So I am not sure what has been at me this year but I have been in a real crafty slump. For Months now and there have been times when I have made things and totally forgotten to take any pictures or couldn't be bothered and so I haven't blogged them. Then I realised I hadn't used my sewing machine in SIX months. Enter my lovely friend Jane from Lil Pip Creations and her sewing challenge
My sister asked me to contribute some stuff to her son's arts and crafts stall and I said yes and then thought oh crap that means more than one or two pieces. So I sat down for an afternoon and here's what I came up with.
Remember those two infected snot coloured chairs I got for $2 a piece? Well they've had quite the makeover!
I was worried about how painting would go but I figured if iut was bad I could always make a slip cover. The paint felt quite hard once it was painted but it was amazing what the wax did. It really softened it up.
By the way is it just me or is applying wax kind of romantic?? I don't know what the best method is meant to be but I have found the best way for me is to apply it with my hands and really massage it into the paint. Jules took one look at me applying wax and said "I suddenly want to be a chair".
DIY Delight or Disaster? Romance aside I would so do this again. The chairs look amazing and everyone who sits in them is like, $2?? No Way! Oh yes way my friends, yes way. Also I am loving the fact that I kept the wooden legs, total delight!
You know what I love about crafty people? The way they love to share ideas. This little ripper came from a woman I met at a craft market.
So I was wondering around and out of the corner of my eye I spot a Big Shot out on a table. Of course if you're a regular around the mansion you will know that my Big Shot is my number one crafting tool. I LOVE IT!
How much do I love it? Well if the house was on fire the kid smart enough to be holding the Big Shot would be on my first to save list!
Anyway, I got to talking with the woman, who really needs to start a blog, and we were talking about the things we've done with our Big Shots. It was like meeting a kindred spirit, we spoent almost an hour chatting. Anyway she told me of these tea lights she made and I asked her if I made it, she would mind if I shared it on my blog. Yay she said yes.
Foil (like the BBQ trays) ( i had a couple of precut squares left over from the computer cupboard)
Then using a dab of glue, glue the centre of the flowers together. Then I put the tea light in the middle and just started working the foil into petals using my fingers. It was just a little playing until I had the shape the way I liked it. This took less than 10 minutes to make, too easy.
Wait for dark and come on baby, light my fire...or tea light!
Isn't she pretty!
DIY Delight or Disaster? So loving this, delight all the way. I'm thinking next time I am going to emboss the flowers and paint them. Wouldn't they be perfect for Spring or Mothers Day?