15. Popular DIY’s on Pinterest

A handful of large craft projects are lined up for our new home that I can’t wait to share with you. Carving out the time to do them is the biggest challenge. From furniture distressing, cozy couch blankets and chandelier make overs, each takes extra planning. Stay tuned next month!

In the middle of hectic summer fun, BBQ’s, hosting and soaking up as much sun as possible; I squeezed in a little quiet time to craft. Usually late at night, which means I drag myself out of bed for work in the morning. Oh well, as I said, crafting is my air.

Each of these crafts on their own didn’t seem entirely blog worthy. But together these simple crafts accomplished some needed quiet space that I’ve been missing. I spent a little time doing a few silly projects that have been crowding my social media accounts over 2017. Slime and painted rocks! You’re probably thinking “Slime? Really? That’s so over done.” You’re right. I saw glitter glue at Target in the back to school sales and I can’t resist glitter. So I gave it a shot. It took 3 minutes. I probably won’t do it again until I have kids but it was kinda fun! I added jasmine essential oil to make it smell good for a little added therapy and because … well, why the heck not?

I’ll be honest though, as I promised at when I started this blog… I messed up the goo the first time around. Embarrassing, right? It’s three ingredient slime! Six year olds make these how-to’s on Darby Smart, lol. Look, I got the ratios wrong and added too much baking soda and contact solution. I just want you to know everybody messes up. Hahaha. Moving on. It was therapeutic!

By now, everybody knows how to make slime in their sleep from watching the homemade clips on Facebook, Pinterest, Darby and Instagram. I admit, I watch them all because there’s something satisfying about it. Here’s mine:

 

​Then there’s my new favorite. I swear my Pinterest is over run with painted rock inspirations. Primarily Mandala dot style. Click here for the exact pin I used to follow along for my first try. I want to make a bunch more like these ones here by Elspeth McLean. I plan to scatter them outside our front stoop mixed in with all the regular rocks along the walkway.

This was the perfect summer evening activity. It reminded me painting sea shells for the garden as a child. I have a distinct memory of sitting at our family dining table as a kid, painting sea shells we collected at Grama and Papa’s beach house. Warm summer breezes came in through the patio door and my brothers and I were eating banana popsicles like nobody’s business.

I have a soft spot for crafts that remind me of sweet memories.

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