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Friday, July 5, 2013

Yellow Lady's-Slipper, Orchid Family

I LOVE flowers so when I spotted these beauties while camping "up north" in June, I snapped a few quick photos to pass along and share.  

Glittering Sun Catchers

My friends and I LOVED making these glittering sun catchers.  It was a fun camping project that my friend shared with us one cloudy afternoon while sitting around the campfire.  After a quick refresher course on tying fish knots, we were ready to get started.  Even though the fish in the lake weren't biting, this lucky catch was quite a trophy!

This is what we did;

  1. We found birch branches to hang our strings of beads.
  2. Starting at the bottom, we tied fish line to a large bead leaving enough line to make strands of various lengths and to later tie them to the birch branch.  We added a small bead between larger beads to help separate them and make them stand out.
  3. We added a wire hanger and hung them in the sun! 
So, so pretty!  You'll LOVE these as much as we do.

Easy Frosted Glass Containers

My friends and I LOVE camping.   We also LOVE the opportunities it brings to make crafts together.  Sharing ideas and supplies go hand in hand as we put our creative minds to work.  We started out this camping season making sprayed glass containers.  My friend decorated a pretty vase for her "soon to be born" granddaughter and I made a frosty container to set in my bathroom.

This is what we did:

  1. We decorated glass containers with stickers (shapes and letters) and rubber bands. You can use letters to write a message or personalize one with a name.  
  2. We lightly sprayed the containers with Frosted Glass.  Two coats worked best.
  3. When completely dry we carefully removed the stickers and rubber bands.