The girls over at The DIY Dish are giving away lots of cool products to celebrate their birthday! Check it out!
Friday, May 6, 2011
It's Teacher Appreciation Week! Being a teacher myself, I try to be conscious of doing something special for my boys' teachers to let them know how thankful we are.
*This idea would also be great for an "End of the Year" gift.
I found this printable at Taidye Original and I fell in love! It inspired my "Summer by the Pool" gift basket. I started with these items:
See those pails? I stinkin' loved them because they are rippled on the end with little holes for draining. PERFECT for the pool or beach!
I found these puffy felt stickers in the scrapbooking section at Michael's. I thought they would be perfect on flip-flops. I attached them to brads so that they could be changed (future gifts for teachers-interchangable flip-flops decals).
I personalized the bottles and pails using my Cricut and contact paper. Matching, of course ;)
Here is a close-up. I attached those adorable printables to a pair of sunglasses.
Pink lemonade singles in the bottles. Nice touch, I think! :) These items can be purchased at a variety of stores.... very inexpensive possibilities!
Monday, May 2, 2011
Good evening! I wanted to show you my latest project. I have had this fruit bowl for a long time... I picked it up at a yard sale. Now, it took a while to get inspired, but I really like how it turned out. BUT it was a little if-y for a while! Keep reading.... you'll see... ;)
I'd seen so many different pieces where white can been seen under the top coat of paint. So I just hit those spots that I would be roughing up. Now for the color!
Oh my word.... this was after 2 coats.... SO not working! (I was attempting to use an acrylic paint that I had on hand.... and I stinkin' loved this color.)
On to plan B! A quick run to Wal-mart always saves the day! This color was really close to what I was using. Whew!
THIS is what I had invisioned! But not done yet.... :)
I took some sandpaper (I have no idea what grit and all that. I just grabbed what I had.) and roughed up the edges to give it a worn look. I love how some of the white peeks through.
I really like the finished product!
I see a bowlful of lemons in the future....
But for the moment, squash will have to do! haha
But I need your help... should I go over this with a glaze? Thanks for your help!