Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Mason Jar Coasters

I came across this idea on Pinterest from http://thehoneycombhome.com/diy-mason-jar-coasters/.
I thought they were pretty awesome so I decided I would give them a try.  I purchased a box of the wide mouth lids
She used black chalkboard paint and a white chalk marker. I used what I had on hand.   If I were to do it again, I  would use all patio paint as I think it would be more durable, but what I used is working just fine.
I gave the inner lid parts 2 coats of paint.
I then stenciled on the numbers with the white paint.
I sealed them with 3 coats of the Modge Podge and then used a hot glue gun to attached the lids to the outer rings.    Update:  while using one of my coasters, I realized it  had a milky white film (like the modge podge looks before it dries)  I googled this and found where some  people said this  happened to them when they got something wet that had Modge Podge on it,  while others said they got a long fine, maybe it’s the brand I don’t know. So I thought perhaps if I applied polyurethane to it that would solve the problem. I applied 3 coats and yes it did solve the problem. So next time I will skip the Modge Podge when making coasters and just use the polyurethane.
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Loved how they turned out and am enjoying using them!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Grammy’s Cutie Pie

Just lovin my precious little grandson <3  


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Here he’s listening to every word grandpa is telling him, lol!


My heart is full!