summer loving'...

Monday, May 10, 2010 |
i love my friend summer! she is more koo-koo than i am (so it makes me look not so crazy), has 3 great kids (she has 4 kids, but on any given day one could be causing her problems) and is the other half of my coaching staff for baseball.
and may is her birthday month!
she doesnt require a whole month, but id give it to her. in fact, on her birthday, she was in a c.e.r.t. class to learn what to do when the 'big one' hits the salt lake valley. you would NEVER see me doing something so...useful...on my birthday!
this year, she got the idea to join the community garden.
so i got the idea to make her some markers for her garden! (and no-i came up with some of the ideas for this, but not the whole idea for this. see the flowering dogwood for the inspiration)
after going to 3 different thrift stores (yes, i love summer), i ended up at the dollar tree. it turns out that they have different styles of spoons. they were 2/$1 so i got 3 packs.
i only wanted the scoop part colored, so i masked off where i wanted it painted with just masking tape. it worked pretty well.
i used metal primer then spray painted it 'cool ocean breeze'. it took 2 coats on each side.
then i got to use my cricut again! i used brown cardstock and make my 'm's (for summers last name) 1".
i modge podged the m's on then clear coat spray painted the whole thing. i put a couple coats on since they would be outside. when i took the tape off, there was only 1 i had to use the nail polish removed on. then she can just get a sharpie and mark on the back what she is trying to kill grow!
i had found this little display bowl at savers for 99 cents. the other side says 'simplify' on it. (the stickers were still on this, it was originally $15!)
i used tissue paper from a pattern as regular tissue paper and the spoons fit nicely inside.

so happy birthday month summer! enjoy being able to know what died you are growing in your garden!
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41 comments:

Sharon said...

I love what you did with these! I'm gonna have to try some!

Staci said...

I love these! That Summer is one lucky girl.

Christy said...

I love it! I've seen these spoons popping up everywhere, but I'm really digging your version!

Hot Foil Designs said...

I love the idea of using a pattern as tissue paper - I see a new trend starting!

Summer Miller said...

love love love love love my gift. I am so lucky to have such a great friend. I love how we compliment each other. We're both crazy in different ways :)You're amazing. thanks for your thoughtfulness. And because you're so wonderful I'll let you come and weed my new garden with me :)

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21st Century Housewife© said...

Those are beautiful! What a fantastic idea!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Too cool! I love the color you used :D

Brianna! said...

foundn your blog on Trendy Treehouse:)
It's rather lovely!

xoxo
bB

The Tucker Family said...

Thanks for participating in the Monday Madness blog hop! We hope your Monday isn't too "Madness-y"

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jennifer said...

I love it!!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Lovin' this idea and totally going to use it! Thanks!

Jen Sue Wild said...

Those spoons Rock..

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love those spoons :)

Mandy said...

Great job! I have a link party on Tuesdays on my blog - would love to have you stop by! Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

Sarah @HarriganHowdy said...

This is so cute! I have to admit, when I first saw them, I thought they were M&M cupcake toppers. :) But I adore the garden marker ideas everywhere. And these are super cute! I know she'll like them. Great job!

{All Thingz Related} said...

So clever! Love the color you used!
We appreciate you sharing @ Anything Related!

Charity said...

Those are so cute! They look like yummy M&M's!!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Those are too cute!!

Amber said...

Now I need to go to goodwill and find some spoons!

Kelley said...

How very cute! What a good friend!

Alyssa said...

These are adorable! I'm in love with all the spoon ideas lately.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Very cute! I love that you spray painted them too!

Nikki said...

This is such a cute idea!

jerriann said...

I really like this craft, thanks. Another for the to do list. :)

Sachiko said...

Love them!! Thank you for linking to my party to share your wonderful creation!

jenjen said...

Those spoons are so cute! I love the color you painted them too. Awesome job!!!

XOXO
Jen

Janelle said...

Wow! That is a really cute idea!

Brittany said...

visiting from tatertots and jello...what a cute idea! I like it a lot.

Kim said...

That was fun. Good idea using your old patterns.

Katie said...

Such a great idea!!! My mom would LOVE something like this -- thanks for sharing! :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Such a clever and creative girl. My heart is going pitty pat.

Creations from my heart said...

Love the idea! I had to mark this one so I could remember it for a future idea. Thanks for sharing... Blessings, sherry

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

That is great!! I would have never thought of painting those!! Thanks for linking up!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Just so you know, you got the most views for this post from the Whatever Goes Wednesday post at Somedaycrafts.blogspot.com last week. I will be featuring it on Wednesday!

a little lovely said...

those are so dang cute!! i'm sure she loved them :) thanks for linking up at my saturday soiree!!

Laura said...

These are awesome!

Thanks for linking up to Saturday is Crafty Day!

Laura said...

I just wanted you to know that I featured this on my blog. Thanks for linking up to Saturday is Crafty Day @ along for the ride!!

Kara said...

So cute, great idea!! I found you at the Garden Party. I love this!

Denise Marie said...

what a terrific and personal gift you made her. I love that you used pattern paper for tissue.

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