>> Tuesday, May 4, 2010
It's gotten to that point. It's official. I've been banned.
Before My Marine left for another weekend of training, I was told that I was not allowed to shop in any more craft stores, garage sales, or thrift stores. Until I've completed at least 5 projects.
He thought he had the best of me.
He was wrong.
I took that as a challenge -- and thought, "Only FIVE projects?" He really doesn't know me very well, does he?
He doesn't know that some of them, like the hair bows, t-shirts, and cards are ongoing projects. There will never be an end to those.
What he didn't say was that they had to be BIG projects. It just had to be ANY project. (Cue evil laugh....)
So bring it on Marine.....bring it on!
Project #1 of 5 -- Painted Tiles.
Valerie, over at the Frugal Family Fun Blog, posted about this fantastic project - painted ceramic trivets. (If you haven't visited, you really need to go visit Valerie! She has the GREATEST ideas for frugal family activities and crafts!)
So, I decided that this is what we were going to make the grandma's for Mother's Day. (Because you know they just eat this stuff up!)
I picked up the tiles at Lowe's for about .30 each. I already had the paint and paintbrushes, so all we needed to do was find the time - which we did during Nudgie's nap.
Once the paint was dry, I sprayed them with a couple coats of sealant and glued some cork onto the back.
So take that!! One project down -- four to go!
Which brings me to giveaway #4!
So, how to win: