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Blingy Recycled Suncatchers

* Any small china plate or saucer- Hint-I got mine at a Habitat for Humanity Restore.

*  Any brooch with lots of sparkle- Hint-I used vintage ones I find at local thrift stores.

*  Paint Stir Stick- Hint-I always ask for a couple extra when I buy paint. I also use tobacco sticks. 

* E6000glue (this makes it water resistant) Hot glue is fine if you think you may want to change them up once in awhile.


Break off the sharp pin part of the brooch and add glue to the two raise ends of the brooch. Hint-  I have added a little hot glue to hold the pin in place while the E6000 dries

Place the pin in the center of the plate.  Glue the plate to the stick. Hint-Again I use a a little hot glue to secure the plate while the e6000 dries.  

Now you are ready to place into pots of flowers all over your yard and watch the sunbeams dance!  Hint-You may even attrack a fairy or two!!


Homemade Chalky Paint

Great for furniture, craft projects and jar painting!

1 Cup latex any color paint- Interior or Exterior

1/4 Cup Baking Soda

3 Tablespoons Water

(or more if needed-just add a little at a time)

Mix ingredients together until the paint reaches the consistency of school glue.  Remember if you paint with exterior paint, your project should hold up well outdoors.

Hint- DO NOT use oil based paint!

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I used exterior paint on the wood-flag so I can hang this safely on an outside door.

Dollar Store Herb Markers

Save your your paint stir sticks and  ask your favorite paint store to through in an extra one when ever you purchase paint.

Step 1- Paint or coat your paint stick so it will be weather resistant-(Hint- I use a spray polyurethane.)

Step 2- Purchase any cute wood cutout- I bought chicks and butteries from the Dollar Tree. Paint them with an exterior paint.

Step 3- Use an exterior paint to write the herb names on each wood cutout. (Hint- I tried a Sharpie, but they will fade)


Step 4- Glue (Hint- I used E 6000 and a dab of hot glue to help it stay in place as it dried ) the cutouts to the paint stick.

(Hint- If you are keeping them in pots inside, you can use wood glue)

Step 5- Stick them in your garden soil next to the appropriate herb!  

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