Friday, July 20, 2012

Curtains & Alphabet Rocks


 
 
 
 
 
 
I finally finished sewing the living room curtains, having bought the fabric 5 years ago. The stones I painted for work are sitting on the sill. Yes, I pretend they're a kids craft but they're really just for me.
I could paint rocks all day.

Alphabet rocks


Materials:
Adhesive backed letter stickers
Acrylic paint
Paint brush
Outdoor Mod Podge (available at Michaels)
(Do not use Ceramcoat-it takes the paint off)
I used “river” rocks from Michaels ($2.99) but I have also worked with rocks from my yard.

  • Clean and dry the rocks.
  • Stick to the letters onto the rocks.
  • Gently brush (I like to dab) two layers of acrylic paint, allowing the coats to dry between layers.
  • When the paint is completely dry, peel off the letters.
    Scratch away any paint that's oozed under the letters with the tip of an X-acto knife.
  • Water down the outdoor Mod Podge (it’s pretty thick) with a one-to-one ratio and apply several layers allowing each coat to dry completely between applications. You can set them outside or play with them inside.
   

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Cool Off Necklaces

 
 
 

Materials:
Dry sponges cut into 1/2" squares (any small shape will do)
Embroidery needle
25" of .5mm Stretch Magic cord

Cut and thread a needle onto a 25" length of the Stretch Magic cord.
Thread 1/2" pieces of sponge onto the thread and tie the ends into a knot when it’s full.
Wet and ring the water out of the sponges then put the necklace in the freezer. Wait a little while (30 minutes or so).
 Take the necklace from the freezer and put it on-cool off!
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