Sunday, January 9, 2011

In Hopes of Some Snow...

To bide my time this evening as I anxiously awaited the ten o'clock newscast in hopes that the Snow Bird report would bring some good news, i.e. a snow day for tomorrow (which, by the way, has yet to materialize), I thought I would create something snowy to decorate a kitchen counter. I don't know about you but since I've taken down all my Christmas items things have been looking a bit drab.

Since I only just decided to do this a mere couple hours ago I had to use what I had on running to Wal-mart, JoAnn's, Michaels, or the Hob. Lob.

First, I just painted the inside of this glass candleholder-thingy with some watered down white paint. For the face I had three options...
1. Cut out some stickers using my Cricut.
2. Cut the facial pieces out of some type of paper and glue it to the glass using a little Modge Podge or Gorilla Glue (the latter may have been overkill because that stuff is AWESOME!).
3. Use some of my craft paint to create a face.
I decided to paint on the face. All it took was a few squirts of my Americana craft paint and I had a cute as a bug snow votive.
Finally, a little Epsom Salt was added to the inside on which the candle would rest...

...and little more salt was added to the tray to give it all a snowy look.

I know what he's missing...a scarf! I'll have to add a little material around his neck tomorrow.
This is the same candleholder as it looked this past fall, with a wonderful smelling candle set inside a bunch of coffee beans.
The two little snowball candles were a gift from a teaching buddy (thanks, Angie) who said they were to remind me of "my own two little snowballs". I have been holding off lighting them until I had something to go along with them.
The counter as it currently looks. It doesn't show up very clear here but the cup and saucer candle (another gift from a teaching buddy - thanks, Kim) is lovely when lit. The picture in the black frame was a gift from John's brother-n-law. It is an aerial view of our house and part of the farm that he took one day as he flew over. And, of course, my baby boy's handprint. Although, he has started telling me he is "not a baby boy anymore".

It is now a few minutes after eleven in the p.m. and I still see no snow falling outside my window. I really think I'm about to cry. :<(

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Julie Harward said...

That is really cute and a great idea, bet it's pretty at night! :D

McVal said...

What a cute idea! I've got those same snowball candles... Never lit them yet, they're too cute!

The Homemaker said...

My first time to see a snowball candle. Very cute! And I can feel what you're feeling about your little boy. Kids grow up so fast that before you know it, they will emphasize that they're not babies anymore. Thanks for visiting :)

Melanie said...

That is very cute! I am not crafty like that. I can make a scrapbook page, organize, and decorate a house but I can not craft. It goes along with all this wonderful snow that we are getting in the south!

Farmchick said...

Too, too cute!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

This is so cute! When I first saw the photo, I thought you mod-podge rice paper but paint is so much easier. Wouldn't it be cute to make a little black hat to sit on top when you didn't have the candle lit?!?!?

Thank you for linking up to "Amaze Me Monday". Hope to see you next week and that you get some snow.

xinex said...

Very cute and what a neat idea!...Christine

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Tyla, that is just too cute. I am not good at crafting things like that. I love it and love those snowball candles, too. Thanks for joining the party.

Pat said...

A very cute idea.

Vanessa@Southern In My Heart said...

I love that Tyla! I had NO idea that you could paint onto glass like that and I love how truly "snowy" it looks. Having it go on more sheer gave it just the perfect effect. Thank you so much for linking your crafty self up to the party this week!

Its So Very Cheri said...

You should enter this in monthly contest. It is open till Thursday. You used a sponsor product so you can enter.


Tyla said...

Okay. Thanks for the tip, Cheri.

The DIY Show Off said...

Awwwe. Super cute! Perfect for January. And February. Probably March too. lol I'm so ready for spring though! Thanks so much for sharing!


Holly said...

That is just adorable. I juts cannot get enough of snowmen...but that is probably because live in California w/o snow (ha!). I am a new follower.
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