Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Blue Mason Jars
I took the week off the day job and while the girls have been at day camp, I have been working on our basement trying to create a sewing space and small playroom. My husband and I started this project about 7 years ago and lost steam. Tiring work (moving stuff, standing drywall, priming, and finally painting). My body aches. I hope to be finished by Friday.
It’s not all work and no play. There has been alot of fun. Making big bubbles.
Evangeline Hope loves bubbles so much. I made her a little bubble station out of an old plastic bicycle basket zip-tied to the fence. The basket holds her assortment of bubble wands and potions. She loves it.
We also made a water balloon pinata for a dinner party the other evening.
I took a little break from my dust mask to try a DIY that has been on my list for a very long time. I love to give flowers in mason jars. I have never been fortunate to find a blue Ball mason jar. They are certainly not plentiful in Toronto second hand shops. So when I saw this project on Bridal Buzz I had to give it a go. I have worked on five jars so far. It takes a little practice so that your brushstrokes don’t show. It is also tricky to get the right consistency between the blue and the thinner. These photos actually show a little lighter than they really are. I may make my next batch a little more aqua. It is a fine line.
I hope you are having a great week!