Simple Fall Dining Table Centerpiece.
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Simple Fall Dining Table Centerpiece.
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Fabric Scrap Dollar Store Pumpkin Craft – Decoupage Pumpkin Craft Ideas.
I’ve seen them painted. And galvanized. And heirloomed. And glittered. And wood sliced. I’ve even seen them turned into candles and cut in half and mounted on walls. And I know for a fact that I’m not the first to mod podge some fabric scraps to a dollar store pumpkin. And I certainly won’t be the last.
Foam Pumpkin (I found mine at Dollar Tree but also see them listed on Amazon at this link)
Brown Craft Paint
Start by cutting fabric scraps into 1 1/2″ x 9″ lengths. I actually ripped my pieces to give the edges a rougher look. I used 14 fabric scrap lengths to cover my foam pumpkin.
Apply a thick layer of Mod Podge using a foam brush.
And then start applying the scraps, overlapping slightly to cover the pumpkin.
A few tips & tricks:
#1 – As you can see, I snipped the ends of the fabric scraps so the fabric wouldn’t get too bunched up around the stem and;
#2 – In hindsight, I should have given the pumpkin a quick coat of white paint before starting. Depending on your fabric, the bright orange may show through.
Here’s a look at the underside of the pumpkin so you can see how I layered the fabric.
… and here’s the moment I realized I should have painted that ugly green stem brown before starting this project …
So I rectified that with a little brown craft paint.
I finished it off with a few hand cut leaves from a contrasting fabric and stuck them on with a dab of Mod Podge.
Oh, and it shouldn’t be a life mystery that you can apply this fabric scrap decoupage with Mod Podge technique to one of those ugly plastic pumpkins. Or even a real pumpkin. Just use the outdoor Mod Podge if you plan to add it to your outdoor fall/Halloween display!
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You may or may not have heard about a little phenomenon that is going on here in the city of Chicago.
That’s right. Chicago’s Jewel-Osco is the place for all your fine wine. 😉
Which you may or may not need (to celebrate and/or nurse wounds) when cheering on (or mourning) the other phenomenon going on here in Chicago.
I’ll give you a hint: It rhymes with spaceball. And shrubs.
Now, here in Chicago we have a spaceball team that shall not be named with a long and storied history …
a long, storied history filled with goats and curses.
And not just any curse. A decades-long curse worthy of Lord Voldemort.
I wonder if Expelligoatis could be the counter-curse?
Or, more likely, talent. You know, in the non-Harry Potter real world in which we live.
Though, honestly, I wouldn’t know about talent on the baseball field. I’m not exactly a fan. While I love a day out at Wrigley Field, the idea of sitting down in front of the television to watch a nine inning game is a giant yawn in my book. Especially when so many On Demand episode of Sex & The City are waiting to be watched. 😉
But my husband? Big fan. Huge fan. Lover of all baseball games. Though the team that shall not be named holds a special place in his baseball-loving-heart.
So I’ve heard from the sidelines his cheers and claps. Always a good sign the game was going well.
I’m observant that way. 😉
And then when the shrubs spaceball team seemed to pull ahead in the standings, I made an even more concerted effort to not pay attention.
I didn’t want to hear about the games. Their record. Who they were playing.
You get it, right? I had formed my very own weird superstitions. Like somehow my paying attention so late in the game would alter the outcome …
totally forgetting about that talent thing.
But sports are filled with odd superstitions, aren’t they. Both on the parts of the players and the fans.
Even the non-fans, like me, get in on the act.
So, not to jinx the outcome of the next series of games coming up this weekend, I’ll just end with a Go Shrubs Go! 🙂
Navy White Screen Porch – Rustic Screened In Porch Decorated in Navy & White Stripes.
Yes, yes, I realize the rest of the online publishing world is all about the fall decor. The pumpkin decorating projects and the home tours and the welcoming front porches with the hay stalks and the lanterns and the spider webs …
oh, and let’s not forget the celebration of autumnal colors. Russets browns and pumpkin oranges and Sugar-Maple -leaf golden yellows.
And here I am firmly stuck in summer. Out back on the screen porch. Celebrating the nautical navy and white colors of summer.
At this rate, I’ll be sharing my Christmas home sometime in mid-February of 2017. 🙂
But back to the summer-nautical-navy-and-white. Can we talk? Because sometime in mid-August it hit me over the head like a sledgehammer that there was a confluence of home decor and fashion going on. With me. And my wardrobe.
