Saturday, February 1, 2014

Glass Beads and Contact Paper

Want something to do on a cold and blustery winter day?

I mean, something other than cleaning. 

I did too. Anything other than cleaning. Anything. 

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1. Find a couple hurricane vases in dining room hutch (Or buy them at the Dollar Store)

2. Discover some glass pebbles in hutch drawer (again, Dollar Store)

3. Plug in the glue gun (from WalMart)

4. Search Craft "wardrobe" and find Wood Grain Contact Paper (or buy at Walmart/Amazon)

5. Search house for ball of twine, you KNOW you saw somewhere... (Or buy at Home Depot)

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6. Find twine one hour later in kids play room. Retrieve it.

DIY with glass beads, glass bead ideas, glass beads

7. Use Contact Paper and twine to cover one vase.

8. Use pebbles and twine to cover the other.

9. Fill one vase with wooden spoons.

10. Put a tea light in the other vase.

11. Eat large piece of rhubarb pie as a reward for your efforts. (Pie from Wegman's)

A perfect afternoon. That was much more fun than cleaning! 

If you would like wood grain contact paper, check it out: Ultra Honey Oak Adhesive Contact Paper
There are so many contact paper options available - like brick, wood, chalk, stained glass... I think it's my new obsession! 

I am partying and linking up HERE! See you there! 


Inspired By June said...

Love the look of the glass pebbles with the candle light shining through, Julia!

Unknown said...

Thank you June! I'm glad you stopped by! Julia

Susan at said...

Very nice! Looks like MUCH more fun than cleaning.

The twine around here is an amazing magician. Whenever I need it, it is nowhere to be found. Don't need it and I run across it!

Sarah said...

Cute, love how that wood grain contact paper looks.

Christine at Little Brags said...

Hi Julia, thanks so much for leaving me a sweet comment on my blog Little Brags (the furs and cowhide post). I tried to reply to the comment directly but you came up as a non reply blogger. Love this pretty project. Follow you now via Bloglovin!!!! Christine

Unknown said...

Susan - lots of my things walk around on their own it seems!

Sarah, I love contact paper. I need more patterns!

Christine - darn! I'm always bumped to a no reply blogger for some reason. Going to fix it now!

Thank you !!! Julia

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

I think, just maybe you had too much fun with that evidenced by that generous slice of pie missing. ;) Oh do I miss Wegmans you lucky gal! :)

Thanks for linking your fun hurricane/holder at Project Inspired{d} said...


Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Crafting is always so much more fun than cleaning! Your vases turned out really cute. I like the way the candle shines through the glass marbles! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

The Maven said...

Love this idea! So pretty and way more fun than cleaning!

Unknown said...

Diane - the sad thing is I did NOT share that either!!!

I will find anything to do, besides clean! That's just smart thinkin', dontcha think?!!


Julie said...

These are super cute, Julia! What a great project for a stuck in the house day!

Stopping by from the SITS comment love group. Have a great week!

Kate said...

I love the idea! So pretty and doesn't look too difficult to make it. Stopping by from the SITS .