Monday, June 6, 2011

You Crafty Bitch

This here craft is brought to you with inspiration from Mary Janes & Galoshes, probably my new favoritest crafty blog.  She featured this craft back in May and I was itching to try it.  Her photography is amazing too, so check her out!

So I posted a teaser picture of the before, with all my materials:

 And here is the after!

How cute is that?!?  
This will help me organize a corner of counter in my kitchen that accumulates junk way too regularly.
The pie tins cost a grand total of $2.50, the glass bird was $1, and the glass candlesticks were 2 for $1.  OK, so I had to buy some heavy-duty glue to assemble ($4 at AC Moore) but since it was already put to use repairing a broken Polly Pocket figurine and fixing a headband, well worth it.  The all-surfaces spray paint I had leftover from a shelf that I refinished (but if you had to buy it, it's around $4 a can).  
To start I scrubbed everything down and wiped it all clean.  Then I laid the bird and the two candlesticks in a paint tray, took them outside, and sprayed them and rolled them around until they were good and coated.
*Warning - the all surface spray paint is extremely sticky and goes EVERYWHERE.  Lay whatever you're spray painting on cardboard, take it outside, and set it on grass to spray it.*
I had to repeat this step the next day to get a good even coating.  The next day when everything was dry, I glued the candlestick into the bottom pie tin, glued the next pie tin to the top of that candlestick, and repeated with the next layer.  Then I put a jumbo can of tomatoes in the top pie tin to weight it down, and let it dry for 24 hours.  The next day I glued down the bird and again let it dry for 24 hours.

I may duplicate this with some variations to organize my jewelry, which is in a pretty broke-down jewelry case right now.  
And it wasn't until I looked at the bird head-on after being spray painted that I noticed it had some serious wonk-eye going on:

 Hmmmm ...


  1. Very cute! The pictures killed me!

  2. Lydia, I love this project! Nice work. & I might add that I think we have the same kitchen table... :)

  3. LOL! You are so funny! Wonk eye. hehehe

    I love this 3 tier organizer though. Very clever and practical. Yours came out so beautifully.


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