Sunday, May 15, 2011

Getting My Craft On

This past week, I've taken on a few crafty projects. A little trip to Michaels and perusing Etsy gave me the crafting bug. 

I like to paint. It's usually my craft of choice. Fact about me...I took Folk Art Painting when I was in 4H (yes,'s more than showin' cows.) I used to sell my stuff, but I got out of it. However, I'm thinking it's about time to set up a shop on Etsy. I'm looking to dig out the pics of my old projects, so stay tuned. 

Anyway, I digress. I found these letter cutouts, so I decided I just had to have our initials for the kitchen.

They jazzed up my windowsill a bit. And didn't take me that long to make. 

My second project was painting some wine/champagne glasses for my sister's bachlorette party to give to the girls. Painting glass was a new thing for me. You do have to buy special paint formulated for glass, then bake them in a 325 degree oven (put them in the oven before it warms up so they don't crack) and leave them in for 30 minutes. I forgot to take a pic of them all together, but here's mine:

I did them in her wedding colors (yellow and blue), and did everyone's first initial. They were a great favor for the party and would also make a great bridesmaids gift. 

Anyone else have any good craft projects? I'm getting the itch to do something else. 

1 comment:

Aly & Aaron said...

Love, love, love the glass! I might have to take a trip to Michael's and make some wine glasses for my bridesmaids :)

THANK YOU for the idea!