Thursday, July 15, 2010

Book Page Pot

I've decided to change some of the accesories and colors of my living room so I needed to replace the brown and blue bowl that held the remotes and stuff on our coffee table.  I had some extra book pages from the wreath that is hanging in the room and I wanted to use them as well as connect the wreath to something else in the room so I made a book page pot!

What you'll need:
1.An old pot or vase: I bought this one from walmart. It once had an orchid in it...this chic doesn't have much of a green thumb so that didn't last long.

2. Foam Brush and Mod Podge
I haven't used this stuff since college...used to use it ALL the time. I forgot how much I love it!

3. Strips of book pages. I had already cut mine when making the wreath because the original pages were too big. But you could just take the pages and cut about 1 inch strips. I then cut them in half to make them go around the vase better.

How I did it:
(I'm sure you could figure it out, but here's a few pics and steps just in case.)
1. Put the mod podge directly on the pot and lay the strip on top.
2. Flatten it out as best you can and get out any air bubbles.
3. Just keep adding. I didn't use any kind of system or pattern.
4. Once you've covered the whole thing add another layer or two of mod podge and voila!, you're done!

What do you think?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My Newest Love... my new camera!!! 

I am so excited about my new camera. I've been wanting a DSLR for a LONG time and since we were having our family reunion this year I decided it was finally time to treat myself. I haven't been able to experiment with it much but I did use it last week in Maine to take over 1,000 pictures. Did I mention I love pictures and my new camera? :)

Here are few of the images from our reunion...

Sunrise on the plane

 A rainbow over the big house

One of many beautiful sunsets

Sweet little Katharina

I captured Mia's smile :)

Another sunset...through the trees

A fire on the beach and Evan preparing his marshmallow

The whole Hanrahan Clan

Precious Paul loves to wave

I LOVE Maine!

and birch trees

I love this view...couldn't be more Maine

The fog rolled in for a few days

On the ferry ride home

We had a great week and I loved getting to use my camera to capture some precious images.