This post is super fun for me because it is a perfect
example of our life and my 'use what you have' theme... We don't have tissue paper here and well I really like all the variety of colors and designs and all the crinkly fun tissue paper gives. A lot of cool crafty ideas from that light weight paper too. Anyway the other day we had been using some orange paint and I had a bit left over I didn't want to waste. So Lydia and I watered down the acrylic orange paint grabbed an eyedropper and went to work.
Who knew what these very pretty napkins were going to be used for but away we went.
We then let them dry over night and when they were finished drying they were a tissue paper texture and kind of crinkly.
We had a stack of orange napkins hanging out on the counter for a few days.
Here is what we did with our stack of tissue paper like napkins:
We had a little friend over the other day and inspiration hit. I had JUST after almost 7 years in Turkey found clear contact paper. This truly is a GREAT find for me. Plus it was so inexpensive!! Anyway here is what we created.
Anyone living in Turkey this craft is for you.
Easy around the house items and everything can be found here.
Happy Fall Crafting.
*I cut a rectangular piece of clear contact paper for each child
*I laid the sticky part up and put rocks on the sides to keep it down. Then the kids took the orange colored cut up napkins and placed them on the sticky part.
*They then folded the contact paper together and pressed down.
*I cut a circle and they stuck on the eyes and drew the mouth. Ta da easy low expense fun.
This is what we used:
15 minute craft
watered down paint
Black construction paper or foam
permanent marker for mouth
Another fun thing about this craft for us is we don't ever carve pumpkins here. So this was a fun pumpkin face idea. I think I might do snowmen but just use white napkins. :)
Tonight I am so grateful for the little things. I really feel that since I have decided to be content with what God has given me here I enjoy the small finds so much more and I create a lot more and rarely think if only I had....(until I go back to the States and walk into Michael's or Hobby Lobby then when I return back to Turkey it takes me a month or so to be content with what I have. But man I sure enjoy those moments in those stores.) :)
Keeping to my 'use what you have' theme, recently I have noticed how many palettes there are in my town. The other day there was a stack outside our neighborhood grocery store. :) Oh hey a project is brewing in my mind. ;) Oh and stay tuned for a few more original fall projects I will post this week.
From my little corner to yours,
In love with my Savior.
I HAVE LEARNED THE SECRET OF BEING CONTENT IN ANY AND EVERY SITUATION, WHETHER WELL FED OR HUNGRY, WHETHER LIVING IN PLENTY OR IN WANT. I CAN DO EVERYTHING THROUGH HIM WHO GIVES ME STRENGTH." PHIL. 4:12,13