Sunday, August 18, 2013

Red Neck Glasses with straw holder.

After I made some red neck glasses for some family and friends I came across a website that had instructions on how to put a hole and rubber grommet on a canning lid.

Since my friends / family live out of town and already had the glasses w/ lids I just purchased a 12 pack of lids w/ rings.  So they will be able to use it closed up or with the hole.

Here is my husband drilling the hole in the lid.

Here, is one of the lids done before the grommet.
Now, we just push the grommet through to seal the edges.
I wanted a glass for myself just the jar not with the candle stick part.  Here it is all done with my drink.

Here is the top view with the straw and grommet.

Cannot wait to send to my family / friends so they can have the straw in their redneck glasses.
Here is a photo of the glasses I sent. Just a quick change out and they will have lids that have holes for the straws.  Once they get them I am going to ask them to send me a pic and then I will update this post.

Wire to hang slate sign.

I found this slate for a $1.00 at Michael's I made a sign for it but, it had no holes and I had no way to hang it.  The other day while at Hobby Lobby I came across some wire that is covered in grapevine and it was only $2.99  plus, I had a 40% off coupon.

My husband drilled the slate and we added the wire it is stronger than twine and looks real nice.
Here is the front and back views.
I have another blank slate and he went ahead and drilled the holes and put the wire in it so it is ready to decorate.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Pool Noodle Wreath.

I seen on Pinterest where you can make a wreath using a pool noodle. Here is the website link I followed:

 So I thought I would give it a try.  I got two pool noodles from the Dollar Tree.

Then I bent it into a circle and secured it with packing tape.
 I went to Hobby and I purchased some burlap ribbon and of course I had a 40% off coupon.

 It did cover the noodle but, you can see some of the color of the noodle but, once I cover it then it will be fine.

I was not sure how I was going to decorate the wreath.  While shopping at Hobby Lobby I found this cute scare crow that was on sale plus, I had a 40% off coupon.

 I purchased some flowers from the Dollar Tree but, I needed more so I picked up some from Dollar General for $3.00 and I got two bunches and that was just what I needed.

Then I just started arranging them and hot gluing them on the wreath.  I also added some of the leaves. I am pleased how it turned out and how easy it was to make.

Update to my wreath.  Once it was on the door it just seemed to need something in the center.  I found a couple of cute little signs at Hobby Lobby they were 40% off I only paid $5.31 for both, then I just tied one to the wreath.

Here it is completed and hanging on my front door.

Second Feet Canvas.

I made my second feet canvas and this time I painted the edges first and then I cut the photo with some crafts scissors to give it a different look.  I like both so I will let my daughter pick which one she wants.  Here is the end result.

Scentsy Discontinued Items

The end of August is fast approaching and the new fall products for Scentsy will be coming out on Sept 1st.  But, before that there are items that are being discontinued and quantities are limited.

Check out the website and contact my Scentsy sales rep and she will be happy to let you know which items are being discontinued and to help you place an order. Ordering online is safe and convenient and your orders arrives in a timely manner.

Below is a photo of one of the discontinued items it is a Premium Full-Size Scentsy Warmer called Cherry Blossom.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Baby Feet Canvas

My daughter is in the Navy and stationed in Virgina.  She and her husband had their first child a baby girl, on June 22nd.  My husband and I went up to meet her during the fourth of July holiday. 

When I packed for our trip, I brought two white canvases that I had and some pink and purple paint.

I wanted to put her hands and feet on the canvas.  Well, we got her feet barely but, there was no way we could get her hands.  So I  now had the feet on the canvas but, what to do with them.

Since my first try at putting a photo on canvas turned out I decided to find a photo of my granddaughter and mod podge it to the feet canvas.  Below is what I did.

Here is what materials I used:

(1) 8×10 White Canvas
(1) 4×6 Photo

Mod Podge
Application Brushes

This is the canvas before I added the photo.

Here are the steps I did .

1.  Apply an even layer of mod podge, to the canvas area where the photo will go and to the back of the photo.

 2. Add a layer of mod podge to the top of the photo to seal. since I had two canvases with her feet I went ahead and put mod podge on the entire canvas and it did not ruin the feet prints at all.  So the entire canvas was covered in mod podge
3. Once dry I liked it but, it seemed to need something.  So I decided to paint the edges the same color as the feet just to make it a bit more finished.

4. Put painters tape on the top edge so that we could have a some crisp line.  Since this was done last the edge at the top is not that big due to the photo being there.  The next one I do I will paint the edges first and bring the photo down some or cut it so that the edges show a little better.  But, I am happy with the end result.  This is for me the second one will be for my daughter.

I put all the steps together so you can see how easy it is.  I do like the way it turned out.

Friday, August 2, 2013


I have not blogged lately because, I have not been doing any projects. Just relaxing and trying to catch up with things since going to VA to see my new granddaughter.  I did want to let you all know about my friends website. 

Check out my friend's website, she is a Navy wife trying to make some extra money selling Scenty.  If you like candles but, not the flames you will love these.  Unlike the ones in most stores these scents last and come in a variety of scents.  They carry all kinds of warmers, from large to ones that you plug directly into the outlet.  There are lots of items to choose from, you will not be disappointed.  It is easy to order and it will be shipped directly to you.  Right now there is a sale on most items to make room for the new fall collection.  Go check out the site, you will love all that Scentsy has to offer.