Posts Tagged ‘spring link parties’

Clay Petal Vase + Spring Craft Link Party

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Have I ever mentioned I want to take up sculpture?  No, I mean it, I really do. I want to take a real class someday to study the art form, it intrigues and inspires me to no end. So as I was aimlessly browsing the aisles of the craft store the other day (a frequent habit) I came across some moldable stone clay and thought, hey why not give it a try – I’m adventurous like that with $10 to burn.

What started out as an experiment ended up as something I’m rather proud of, this pretty three dimensional clay petal vase that combines two loves of mine: white ceramic sculptural thingies and very big blooms.

diy clay petal vase cg

 

No I didn’t sculpt the vase (ha!  I wish!) that was a purchase from Michaels, but I did sculpt the large bloom mounted on the front out of the white stone clay with my very own fingers.  I’ll show you how.

First, grab yourself a pretty vase or vessel and some stone clay at a craft store.  I used the Premier version and was happy to find it’s very soft and silky to the touch.  Dare I say, sensual?  Hmm, maybe too strong a word, but it’s a really soft texture to work with.

vase plus clay

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Spring Parties + February Roundup

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Hello all and happy first day of March!  Yep, spring is on its way and I cannot wait, can you?  To celebrate, my blog buddies Layla, Rhoda, Sarah and I are all throwing a round of Spring Fling Link Parties just in time to get creative for the coming season.

For those of you who have joined up with us before, we hope you’ll do so again, these are a lot of fun and a great place to share your projects and ideas. We encourage new bloggers to hop on board the spring fling train too, so mark your calendars, dates and categories are below. I have a few fun spring DIY ideas to share as well, can’t wait!

spring fling banner

 

And since we’ve turned the page to a new month, here are the Top Ten posts from February you don’t want to miss…

february roundup 1

1. A Day in the Life  2.  DIY Pleated Pillow Sham  3.  Brass Hardware, Polishing and Faking It  4.  Small Space Solutions for Home Offices  5.  Four Dollar Stained and Painted Side Tables, 6.  CG Turns Three

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7.  The Kelly Campaign   8.  Pedestal Side Table Makeover  9.  Tufted Sofa Fairy Tale, 10.  Chocolate Cakes with Raspberry Drizzle.

If you’d like to vote for me in The Homies 2012 to be a finalist forBest DIY Blog, I’d be so so so honored, you can do that right here  I’m also nominated to be a finalist in the Best Home Design Blog (wow) so you can also place your vote in that category right here.  Thank you so much!

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Coming up next… my best tips on painting an old kitchen table to make it new again!

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