Laurel Putman is Dripping with Charm and Will be at JMUG "Fall Edition

August 13th, 2011 in blog, member junk     
chippingcharm Laurel Putman, contributor
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Who has this many meat forks?
What can I say?  They charmed me with their chippy handles...
I bought these little wooden tags at the craft store.  Used an itty bitty hand drill to make the holes.  Spray painted them gray, wiped them with white and then sanded them down.  Then I used stamps to add the sayings.  Pretty fussy but I liked the look.
I just added a few little embellishments and tied it all on with twine.  See the little number on this one?
Just add a plant and youve got yourself a nice little gift.

I've been doing some sorting and organizing getting ready for the fall JunkMarket Under Glass event.  While sorting I came across a bunch of old meat forks...odd I know.  But you know me, can't resist a bargain, especially if it has chippy paint.  I decided I'd better put them to work.  So here's what I came up with...


LOVE this idea, Laurel. You've done it yet again! I want to personally thank you for your thoughtful and beautiful comtributuions here at JMS and am very excited to see what you have in store for us at JMUG "Fall Edition"! For those of you who have not met Laurel in person...put it on your bucket list! She is as sweet as she is talented and I feel fortunate to call her my friend! Come see her in won't be disappointed. Big Hugs to you Laurel, Sue

Pattern or design used: My own design - Laurel Putman...Chipping with Charm
posted in: blog, member junk, meat forks, plant stakes, vintage kitchen utensils

Comments (18)

wlseitz writes: I have been using utensils for years. They are easy to come by and oh so cheap. What I really like is that they dont break and are easy to see in the garden. I decorate them and also like to mosaic the larger ones. Posted: 4:04 pm on September 8th
SantaClaus writes: Stamps purchased at Michael's? I was avoiding that Store - guess I'm busted now! Thanks - you are so amazing in all your projects. xoxoxo Posted: 1:58 am on August 29th
loves2shop writes: I love it. Anything to do with jewelry and chippy paint I am all for it. Posted: 9:15 am on August 18th
CountryDesignStyle writes: I really like the "metal" tags...fantastic job. Posted: 7:04 am on August 18th
JunkArchitect writes: Wow! Your painting technique created a finish that REALLY looks like oxidized metal. What a great project.

Posted: 5:52 am on August 16th
masmail writes: Oh my! I thought these were on metal discs! You have done a fabulous job! Please forgive my silly inquiry...Kudos to a great project!
Posted: 1:12 pm on August 15th
chicvintagetreasures writes: Wonderful use of old meat forks, and so charming! I too, couldn't seem to upload pictures to this site, and gave up trying, which made me sad. I'll try again. Posted: 11:49 am on August 15th
GatheredOverTime writes: So dang cute!!! Posted: 11:40 am on August 15th
RustyDiva writes: Love all the little details. Have a blast and good luck on your showing - I know you'll be a great success!

Kenda Posted: 7:45 am on August 15th
suewhitney writes: Laurel...Sorry for the spelling on your name. I am having a bit of trouble with making changes on o=posts once they are up. Think I have it fixed now. If anyone else is experiencing any trouble let me know!

Sue Posted: 3:17 pm on August 14th
suewhitney writes: HomeRoad...

Try using Picasa. It's a free online editing service. You will want to change the size of your pics to 480 when you use that program. If you are still having trouble let us know!

Sue Posted: 3:15 pm on August 14th
CottageElements writes: Laurel, these pieces are just delightful, just like you! I am not only excited to do this show, but excited you're doing it, too! You will do absolutely amazing!! To all the members out there who weren't at the spring event, I think this is a not want to miss event. Yes, I know I'm biased, but I really do think you won't be disappointed!!

Lani Posted: 3:11 pm on August 14th
chippingcharm writes: Awww...thanks so much Sue and all my sweet JMS friends. Sue I will be forever grateful for your inspiration and encouragement as well as the other members and contributors on this site. It's been life changing for me...for sure!
I am very honored and excited to be a part of this amazing show. Can't wait to see so many of you there! Blessings, Laurel
PS...masmail, the stamps were purchased Michael' a whopping 49 cents each :) Thanks!!! Posted: 12:59 pm on August 14th
alicemom writes: Laurel, I see you found your creativity! Just darling just like you.
Another well done job.
Smiles, alice Posted: 9:50 pm on August 13th
homeroad writes: Nice Work Laurel! Love your stuff! Wish I was having better luck putting pictures on Junk Market Style... I cant get the uploads to work for me. Frustrating! But loving your stuff!
Susan Posted: 7:33 pm on August 13th
masmail writes: Love, love, love these! I stamp with my husband's, but am wondering where to purchase the script letter stamps that you used here? They really ramp this up a notch! Great job. Posted: 6:38 pm on August 13th
EmmasNookandGranny writes: Your imagination amazes me! I can't wait to see what else you bring to JUNKMARKET Under Glass!

~Marge Posted: 6:33 pm on August 13th
vanj2558 writes: You are the BOMB!!! Posted: 5:30 pm on August 13th
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