I was dressing like my home. Including the newly redecorated navy white screen porch.
Clunk! goes the sledgehammer.
Seriously, as summer progressed I became increasingly camouflaged in my own home.
It started innocently enough with the most amazingly comfortable Old Navy white stretch denim shorts. Followed shortly thereafter with a collection of navy & white tops. Solids, stripes, polka dots. You name it, I collected (and wore) them all.
Every. Single. Day
But the tip of the iceberg — my breaking point also known as the point of self-awareness — occurred while on vacation, away from my native navy & white environment where I could easily fade into background. In a navy & white polka dot tankini I found myself standing out on a sunny Florida beach. Standing out among a sea of brightly colored bathing suits and beach toys and beach chairs …
I could no longer fade into the background.
So what does this mean for me and my home? Perhaps a fashion intervention is needed? Or perhaps, to quote the late great Albus Dumbldore, “we need a little change of decoration.”
If only I could clap my hands and make that happen. But I’m still waiting on my letter from Hogwarts. 🙂
Seriously, though, I’ve been pinning new paint colors and area rugs. I even purchased new fabrics (last year!) in preparation of my “change of decoration.” Just don’t tell my family. They already think I’m a little bit nuts with all my projects …
though, if I keep dressing in navy & white maybe I can make my ‘change of decoration’ in stealth mode. 🙂
P.S. Here’s a peak at my current … and future 🙂 … navy & white summer wardrobe …
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Chicagoans are fiercely loyal.
It’s a lesson I learned long before I moved here. You only need to turn on – or tune in to – the local news to find evidence of this loyalty. Just wait for “The Chicago Connection.” It’s when an actor or athlete or chef or some notable figure has won a major award, or achieved a major accomplishment, and our local newscasters will find “The Chicago Connection” to said athlete or chef or actor or notable figure …
perhaps they were born in the city or state. Lived here for a period of time. Once played for one of our teams. Worked at a restaurant downtown. Studied or taught at one of our universities. Or are married to a native Chicagoan.
No matter how close or far-reaching, the local news will inevitably uncover “The Chicago Connection.”
Now I may jest about our local news, but I get it. After 22+ of calling Chicago home … and creating two homegrown Chicagoans of my own … I get it. I get the deep pride we collectively feel for this city. The love. The fierce loyalty. Evidenced by how I bristle when I hear someone criticize Chicago. Especially when that criticism comes from someone who has never lived here.
You could say I drank the Chicago Kool-Aid. And you know what? It tasted great! 🙂
So when COUNTRY Financial asked if I’d like to attend their pre-Chicago Gourmet opening day event at The Park Grill Plaza in Millennium Park, naturally I jumped at the chance. What card-carrying-fiercely-loyal-Chicagoan could say no to spending a sunny Saturday in Chicago’s beautiful Millennium Park in the heart of downtown?
Especially when food from Chicago’s most celebrated chefs is thrown into the mix … 🙂
And when Chef Kevin Hickey (chef/partner of Bottlefork and The Duck Inn) and Cara De Orio (host of the locally produced Check Please! show) were talking about the loyalty of Chicagoans when it comes to the local restaurant industry, I was nodding my head along in agreement.
Like how Chicago is a great incubator city for chefs to experiment with new foods and techniques.
For the most part, Chicagoans aren’t always chasing what’s “new” when it comes to restaurants or cuisine. We’re not always demanding the latest and greatest where we can see and be seen …
dining is not a ‘seen” in Chicago. It’s a scene.
In fact, for the most part, we’re a bunch of modern-day Norms. We like when the staff knows our name. Or if not our name, our drink order. 🙂
So if the chef at one of our favorite haunts wants to experiment a with the menu, we’re game. It won’t make or break our experience. Because we’ll be back again next weekend.
We’re that loyal.
Chef Hickey and Cara De Orio also discussed how so many Chicago restaurateurs are sourcing their food locally, and have been doing so for years. And not because they’re trying to tap into the growing, buzzworthy farm-to-table trend. They do it because it makes sense.
Cue the Chicagoan loyalty gene.
With the city surrounded by farms (trust me, if you happen to get lost traveling to the suburbs it doesn’t take long before you find yourself surrounded by cornfields … or soy fields … or dairy farms), chefs don’t have to go far to find fresh produce and meats and cheeses. Especially when so many local farmers bring their fresh produce and proteins to one of the many Farmer’s Markets around the city each week.
