Friday, June 21, 2013
Growing in Unity Day 5
Wow! This week has gone fast! I have had a lot of fun sharing my projects with you and appreciate all of your comments. Thank you for visiting me!! I will choose a winner from all of the comments on Sunday evening after 5:30 p.m. If you haven't commented on my other posts this week, you still have time. I will choose one winner from all of the comments to choose 2 itty bittys. Today, I made something I have wanted to try for quite some time. They are very easy to make and are super cute (or elegant or cool) :) They would make great gifts and are not very expensive. DIY stamped coasters.
For this project, I used tiles, Stazon Ink, Stamps, felt pads, and Acrylic Sealer. I stamped the images on the tiles and let them dry in the sun for a few hours. I then sprayed three coats of acrylic sealer on the tiles waiting 10 minutes or so between each coat. On the bottom of the coasters you can put felt pieces or cork pieces to keep them from damaging tables.
Another project I did today was a calm down jar.
I used an old peanut butter container. I heated some water, added about 1/3 bottle of Elmer's purple glitter glue, some extra glitter. I stirred all of this up adding a couple of Tablespoons clear Elmer's school glue. I had my daughter decorate some stamped images on Shrinky Dink plastic (which my oven does not like - maybe because it is a gas oven?) which I finally used a heat gun on.
They were then placed in the calm down jar with the glitter. What is a calm down jar? When your child is upset, screaming, grumpy, NEEDS to calm down, you give him/her the jar and have him/her shake it up. Your child should watch the glitter quietly until the glitter settles at the bottom of the jar. I haven't tried hers, yet. I hope she likes it better than a regular timeout. I think I may have to use it , too at times.
Today is Friday and Friends with Flair at the Unity Blog. I hope you will take the time to look at projects by all of the great Unity stampers. There are always such great projects. Thanks again for stopping by and have a great weekend!