I want to share baking/cooking, crafting, and holiday decorating mixed with a little of my life!!
Monday, March 26, 2012
What do you think? I used mostly shells from my trip to the Bonita Springs, FL area and the narrow ones that come to a point -- they are from Ohio right along Lake Erie!!!! I used a little beach glass purchased from Michael's craft store, too.
Here is what I had to begin --
I had found this mirror (that has a stand in the back like a photo frame) from a craft-type store called Flower Factory near Cleveland. I think there are still a few locations open, but the one that I was at has since closed. I know I found that at least a year ago. Last summer I painted it in the garage --
I also sprayed the shells in the garage (for ventilation) with a gloss sealer so they would have a nice shine --
Everything sat in the house as I procrastinated until this weekend when I decided I needed to do a craft post!!!! Thank you blog for giving me motivation!!
I just began using my hot glue gun until I got it how I wanted it. I did want some of the aqua background to show so I didn't fill it in entirely --
Began the endless task of removing all those glue strands --
The mirror can be removed as it is just like a picture frame in the back and a large photo could be put in place. I just love shells. I have also used my Florida shells to make a couple shell trees -
You can click on my blog post here to see how those were made.
I am starting to decorate for Easter. Here is a little glimpse --
Lucy likes to take advantage of the changing of the decorations. Suddenly areas that are filled are now empty and can be explored --
I am linking to Skip To My Lou's Made By You Monday. You can see all the great posts by clicking here.
I have been loving reading other blogs for a while. I thought that maybe if I was accountable by posting on a blog that I might accomplish more. We will see! Here are some of my current "loves" (besides blogs): decorating for all holidays, crafting, cooking and baking, traveling, shopping, some reality shows, Dancing with the Stars, Real Housewives, getting together with my "YaYa" girlfriends,and most of all My Family!!