I also learned that COUNTRY Financial can be counted among the fiercely loyal too.
They can’t help it, being homegrown and all.
Headquartered in Bloomington, IL (a charming town in Central Illinois that I can only imagine is surrounded by corn fields … and soy fields … and dairy farms), COUNTRY Financial was founded in 1925 with its roots firmly planted in agriculture. The cooperative was formed to help protect those in the farming and agriculture industry.
I mean, it makes perfect sense with the word “COUNTRY” (in all caps) in the company’s name. And yet it was a head-clunking moment for me. 😉
Today, COUNTRY Financial continues its support of local farmers at the forefront of the Chicago scene — who are literally feeding the farm-to-table restaurant movement — while also helping restaurants understand what it takes to be financially secure in the industry.
As an aside, my son recently changed his college major to Food Service Management, which has me thinking I may need to connect him with the folks at Country Financial.
After the presentation, we were invited into the Chicago Gourmet event, bypassing the hoards of paying patrons (who paid hefty price tag to gain entry) and into the enormous, aptly country-themed COUNTRY Financial tent …
I tried my best to capture the spirit of the COUNTRY Financial tent experience – compete with rustic touches and chalkboards – before the Chicago Gourmet gates were flung open and the hungry and thirsty hoards made their way in …
And after leaving the tent and collecting my car from the underground Millennium Park parking garage, I drove up Michigan Avenue towards Lake Shore Drive filled to the brim with an immense feeling of pride that I’m lucky enough to call Chicago home.
My loyalty runs 22+ years and counting deep. 🙂
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of COUNTRY Financial. The opinions and text are all mine.
Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles – One Point Weight Watchers Dessert.
I started working out again.
And I’m going to let that statement sit out there for a moment. A moment of silence, if you will. Because those who know me may be shocked into silence … 🙂
At face value, it sounds like a reasonable thing. Working out. Again. As if I’ve had some ongoing workout routine that I abandoned for a reasonable period of a time. A few weeks. Months. Even a year or two. And now I’ve re-engaged.
But in truth that again is loaded. It carries a lot of weight. Pun intended. And, more catastrophically, a lot of time …
The last time I participated in any organized exercise program (a class at the local park district) was when my daughter was in pre-school.
Let me do the math. She’s 16 now. So that would be 13 years ago, give a year or two.
And the last time I was a card-carrying gym member was after my son was born and I was trying to lose the baby weight.
The baby is now 19.
So me wearing laced up sneakers carrying a gym bag and suited up in yoga pants to actually work out is pretty much the equivalent of pigs flying. And you-know-where freezing over.
And speaking of freezing over …
Smooth transition, right? 😉
How about these one-point Weight Watcher’s Blueberry Yogurt popsicles? They make a perfect after-workout snack packed with protein and healthy carbs to re-energize my body …
To download a free copy of the Blueberry Yogurt Popsicle recipe card, click here …
Also, here’s a link (click here)* to the Popsicle mold I used.
… and add back electrolytes. Or something like that.
I think …
Hey, it’s only been two weeks. I’m still working on my working out jargon.
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Radiator Cover Fall Mantel Fantel – Dining Room.
HGTV has become the soundtrack to my life.
In my defense, it’s really only the soundtrack on the weekends. Weekdays are filled with Good Morning America and Gilmore Girls repeats followed by a long afternoon of Grey’s Anatomy on Lifetime …
Okay, now that’s sounding equally as sad.
I can’t help it. As much as my kids are addicted to their phones … I’m addicted to my television.
But back to HGTV. It’s not like I’m just lounging on the couch with eyes glued to the tv as I pop bon bons (whatever they are) in my mouth. It’s background noise.
Though, from time to time something catches my attention. And I stop.
Most of what catches my attention is any one of the variation of house hunting type show — be it tiny or beachfront or traditional American dream house.
Inevitably, words about “open floor plans” and “double sink deal-breakers” and “this fill-in-the-blank is too small” and …
the most odious. Perplexing. Lathers Mike and I up into a fit of crazy ….
the “this is so small” comment on any one of the tiny house hunter shows.
Argghhhh! Didn’t the producers tell you the name of the show?!? 🙂
There is one common denominator of all those house hunting shows making up the soundtrack of my life: they inevitably wear me down and make me feel bad about my non-open-floor-plan-no-double-sink-space-challenged house.
