The morning after a wind storm we awoke to our fence laying flat on the ground. Not the best news, but at least I had a whole bunch of distressed wood to make a few things. I wish I had patterns to tell you for these, but really I just got out the skill saw and drill and went to town with no real plan. Here’s what I did:
US flag: Wood split in half longways to make smaller pieces. I used barn red, navy, and off-white paint and made the vinyl wording and star stencil with my Silhouette.
Garden Table: I made this garden table as a gift for my cousin. I love how it matches her door! I did have to get some 2x4s for the base, only the top is wood from my fence.
“Be the Good”: This sign hangs in my kitchen. I love the message! Again, I made a stencil with vinyl, then painted it colors to match my decor.
Front Entry Sign: This hangs on my front porch. I love how it compliments the color of my house. I use the little knob to hang seasonal signs.
Frame: I tried something new with this, still deciding if I like it. I had a green distressed frame, so I made a pallet background for it to help it to stand out and make it look bigger. I covered it in Mod Podge (after washing with water) to give it a shiny look. I like how all the grain shows through, but not sure if I like the overall look. This is just a stock photo added in.
I give myself a B- on this dessert attempt. Professional cake pop dipper is not in my future. Here’s the picture I found on pinterest and tried to replicate, but no link to a blog:
And here is my attempt, I call it “the shabby chic” look… to make myself feel better:
Need a few hints?
-I used my Babycakes I got for Christmas to make the actual cake centers. I used the vanilla cake recipe that came in the box and it was really yummy.
-You need 25 blue, 29 red, 35 white… in case you don’t want to get real close to the computer screen and count like I did.
-I tried coloring white melting chocolate with blue food coloring… didn’t work very well. The chocolate lost its creamy feel and just got chunky. I used it anyway, but never again. I had red melting chocolate from Joann’s, so didn’t need to dye the red.
-I got white melting chocolate in bulk at WinCo. Super cheap.
-Dipping? No advice for that. You’re on your own, baby.