Hi, everyone! I'm Ruth, and I'm delighted that Mandy is letting me join in the fun of guest blogging.
My three children went back to school this week, leaving me all alone.... all day.... every day....for the first time in eleven years! Let me tell you ladies, this transition is not as easy as I thought it would be, say, nine years ago. So, I am coping by crafting and organizing and sprucing up my home. I expect big things of myself, this school year!
I'm sharing my first craft project of the school year with you, today.
- paint (I used Rust-oleum Satin Aqua spray paint)
- 18 gauge aluminum or copper wire--the kind used for hanging pictures frames
- sturdy wooden shape--a block, scrap 2x4, pedestal candle stick, etc.--that is flat on at least one side. (I used a short piece of unfinished oak railing, leftover from another project)
- sandpaper and glue
Once I had the wire bent into a pleasing shape, I decided how far I wanted it to stick up out of my newly aqua decorative wooden piece, and snipped the wire with pliers.
I used the smallest drill bit we have and drilled down about 1-1/2 inches into the piece of wood. (In my excitement over using yet another fun power tool, I forgot to take a picture of this step.)