Honestly, I fear my home would be eviscerated by those picky, demanding house hunters marching through.
Which leaves me darting my eyes around furiously looking for my home’s saving graces. The arches are pretty cool. My family room addition always commands a “wow.” The screen porch is a deal-maker. And then there are the radiator covers. Custom made by the previous owner. Holding up swimmingly for over 20 years …
… and offering me a place to create fantel mantels for each season. Like this year’s radiator cover fall mantel fantel design.
Now if we can just keep those pesky home buyers out of our needs-a-major-gut-rehab master bathroom we might just get a sale …
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As I sit here in a hoodie and blanket bundled up against the cold — and no, not the cold outside; the cold inside as the air conditioner continues to blast well into September — I can’t help but realize that winter will be bearing down on Chicago very soon …
It could be a week.
It could be a month.
Regardless, it will happen.
Oh, and the Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a brutal one.
And all this thought of winter bearing down has me waxing poetic about summer …
and all that I’ll miss as I’m shoveling sidewalks and chipping ice off my windshield.
Here are the top five things I’m going to miss about summer …
#1 – Sand between my toes. Enough said.
#2 – Sun-kissed skin. Yes, I realize tanning is not good for me. But I can’t help it. I look so much better with a little color on my cheeks. And legs. Plus, you can never really take the Jersey out of a Jersey girl. 🙂
#3 – And speaking of legs: I’ll truly miss my Old Navy white denim boyfriend shorts. With its stretch denim, it’s like wearing pajamas.
#4 – Green. Green. And more green. I’m dreading the dreaded months filled with days of gray.
#5 – And, last but not least, dining al fresco. Especially on our screened-in porch …
… a screen porch we have been enjoying all summer but I have yet to share a full reveal of its new look.
Mostly because I’ve been waiting to finish up the details. A pillow cover here. A pillar candle there. And a much-needed serving tray to help us bring our dishes and napkins and condiments out to the table …
and back inside.
So when CORT Clearance Center asked me if I’d like to visit their downtown Chicago location (easy to find just off Lake Shore Drive) to find a discount furniture item or two to upcycle, I jumped at the chance. And as I headed down Lake Shore Drive on a beautiful, sunny summery Chicago day I had dreams of serving trays and chunky pillars dancing in my head …
And CORT did not disappoint. Seriously. And while I had my eye (and dreams) on serving trays and candle holders, I was easily distracted by all the amazing tables and chairs and sofas and lamps and artwork filling the beautifully appointed showroom.
I almost scrapped my serving tray and pillar plan for the most gorgeous hounds-tooth chair!
The best part: everything was affordable, but not cheap. The quality was top notch. So much so that everything is CORT Certified. CORT guarantees if any product is found to be defective within 90 days of purchase they will repair or replace it.
And then … then … things in the CORT showroom got even more amazing!
As I was checking out, my sales associate Angie kept giving me even more off on my already affordable pieces as she bundled items together and gave me “home to go” discounts.
And as I drove back home along Lake Shore Drive on a beautiful, summery sunny Chicago day with my CORT Clearance Center merchandise safely packed away in the trunk, I had upcycling dreams of a grain sack striped tray & chalk painted pillars dancing in my head … 🙂
Let’s start with a before of the serving tray and pillars I found at the CORT. I know. A mismatched color combination. And while the coral is pretty, it’s also very taste and decor specific. But the quality is amazing. Sturdy. Solid. Well made. And those pillars have some serious heft to them.
I thought a couple coats of chalk paint (two coats, to be exact, using Annie Sloan in Pure White) on the pillars and the serving tray would make them a bit more versatile. Well, for my current white and navy decor that is. 🙂
I gave all the pieces a good cleaning first, but that’s all the prep you need with chalk paint. Which is why it’s my go-to for a paint makeover.
Once dry (and chalk paint dries fast so you can do this all in a single day), I taped off a grain sack pattern on the serving tray with painter’s tape.
I used a credit card to seal the edges of the tape. I wanted nice, clean, and seepage-free lines when I removed the tape.
I used a navy chalk paint (ArtMinds brand in Indigo blue that I found at the craft store) to paint the stripes. After I removed the tape, I did have a few touch up spots on the handles.
I opted to not go with a distressed finish, but did give the serving tray a light sanding with 200 grit sandpaper along the navy blue stripes to achieve more of a grain sack look.
