Sunday, June 09, 2013

31 Days of Pinterest: Day Six: Ring A Lings

I found a great craft activity for Olivia to try on Pinterest not long ago and this was the day we made them.  Tomorrow we are taking one of Olivia's friends to Great America with us (we have season passes, the boys are at church day camp this week, and it's bring a friend free day!) so she wanted to make something for her friend, another friend, and herself.  Easy, I got this! :)

We gathered our supplies...

Washers from Men.ards... any size you'd like (we chose a larger and a smaller size with a smaller hole in the middle -  about $2 for all)...

And nail polish!  (I did have to buy white to use as the base since we didn't have that, but otherwise we just collected ones from our linen closet.)

First she painted the washers white.  (We did just one side as she wanted these for the next day, but in doing it again I would also do at least just a white coat on the back because they do "flip" when you wear them and the back would look a bit nicer painted.)

We allowed that to dry a couple of hours and then used the colors to create any pattern you'd like.

After that dried, finish with a clear coat and then let dry.  I would give these much more time to fully dry if doing again.  Even after drying all night when we strung them together (one big and one small per necklace) they tended to stick together a bit.

We had chain in our craft supplies and they looked great all strung and ready to wear!  Olivia liked the chain but I really liked the ribbon they were on in the original directions, found below.  They would also look great on leather!

Original pin found HERE.

Remember you can find this and many other great pins on my Pinterest page, link found above!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

Olivia - 14

Olivia - 14

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