Friday, October 7, 2011

~*Friday Finishes*~

WooHoo! It is FRIDAY!

Hello Dear Friends! I hope you have some wonderful plans for the weekend! The temperatures here have continued to be most pleasant... and the days sunny. We do desperately need some rain, and it looks like we may have a slight chance for it towards the end of the weekend. I'm not sure what all we will do this weekend... but I'm sure we will have a wonderful time.

I did receive an email finish... from Lora. She stitched up the freebie ~*Sunflowers N' Crows*~... just lovely...

Thank you, Lora, for stitching and sharing!

I pulled the last stitch in the next schoolhouse sampler last night. I'm not going to share it just yet... and have a second finish to do that will go along with the pattern. Today I will be visiting my Mom... and she has graciously offered to take it to the frame shop & choose a frame for me. With starting my new job next week, I just didn't see how I could get it to the shop... since I don't do it locally. I am VERY happy with the finish though! And can hardly wait to share it!!

My snowballs are done... what do ya think?

Here is how I made them...

Styrofoam balls
drywall compound mud (I used pre-mixed.)
white paint (I used indoor trim paint leftover from a recent remodel.)
Mod Podge (matte finish)
German Glass Glitter
latex gloves

Wearing your latex gloves, smear on a thin layer of drywall mud to each of your Styrofoam balls. Putting on thick layers will risk cracks when drying... thin layers are best. As you apply the mud, leave it slightly rough. Set aside on an old vinyl tablecloth or some other smooth surface (aluminum foil or metal pan will work too). Let this layer dry fully. Then repeat.

After the mud has fully dried, paint with white paint. Let dry.

Apply a generous layer of Mod Podge and sprinkle with glitter. Let dry.


*** I purchased my German Glass Glitter from an Ebay seller many years ago. I cannot locate this seller currently... but I'm sure you can find this great glitter online or at a local shop.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend filled with many warm smiles...



  1. Cute finish! And love those snowballs! That was very nice of your Mom to take on framing the sampler! We're all waiting to see what it looks like! Have a great weekend!

  2. Wonderful finish and those snowball turned out perfect....Great instructions on making them. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Great finish of your piece and wonderful snowballs! They turned out really cute!

  4. I wil try this tutorial. Sounds easy and looks beautiful.

  5. very sweet finish and i really love the snow balls..they really very lovely..
    have a lovely weekend dear..hugs xx

  6. Wow! those turned out prim perfect!! Love the idea of using drywall compound! Never would have thought of that!
    They look like they are 'wrapped' sort of. Very cute!


  7. Love the snowballs! What a great idea!

  8. Great balls of fire Betty - you have some cool snowballs! (even though I don't want to see the real stuff!) Congrats on the new job - you will be so good at it and get big tips I'm sure! joanne

  9. I love your snowballs Betty (and, yeah - never thought I'd be uttering THOSE words!! Snow is a four-letter word in these parts you know!) ;o) Wishing you the best of luck with the new start....Hope the "juggling" goes smoothly. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  10. Oooo! The snowballs look cold! The rain is here! It is pear harvest time and they can't pick when it rains. This week they have lost a couple of days waiting for the rain to quit. Hope you have a great weekend.

  11. Baeutiful crows and beautiful snowballs ! The weather is cooler here (French Alps) , perhaps soon, it'll be snowing ??

  12. thank your for free very beautiful

    marylin from France


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