Sunday, November 20, 2011
Second, I took the votive candle and painted it with Mod Podge, using the sponge brush. Then, I rolled it in Epsom Salt. If you have never used Epsom Salt before, it is the perfect fake snow!
Add Epsom Salt to the bottom of your glass candle holder, set your votive in the "snow" and, Viola, you have a snowflake candle. These would work great on the fireplace mantle, in your centerpiece or on your walk leading up to your house on Christmas Eve!
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Monday, November 14, 2011
I was really torn about giving my newest love away, a simple little wooden box, as part of the gift. I know you are all thinking, seriously it's just a wooden box.
I decided that I could ask my husband to help me re-create that little treasure. He was actually really excited (if you know my husband, you know not much excites him), and ready to help me out. He's pretty creative himself. Noted for future projects!
I made a pattern and gave it to him. We went shopping for the materials one night and by the time I got home from work the next day, he had one made for me. Could you hear the excitement all the way from Ham Lake?? I'm pretty sure my neighbors are still wondering about that one.
I wanted it to have a rustic feel. I had never stained and painted the same project and wasn't sure if it was going to work. But I thought, what the hay, I will just have that amazing husband of mine, make me another one if I wreck it.
So I nervously stenciled the box first.
My newest love, stenciling. Yep, L.O.V.E. it!
Then I stained it.....holding my breath the whole time. Not wanting to look, just in case I ruined it. Have you ever tried to stain and not look at what you're doing?
I was so excited that it worked. It actually made the paint finish look really good. Then I took the ole' sander out and roughed it up a bit.
Keep in mind, I am not a photographer. This picture doesn't really do it justice, so I'm hoping you can get the feel.
I'm pretty excited about all the things I can use these for. In the bathroom, with jars holding Q-tips, cotton balls, and soap. On the buffet table, holding knives, forks and spoons. Just use your imagination. I know I will.
By the way, I will be putting these in "Finch's Holiday Boutique" the first weekend in December if you want one, wink wink!
Next little wooden project, a recipe box. Thanks Tiffany, for the idea!
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