Cupid’s Love Valentine’s Day 2015


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  Everywhere I go I see the traditonal signs of Valentine’s Day.  RED…PINK…WHITE!

This year I decided I wanted something a little different.

I found some inspiration when I visited the dollar store one day.

I was on the toy aisle and I saw a “NINJA” bow and arrow set.


I knew I did NOT want RED.  Nothing against RED but I just wasn’t feeling it this year.

I was feeling GOLD…and of course GLITTER!

I took my little arrow home and hit it with a few coats of gold spray paint.  I added glitter on the handle and I think she was looking kinda cute.



As I was waiting for the glitter to dry I was thinking about what else does cupid need….WINGS!

WINGS…..I have those!  I made a few sets of coffee filter wings at Christmas time.  I went to my stash of supplies and found 2  sets of wings that I knew I could use for Valentine’s Day!


I used the large wings to hang cupids arrow on and the smaller wings enjoy some affection from these gold love hearts!

The area just needed a little light.  I feel like this time of year is just so dark.  I can’t stand it!

These lights were a steal at Hobby Lobby.  After Halloween everything was 80% off and on an off chance I found this set of lights for almost nothing.  I think they were returned and 2 of the bulbs were broken.  I got even a better bargain.

I took the orange and black blubs out and hit the cord with gold spray paint.


light-glitterI little gold metallic shredded paper and gold doillies to cover the table.

I am really enjoying this little display.

What have you done to decorate for Valenine’s Day?

Anything special?



Junkin’ Christmas Truck!


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Merry Junkin’ Christmas!

Every junker needs a beat up pick up truck.  Unfortunatly mine comes in this toy size.  One day I will own an old beat up truck, but for now I will have to just enjoy this one.

I really wanted a vintage toy truck, but they are not easy to find and when you do they are VERY expensive.

I looked and looked for a cheap one to junk up.

Success…. I found this toy truck at my local thrift store.



I am not a fan of the colors it came with.  I wanted it white “ish”.  I covered the wheels and started off to paint it.

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The dark colors that were on the truck did NOT want to be covered.  It took a LOT of paint to cover.

Finally I was somewhat happy with the color.

I gave it a nice decorative sanding and then began to bling it up!

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I created the “JUNKTALES” banner from old dictionary paper with some glitter letters.   20131121_114800

Just toss a tree in the back and a wreath on the front and you are ready for the holidays.


This little truck will find a place of honor in my home this year.

I am sure it will travel to some shows also 🙂

Merry Junkin’ Christmas

Junk ON!