Thursday, February 14, 2013

Surviving the Blizzard & Valentines

We survived the recent blizzard here with no problems.  We are so thankful to not have lost power during this storm.  Reminders of no power for eight days with Irene were no fun.  My heart went out to all those who lost power and were without heat.  Temps were down to single digits the night after the storm.
The snow can be such an inconvenience with travel and shoveling but it makes everything beautiful.
The blanket of white on our branches
from my window
so much snow
I did not venture out
Our poor bush over loaded with the weight of this snow~not the light and fluffy kind
dense and heavy

Now my Valentine surprise for my love
I have seen this cute "gum ball" machines on Pinterest and around blog land.
Since hubby loves candy I knew I wanted to try one.
They are so simple.
I painted a 4 inch pot black, inside and out.
And because I do not have a vinyl cutting machine I used a font as a guide and 
wrote the message with a paint pen.
The cover consists of a 4 inch saucer, a 2 inch saucer, and a wooden ball
The smaller saucer keeps the bigger one from sliding off the glass jar.
My E6000 glue dried up so I had to use good old super glue.
I glued the inverted smaller saucer inside the larger saucer
then glued the wooden knob on top
The glass jar is from Dollar Tree
I glued it to the inverted pot.
Such a fun idea.

I am joining these great parties.


Holly Lefevre (504 Main) said...

That is a whole lotta snow Good thing you have some candy to keep you happy! Cute project!

Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers said...

I love all of your snow! So jealous. And what a cute project!

stitching under oaks said...

that is adorable...what a fun idea!

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