Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Winner Is....

Congratulations Laura!
You are the winner of the drawing and therefore receiving the book Stash Happy Felt.  
Send us a picture of each project as you complete it.
Deadline:  Two Weeks.

Thank you to all of you who entered the drawing!  The book will be available online or at your favorite bookstore starting October 4th.  There are some adorable ideas and creative contributors inside!

The prize will be delivered on foot within 24 hours as the health, weather, or the sensitivity of the delivery man permits. No prize transfer, assignment or substitution by winner permitted. All federal, state and local taxes, fees and surcharges on prizes are the sole responsibility of the winner. If the winner declines the prize, fails to claim the prize, is unavailable for prize fulfillment, fails to abide by the Official Rules, or is ineligible, Mary's Makings may select an alternate winner from all remaining eligible entries. If the winner is not at her desk tomorrow, Mary's Makings is not responsible for the mental anxiety she may endure as she patiently waits for Monday to come.  Congratulations Laura!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Glitter Pumpkins

Can you feel the cool fall air lingering in the shadows when you step out of the sun?  There is no doubt... fall is just around the corner.  I love this season because of the colors, the smells, the baking, the snuggling with those we love... and the decorations!  Enjoy these directions for making beautiful glitter pumpkins.
Ceramic Pumpkins (Found at the Dollar Store!) or Actual Pumpkins
Mod Podge
Fine Cut Glitter
Paint Brush
2 Paper Plates
Clear Spray Paint or Spray-On Craft Sealant

Paint the areas with Mod Podge that you want glittered (you may want to leave the stems unpainted).  Pour your glitter on one of your plates.  Next, pour it over your pumpkin making sure the other paper plate catches the excess glitter under the pumpkin.  Keep going back and forth with the pouring of the glitter until the whole pumpkin is thoroughly covered.  Tap the pumpkin stem to the plate on the table so the excess glitter falls off and set the pumpkin aside on newspaper.  Let the pumpkin(s) dry overnight, then spray with clear spray paint or spray-on craft sealant to ensure that the glitter doesn't come off when handled.

I hope your fall season sparkles with blessings!