Friday, June 12, 2009

Dollar Store Club..... spritzin' and resistin'

I promised I would share the Dollar Store Club's projects with you all.... and, as a woman of my word, here they are!!
There was a common theme this month -- we all used our watering cans as flower pots of some type.

Mindy and Rosanne broke out their scrapping supplies and played with chipboard and prima flowers, etc to create these really fun projects!

Rosanne decorated her flowers with buttons and stickles..

Mindy got out the paints and made some sticky-back canvas flowers too. Both girls "skewered" their flowers in floral foam to keep them in place. Fabulous job girls! Bright and cheery and fun!!

Kelly got creative with wire!! Check this out:

She took a chipboard butterfly and wrapped floral wire around its wings (attaching beads to it along the way) to get this fabulous ornament!! Check out the Sticky-Back Canvas bead!! Way to go girl!! I just might have to snag that idea! *wink*

My pot had flowers too ...but a real plant inside.

I pounded the can with a little hammer and then painted the tin with matte medium followed by gesso and acrylic paints to get this shabby look. Because this will be an outdoor wind chime, I varnished it with a spray varnish to protect it.

I removed the chimes from another dollar store item and attached it to the bottom of my watering can (I punched holes in the bottom of the can with a nail for drainage purposes... the chimes are attached with wire through one of those holes). I made a UTEE charm and dangled it from the chimes for an extra little touch a la Karen :) Can't wait to hang it at the trailer this weekend!

The meeting date changed this month so a few girls were not able to join us but I know we will see their watering cans at next month's meeting (Wednesday July 8). :)
They did miss a fun project!
I posted the project in an earlier post... but I wanted to share the pics of the girls spritzing and resisting! So many possibilities with this technique!! Can't wait to experiment with it some more!!

Thanks for joining me this month ladies -- Next month's project: EYE GLASSES!! They can be wearable ...or not :) It's up to you! Can't wait to see what you come up with.


Tracey said...

These are all fabulous projects ladies! Love your watering cans!

Bobbi-Lynn said...

Wow they look fantastic! I am super impressed!

Rosanne said...

Thanks Karen for another fun technique!