Wednesday, September 1, 2010

~Fall Fillers Are All Finished~

Hello again, I know…I just blogged yesterday and here I am blogging again today! I love having some extra time to myself to do some of the things that I love.

I got my Fall salt dough bowl fillers done! I thought it would be fun to take you through all of the steps through pictures! So here we go~~~  FYI…This post is loaded with photos!

This is how they started out, they look a little “naked” don’t they?…..

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Here they are painted~

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Here they are sanded/distressed~

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Sanded sunflowers~

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Here they are in the “staining” process. After sanding I brush them with watered down craft paint, then dab off the excess with a paper towel~

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“Stained”

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Dipping in wax. Make shift double boiler filled with some plain paraffin, a left over yummy soy candle and I added some pumpkin scented oil too~

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All dipped~

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They smell like Fall! Mmmmmm…..

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Don’t we all love the colors of Fall?!

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Here’s how they all turned out~

Leaves and acorns~

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Acorns~

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Mini leaves~

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Sunflowers~

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Pumpkins and leaves~

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Bats, moon and stars~

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Ghosts, witches hats and stars~ BOO!

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A different little ghost~

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Black cat heads~

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And fat bats~  :)

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Making more soon, some other ideas hit me while i was making these!  The options are endless!  The great thing about this project… NO stress! You cannot mess up! Your first coat doesn’t have to be perfect because you are going to be distressing and sanding them anyway. That is the wonderful thing about primitive, the more aged they look the better! If you try these have fun! 

I am hoping to work on some makeovers this weekend! We will see how it goes and what the weather is like. Right now I am listening to a really nice thunderstorm. Love it!

Until next time, take care.

~Sarah~

18 comments:

  1. They look awesome! You've inspired me!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  2. Sarah ~
    I love them, they look so good I can almost smell them from here.
    hugs,
    Pam

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  3. oh those turned out great just like I knew they would....love them all...

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  4. They are great. The sunflowers are my fav.

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  5. Oh Sarah Sweetie...
    How beautiful they all are. I can't say which I love more, but those sunflowers sure are tuggin at the old heart. They remind me of home in Oklahoma. Fields of sunflowers just shinin at the sun, following it all day.

    Thank you for sharing with me this evening, as I surely have enjoyed seeing the beauty you brought to the table tonight sweetie.

    Country hugs, Sherry

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  6. Well you did it again Sarah!! These are just to cute! I hope I can start on mine next week. One of my favorite sellers on ebay had a 40% off sale and I bought a lot of new cutters. So I'm excited to try them. I just hope mine look half as good as yours. You're the salt dough queen!!!hahah

    Hugs,
    Dana

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  7. Awesome Sarah!!! You really are inspiring! Love them all :) Thanks for sharing!

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  8. LOV'EM ALL!!!! :) Love♥Love the (finished- staged) photos---Beautifully done, as always!
    Enjoy your day, Sarah

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  9. Those look awesome, Sarah!! Can't wait to see what other ideas you come up with!

    Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!!

    Take care,
    ~Kris~

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  10. Great job, Sarah! Isn't it fun?!

    I love how fall is looking (and smelling) at your house. And I can't wait to see what's next...

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  11. Love them Sarah, you did great!

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  12. They do look great Sarah. Its amazing how something so simple can make such a statement.
    AMY

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  13. Looks like you have been busy baking. :) They look great!

    Did you get any hail last night? We did. And got a few BOOMS as well! It's nice to get some rain.

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  14. They turned out wonderful Sarah. I need to make some of these for myself. LOL
    Can't wait to see what you come up with next.
    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  15. Wow, Sarah, you have been busy. I love them all!

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  16. I love them all but those witch hats are too cute! Can't wait to see what's next.

    Donna

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  17. Sarah, you do such a great of these. The painting, sanding, antiqueing is perfect! How do you do the sunflowers???

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Thank you so much for visiting & for taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate and enjoy each & every one! ~Sarah~