Happy Monday everyone! What a GREAT weekend! It was the weekend of the annual Upstate K-9 Police & Working Dog Seminar with the famous police dog trainer, Hennie Bolster, from Holland. My boyfriend Greg (left, owner of Upstate K-9) and Hennie (right) put on this 4-day seminar for police, state troopers, security, professional trainers, etc. from all over the country, to learn about improving their police & working K-9′s. It was a huge success and we can’t wait to do it again next year! We also got our new puppy Napoleon Nikky (his Dutch name) this weekend – he is shown in the pic giving Greg a bite…uhhh, I mean HUG! Hopefully he is a good dog and Greg will want to keep him!
Anyway, back to CRAFTING! I got this idea while randomly walking through Walmart and seeing these wooden topped corks in the kitchen section. They were $5 for the pack, but there are 6 corks; 4 of which have wooden tops. The other two are plain corks.
I thought hmmmmm…you can paint anything on these…how about snowmen faces?! I loooove painting snowmen faces! They are easy and so stinkin’ cute!
I use Liquitex heavy body acrylic paint for most of my projects that involve painting. It paints well on any surface and is thick enough to not really need more than 1 coat.
I painted them an off-white and let em dry. Then used black sharpie paint marker for the eyes and eyebrows, and orange acrylic paint for the nose! Once dry, I painted over with sparkle mod-podge to give it a good seal and also lots of sparkle! These are just like the magnets I made for the craft show last year, but with a cork attached!
You can’t see the sparkle too well in the pic. I promise it’s way cuter in person! I think I am gonna make a bunch for the craft show this year…they would make a cute stocking stuffer.
For a few of the wooden topped corks I glued on these mini snowmen figurines that I have had laying around that I found at the Goodwill last year. They fit perfect! I thought for the plain corks I could glue on virtually anything, so I went with these wooden mini candle holders. Picture it in a bottle of wine with a little candle going…cute!
You could paint or glue on anything really. I might try some with flowers, hearts or stars. Maybe even stamp on little letters, for initals? So many ideas flowing now! You gotta try these, and if you do, I wanna see pix!!
Have a great week ya’ll!