Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Craft Day! Thank you Summertime!


Once again....a teacher with too much time on her hands....it's the good old summertime!


Time to get crafty!

Now, I know you are a fan of Pinterest and you are just like me.
You see things you like, you pin them, and then you try them one day! (At least we hope you try them!)
Anyway, here's a quick tutorial on a Pinterest craft I tried- successfully!
Don't just pin those crafty things! You need to actually try them! Here's a post about a really easy craft for your home that requires very little! Have fun designing your keepsake lantern!


I saw this picture pinned some time back and liked it. It's a fabulous inspirational craft that I thought I could do.

Don't just pin those crafty things! You need to actually try them! Here's a post about a really easy craft for your home that requires very little! Have fun designing your keepsake lantern!

There's just one major problem with this craft!
Don't just pin those crafty things! You need to actually try them! Here's a post about a really easy craft for your home that requires very little! Have fun designing your keepsake lantern!

So, I have been looking for a lantern ever since then....finally TARGET had this one! It has a rustic looking paint on it and was a good size and IT WAS HALF PRICE! How could I not buy it?!

Now, on to the insides of the lantern. I needed a giant letter!
Don't just pin those crafty things! You need to actually try them! Here's a post about a really easy craft for your home that requires very little! Have fun designing your keepsake lantern!
So, I went off to Hobby Lobby to get paint and a big letter.

I found a wooden D in the wooden crafty section and bought acrylic paint and crackle paint.

Here's the steps I followed:

1. Sanded the letter
2. Primed the letter with some primer I had from painting drywall
3. Painted two coats of the navy blue
4. Painted two coats of the crackle (crackle didn't work great but I liked it anyway)
 So, there's my big D. What;s next? Decorate a space using the lantern.
It fit perfectly in my guest bathroom! 



Don't just pin those crafty things! You need to actually try them! Here's a post about a really easy craft for your home that requires very little! Have fun designing your keepsake lantern!
The guest bathroom already had some doo-dads from a vacation we took a few years back- all with a beachy feel to them, so I decided to use some more I decided to use beach objects in the lantern.

Steps:
5. Filled the bottom of the lantern with sea glass (actually from the Dollar store, but it's pretty)
5. Placed shells, a starfish skeleton, and coral around the space
6. Placed the D
And here it is in the bathroom.......
(Yes, I know themed rooms are yucky, but this was a special trip and this front bathroom is a great place to share our collected items and photos!)

So, there's an easy summer craft for you that worked very well. I t was easy! Really, the hardest part was finding the lantern.
Maybe, Target will help you out with this, too! 

2 comments :

  1. Thanks for linking up! I agree. I think it is important to believe in our students.I once had a 3rd grade teacher look at my class list and say SHE is going to drive you crazy all she does is talk. SHE turned out to be one of my favorite students.

    We, also, need to believe in ourselves. Great reminder!

    Kristin
    Teachntex

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  2. I also agree about not wanting to know about my new students because I want to get to know them myself. I try not to pass any of my opinions on to the next grade level either. :)

    Your craft is too cute! I love it!

    Jennifer
    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

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