Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Faux Urns and Pumkin Topiaries~

I've been wanting urns for quite some time... unfortunately, at $75.00 an urn I just can't spend that kind of money right now. While I was at the garden center in Walmart the other day, I began to think...hmmm....how could I make one? I started playing with plastic pots, stacking them and turning them upside down, the people walking by me must have been wondering... what in the world is that woman doing??? LOL..I gathered some cheap plastic pots, 2 large, 2 small ones and 2 large terracotta saucers. For only a few bucks, I thought it would be worth a try and I could have some fun decorating them for the seasons... at least until I can afford to buy some real ones someday!

Here is what the pots look like...I think the larger one was $7.00, the smaller one was $3.00 and the terracotta saucers were $4.00... costing me around $14.00 per urn.

I already had plastic spray paint and Goop glue...

First, I painted the saucers black...placed upside down, it will be the base of the urns.

Then I cleaned and wiped the bottom of the small pot and spread a ton of goop glue on it.

I placed the larger pot on top...

I put a brick inside the pot to help it adhere to the glue.

Then,using plastic spray paint I began to paint them black.

And....here is my end result. My Fall urns....I love them!!
I bought the faux pumpkins and crows at Michaels...they were already marked half off!

I filled the inside of the urns with crumbled up newspaper and topped it off with spanish moss I bought at a garage sale for 15 cents a bag. I love the look of the moss draping over the sides...makes it look spooky!

Super easy project! And I'll have fun decorating these for sure! :)

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Salt Anyone?

It was not until I moved to Texas that I discovered the wonderful salty-sweetness of salting my watermelon...my mother introduced me to it at a family Texas BBQ and I just about devoured the entire thing...salting...eating...salting...eating. Im hooked...now I can't have it any other way. Some people say it brings out the sweetness in it but I just love it for its salty-ness!

Im from out West and discovered this about 3 years ago. Is it a Southern thing? A Texas thing or maybe just a preference I had not heard of before...who knows? BUT I like it! :)

How about you? Do you salt your watermelon or do you prefer unsalted?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010