Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sparkle for Valentine's Day

Good Afternoon.  It's a Wednesday afternoon and I'm just blogging away and looking out the window on this very cold day here in Michigan.  I feel like I'm hibernating just like the bears in the forest.  I really don't even want to go out and do errands or even shop when it's soooooo cold out there.   The whole country seems to be having a lot of hard cold weather and there is no place to go and get some warmth.    I am making myself productive because even with the cold, the sun is shining and I get inspired to do some projecting and when it does get nice I will be running around enjoying the warmth that I know will come.  Spring!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Our newest little additions, Max and Elsa are growing and getting bigger, they don't stay little for very long.  Jackie is so busy but loving them like crazy and Oliver (her oldest) just loves being around them and pulling off their booties and  tickling their feet.  Well on to my latest little project that was really fun to do and it was something to make for Valentines Day.  Here is the before picture and actually I had to find another old pail to take a picture because I forgot to take the before picture:

I really like these old galvanized pails.  One can do so much with them and decorate with them or even have them in photo shoots.  I drew the large heart and than painted the inside of it with a pretty pink acrylic paint.
When the paint was dry I rubbed Elmer's glue all over the paint and sprinkled pink glitter all over the heart.

When that dried, I decided to add some Xmas beads that I had found at Target that were close in color and glued that all around the heart and inside the grooves on the pail for a little added sparkle. One should never put everything away after the holidays because I found my sweet pink beads.
I think the pail came out cute and reminds one of Valentine's Day.  I really like it sitting on this old column that I bought at a garage sale this Fall.
 and what about the plant inside.  Looks fun, huh?

 So, what do you think?  Does it look like something for Valentine's Day and still a little shabby? Until next time, Dianne........

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  1. Oh I love it, how fun and creative is this. That's definitely the cutest bucket I've ever seen. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  2. Looks like you are ready for Valentines Day. I love me some galvanized goodness! Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week! ~Deborah