The sparkly icicles shown on the arrangement in the kitchen in the last post are really easy to make. Simple, simple, simple!!! You'll need white modeling clay (I used Fimo), stiff black wire, glue such as Elmers or Aleene's, and white glitter or mica.
Cut lengths of the wire about 3" long (one for each icicle)
Roll little carrot shapes from the clay. Mine are about 4" long but they could be longer or shorter...just keep in mind that the longer they are, the heavier they'll be.
Poke a wire into the top of each icicle. The wire needs to be at least 1" inside the clay.
Bake the icicles according to the package directions on a foil lined baking sheet. They will be totally hard when they're done. Cool completely.
Use a disposable paintbrush or sponge brush to coat each icicle with white glue and then roll in glitter or mica.
Let dry completely and then use pliers to carefully make hooks out of the wire sticking out of the icicle tops.
YOU'RE DONE!!! Happy New Year!!!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
This is the front porch last week when we still had snow... it's all melted now because it was about 55 degrees for a couple days.....it's freezing in Florida and Spring weather here....how does THAT make sense??? Oh well, it's nice to not have to shovel snow!
We're going to be closing on the 23rd and won't be back in the studio until January 3rd. When we get back, Sheila is going to start emailing a new pattern announcement! That, and I'll have some preview pictures of a new quilt I've been working on. We're hoping to get all the blocks stitched while we're on our Christmas break....we'll see how THAT works out! I hope you have a great Christmas with lots of music, decorations, good food, friends and family, and beautiful memories!