Monday, November 23, 2015

How to Use Liming Wax from Amy Howard at Home - Ace Hardware

Amy Howard has such a great library of how to videos now available on Youtube. I had bought some of the liming wax and was not exactly sure how to use it. This video was extremely helpful, I would not have achieved this look on my own. I am going to find a project to do right now. I will post my results!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Create Your Own Snow Scene Jars

I love creating these snow scene jars. I have been creating them over the last couple of years with these great jars I find in the thrift stores. Here is how I found this one, complete with fake bread loaves.
I cleaned well with Windex first, then started to play with the items I had on hand to put inside the jar.
I found all of these great trees, snow man, and banner supplies at Micheal's Arts and Crafts. I decided I had to have a little banner hanging between these "poles" over the snowman's head.
I made the "poles" out of kabob skewers and then sunk them into some found styrofoam that I hot glued to the bottom of the jar.
I hot glued down each of the individual trees, snowman, and foam for the banner. Now that everything is secure I carefully added my faux snow, that I also found at Micheal's A & C.
For the final touch I added a small metal fence around the front of the jar. I know not everything in the jar is the correct scale, but still fun for little ones to put together and dream of a snow day. What do you think? I would love to hear your comments!