So this past weekend, this lovely lady and I let out our inner craftiness as she directed me in the way of one of my first craft projects. It’s probably not a surprise that she’s also the one who made sure I made this Christmas treat a success.
This time, however, we crafted a fake mosaic found here. I LOVE mosaics. Absolutely love them. And it looked fairly easy for me to accomplish, which was also a necessity for a craft project. And…it turned out good!
First was my trip to Hobby Lobby for party supplies, which was honestly how this project got started. I mean, I was already in Hobby Lobby. Why not run by the craft section? And ask what the heck mod podge was (yes, that was a question of mine – also turns out, for those of you with allergies, that you shouldn’t use mod podge indoors. Fair warning).
The first step, though, is to paint your board. =)
I LOVE painting (on most occasions). As my mosaic was going to be full of earth tones, I picked a bright gold color that makes me think of sunshine.
FYI, I used a plastic board canvas. $2 and works awesome.
Second – make the stupid little one-inch squares to cut out. The drawing of the lines and the cutting was SO STINKING BORING. Seriously – splurge on the paper cutter if you don’t have one. It’s so worth it.
And even though I used a random pattern, yes, I had to have my one-inch squares separated by colors into bowls. Because I’m apparently borderline OCD.
Half a row finished!
I got really excited about halfway done and almost quit there. However, I figured I could finish this project in an afternoon (which I did) and figured it would get lost in the many craft-projects-I-started-but-never-finished stashed in our spare room, so I pressed on and kept gluing one-inch squares to my canvas.
Ah!! Now for the mod podge!!
And, ladies and gentlemen, perhaps my second “real” craft project, a perfect addition to the kitchen table that I use for decoration instead of eating, ha!
What craft project have you done lately? Or are you more non-crafty, kind of like me? =)