Thursday, June 23

Party Decorations & Overcoming the Fear of Epoxy

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Keep in mind, I'm a girly-girl who had all sons!



So now that I have my darling granddaughter, Nellie,
I might be a little overboard excited about her 
birthday parties.

I'm making preparations now so that I can throw a
{hopefully} really sensational party 
for her on a budget.

This has meant lots of spray paint & epoxy!


I have finally overcome my fear of epoxy.
{It turns out that, like most things we're afraid of, 
epoxy isn't that scary to work with after all!}



I found this dinner plate & dessert plate on sale for 70% off 
& the glass thing-a-ma-gig was 75 cents at the thrift store.
{So the total cost for this project was about $4 since I got the glue free - thanks Gorilla Glue!}

Epoxy is stinky, so do this outside if possible.
It has different set-up times. We usually use the 5 minute type.




Just squeeze the epoxy onto a paper plate.
{The goop is separated into two chambers - when it combines, it becomes epoxy.}
Use a disposable spoon to mix the two gels together.
Working quickly, put some goo on whatever you want glued.
As you can see, I just used the "dipping" method.




You will have a little time to get your pieces positioned
& to wipe off any excess glue. Then,
{and this part is almost impossible for me}
leave it alone until it dries!


I love the way it turned out.
Here it is again with Nellie's 
"play desserts" on it.
{The play desserts were Christmas ornaments which
we purchased on sale & cut the strings off.}


More happy party decor to come!



I'm sharing this at these great linky parties:
Show Off Your Stuff at Fireflies & Jellybeans
Show & Tell at Blue Cricket Design
We Did it Wednesday at Sew Much Ado
Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest
Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage
Feature Yourself Friday at Fingerprints on the Fridge
Hodgepodge Friday at It's a Hodgepodge Life
Pinkalicious Thursday at Frugalicious Me