The week before I left I took a detour to one of my very favorite stores, Wood Creations of Idaho Falls. You see, the new Spring and Easter projects are out and I wanted to get one to show you before I came to Florida. I also picked up some fun papers and ribbon while I was there. I really love how it turned out too.
The great thing for you is that at the bottom of this post, Wood Creations of Idaho Falls is giving away a set, unfinished, to one lucky reader!! Yippie! So nice of them!
First, sand the edges so they are smooth. Then, wipe all of the dust off, over the trash can so you don't make a mess.
I decided which paper I wanted on each piece and then decided which paint color I wanted to go with each paper. Then I traced the pieces on the papers and my youngest daughter cut them out for me. Isn't she a sweetie?
After the papers were cut out, I used Mod Podge to glue the papers on the letters, using a generous amount, and used a roller to flatten out the papers.
Next I used the scraper to make sure all of the bubbles were out of the paper and stuck really well. Then I let it dry completely.
After it was completely dry, I put a layer of Mod Podge over the paper and allowed it to dry.
This is a new step to me. The next thing I did was used a utility knife to cut the paper around the letters, so there wasn't anything hanging over the edge. Then I put another layer of Mod Podge on the pieces. (I'd like to say here, for once my finger nails look decent in this picture!)
I forgot to get a picture of this, but for the center of the flower on the watering can, I put a heavy coat of Mod Podge on it and sprinkled it with yellow Sugar Coating. Sugar Coating is a fine glitter and I love this stuff so much! I l also picked this up at Wood Creations. It comes in an assortment of small containers or in individual larger containers. I let that dry too.
The next step is to spray each piece with acrylic sealer to seal the paint and glitter in place.
Next, I used Liquid Nails to glue the flower pieces to the watering can. I love Liquid Nails. It works so well. Allow it to dry before the final step.
Finally, I added some ribbon to a couple of the pieces.
This is the final product. What do you think? We like it a lot and I brought it to Florida with me and it is currently sitting on my mom's mantel. For the record, she can make anything grow, even plants that my sister and I are pretty sure we have killed.
Here is some more good news. My friend, Sky, from Capital B, is also offering a giveaway from Wood Creations this week. You can enter our giveaway on this post and then head over to her blog and enter her giveaway! Fun, right?! Here is Sky's LINK. (I'm going to enter her's as well.)
Now, here is where you enter to win your very own GROW wood set from Wood Creations. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States and those over 18 years of age. Winner will be notified via email, to the email your provide in the Rafflecoptor and have 48 hours to respond to the email. If the winner does not respond, an alternate winner will be selected. Contest open from March 3rd at midnight until March 10th at midnight.
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