Ever since I came upon the DIY Clay Petal Vase that Kate of Centsational Girl made, I’ve been wanting to try it. But as I mentioned to Kate, I had an idea to make the clay flowers for a bird bath for my patio. Here’s how I did it.
- Modeling Clay
- Liquid Nails
- Pot Base
- Acrylic Paint
- Spray Sealer
Break off a piece of the clay and move it around in your palm to create a ball.
Press and pull apart with your fingers to create your petals. I made five larger sized petals, four smaller petals and a tiny ball for the center.
It’s been a whirlwind of life changes for me now that I’ve gone back to work. I’m happy to say that it’s going great and Noah is handling the changes really well too. Don’t get me wrong, I miss him a lot but I am happy he’s making new friends and I’m really enjoying my new job. Very happy to have a holiday weekend to enjoy more time with him though. What are your plans for the long weekend?
Now time for a little inspiration, I’m feeling some slight craft withdrawal…
Alicia of Dismount Creative made a super stylish and beautiful Twisted Ball Chain Necklace. Another great jewelry DIY with a few items from your local hardware store. Fantastic!
I had so much fun with the DIY Macrame Bracelets that the girls at Honestly WTF shared on their blog recently. They used chinese knotting cord where I used embroidery thread but the method was replicated exactly the same. For the center of the bracelets, I used a ring I had from Forever 21, a vintage rhinestone button and another gold piece I found at my Grandma’s house. Each bracelet took me about an hour to do so it’s a perfect project while watching a TV show or two. I may have to make a few for friends as gifts. Who wants one?? =)
I was feeling pretty handy putting up a few sets of shelves a few weeks ago all by myself. But after all the work that goes into hanging shelves (I’ll just paint over those extra holes in the wall), I just put a few random things up and said I’ll make it look nice later… So I’m looking for a little inspiration to complete the decor project. Here are some shelf decorating ideas from some of my favorite sites that are leading me in a good direction. I’ll share what I’ve come up with for my own shelves very soon. Any tips are welcome!
Warm Chocolate Cake & Mad Men