Grandma Barb’s This and That

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Gift Bags using chalk board paint

After seeing Amy at WhisperWood Cottage making paper chalk boards (see her tutorial here)  I decided to try some myself.  I had several paper bags, some with store logos and some without, and decided to try making chalk board paint gift bags.  I just painted over the store logos and used a mirror to draw an oval on the ones without logos.  After letting the paint cure for 24 hours, I used the side of a piece of chalk to condition the paint.

After the paint was conditioned, I decorated the bags with tissue paper, ribbons and little gift tags that I had.  You can write whatever you want on the bags and use them for any occasion.

Here are the results.

And there you have it.  I'm linking up to Amy's Chalk Board Linky PartyCheck it out.

Happy chalk board painting.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Barb's Plaster Flower Centerpieces

Last week my church had a salad luncheon and they asked me  make the table decorations.  I decided to make bouquets of silk flowers dipped in plaster which I had seen on "Songbirds Blog".  You can see her tutorial here  I loved what she had done.  I just used some silk flowers that I had on hand and dipped them in the plaster.  I only dipped them once because I liked the colors coming through.  But you can dip them as many times as you want.  I found the pots at Target for two for a dollar.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Leaving Comments on other blogs

I have been trying to leave a message on Northern Nesting Blog for the past several days to let her know what a great blog she has plus she is having a giveaway that I wanted to enter.  Nothing I did seemed to work.  I spent a lot of time searching the web for an answer to the problem.  Finally I came upon the answer.  If you are using FireFox as your browser you need to have accept 3rd party cookies enabled.  You do this by going to tools, options, security and check box to  accept the 3rd party cookies.  Then it will work.
I am linking to Northern Nesting.  Take a few minutes and check out her beautiful blog.

I hope this will help another new blogger so they don't have to spent the time searching that I did.

Have a good week.