But that is not the point of this post. The point of this post is, as my sister calls it, "Crafting". I see all kinds of blogs, like my friend Beth at keep the shiny side up that have all these wonderful crafting ideas, so I'm almost always game to do some crafting, I just didn't expect my sister to be my partner in this!
A few weeks ago, my sister K phoned me and said she wanted to "craft". At first, I thought she was drunk and someone roofied her. Seriously. My sister
So on the 27th, K came over, helped me feed, bathe and put my daughter to bed, and then we got started. We picked a craft from Here and promptly decided on the various (and copious) crafts we wanted to do. I had bought the supplies ahead of time for #38, the holiday soap pumps. This was actually pretty easy to do, I'd even go as far as to say this would be a good craft for slightly older kids to try! since you have to use acrylic paint, you don't want kids who don't understand that paint doesn't fall in the 4 major food groups to do this.
a bottle of liquid soap with a pump
white spray paint that adheres to plastic
a hair blow dryer and/or a bottle of goo gone
acrylic paint & various sizes and shapes of paint brushes
To start: use a blow dryer to heat up the stickers on the bottle to loosen them to take them off. The original blogger said she used the goo gone, we didn't have any, and honestly it didn't seem like we needed it. Just make sure you do it long enough. Then we stood the bottles up, took the pumps off, stuffed the top with kleenex, and sprayed the bottles with the spray paint. While those dried, we painted some random wood plaques I had from years ago with christmas sayings. Once they were dry, we pulled out the tissue and we painted with the acrylic paint. once all of that was dry, we screwed on the pumps, and tied a nice bow around the top. I'm actually pretty impressed how they turned out! My sisters "joy" one didn't turn out as nice as I think she was hoping (puting "joy" in black against red...c'mon...maybe in ozzy osbournes house) but here is the finished product:
Much love to you all :)