Mason Jar Vase

I have seen a lot of these vases on Pinterest and decided it was time to try my hand at it.

I think they would not only make great Wedding centerpieces but also a great Mother’s Day or Birthday gift for someone special! Or you could just make it for yourself!

I think when this one is done it will end up as “Décor” in the Craft Room!!!

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Sandie

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Clay Pot Wind Chime

20170427_112921   When I finished making the Clay Pot Fire Hydrant I had a few clay pots left over and I was trying to think of something to make out of them.   I decided a Wind Chime was in order!

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Cupcake Pedestals

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I have seen similar items on Pinterest before but they were dinner plate size.  When I was looking through my Stockade.ca catalogue I found these small (6″) wooden discs that were under $2.00 and little 4″ wooden candle holders for under $3.00, which prompted me to think hmm, I wonder how they would look for cupcakes!  That is where this next craft idea/Mother’s Day gift idea came to me!

I absolutely love how they turned out and now I am thinking of making them again, but with “Cat Cupcake” faces on top!  Stay tuned lol!

Sandie


 

Here are the wooden pieces I purchased, all nice and neat on the counter before I start the giant mess I call creativity lol!

 

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The first thing I did was to base paint them.  I decided to go with Silver because I could add whatever colours I wanted to it to make it stand out. (Just a tip –  I always paint with a garbage bag over my surface.  It guarantees I don’t get paint all over everything I don’t want paint on….and I end up with the most colourful garbage bags in town lol!)

 

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The next step was for me to use a mug as a template to draw the circle I wanted highlighted on the top of the pedestal and then to use tracing paper to trace the cupcake clipart design I found that I thought would look great on these!

 

 

Now comes the fun part!  Painting your design!  I tried these paint bottles this time which had a pointy end.  They are supposed to make outlining and such easier.  Maybe it was just me, but I had no luck with them whatsoever.  It made my lines too thick I think.  The pink on the cupcakes doesn’t look too bad but the black circles are just too think for my liking, but I didn’t want to start over so I worked around it.  That is what prompted me to try the leopard print on the one!

 

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I then painted the candle holders to match the tops of the pedestals.

 

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Now all I had to do was wait for them to dry (I hate waiting!) and then seal them up.  Once they were sealed I attached the circles to the candle holders with 5 minute epoxy and I had some cute little Cupcake Pedestals!

 

 

Aren’t they the cutest things!  Next of course I had to actually put a cupcake on them and take some more pictures!

 

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Clay Pot Fire Hydrant

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I have seen versions of these all over the internet, so I thought that having 2 rather large dogs, we needed one! That and the fact we have a “Dog Bum” garden ornament lol.  You will see it in the final pictures of the fire hydrant when it’s in my garden!

They seemed easy enough to make so I started one….last year lol.  With my brain injury there are only certain times that I can do some things and apparently finishing my summer garden crafts last year wasn’t one of them!  I have now completed 3 of them, which I will share with you, but I still have a ways to go to catch up!

I think you will like this project.  It was fairly easy and looks great in the garden!

Sandie

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