Thursday, June 17, 2010
the CSI project: Dollar Store Challenge
I really do try to come up with new things for these project challenges. For me that is the fun. I did try to get a new project done for this week's dollar store challenge over at the CSI project, but alas the last week of school is pushing me to the limits and I'd rather do a really good job than rush. So this week I am going to submit an oldie, but goodie.
It's a mini cloche made out of a juice glass from the 99 Cents Only Store. The base is a wooden coaster I had on hand. The nest is a wreath napkin ring. The eggs are made from a little Crayola Model Magic clay that I also got at the 99 Cent's Only Store. Sometimes they have really good Crayola products and when they do I stock up. The top is a wooden knob attached with the famous Gorilla Glue. The key to this project was finding a glass with a little rounded bottom.
Recently, I found a bunch of mini glass dome shapes at a garage sale. I think they may have been part of some sort of wrought iron candle holder. Anyway, they are destined to become mini cloches this summer too. It's one of those things, when I was looking for larger cloche glasses, there were none to be found. Now that I settled for the mini cloche, I have a whole stock pile.
Oh, and here is a sneak peek of the project I had hoped to enter...
This is a plastic Texas Star. (I used to call them "barn stars" or "folk art stars" but, after my trip to Houston, I stand corrected.) It looks OK in this picture, but it is not as nice looking in person the color is a little uneven. Anyway, I have it primed and plan to decorate it with scrapbook paper. Stay tuned!