Hey there Chickies!
Yep, I've been MIA .... AGAIN..... Time is just zipping by and I don't even know which way I'm supposed to be going most of the darn time. :-)
But, here I am..... wanting to share this really quick, easy and inexpensive project with you. Naturally I had it all finished when I actually thought I should have taken pictures along the way, but it's really pretty self-explanatory...
My grandson and I made these little cuties together. He sanded all the boards with the electric sander and painted them all up for me... then I did the frou-frou bit of things. We made a set for his mom too....
Up top is my version...
This is the version I had seen on Pinterest. Cute, really cute, but I'm not a primitive kind of decorator, so I just jazzed them up a bit. I like a LOT of stuff on mine.
Just cut your 2x4's to the desired height, sand and paint.
Glue gun a nice 'lil twig to the top and add as many ribbons and bits as you can fit onto the stem.
Spray with adhesive and glitter that baby to death.
And, that's it!
Easy peasy. Thought I'd better hurry and get this up before everybody's decorating for Christmas. I have some things I want to make for my tree this year... we'll have to see if I actually can make the time.
My daughter and I are home schooling my 12 year old grandson this year. It's been a trial, for sure. He has Asperger's Syndrome and was heading to middle school. Just not a great place for him, especially after the STRUGGLE for the past three years getting him through elementary school. It seems that the teachers in his district know nothing about the spectrum and really don't care to learn. Last year his teacher had no problem mocking and ridiculing him in from of his classmates. It was HEARTBREAKING.... and made my sweet little grandson feel hopeless. I.AM.FURIOUS. He has ADD as well, so keeping him on task is a bit of a trial. But, he's excelling and moving right along on his studies. When the counselor chatted with him about his progress he told her "I'm just hoping this time at home doing my work will help me forget the horrible school memories".... Doesn't that just fire you up?
Ok... enough of the soapbox.... :-)
I hope you have a wonderful day! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, isn't it?
Maybe if I put on the Christmas music I'll get fired up and ready to create.
Huggies and Lovies Dear Ones!