Hello there my dears...
Can you believe it is the middle of the week already?
February is passing by much quicker than January did, I think...
What a beautiful sunny day we had.. The days are getting longer and pretty soon old man Winter's back will be broken as my Gram used to say.. I don't believe he had much of a back bone this year, eh?
I have a little how to for you all tonight..
As some of you know we redid our BATHROOM..
Just click on the word bathroom there and you can see our frugal redo..
Well, I had made a wreath for the bathroom that I had seen on Pinterest with some old photos that I had collected..
Then the other day I saw a tea light but done with old papers and I decided to do one with old pics to match our bathroom...
It is different from the one that I saw
on the web...
Anyway.. here we go..
You need some old pics or copies of some..
You could use ones of your family or whatever..
When I had my craft business I had bought boxes of pics from our dear friend, Julia..
I can hardly believe that I am still using them..
All I used for this lamp was a cheese whiz bottle that I had saved..
You could use a mason jar but I did not want to waste one.. smile..
Using a pair of scalloped scissors for scrap booking cut some of the edges if you like..
You don't have to do that, though..
Make sure that you have enough to overlap all the way around the bottle..
Pick out two pics and cut out a heart or circle and make sure you place them on opposite sides of the bottle..
I then glued the hearts on that I had cut out, too..
Using modge podge or white glue cover the backs and hold on for a minute..
Using your finger rub the picture on good and then over lap another one..
Begin with a solid pic and then go to one of the cutouts and work your way around to the opposite side and place your next cutout pic..
Do you get it? smile..
There are only 2 cutout pictures..
So that the light can shine through..
Keep going until finished and use a wet cloth the whole time to wipe away excess glue..
Let dry but make sure you have it cleaned up well.. OK?
I did not modge podge the outside and there was plenty there when I was trying to anchor the photos..
You could give it a nice coat of modge with a sponge brush, though..
Inside you can use old buttons or whatever for a nest for your tea light..
I am quite sure my dear husband will want me to use a battery operated light..
Did I tell you I have been restricted as far as REAL candles go? grin..
Be sure and tie a lovely old piece of lace around the top.. or jute or ribbon..
Lace and old photos how great is that? smile.
Do you know what was written on the back of this old pic??
Sept. 12, 1953 I think it was 53..
I wonder who those lads were?
And now before you all go and try to make your own lamp please come into my sun room with me..
Just for a second..
I took these pics earlier today..
Beautiful out there, eh!
I know that I had showed you a pic of the buds but look...
The lavender has bloomed!!
Spanish Lavender in Eastern Canada in February!!
Inside the house of course but still.... smile..
It smells so wonderful, too..
Oh, the dear sweet little blessings that the Lord gives us daily..
Little heart pricks that says..
I love you, girl...
So, thanks again for the sweet visit..
Welcome to the new girls who joined the blog..
I LOVE your comments..
They make me smile or even laugh out loud..
I am so glad I posted last night after all..
Your comments made it so worth it..
Love to you all..