Merry Christmas, y’all! I’m here at home on Christmas Eve while my boyfriend is working. I’ve been playing with tons of projects like jewelry making (future posts coming), baking dog treats, baking mini cakes and making soaps and other crafts. My favorite is something I came up with while browsing the aisles at Ben Franklin. It just came to me and I love the way it turned out!
I made some supersized glitter monogram magnets, one for our fridge at home and one for my brother and his wife. My boyfriend’s last initial is “W” and my brother’s is “P”. I started off with 2 wooden letters, about 4″ tall or so.
I put foil underneath to protect the surface of my desk and then coated the letter with Modge Podge and sprinkled all sides and top with glitter.
I decided to try a slightly different technique with the “W” to alter the color so I used that cheap acrylic craft paint in a mix of yellow and gold and painted directly onto the wood.
I then sprinkled glitter on the top and sides of the “W” and let both sit for an hour to dry. Once they were both dry, I sprayed with a clear spray adhesive (clear spray paint or sealant would work fine as well) and then covered in glitter again. I let them sit to dry for another hour. You can see that the “W” has a gold tone to it while the “P” retains a more clear/white glitter tone. I imagine this technique would work well with most paint/glitter color combinations so play with it until you get what you’re looking for.
For dinner, I just grabbed something quick and easy and it wasn’t until I sat down to eat that I realized how much this dinner was a mash-up of my childhood. I have always loved a good peanut butter and jelly and I used to hate brussels sprouts, but now I’m obsessed with them. They are easily becoming my favorite food.
I got my peanut butter from the little mill at the local grocery store. I love fresh peanut butter and switched so long ago that I just can’t even eat the other stuff anymore. No JIF for me, thanks. And this jam (OMG this JAAAAM!) is so absolutely delicious. We got the jams through our delivery from Dominion Harvest and I’ve been working my way slowly through the strawberry jam. It’s one of the best jams I’ve ever had.