We all know that I am a fan of instant gratification. And stand up crafts (defined as crafts that can be started and finished within the hour, or before my cup of coffee cools). Oh, and crafts that only require large motor skills and no written instructions (see note about why I still can’t cast off when knitting). Enter the spray paint.
It began with the cake plates. Judy and I thought we could make cake plates for the graduation party from thrifted candle sticks and plates (as seen on Pinterest, with very few printed instructions), and then move to jars for wildflowers. Of course, in the kids’ school colors. Quickly we realized that the brown in Ian’s Tufts blue and brown, and the black in Oregon State’s orange and black, weren’t so attractive for food items. Enter the yellow and bright green. This is how it started:
Would you believe me if I told you this was just the beginning? We added another friend, George, whose school, Haverford is red and black….so we added red plates, and more blue jars, and more red jars, and then more silver jars, just to tie the blue and red together without being all Fourth of July. And then a few extras, just because we had the jars and paint. I think we have ten cake plates, I have 17 jars, and Judy has the same number in her kitchen. We also spray painted our two adirondack chairs, and a weird metal fence hanger thing that may or may not have been a mistake.
And when it’s over, I will have a batch of orange and black jars….just in case you’d like to borrow them!