Hello friends I hope you’ve been well. Is it just me or is time going faster than usual? I can’t believe it’s the middle of May already!!! what? I’m really enjoying this beautiful weather right now because it’s not too hot or too cold. But I also want summer to come and enjoy some time with the kiddies. Specially our oldest as he’s leaving to university this fall. It makes my heart drop a little each time I think about it…:(
But I’m also so happy that he gets to pursue his dreams of being a vet.
Speaking of summer, today is my first summer post as I join my friends in this hop hosted by my sweet friend Krista. Don’t forget to check out the other summer crafts at the end of this post…:)
My craft today is a knock off of THIS PB knotted rope. It was so easy to make and though it doesn’t look exactly like the original, I kinda like the irregular surface of the ‘cement’ balls I made.
Here is what you need:
Air drying clay
White and black acrylic paint
Hard bristle brush or toothbrush
1. Make a small ball out of clay
2. Insert brush or dowel to create a hole in the middle of the bead.
3. While still on the brush handle, create texture with a hard bristle brush or toothbrush. (I used my potato brush)
4. Allow beads to dry for 24-48 hours.
5. Mix white and black paint 5:1 . Paint bead with gray
6. Paint bead with black and quickly wipe off with damp cloth.
7. Allow to dry.
Take the rope and make a knot at the end. Feed bead through the rope and tie another knot and repeat with all the beads.
And there you go !
You can skip the paint all together and create a white beaded rope. That would look just as pretty…:)
I really like how it turned out and now I’m inspired to get the rest of the house ready for summer.
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Thank you so, so much for stopping by today.