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Dish Flowers

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.

E6000 is the glue I used but there are other options to try when you check out my Pinterest site (https://www.pinterest.com/NanaCountryFarm/glass-flowers/).

Some will be heavier than others but the rebar placed well in the soil will make it stand up and shine!

Check out my Pinterest site https://www.pinterest.com/NanaCountryFarm/glass-flowers/ for more ideas and more links with detailed instructions.

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!!!

Fabric eggs

I have a marvelous friend from Stockton Maryland that taught me how to do these pretty eggs.

Fabric eggs

Fabric eggs

I love using these for decorating for any season or just to be different decor.  They’re very easy to make and very inexpensive.

You need plastic, wood or styrofoam eggs,  white glue, brushes, scraps of fabric and wax paper lined tray or dish.  Take the fabric and snip into small pieces of fabric 1/2 – 1 inch in any shape you can cut.  I usually cut 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ strips but the smaller the pieces the easier it is to work with and won’t pucker.  Next, mix about a 1/4 – 1/2 cup of glue with enough water to make it easy to soak up in fabric.  Then you take a snip of fabric, lay it on the egg and brush with the glue mixture to soak good.  Lay the next piece of fabric on the egg and brush on more glue.  Continue doing this until the entire egg is covered.  Smooth out any bumps, wrinkle and blemishes and lay on waxed paper to dry.  Try not to soak the fabric with the glue or it’ll stick to the wax paper.  Think of a basket of pretty polka dot eggs, satin, stripes, endless choices.  Once they’re dry (I usually don’t move them for at least 24 -48 hours) place them in baskets, trays, whatever you want to use to decorate.  Simple and easy!!