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Enjoy some quiet craft time alone while making these cute color-blocked upcycled glass bottle vases and snacking on OREO Thins!
This blog has been a little quiet lately. We just got back from a trip to visit my kids’ grandparents out-of-state. We soaked up some sun, went on outings galore with cousins, had BBQs, late nights, and loads of memories were made. I’ve got a full camera roll of pictures to prove it. Ahhh…the joys of summer time!
It’s rejuvenating to let the kids run wild and free outdoors while I catch up with the adults. My mom is always so good to let me have a “break” from the norm while I am visiting. She knows how it is being a busy mom and all the rigors that come with the “job”, so she refuses to let me do dishes or clean while there. No matter how much I beg or plead to help maintain the mess around the house or to join her in preparing the next meal, she urges me to sit down and relax on the couch.
Now that’s what I call a vacation! She bustles about making our meals and reading books to the grand kids, all so I can have a breather. Have I mentioned how much I love my mom? 🙂
One afternoon, she took the kids off to play for a few hours so I could have some quiet time to myself to craft! “Me time” plus crafting equals heaven!
At home, a typical “crafting session”looks like this: me sitting with a sweet baby tugging at my pant leg while the older kids call for snacks or to come help them find that missing toy. 🙂 I totally and thoroughly love this phase of life, but every now and then, a mom just needs some alone time, am I right?
So I took full advantage of the silent house while the kids were away having a good time with Grandma. I pulled out the OREO Thins and my project supplies and set to work!
Crafting and snacking on sweets at the same time? That’s my happy place!From start to finish, these vases were done in less than an hour!
You’ll need some jute or twine, acrylic paint in graduating colors for the ombre effect, foam brushes, masking tape, some Tacky Glue, and some empty, clean glass drink bottles.
Begin by applying some Tacky glue all around the bottom section of the bottle. Grab your twine and begin wrapping it tightly around while turning the bottle in your hand, ensuring that the rows stay close together.
I figured at this point, I’d more than earned a refreshment, so I munched on some delicious OREO Thins. They’re perfectly thin and crisp with a delightful pop of filling. The Mint and new Lemon varieties are my favorite!
I nibbled without interruption on a stack of OREO Thins while gluing and wrapping.
Dessert sometimes just tastes better when enjoyed in secret, am I right? Because I’m not always in the mood to share, especially when it’s this good. 🙂
I can’t wait to try the new Chocolate OREO Thins! I’m all about snacks that aren’t heavy feeling (because I want to leave room for my next meal), but also fulfill that sweet tooth craving in a big way! These yummy treasures do just that!
These scrumptious treats are easy to find on the cookies aisle at your local Kroger store. I picked mine up at Smith’s Food & Drug while grabbing some other necessities during our trip. I love shopping at Smith’s because everything is easy to find and the experience is always low key. Plus, I can get in and out in a hurry, which perfectly fits my “busy mom” lifestyle.
Find a local Kroger store near you with this handy store locator.
Now let’s get back to our fun project.
Once you’ve had that snacking break, continue applying the Tacky Glue in small sections and wrapping, until you get to the top of the bottle. Trim your twine and press the end flush against the bottle. Allow it to dry completely while you make your other vase, following the same steps.
Lastly, we’ll paint the vases. Mask off a section of your vase, then paint with the darkest color. Remove the tape, move it up, leaving another open section of twine, then paint with the second darkest color. Finish by moving the tape up one last time and painting the open section with the lightest color.
Now display those vibrantly-colored flowers from the floral section of the grocery store or go on a hike and pick some wildflowers!
Aren’t these fun? I love DIY-ing my home decor! It makes for great conversation pieces and the results are much more sentimental!
I’d say this was a successful afternoon! Happy crafting and snacking!
OREO Thins at Kroger (July 2016)
OREO Thins at Kroger (July 2016)