This project is super easy the drying time is what takes the longest.
Blow up a balloon put it in a bucket or something to hold it still.
Cut newspaper into squares dip those into Elmer’s Glue and water or Modge Podge.
Cover the entire balloon except at the area at the top where the tye is. Apply with two good coats of the paper making sure all the edges are down good. Let dry overnight. Rotate the balloon to get all sides.
Mix up plaster of Paris sort of thick and paint all over the balloon. Let dry and reapply let that dry overnight.
The next day pop the balloon and decide how big you want the opening and just cut it with some old scissors.
Mix up some plaster of Paris and add to the inside of the vase to make it waterproof. This will take a while to dry but in the meantime, you can paint the outside.
I used metallic acrylics because they come in so many great colors. Apply like you want them trying not to cover one area too much with one color unless your only doing one color.
The stuff in my vases was weeds and things I picked in the pasture and dried out. I sprayed with clear spray to help with the shedding.
This is a great project to do with kids and very inexpensive.
Plaster of Paris
Modge Podge or Elmers Glue
Our fall color is our cypress trees and I was able to get this picture the other day with nice skies.
This is our largest cypress. This tree stands about 15′ tall. It makes a mess when the leaves all fall off because it is right beside the pond.
The first clean up will be this weekend. I ordered us a mulcher/blower/vacuum with a bag to try out on this.
Enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors the skies, the trees and the breeze in the air.
I have been making coasters out of wood, concrete, and plaster.
My crafting or DIY is one way I can keep my mind active since I am getting older.
The plaster ones tend to get bumped and the paint chips off I have not figured out the solution to this yet.
The concrete ones are great and seem to have no issues.
The wooden ones my husband cut out of cedar fence pickets. Hobby Lobby sales a set of 4 for $3.99 and the pickets were $2.50 each we got about 12 coasters out of a picket.
I tied them with twine and they look so cute.
I start making these things and before I know it I have so many who knows what I will do them with all lol.
Maybe I will try and sale some stuff after I get plenty of them made.
I used metallic paints because I love them so much and they come in so many colors. As you can see I stenciled some, painted some, taped some for stripes and monogrammed some.
Who knows maybe I can sell some of these.
Mr. Bird has been acting strange the last couple of days. He is a neutered male cat that is almost 9 years old. He weighed in at almost 15#’s.
I was stalking him this morning using the litter box and discovered he would go to pee but nothing was coming out. Then he would cry and growl somewhat this is not normal for him.
I took him to the vet this a.m. and he took out a syringe of urine so it would help his pain he has two kinds of stones. They did a urinalysis and a looked at it under the microscope.
Apparently, this is quite common in cats but especially male cats.
He’s taking antibiotics and tomorrow we will try the catheter for a few days and do some blood work but he may end up in surgery tomorrow instead.
He seems very uncomfortable he’s such a laid back cat normally. I have him in his own room so he can rest without puppy intervention. I hate it when something is wrong with one of my animals.
Did you all notice what used to be Black Friday sales is now Black Friday week?
Finding good things at great prices is a top priority for me and shopping from my computer is the only way to shop these days.
I use to love going to the stores but not anymore it’s just easier shopping online and having it shipped to our door.
If you find any great bargains post them.
Macy’s had women’s tall boots for $17.99 and jeans for the same price.
Kohls had little girls boots for $12.99 and fleece kids pants for $4.99.
Kohls had the big one towels for $2.99, washcloths 6ct for $2.99 and hand towels for $2.49.
Tractor Supply had kids rubber boots for $14.99.
Lowes had kids tool sets with the toolbox for $14.99.
Sams Club had a Sharp 55″ Class 4K HDR Smart TV for $379.00 due to an instant rebate.
As always there are lots of cameras on sale so check your prices first.
Post your great deals!
This great blue heron was on the road.
It is probably the same one that use to stalk our koi/goldfish pond before we netted it.
I was able to get a few pics before he spotted me.
Daisy and Zoee play like this from the time they get up in the morning until they go to bed at night.
Being outdoors works out the best because they can run and run and do not have interference.
Inside they drag two baskets of toys from the den to the office.
This was the best thing for Daisy she was very lonely for dog companionship and now she has Zoee. She is not the least bit jealous she is the mother/sister and takes her job quite seriously.
I know Zoee has gained some weight in the last 9 days. Yesterday I added some pumpkin in her diet because that is supposed to help with weight gain.
I hope to get some really good action shots of them running soon.