Friday, June 7, 2013

If you're looking for the Summer Blog Hop Click Here or scroll down (you'll see some awesomeness on the way)

Pinterest Inspired Hop

Welcome to the Pinterest Inspired Hop where we are sure to delight you with fabulous creations. My favorite pictures to oogle over are of perfect yards with fun decorations, and amazing photos of glorious kitchens, then I just look around and sigh, lol. I'd love for my house to be Pinterest-envy worthy and maybe one day room-by-room, project-by-project it will :) Until then I will keep pinning!

If you are here from Deborah's blog then you're in the right place. If you just came upon this hop by chance today, start back at Deb's because you're not going to want to miss a thing!! (she also has some fab candy!!)

For my project I made a garden pot sculpture, I'm sure some of you have seen this. You know those painted pots that stack on top of each other and seem to defy gravity. Even my husband had doubts I could pull it off, has he not learned the power of a woman determined????? Honestly, it wasn't hard at all, I even enlisted his help to finish pounding the rod into the ground for me :) Here it is step by step:
 First "we" pounded the rod into the ground. I chose this spot to hide the line where the 2 bamboo screens meet. The screens help hide my neighbors unsightly yard since we spend so much time out here in the summer.

Next, I slid the first pot down, filled with soil and plants.

Then I worked pot by pot, sliding down, leaning to the side the the other side, adding soil and plants.

We probably could have pounded that rod down a bit more but I planned for this when I picked out my plants....

Here it is all done, pots & plants.

See how that spike plant hides the top of the metal rod, ah, I was using my noggin.

And tada, the finished project, all pretty with happy plants and a fresh bed of mulch. I completed this project a while ago since I knew we were expecting the giant cicada invasion of 2013. Don't have them in your neighborhood? Check out my video so you can enjoy these amazing and disgusting creatures of nature.
Materials: Home Depot ~ 6 ft square metal rod, 5 clay pots, 1 larger clay pot, assorted plants. Turquoise and Purple acrylic paint. Potting soil. Black mulch. I meant to spray the pots inside and out with a clear acrylic coat but I was so anxious to start putting in together I forgot this step!

Here's the full hop line-up:
Deborah ~
Nancy ~ **you are here**
Inga ~ **your next stop**
Robin ~
Lissa ~
Lori ~
Jessie ~
Miranda ~

I hope we've inspired you to try your hand at something fun and creative for yourself!! You can find me on Pinterest here and Facebook here. Head on over to Inga for some more awesomeness. Thanks for hopping with us today!

Summery Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Summery Blog Hop!! We hope to dazzle you today with some fun and awesome summery projects! If you've happened upon my blog today head over to Suzanne's blog so you can hop from the beginning. If you've made your way here from Suzanne's blog then you're in the right place and carry on! Suzanne has an awesome goodie pack sponsored by Zannie Berry Scrapbooking (valued at $60, wow) for one lucky winner, check it out.

The project I have to share today is a tumbler I made for one of the teacher's in my son's school to give to her daughter's teacher, did you follow that?? :) I had made a few tumblers as teacher appreciation gifts and this teacher saw them and went wild over them, she also asked me to make 2 more . One for herself and one for her husband (she went BALLISTIC over all of these!). You can find those pictures on my FB page. She requested a summer theme for this cup so it worked in perfectly for our summery hop!

Fun stuff, right?
The tumblers I found on Amazon, the vinyl (Oracal) I bought there as well. Cutting files are a mixture of Scraptastical Kreations, Kadoodle Bug Designs and Silhouette. And of course my trusty BFF, Cameo.

Here's the complete line-up in case you lose your way:
Nancy ~ **you are here**
Jennyfer ~ **up next**
Lucy ~
Teresa ~

I hope we've inspired you in some way today!! Thanks for hopping along with us! :)