Happy Monday. How was everyone’s weekend? Ours was pretty low-key, but Thursday and Friday had a few “oh no’s” in them. I’ll just be brief by saying I have a scary eye, I scratched it somehow and now it’s all red and we had our gutters cleaned and found out we have a hole in out roof. We had a fairly good windstorm not too long ago and pulled a large branch from our second story. There is already some water damage in the attic. Thank goodness insurance covers it. Now comes the fun part, getting a few bids.
Last week I told you about my get-together with my BFFs and the little journals and handmade bookmarks I gave each of them. Kathy, Michele and Patty have also all had birthdays since the last time we were together and I made a little gift for each.
I got this idea from Cassie at Hi Sugarplum when she did a project on confetti bud vases. She used small vases and toothpicks to add acrylic paint. I took a bit if a different route.
I picked my 3 small vases at the Goodwill for $1.00 each. I ran then through the dishwasher to ensure they were clean. Using oil base sharpie painter pens I made dots on the glass. I turned them upside down and started with the base first. Once you’re happy how they look pop them in a 325 degree oven for 30 minutes. Do not preheat the oven. This process sets the paint.
I added some colored rock in a baggie tied up with a ribbon.
Once again, inexpensive, but from my heart and I think they like them. Have you made any little gifts lately?