Moving on.. Today's How-To uses a strand of white lights, some soda cans, and a die cut machine. If you don't have a die cut machine, you could cut these out by hand, but please... use gloves!
|Tutorial & Photo Source: Curbly|
To see the full tutorial on this, head over to Curbly, one of the most amazing DIY sites out there. An interesting twist on this would be to paint the backside. While spray painting light-weight aluminum flowers seems like a nightmare, let me suggest press and seal paper. I came across this pointer recently, from the genius over at Cheltenhamroad. Take whatever small thing you plan to paint, put it on your press and seal paper, then do as it sounds. Press, to seal, and that paper will hold onto the tiny items long enough for you to paint them without blowing them off the table. I can't tell you how many times that tip would have helped me! He lays the directions out far better than I could, here.
In other news, we are officially homeowners, and we got our keys on Tuesday! It's so exciting, a little scary, but mostly exhilarating. I'm really looking forward to all the projects we are about to tackle, and I can't wait to share them all with you. I know there's a lot of sweat, blood & tears in the future, but it's all going to be worth it. We have a ton of ideas, so here we go - wish us luck! Have a fantastic weekend!