Beautiful Glass Flowers for the Garden

Once again, I saw this glass flower project on Pinterest, but also saw some in a front yard when I went for a walk.  I purchased the glassware at Goodwill and added just a little glass paint to some of the dishes and then glued it all together. I have seen them sold at craft fairs for $30 or more.  I made sure to purchase inexpensive glassware (there are 4 pieces on this flower), the other cost was in the coupler and rod which was purchased at the local home improvement store.    Here is the link to the website that I used to make my glass flower.  I was very happy with the results and the fact that it wasn’t very expensive or difficult!



Glass Mushrooms for the Garden

I saw this idea on Pinterest (of course) and loved it, so decided to try and make my own.  I went to the local Salvation Army and found the flower vases (they always have tons of them) and then searched for a bowl that would work with the shape of the vase.  If you have a small vase, then have to get a smaller bowl, large vase, larger bowl, etc.  Most of the glass items were $1 or $2, so ended up very inexpensive.  I bought the E6000 glue at AC Moore and just followed the directions.  I let them dry overnight and put them outside and they look wonderful!  A friend suggested to put solar powered lights inside before gluing them, that way they will light up after dark.  I will have to try that next time.


Baby Shower Gift

I had recently attended a baby shower and wanted to add a little something extra to the packaging and saw this idea on Pinterest.  I bought the wash cloths at Dollar Tree and proceeded to roll them like a lollipop (after rolling the center, you will tape the next washcloth to the end and keep going, using four washcloths) and attached them to the baby spoons with tape, so easy and adorable!  I finished it off by placing the ‘lollipop’ in a small candy bag and tied with ribbon, very cute and very inexpensive!  I then taped three of them to the gift.

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Duct Tape Wallet Purse

A friend asked me to make this for her granddaughter.  It’s made entirely of duct tape. She found it on a website,  There is also a YouTube video which shows step by step how to make it.  I thought it turned out very nice.  The granddaughter chose the duct tape patterns and colors, which are adorable!  I am excited for her to see it.  I added the duct tape flower on the front.  The wallet purse is about 4.5 x 4.5 inches when closed.



Art Party

I was invited to an Art Party, which was held in a private home.  Maureen provided all the materials and a lovely catered lunch.   Here is my project from the party.  We used canvas, paints, modge podge, papers,  stamps, stencils, markers, fabric, etc.  It was a really fun time!


Easter Decorations

I just love Easter, the beautiful springtime colors and the celebration of our Risen Lord!  Here’s an idea I borrowed from Pinterest.  Loving the use of real candy for centerpieces (of course, I had to nibble on some of it!)  The jar has a chocolate bunny in it, surrounded by plastic eggs.  The two smaller containers are filled with marshmallow bunnies and pastel jelly beans.  They will be decorating my Easter table this year, enjoy!


Baubles and Bangles

I saw this idea on Pinterest,  and thought it would be a great way to store my bracelets and make them look nice.  I had this jar in my china closet, where it looked pretty, but was not being used.  I had picked it up at a flea market many years ago.  Using it for the bracelets has given it new life!