Anyway, a few fun things were carefully carved into the budget on March first, and we can't forget St. Patrick's day, right? I mean, that would just be wrong.
green washi tape (that I already had) two generous handfuls of marshmallows (that of course, I already had on hand) and two simple tags that I created and printed onto a piece of card stock. The only thing I purchased were some gold-wrapped chocolate coins, and a large bag of skittles. This made enough for two jars.
colored each word following "ROY G. BIV." (Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet just in case your mind went blank.) I cut them out and snipped the corners to make a tag shape.
skittle colors. The easiest way to do this, is in a few small dishes like you see here.
gold coins evenly between the jars....
marshmallows. Put more in than you think you need as they need to be kind of smashed down gently so the skittles down fall in between the cracks and ruin your rainbow effect.
colors! I sprinkled them in handful, by handful, until each color was evenly dispersed between the two jars.
surprise the hoodlums on St. Patrick's Day. (Yes, there will be sugar rationing in effect. Cause that's a lot of candy y'all.)
simple project, I already posted a couple of these photos in this post. However, I'm re-posting them here, because they are relevant. I really wish 1) I had more photos of this DIY step-by-step to share, but it's hard to do a project and photograph it sometimes, (especially when two hands are needed, and/or covered in paint.) and 2) I wish I had better photos but it was so dark and cloudy the days I was working on it, and this sign was very hard to photograph to showcase the sweetness of the finish. Take my word on it, it was adorable. One of my friends is having her first baby girl and she asked if I could do something with a quote she liked in champagne pinks and such. Pink is my magic word. I'm not kidding.
What you will need to make this sign:
A board, sized 20x30."
Gray stain of your choice,
Sandpaper, palm sander, chisel or other pointy tools, screwdriver, and some pent up frustration. Ha!
2-3 bottles of Martha Stewart satin craft paint in "Porcelain doll"
1 bottle of Martha Stewart satin craft paint in "Camellia Pink"
1 bottle of Martha Stewart satin craft paint in "Wild Salmon"
1 bottle of Martha Stewart metallic craft paint in "Light Gold"
mixing dish, plastic spoon, paint brush and wiping cloth
Vinyl quote of your choice, found here, at my darling friend Leen's shop.
enjoying this... you are correct.
Then I stained it with a bit of leftover gray stain that I mentioned here, in this post about my potting bench. I loved how the stain soaked into all the holes and scrapes I made.
champagne pink color. The ratio was approximately one tube of Porcelain doll with about two to three drops of the Camellia pink and wild salmon stirred in. (shown above) I completely covered the board with two coats of that paint and let it dry for a day or two.
soft and subtle shimmer. One that is impossible to photograph properly. Sorry guys. I trusted my instinct on how heavy to apply the gold, and wiped off quite a bit, leaving only a slight trace of the color all over the board. It added a great depth to the finish.
vinyl quote from Leen in white, followed her instructions on applying it, and was finished in about five minutes! Seriously, that Leen is fabulous. If you don't shop from her, you are missing out! She is my hook-up for every vinyl, wall-stick, canister update, or word I want to put on random platters. The girl is awesome.
I really wish you could see how adorable the finish was. All soft, and shimmery.. and champagne pink-y. So perfect for a much anticipated baby girl's arrival.I wrapped it in a soft feather-printed wrapping paper that I found at Marshalls, and delivered it to the Mama-to-be. Why do I love feathers so much?
I hope you enjoyed and were inspired to create something simple today! Sometimes simple things turn out to be my favorite, how about you?