Thursday, August 30, 2012

Decoupage Watering Can and Simple & Sweet Fridays #26

I always wanted to make a project doing decoupage.
 At Walmart I spotted this watering can for $6.00. It was too plain and I thought this would be the perfect thing to try to decoupage for a beginner.
I painted it with a peach acrylic paint.
 The thrift store had this great Mother Goose book with perfect illustrations in it.
I cut out rhymes and characters.
I painted the front and back of the pictures with mod podge.
I love the Mother Goose rhymes. 
It reminds me when my children were little.

I'm giving it as a gift for a baby shower.
Hope she likes it! 

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

~Fairy Garden Banner~

Since I was working in the miniature garden today I thought I'd make a banner for it.
I used little garden stakes and my leftover French toile from the lampshades I made for the chandelier under the gazebo.
I had bought some vinyl lace for another banner.
The miniature garden needed some cutting back of plants that took over.
A fresh coat of paint for the fences and arches...

You can use just about anything you want in a miniature garden.
I had made the little stepping stones 
out of broken dishes.

A little tea set waits for a party.

I used an old finial and basket for a place for my collection of mushrooms.
Can't wait to see if the fairies like it.

~Garden Banner~

I needed something to fill a spot near our bench.
I love the way banners look in the house so,
 I thought I'd make one for outside.
It looks so whimsical next to the window.
We found this old door bell at a garage sale.
The rooster stepping stone gives
 the post some color.
Our sunflowers are still growing even through the heat of the summer.

I used some Rachel Ashwell material.
Our New Banner

Sunday, August 26, 2012

~Stepping Stones in the Garden~

Stan and I decided we wanted to make some stepping stones for the garden.
He helped me mix the cement up and we poured it in different molds.
We bought the letters online, but I think any craft store might carry them.
You know me, 
I love stamping anything.
We just had to come up with the different sayings.
It's fun to add stones, shells or whatever you love to them.
Of course, 
we made stepping stones with Rooted in Thyme on them.
An edible salad stepping stone for our fresh vegetables that we grow.
They looked so good all lined up to dry.
After they dried I wanted to 
paint them a different color.

After I had placed the pumpkin stepping stone in this spot the pumpkins starting to grow here.
How perfect is that?
It was a fun project and we want to make more soon. It's so relaxing playing in the garden...
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