!  If you have any questions please feel free to give us a holler!

***NEW*** "Mo & Jo" Prim Fall Make-Do's Pattern...

http://www.oldroadprimitives.com/catalog.php?item=448
Primitive Scarecrow & Pumpkin Pattern from ORP (2017)..."Mo & Jo" Prim Fall Make-Do's! How "cute" are these little prim fall make-do's?  Each of these "darling" little heads sits upon an old rusty bedspring!  This is a "two for one" pattern!  In this pattern you will learn how to make both the scarecrow and pumpkin heads!  This is a great stitchery pattern with button and/or beaded eyes, a fabric nose and stitched face.  Great for those of you who don't do the painted faces.  Stitchery faces are super easy to do and super cute I might add.  This pattern comes with easy to follow, step by step directions along with detailed pattern pieces and a "vintage" style printable pumpkin image.   If you love fall like I do then you are going to love this new pattern. "Mo & Jo" Prim Fall Make-Do's are approximately 9" tall (not including the pumpkin stem).  "Mo & Jo" would be a great item for craft shows as they can be made up quickly.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact us!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Meet "Mr SnOwman" the Snowman Gourd from ORP...

Hey, everyone!
I hope that you all are having a "great" summer (so far)!
Ours is busy as ever with yard work and gardening.
After the crazy winter that we had, we aren't complaining.
It feels great to be outside again. 
The other day while at our local "ma & pa"
hardware store I happened to notice some dried gourds
hanging out on their front porch. They were for sale,
so I bought one and then went back for more. Needless to say,
I'm on a "gourd" kick! Yes, I said, "gourds"!
Look what you can do with a simple dried gourd!
This was "Mr SnOwman" before he became a snowman!

Here are the simple "basic" instructions for making "Mr SnOwman" gourd...
This is a total "no sew" snowman! I started with my little $2.00 gourd.
Gave it a coat of heirloom white spray paint. Traced the face with a Prismacolor pencil.
Painted the face features. Let them dry well.
Watered down some burnt umber craft paint for a stain.
Stained the whole snowman gourd. Wiped the excess stain off.
Let the snowman dry one last time. I used the upper end of a sleeve
from an old red sweater that I purchased at the Youth Ranch for the hat.
Embellished the little gourd snowman with some Christmas greenery and berries.
Finished the snowman off with a coat of sealer and then some glitter.
Here is the "best" part...if you don't like the face that you painted simply
wait for it to dry, sand it lightly and then start over!
It's that easy and forgiving!

Please feel free to ask if you have any questions!
Wishing you all a really great summer!
Kim


Monday, April 17, 2017

Making an Appearance in Prims Magazine...

Look who made the Spring/Summer issue of "Prims" magazine!
http://www.oldroadprimitives.com/catalog.php?item=421
 Yes, ORP's "Junior" Bunny made his an appearance in
the Spring/Summer issue of "Prim's" magazine!
You can find the pattern to make "Junior" HERE!
"Junior" is a "fun" one to make!



Wednesday, March 29, 2017

***NEW*** Americana Raggedy Ann & Andy Pattern...

http://www.oldroadprimitives.com/catalog.php?item=446
***NEW*** pattern for spring 2017 from Old Road Primitives...Americana Raggedy Ann & Andy...the firecracker kids!  What's more American then apple pie?  You guessed it, Raggedy Ann & Andy.  Every little girl in America grew up with one or both of these raggedies.  This is a really great universal pattern.  In this pattern you will learn how to make both Raggedy Ann & Andy.  You'll also learn how to do both a button eye/embroidered face and a painted face.  You get to decide which type of face you prefer to make.  This pattern also  comes directions for making the "darling" little firecrackers.  You'll also receive the template for the little "vintage" style postcard.  This pattern comes with easy to follow step by step directions along with detailed pattern pieces.  You are going to "love" working with this "Old Road Primitives" pattern.  This Americana Raggedy Ann & Andy are 16" Tall, 8 1/2" when sitting.  This is a "2 for 1" pattern...two little raggedies for the price of one pattern!  Thanks for stopping by to view this new "Old Road Primitives" pattern!