Wednesday, 7 September 2011

the perfect gift!

my sister gave me the perfect gift for my birthday!
actually, she gave me 5 perfect gifts...i'll just share a few..
she found this vintage lunch box that will be perfect
just about anywhere in my house...
namely, my kitchen.  how clever is that?
the best part of the the idea behind the gift-
the project.

this is so simple, my 5 1/2 year old can do it.
{yes, i add the 1/2 because i hear it all the time and it rings in my ears}  
but, i love the 1/2.  
someday she won't say, i'm 13 1/2.  
she'll just say, i'm going to be 14 soon.
*sniff *sniff
anyway...back to the project. 

supply list:
round ball jars
glossy enamel paint
paint brush
can of clear acrylic-gloss coating

we took some big and small paint brushes  
and swirled our paint all around in these ball jars.
hers actually turned out better than mine...
and i was worried about hers.  *small smirk*
 she used more paint than i did.  
fyi...the more paint the better.
round 2 of trying to add more paint does not work out so well. ( ;

and ta-da!  
our finished product!  
i did spray the inside of the jars with a clear acrylic.
this kept the jars from feeling too sticky.
it also creates a permanent, water-resistant finish!

for christmas, we are going to use a glossy silver
and place tealights in each jar for a nice, warm glow! 
i'll keep you posted...

1 comment:

  1. Lovely post, loved the gift and believe little girl also loved it as her expressions says it all. Thanks for sharing it