Saturday, June 30, 2012

Fun Garden Animals

Hello everyone! Hope you are staying cool! It is 98 and humid, here in central NJ. Yikes! A good day to stay in and craft. I had seen these at a garden center, and thought they looked easy enough to make. Since I already do painting on wood, it seemed easy enough. They are made from paver stones, and balsa wood for the cutouts. Grandson and I are having fun making them. So far, we have almost completed the dog, and lady bug. Instead of the cow, I will be making a dalmation. Since hubby is a fireman, we have to have one of those! I googled paver pals, and came up with these. They have them for all seasons, and even patriotic ones. I lovethe scarecrow too! If you google them, they have the patterns for sale. I'm just winging it with the ones I am making. Before I painted them, I used a basement type of sealer on them. Then just used regular craft paint. I will seal them with a UV type of sealer though. If you have any questions, let me know.

Thanks for coming by for a visit!


Kim K. said...

How fun! Can't wait to see your fireman version.

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Make sure to post pics of the fireman. : )
Uck! Hot over here in Bucks County too. No fun!

Leann said...

So cute - hope that you have a/c. We have one in our bedroom and one in the living room - I melt everywhere else!

Happy 4th!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Cute! The ladybug is my favorite!
Sound like a nice time, creating with a friend!
Deb :)

Karen said...

They are so cute. It's good to stay out of the heat and make stuff, it's brutal out there. Thanks for visiting!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What fun you've been having! So cute! Glad you have a place to stay cool!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

I haven't seen these before but they are so creative and cute. I guess your imagination could run wild thinking of little characters to make. Try to stay cool! -------- Shannon