Friday, August 21, 2015

Sand Bowl

Summer is coming to an end and it's time for one last DIY project that is virtually free!
This is a fun and easy project for DIYers of all ages!
 With all the school glue on sale you could pick up a couple extra bottles 
and some sand from your last summer trip to the beach.

 I grabbed the following supplies:
 a plastic disposable cup,
plastic disposable spoon (for stirring),
 beach sand (or you can buy it at your local craft store),
plastic wrap,
and white school glue.
 I started by wrapping the kitchen bowl with a couple layers of plastic wrap,
covering the entire bowl.
Add some sand to your plastic cup and then start pouring in the glue.
Mix equal parts sand and glue. Start stirring with your plastic spoon.
Until you get a nice consistency. 
*NOTE: the above picture shows you that the sand/glue mixture is TOO thick!
 Here's a picture of sand/glue mixture that is too thick (left) and just the right consistency (right).
And here's me getting giddy excited about the latest DIY project.
Start pouring your sand/glue mixture over the bowl.
I used my spoon (fork in this case-it's what I had!) to smooth out the sand/glue. 
You may or may not need to smooth it out.
The mixture will drip down the side. I ended up pouring on 3 coats, 
letting each coat dry about 12 hours in between.
It's a great place for me to display my beach glass treasures.
No two bowls will ever look alike.
I think it's a unique little craft that just about anyone can do!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Stamped Tea Towels

I'm in love with these vintage looking stamped tea towels. 
I might just make them for all my friends and family!
I had bought a pack of these simple IKEA dish towels a long time ago 
with good intentions to do something fun.
While browsing through Pinterest, which I do often
I found something that inspired me to finally get to work with these towels.
I grabbed these supplies; foam brush, fabric paint, foam stamps and cardboard (empty cereal box).
 I love this new fabric paint I found at Hobby Lobby.
I chose the Navy Marine color.
I laid out my stamps in my desired position on my tea towel...
I added paint to the foam letter stamp...
With the cardboard behind my towel I stamped all the letters on in place.
I just love the outcome and it really took me very little time to complete all four towels.
The possiblities are endless in terms of the themes and words you use. 
Think of holidays, family names, favorite dishes etc.

Simple Spring Wreath

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