Before I begin my tutorial on how to clean gourds for crafts, I want to tell you a little about them. I have been working with gourds since the mid 80’s and they are still one of my favorite painting surfaces. The gourd is in the pumpkin family and some are edible. Unlike a pumpkin, a… [Read More]
Re-purposing jars (and cans, too!) has become popular as we try to be kinder to our environment and more frugal. Instead of tossing out the glass jars, tin containers, cans, etc. consider turning them into cute primitive home decor accessories. How to make primitive grungy jars is easier than you may have thought. It’s even… [Read More]
As I have sat pondering on what to write for our Primmart Blog, many things have come to mind. I have always had a passion for history. It shows if you ever come to my house. I can tell you a story behind every old crock, pie safe, wall hanging I have. If I don’t… [Read More]
I’ve been seeing all these great craft tutorials on Pinterest that teach how to color glass. Did you know you can re-purpose and recycle empty glass jars? You can also use this method to turn those dollar store vases into expensive-looking tinted glass. There are slightly different methods to coloring glass so I’m going to… [Read More]
In the 1800’s, around the time of the Civil War, thrifty homemakers would use scraps of wool from old clothing, blankets and hats to create designs for mats or rugs. Using coins as templates, they created circles and each piece was then stitched in place using a blanket stitch. Thus, the name “penny” rug was… [Read More]
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