Hello lovelies! This weekend I wanted to start a new painting project, but time, missing materials, and other circumstances beyond my control meant that I could not work on it, so that will have to wait for next week. So today I am cheating (a little) by sharing a DIY project I did earlier, but had not yet shared on the blog. It is one I think you will like and may want to recreate at home, so I do hope you will forgive me! ;)
I found the instructions for this project in Kelly Wilkinson’s lovely book, Weekend Handmade. In the book it is called the “Winter Marsh Trivet”, and it is created by pouring cement into a mold (I used a plastic plant saucer), pressing items from nature into it while setting, and then gluing a round of felt to the bottom to protect your table once it is dry. My hubby actually helped with this one because he thought it sounded like fun, so I recommend suggesting this project if you’ve been wanting to get your guy to try a craft! :) The main thing to remember, if you want to try this at home, is to buy cement, NOT concrete. Concrete is filled with little rocks and that means your trivet will be full of holes and lumps – not good! I should also say, be sure to wear gloves to protect your hands, and work in a well-ventilated space because cement is pretty nasty stuff. This was a fun project and the hubs and I were both pleased with the way it turned out – we have even given several as gifts!
But before we go, I also have two reader projects to share from last week…
That’s a DIY light using recycled materials from Jackcyn Redesign (No.1), and a yarn-wrapped letter from All Put Together. Thanks so much for participating and sharing your projects! If you want to join in next week, just plan to spend a little time doing something creative and come back next Monday to link up! The next Saturday Crafternoon linkup will be Monday, March 11, and I hope to see you then!
Did you create something over the weekend? If so, please share a link to your blog post, flickr photo, etc., below!