Winter time can get very dreary when looking out the windows. No beautiful color from the flowers anywhere to be seen. I’ll admit the snow is beautiful before the animals track through it or the vehicles drive through it but it’s not like looking at beautiful blooms in our yard.
I FOUND A REMEDY!!
Take a look at these beautiful glass flowers I created from old dishes!
Three bowls glued together with E6000 and allowed to dry. On the back of the set I glued an old medicine bottle and the opening of the bottle sits on a 3-4 foot piece of rebar in my flower gardens.
I took four different sizes of clear dishes and glued them together. It’s a beautiful flower that sparkles all kinds of colors when the sun hits it.
Some will be heavier than others but the rebar placed well in the soil will make it stand up and shine!
This gives you an idea of how the glass flower will look on the rebar standing in your flower garden.
Imagine the sun hitting the pinks and reds on this glass flower.
Now get busy putting those old dishes to good use and think SPRING!!!
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I made my first ever burlap wreath yesterday and it turned out really fluffy.
First try and it only took about 15 minutes to complete just the wreath.
The wreath was very simple to make by using a wire wreath and burlap. I used this link to watch a two-minute tutorial: https://www.burlapwreath.com/how-to-make-a-burlap-wreath/. It’s so simple and to think I’ve been putting this off since last fall because I didn’t know if my brain could handle one more thing in it.
I wanted to do something patriotic for the front porch but this was just a little too plain so I decided to add a little more red, white and blue.
Simple, yet elegant!! July 4th, bring it on!!!
Elegant yet country, don’t ya think! Now I need to come up with some just as patriotic at our mailbox at the end of the driveway that won’t get blown away by the storms like we’ve been having! Oh well, I’ve got nine days to come up with something!
The brain is already full of ideas for the fall and winter and have you seen the different colors of burlap out now??? It’s amazing!! Happy crafting!!
I’m crocheting a lot at night now. Over the last two years I’ve found and been given some white feed sacks.
Old feed sacks that have been unseamed and washed.
100 % cotton feed sacks. They don’t make these anymore, everything is plastic.
I decided since they were cotton they would make some strong and easy to clean scatter rugs. First I pulled out all the seams, washed them and hung them out on the clothesline to dry so they would hold their shape. Then I pressed them out with my iron just enough to be able to cut fairly straight one inch strips. I connected the strips as I rolled them into five-inch balls so they would be easy to handle and not get knotted up while crocheting.
Feed sacks cut into 1″ strips and rolled into balls for easier handling.
I decided I wanted them to fit perfectly in front of the camode, shower and the sink. I took the measurements and started crocheting with a simple single crochet using a size N hook.
Single crochet stitching
On the second row I started hooking in the back look of each single crochet. This gives the rug a layered look.
The sacks were in several shade of white, cream and a peachy tone. This is the results of the first rug I completed and before it was blocked.
Sink and shower finished rugs.
I decided not to dye them because I liked the look of the old feed sacks and the finished product will work in any room. I’ve washed them one time and got a sort of rag look from the pieces which makes them look even older. These rugs will take a lot of washing and last for a long time. They’re not so heavy that I can’t dry them in the dryer or hang them on the clothesline. I love the end results.