I finished off the serving tray and pillars with a coat of clear wax. I simply applied the wax — generously — with a clean cloth. Using a second clean, dry cloth I wiped off the excess and gave the pieces a buff. These steps happened simultaneously. Once all the pieces got a coat of clear wax, I immediately went back to the first piece and started wiping-off-excess-and-buffing process.
And now … finally … as winter will soon be bearing down on Chicago, my screen porch transformation is complete. Thanks to my new, upcycled grain sack striped tray & chalk painted pillars from CORT, the porch is ready for its big reveal …
that I promise will happen before the first frost! 🙂
CORT showrooms are located nationwide. Click on the link to find your local clearance center.
Welcome to my Fall Home Tour!
I have to be honest, there would be no Fall Home Tour without Marty of A Stroll Thru Life. She’s been plotting and planning and organizing since well before allergy season even started. So, first and foremost, I’d like to extend a heartfelt thanks.
Thank you Marty!
If you’ve found yourself here from Making Home Base, welcome! I just love everything about Chelsea’s home, don’t you? Especially in it’s “real” home tour state (click here). She’s much braver than I to share unmade beds and pillows and toys strewn about the floor. And yet, it still looks so inviting!
And with that, why not grab a cup of tea. Or coffee. Or the beverage of your choice and join me as I share my living room and dining room all dressed up for fall …
When working on a blog post, I typically start composing the words long before any pictures are taken. Ideas and thoughts and themes pop into my head during the preparation stage. While shopping. Or driving. Or in the shower.
Then there are the times when the words elude me until I’m fully immersed in the decorating stage …
… as I’m placing a faux pumpkin on a table …
… or tying up wreaths to chairs and mirrors with navy and white ribbon.
Today’s post process, though, is a little different.
You see, I changed directions mid-way through. Not because I had no words. Quite the contrary. I had an idea all fleshed out and words and sentences jotted down on scraps of paper all ready to jog my memory when I would finally sit down at the keyboard.
The theme was something nonsensical. Light. A bit silly …
… but then, last weekend, something not at all silly happened. One of us — a friend and a loyal blog reader — lost her battle with cancer.
But she was no ordinary blog reader. She was a friend. A member of my extended family. A beautiful and funny woman who I’m honored to have gotten to know over the past ten years at holiday dinners and family gatherings and backyard barbecues …
… and, in fact, many years ago I brazenly asked for an invite to her and her husband’s legendary Fourth of July party.
And during all those family holiday gatherings and legendary backyard barbecues, she always … always ... talked with me about the blog.
And it wasn’t just talking. From the beginning she has been my biggest supporter. My biggest cheerleader …
… always lifting my spirits and giving me the energy and inspiration to soldier on. Even as she was fighting for her life.
For three long years she fought bravely. Valiantly. Never complaining.
Today, I’m dedicating this fall home tour to Peggy. Who I hope is finally pain-free and resting in peace. Greeted with warm embraces from her beloved mother and father.
This afternoon we will gather, friends and the family left behind, including her husband, her daughters, her sons, her sisters, and her many grandchildren, to celebrate her life …
… with our nails and toes painted teal. To show our support for Ovarian Cancer research.
And I’ll end this day by raising a glass of Pinot Grigio to my Pinot-Grigio-drinking partner in crime.
Here’s to you Peggy. Thanks for the memories. And all the cheerleading! 🙂
Fall Home Tour Sources
The next stop on the 2016 fall home tour is Jen at The Chronicles of Home (click here). Be sure to check out her magazine-worthy home (and I mean magazine-worthy because she’s been featured everywhere!).
For even more fall decorating inspiration, here’s the full week’s line-up:
Monday – Sept 12
Tuesday – Sept 13
Wednesday – Sept 14
Thursday – Sept 15
Fri – Sept 16
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Lavender Flower Painted Mason Jars.
So you know I like to keep it real around here, right? Tell it like it is. Share it all – well, all as in all the crafting and diy-ing and cooking – warts and all. Served up with a side of sarcasm, of course.
Well … um … (now imagine me shuffling my feet) … I’m embarrassed to say I’ve been holding out. Holding back a truth. A truth some of you may be genuinely shocked to hear. A truth that I can no longer withhold from you …
The truth is, I have a love/hate relationship with mason jars.
Phew (as wipe the sweat away from my forehead with back of my hand).
