Showing posts from May, 2020

Summer Crafts: Bottles, Clay, Signs and Paint

Since Arizona has such hot summers, I like to use the time to make craft items. I am trying different media to see what I like the most. I purchased a cricut machine and learning what all it can do. So far, I have used it for text and and generic shapes. I have many more projects planned. I am hoping to get at a point where I can sell my crafts in our Etsy shop: . For now, I am having fun creating new stuff for my home. FLOWER POT BUCKET WANDERLUST SIGN fondant mold I changed the letter type because the other one wasn't bold enough. CLAY BOTTLE

From Rocks to Lady Bugs

I have saved lots of pictures of rocks painted with awesome designs. Sharon loved the idea so we decided to do it. We both have gardens that we love and thought that our painted rocks would be a fun addition. I picked 5 different sizes of river rock to turn into lady bugs. I saw a picture that someone else did and loved the idea. Sharon painted sunflowers on her 3 rocks. Our painted rocks turned out so good that we are definitely doing this again. Sharon's sunflowers. Aren't they fabulous! Here they are in my garden. I finished them off with a gloss sealant spray.  

Mosaic Sea Glass Tray

This was a fun project. I have never did a mosaic before so Sharon and I decided to start with trays. She bought flat pieces of sea glass for the project and white plastic trays. We each arranged the sea glass around the tray and then glued them in place. After they dried, I put tile grout in the grooves between each stone. The grout was a bit thick and it did get messy. When Sharon puts grout in her tray, she is going to water it down to make it easier to work with. All and all, I like the way it turned out. I sealed it with a clear gloss spray.

Sea Glass Cocktail

Sharon and I are always looking for unusual cocktails to make that fit the season. She came up with a sea glass cocktail to go along with the sea glass trays we were making. I have to say, it was yummy. Ingredients: 3 parts pineapple juice, 1 part blue curacao, 1 part coconut rum, blue sugar for the rim and starfish gummies to embellish the drink.