From Seaside Inspired, these 6″ letters of the alphabet are covered in Cape Cod sand and then clear-coated. They’re 18 bucks a piece, but you can find paper-mache and wooden letters at your local craft store for next to nothing. A slathering of craft glue, a dip in some sand from a nearby beach (or from the craft store) and a spray of fixative and you’d have a viable knock off.
With some high-temperature clear caulk and a little sand, you can put an interesting finish on clear light bulbs. A nice addition to your bar strip-light bathroom fixture or Potted Light Bulb Lamp perhaps?
What You Need
Clear light bulb (I’d stick with lower wattage. The bulb in the example was 40 watt.)
Hight temperature clear caulk (I found this at Menards for about $6.50 in the heating department.)
Sand (Any kind will do, but finer sand seems to work better.)
Paper towel or throw-away sponge brush
What You Do
Dispense caulk on bulb and spread with paper towel. Continue Reading
What has the world come to? We’re buying sand for five dollars a pound. Sure, it’s clean and we don’t have to brush it out from between our toes, but it’s still just sand. This being said, I’m happy to announce, in the world of home decor, sand has become passe! Hooray!
This fall, instead of using beach grit as a foundation to your candlescapes and hurricanes, how about giving acorns a try? All you have to do is find an obliging oak tree and have at it. Continue Reading