Happy Memorial Day and THANK YOU to all our service men and women for all you have done and continue to do for us. Memorial Day means a lot to me, because I have a lot of family who have served, and lots of wonderful memories of the Memorial Day parade and festivities when I was growing up. Hope everyone has a great day today and don’t forget to thank our service people so that we have the freedom to sit down and enjoy our bbq’s and beer today!!!
Lots going on on the crafting front! Last night I finished up a huge batch of my grubby tea lights. I know I have posted about them before, I but I thought I’d take pictures anyway.
First off- I have been scooping them up in masses at the Dollar Tree for 3 for $1…you can’t beat that! Here they are all taped up ready to be textured. I do this so I don’t get any of the texture paste on the silicone “flame” and also it works as a place to hold them.
My favorite craft staple…DecoArt’s Texture Fierro in Iron Brown!
After they are dry, I usually go through and touch up any spots where the white plastic is still showing through. Then take off the masking take and Voila! I am thinking about selling them 4 to a package, in a little clear plastic baggie, tied off with some homespun and a cute tag. It’s all about presentation people!!!
The other fun weekend project has been decorating our newly re-vamped breezeway. The pictures don’t do it justice, but we painted it a lovely muted green-brown color. It’s just perfect. This giant window is there from when the garage was once attached and there was NO breezeway, so now it’s just….there. We are going to hang some curtains up but we added these black shutters as a decoration on either side. They were unfinished when I got them at the thrift store, so I spray painted them back and sanded to distress em a bit.
Added this awesome hook/knob that I got from the Hobby Lobby! Love it!
The shutters make cute wall decorations, dontcha think? Can’t wait to finish up decorating and sit out there and sip my coffee.