There. I said it. It feels good to get that off my chest.
Now, granted, this love/hate relationship is irrational. I realize that. You see, when I look at the numbers — and when I say numbers I mean traffic coming to this blog — it becomes clear that people are coming here to look at my mason jar creations.
Which is a good thing. Because I like people coming over to visit. But then …
then I get a little miffed. Because I’m more than just mason jars. And I would love it if people wanted to visit me for more than just mason jars …
And then I remember the power of mason jars for making my life so much better. More secure. You see, without mason jars we would be struggling to put our son through college. Seriously. Mason jars are paying his college tuition. Both through Etsy sales, but also from ad revenue generated on this blog and my mason jar blog. Ad revenue that is directly tied to traffic …
traffic that is coming here to look at mason jars …
and the very same traffic that has created my irrational love/hate mason jar conundrum!
But it’s time to get over it. To embrace the love side of the love/hate. To embrace the mason jar. And with that, I’m planning on sharing more mason jar crafts and recipe ideas here on It All Started With Paint. Because it’s been ages since I’ve shared a mason jar tutorial. So I’m starting on my path to mason jar love with these lavender flower paint mason jars …
I started with a white painted and distressed mason jar (click here for the tutorial on how to paint and distress a mason jar). Using a fine tipped paint brush and matte finish acrylic olive green paint, I created stems …
and leaves …
all around the jar.
Next, using light lavender acrylic paint, I create the lavender flowers by just dotting along the stems.
Once dry, I added depth to the flowers — and filled in empty spaced — by dabbing on a darker lavender.
I then dry brushed on a darker green on the leaves.
And that’s it. Lavender flower painted mason jars to the rescue …
Though, I did add a coat of clear matte finish sealant …
And that’s it.
And thus begins my new (okay, renewed) love affair with the mason jar … 🙂
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Can someone please tell me what happened? Seriously. I’m so confused. I’m scratching my head. I’m looking at the clock. I’m checking and re-checking the calendar …
What happened to summer?
Where did it go?
How did I miss it?
Okay, that last one is a bit of a stretch. I did get a chance to dig my toes in the sand. Catch a few rays. And enjoy a few good meals outdoors with good company.
But wasn’t it just yesterday when we were caravaning it down to southern Indiana to pick our son up from college. And wasn’t it just last week when my daughter was nervously starting her first day as a volunteer junior camp counselor?
How could a full session of summer camp have come and gone?
Granted, we did squeeze in a quick vacation to Florida to spend time with my parents.
Which feels like ages ago.
Then, before we knew it, we were packing up my son and caravaning it back down to southern Indiana for his Sophomore year.
And if you need further proof that summer flew by, have you looked at the calendar lately? Because September 1st is this week!
And don’t even get me started on all the fun summer crafts and decorating and recipes and tours of my beloved Chicago I planned to share with you …
So before I’m forced to turn that calendar page to September, I’m squeaking in one fun, summery, easy driftwood project: A driftwood vase DIY …
Dollar store and/or thrift store vase
Driftwood flat pieces (I purchased mine here)
Step 1: Start with your materials. Driftwood (I found mine at an Etsy shop), a dollar store vase, a rubber band and … the literal glue that holds this all together … Gorilla Super Glue new Brush & Nozzle product (which you can find at hardware and home center stores nationwide). The Gorilla Super Glue Brush & Nozzle is ideal for almost any surface and can bond plastic, wood, metal, ceramic, rubber, leather, paper and more!
Step 2: Start by wrapping the rubber band around the vase and dry fitting your driftwood pieces. Choose ones with the flattest back possible to ensure a stronger bond.
Step 3: I decided I wanted the bottoms of the driftwood pieces to be straight, so I cut some with my miter box.
And for the thinner pieces, I simply trimmed the ends with my clippers.
Step 4: Time for glue. I love that the Gorilla Super Glue Brush & Nozzle product offers the option of either brush or nozzle — or both! I used the brush for this project and generously brushed glue onto the vase. The formula is thick – perfect for boding wood to glass – and the brush applicator means less mess!
Step 5: I then I added the driftwood. I held each one for about 20 seconds to make sure it was dry.
And I just continued around the vase.
Step 6: Add water and flowers. And enjoy a little piece of summer to last you through the year!
And here’s the best part of today’s blog post: Gorilla Super Glue is giving away a $250 Visa gift card! You can enter here …
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