3.06.2014

1st and possibly only DIY

Most of the time my DIY projects turn out like a giant Pinterest fail. However this one worked out in my favor so I will share it with you now.

I really wanted G's to put around at the party. That was part of the compromise with Michael. That we would do mustache and G's. I found ones that I loved but they cost almost as much as my total food budget. I knew I had to figure out a way to do it myself or just forget it.

Joann Fabrics saved the day, and I competed this project for $12.00 and only half an hour of my time.






I bought 2 of these paper mache letters from Joann's. They have great sales all the time and the day I ordered they were on sale for $1.99 each!! They always have 40% off coupons but even not on sale $4.99 they are not badly priced.

I used Martha Stewart Satin Acrylic Craft Paint I bought the 2oz. bottle and that was perfect for 2 coats and there is still some left over. I chose Spring Pasture and Indigo. The two colors we are using at the party.




I always have these around the house but they are $1 at home depot or you could use a paint brush.



I'm classy so I put my paint in a coffee filter. That and it was the first thing I saw and just wanted to get started.


Here they are with one coat on them. It dries really fast. The paint says wait an hour but I only waited half an hour and it worked fine. Also please ignore the crap on my table I'm in full on party mode so shit is everywhere.


Here they are 2 coats and done!! I love they way they turned out. The lighting is weird in this picture because the green is not really that yellow.





This is really how the green looks.

It would probably be easier to spray paint but since it's -20 here I have no where to do it, since our garage floor is flooded and has my husbands other child in it (his camero) it's off limits.

I'm really proud of how they turned out. I think I might even hang one of them in his room after the party!