Thursday, October 27, 2022

Funtastic Friday Link Party 408





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Unexpected Thrifting by Thrifting Wonderland 

Michele's Pick
Pumpkin Cheeseball Recipe by Mid Life Healthy Living

Donna's Pick 
Liz Marie Inspired White Pumpkins by Building Our hive 

Heidi's Pick
Mummy Meatballs by Organized island 
 
Angela's Pick
Applesauce Donuts by The Wooden Spoon Effect 

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Friday, October 21, 2022

Funtastic Friday Link Party 407




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THRIFTING WONDERLAND PRACTICAL MAGIC HALLOWEEN

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MIDLIFE HEALTHY LIVING DINNER IN A PUMPKIN RECIPE

DONNA'S PICK


ANGELA'S PICK


PREMEDITATEED LEFTOVERS CANDY CORN CUPCAKES

HEIDI'S PICK


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3. Old posts are also welcome.
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5. Follow the hosts on as many platforms as you can.
We are your online friends. Let's interact, comment, and enjoy one another while supporting each other. 

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

Funtastic Friday # 405

                                                    Let's get to this week's Funtastic Friday!
Looking for more of your Fall recipes, 
d├ęcor and everything Halloween.
Here we go...

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Sunflower Salt and Pepper Shakers #decoupage




As we started to get into fall, I decided I needed sunflower salt and pepper shakers. Needed. 
I picked up a pair of Dollar Tree  glass shakers and a package of sunflower napkins. I knew I could decoupage a set of shakers. Basically, you can customize these shakers for any holiday or birthday. Beautiful napkins can be used to create a shaker set for any tablescape.

I used two coats of yellow chalk paint to put a base on these.
Now you know, I didn't take a pic so help me out by using your imagination here.



Once these are dry I can decoupage. Here's how that works. First I remove the layers of napkin and take it down to the last layer with print. In this case I removed two back layers. This leaves me with the printed image layer I'm wanting to use to decorate these shakers. 


Now, I need to cut away some of the napkin but  I've found that using a small paint brush and water makes a better cut .
Just draw a wet line around the area to be cut. Gently pull and the cut area releases from the napkin.


 Using Mod Podge or a 50/50 mix of white glue and water, I put a coat of glue onto the shaker. 

Using a paint brush , I carefully adhere the decorative napkin into place. Immediately, I use a piece of clear plastic wrap over the wet napkin to help manipulate the fragile napkin glue situation. The plastic wrap is laid on top of the napkin and then I am able to use my fingers, GENTLY to get into all those little grooves. This is a delicate balance of time and finger work. I'm working quickly before the glue starts to set up and also I don't want to tear the paper. This method works nearly every time. I say nearly because every so often I get a bit aggressive with the plastic wrap. 

Once these dry, I give it a top coat of mod podge to seal the napkin.



These add the perfect touch to Sunflower season.



With love and gratitude,

Michele












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Monday, October 3, 2022

Upcycled Faux Black Bronze Angels





I noticed a little shelf sitter angel while visiting my sister's house over the summer. He was laying sleeping on a pile of books. It was so sweet, I thought, "I need to get one of those." I could use a few angels napping about, I mean why not?







On our road trip home I found two in a thrift shop in South Carolina and scooped them both up. Originally, I thought I would make them look like cement but suddenly I had this idea to make them look like old black bronze. And looking at the placement of these little ones, I thought the color would add more pizazz.

I  gave them all a coat of black chalk paint and after that dried I gave them a coat of white wax. White wax is a custom blend of clear wax, I use Fiddes brand and white chalk paint. I mixed 3 parts wax and one part white chalk paint. 
I  used a brush to apply the white wax and immediately remove the excess with a dry lint free cloth and buff. This technique adds the aged patina to the faux black metal, making it look like it's been out in the weather.



You can see the black chalk paint and then the difference when the white wax is added.



I'm happy with the results of this upcycle and I think the darker color helps make these angels more noticeable.


With love and gratitude,

Michele












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