Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thanksgiving in the Sticks

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Next up for Thanksgiving are some stick bouquets!  Yes, I may be crazy, but I like them!!

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First I went outside to collect some sticks.  I was able to get some that were mostly smooth, and I used some sandpaper on the ones that weren't.  For paint, I used the same terra cotta and gold acrylic paint from the napkins with the addition of white.  Then I used some artist's varnish to finish and seal them.

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For a little texture, I Mod Podged some jute (same as I used for the trivets) onto a couple of the larger sticks.

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I like the look of the white and clear vases together.

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Hopefully the five little vases and the large vase will spread out nicely across the two 8 foot tables we're planning on using.

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And I just couldn't stop after the bouquets...  So I painted some larger sticks as well to spread out on the table.  I also added some jute to a couple of these.

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This project would have probably been fairly quick for anybody else...  I found painting the sticks so relaxing that I think it slowed down my painting speed considerably.  I also felt compelled to make them look perfect, which required several coats of paint and a super steady smooth hand for the stripes.  I'm such a dork!  I guess I find it easy to get carried away in whatever I'm working on...

Stay tuned for some candleholders!

4 comments:

  1. You've been having fun again! Great colour combination: white, gold and terra cotta. The sticks look good in the white vases!

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  2. I love love your sticks. What a great idea.

    Linda

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  3. What a great project!!! I love them!!! Really beautiful Kate!!!
    xxx Ale

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  4. Brilliant! They look so great in the vases!!!
    :-)
    Carly
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