Crafts are not usually something I like doing. Drawing, painting, collage, and photography are more my cup of tea. The most crafty I get is I do like to make cards. Making cute, handmade things is the last thing I need as we saw in the
hoarders decluttering posts. In my case, craft = crap. I don’t need anything else in this house.
That was until this past month. I didn’t have to go into work and didn’t have any substantial plans for a few days. With some upcoming get togethers with friends and family at my house, I decided to get a little crafty.
First, I made some luminaries out of mason jars.
Using an old paint brush, I spread YES pva glue on the inside of the jars.
The tissue was placed onto the glue and secured using the other side of a the brush.
In some cases I had to spread the glue over the top of the tissue as it wanted to lift a bit.
I liked how they turned out, but there was something missing.
So the tops were painted with coordinating acrylic paint. They look really cute scattered about the yard with battery operated tea lights. So easy…I’d like to make 24 more!
Later, I made some wine gift tags. Some friends and I got together for a wine and cheese party at my house. It turned into a wine and cheese competition, and these were the prizes. Unlike the luminaries, these went home with my guests and aren’t cluttering my house.
For now I’ve had my fill of crafts. With only two days of vacation left, it’s time to
begrudgingly get back to work. Booooooo!