We love playing games as a family so when I came across this cute home made Tic Tac Toe (or Noughts and Crosses) I managed to trace it back to Chicken Scratch NY Blog!
I just knew this was the ideal project for half term to keep the kids busy and to use the rocks we picked up from the beach!
We just so happened to go this weekend again so scouring we did and more perfect pebbles were found! I already had lots of poster paints in the rainy day box for the kids and along with my blackboard paint and mod podge we were set!
We spent some of last week painting and messing around with the stones – the boys had no interest in making the ladybirds and bees so they stuck to making flags and writing their names etc!
Me and Evie however set to work on our insects! Yes yellow is Evies favourite colour so she was in her element slopping paint (I helped her finish them off but she did all the yellow herself! ) 😉
She sure loves yellow!!
My ladybirds in the making…
… ladybirds finished minus the glaze.
How cute do they look and we love playing with our own home made Tic Tac Toe!
Quirky is one way to describe some of the projects on Pinterest…. ok… downright wierd can be used for some of them!
I saw these and thought they were cute but wondered what on earth you would use them for other than to be a ‘piece of art’. ?I’m sorry but living in a house with 5 kids where it is crowded to start with means that we don’t need to be bringing things in if they don’t have a function (can you tell i have used that line before!) 😉
Not something I would ever have thought of if I had’nt seen it on Pinterest! lol
Thinking cap on and I came up with a cute little idea for my sister (shes itching for another dog so i just know it will be used at some point)
I cut the dinosaur in half (he was a 20p cheapy from the car boot sale) with a stanley knife. ?He was hollow so was possibly a little easier to cut than if he had been solid, I would suggest a hand saw otherwise.
Choosing the blue was down to the boys, I spray painted both the dinosaur halves and frames and let them dry completely before moving them…finger marks aren’t pretty!
There is a huge amount of scrapbook paper out there which could have been used for the background and i chose the raindrop ones as it always seems to be raining lately!
Glass glue was spread on the cut half of the dinosaur and left to go tacky before holding in place on the glass to adhere.
I then chose some bright chipboard sticky letters to spell out WALKIES!
The dino part??? ? Well thats to hang the lead on!
Overall project thoughts… something different! ? Not sure I would do it again! lol
Its full of pretty ideas and masses of inspiration! From home decor to cake baking, scantily clad men to recycled projects! ?
After looking through page after page of things I have pinned in the hope of one day recreating I made a decision to start! ?
Here are some of the inspiration pieces I was looking at…. (i will link ones that go back to blogs etc but Pinterest is a minefield for not linking back to the original post …. ?and that little problem is ?a whole other days post!)…
Mason Jars, candlesticks and twine – idea for wedding display!
I love the pop of colour on these ones and they would work great for a candy bar!
The green on this one screams kitchen to me so I would love something like this to keep my spices on display!
I would add a white one to this display and make it the centre piece for a July 4th or Jubilee party table! ?
Knowing I had all the pieces in for this one was a given – glass candle sticks, glass candle jars with silver lids and glass knobs (picked up from a car boot sale in the hope of redoing the tv unit!)
First I gave everything a good wash down in warm soapy water and dried thoroughly. ?That darn glass glue is so picky with what it will and wont stick to!!
The glass jars are placed on top of the candlesticks and held in place over night with something heavy to adhere to glue fully. ?
The lids were sanded slightly in the centre to give the glue something to adhere to (…told you it was fussy!) Again i sanded a little on the bottom of each knob too for the same reasons and held them in place until the sticky took hold!
I think they are really cute and a fraction of the price you would pay in one of the department stores for something similar.
Overall project thoughts….. simple and effective! ?Well worth making and look better than I initially thought they would! ?
Please link to your blog in the comment section with your Pinterest makeover and I promise to pop round and check it out – nothing like a project share to get the creative juices flowing!! 🙂 ?
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