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

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.   

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Cool Off Necklaces


  • 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!