We’re three days into August and I’m on a mission: Soak up every last remaining day of Summer. I even have a list of things I want to do before the leaves start changing color and the winds get cool. On the top of my list? Host a backyard barbecue at my place for all my friends. I’ve been meaning to send out invitations since June, but you know how the Summer can be. Time just seems to slip away and suddenly it’s August!
Now, I don’t want to have just an ordinary barbecue. I want to do this thing right! My menu’s all planned (shish kabobs, burgers, corn and asparagus all cooked on the grill) and now I’m moving on to the party planning aspect. I like all of my parties to have a special touch, so I started looking for craft ideas to help me give my bash some pizzazz. And let me tell you, I found some really great ideas for DIY decorations that are really going to impress my friends. Here’s a small sample:
But my absolute favorite craft idea that I found for my party is this beautiful Pansy Summer Pitcher. I just think it looks so elegant with the flowers gently climbing up the glass. This would be the perfect pitcher to serve iced-tea or fresh lemonade in. Oh man, I’m starting to sound like Martha Stewart!
The best part about this pitcher is that it’s really easy to make on your own. All you need is a simple glass carafe (usually you can find these on the cheap at thrift stores or even your local dollar store), and then some Gallery Glass Window Color.
I don’t know about you, but I had never heard of this stuff before. It’s a paint that gives the look of stained glass. You can pretty much use it on any surface, from your home’s windows to mirrors to little glass trinkets. It shows up looking sparkly and almost marble-textured… I guess that’s why they say it looks like stained glass!
I’m so excited to try out this Gallery Glass Window Color and am getting ready to embrace my inner artiste to design a truly show-stopping pitcher. I’m pretty sure my friends are going to think I got this at Crate and Barrel or one of those other over-priced stores. I can’t wait to tell them I did it myself!
Oh! And I almost forgot to mention the best part! When you get tired of your design, you can easily remove the Window Color and start fresh! I’m thinking this Summer pitcher might be getting a leafy makeover come Fall!
I hope I’ve inspired you to make the most of your last month of Summer, and to do it craftily to boot!