(If you were here with me last month to cyber-visit my expected granddaughter’s adorable Snow White nursery – her royal highness Reagan Christine is now here and stealing our hearts more and more every day!)
I’m also celebrating another “birthday”—my publisher’s third! I’m giving away two short stories (Kindle version) today. They were part of last Christmas’s anthologies, and each is short and sweet. I’ll draw two names from today’s commenters, so please check back tomorrow to see if yours is one of them.)
Okay, it’s September, which to me automatically signals the arrival of Fall. And I thought I’d share with you a neat fall craft. It all started when my youngest grandson fell in love with Olaf from Frozen. On every visit to the park and on every neighborhood walk, he came back with handfuls of sticks for “snowman arms.”
About the same time, Hubs and I toured the South, where I came across batches of real cotton bolls for sale at the historic city markets. However, since I was already dragging a giant Mardi Gras mask on a plane, Hub said No to carrying home loads of cotton. So….I was thrilled to come across the following DIY and now have cotton bolls all my own.
Here’s what you need:
Cardboard egg carton cut apart into 12. Each of these will be a boll.
Sticks and leaves from your own park or neighborhood walk:
Glue gun, drugstore cotton balls, dark brown acrylic paint and brushes.
Cut each cup further into a “blossom” with petals. Vary each slightly, and add scraps here and there for variety, too.
Paint each of your blossoms and let them dry for a day.
When dry, bend/extend the petals etc. and hot glue cotton balls in the center.
Then hot glue each “boll” to your sticks and glue on some leaves.
Voila. Fun little Autumn Centerpiece!
Do any of you enjoy crafts? Tell us about one of your favorites to make or display!
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