It has been a bit of a crazy few weeks here at casa twelveOeight, I was not feeling well and ended up very anemic so I am finally on the mend and getting some OOMPH back!
On a side note, I have started juicing again to improve immunity and get myself back on track. I will share some yummy recipes soon 🙂
So, on our last trip to the dollar store I saw some cool candle holders and thought they might make a fun base for a decorative bowl. And, of course they have lots of bowls there too so besides my paint, baking soda (for the cement effect) and adhesive glue (I like E6000 but you need to use it in a well ventilated area) all components for this DIY are from the dollar store. Not bad!
After I glued the pieces together I thought I might go with a color for these so I primed them.
Then I painted them white.
Then they sat while I did not feel good so the primer and paint were nicely cured lol!
They needed something more however to I cut styrofoam balls in half and used the same glue as I mentioned earlier and glued them all around the top of the “bowls.” Now they had a cool, modern vibe and I needed to work on the paint.
I decided that they would be pretty with a faux cement treatment, so I mixed a 50/50 mix of baking soda and mineral paint called “sacred sage” together (I love that paint color name don’t you?!)
I applied one good coat and let it dry for about an hour, a few touch ups and I love the way they turned out.
So while I am going to have them filled with little pots of young plants for the rest of summer, I had to….
Just could not help myself….
But it’s subtle and not TOO fall-ish, with the subtle faded fall greenery and keeping it bright with the pick flowers and green leaves.
Ok we will just stick with the florals and keep little mr. pumpkin in my decor stash for now 🙂
So grand total, $5 for the bowls and candle holders, paint, baking soda, styrofoam and glue I had on hand. Florals found in my fall stash.
I even like the little guy by himself I think he is so cute, what do you think? Are you getting ready for fall or keeping summer going as long as you can? I find myself somewhere in between but always on the lookout for a thrifty DIY.
As always, thank you for reading and I hope you are having a wonderful week!