Next up for Thanksgiving are some stick bouquets! Yes, I may be crazy, but I like them!!
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.
For a little texture, I Mod Podged some jute (same as I used for the trivets) onto a couple of the larger sticks.
I like the look of the white and clear vases together.
Hopefully the five little vases and the large vase will spread out nicely across the two 8 foot tables we're planning on using.
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.
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!