Thursday, August 23, 2012

Vintage Life Preserver

i've been wanting to do this project for some time...i searched and searched for a tutorial on how to do it...mine didn't exactly turn out the way i wanted it to...i had planned on adding some wording but with the way i did it i didn't have enough room left...

first i took a green foam floral form...say that fast...i spray painted it white but it didn't fill in all of the little holes so i went back and used a brush to paint over it..it took a lot of coats to fill in...
i bought 2 dog toys from the dollar tree...you only need 2 because each toy has 2 pieces of rope knotted together..they are VERY hard to get apart...it took me quite awhile to get the knot loose enough...
i took some denim that i had saved from some cut off jean shorts and made some strips..i just made a seam down each side and hot glued them on...i then took the dog toy rope and hot glued those on...this wasn't the easiest project...it took tons of glue and the back looks horrible...
here it is finished on my mantel...i really do love it but had my heart set on it saying something...
here it is hanging up...i still have some more things to add...things are coming together! 


CREATING LOVE AND JOY

8 comments:

  1. That's way cute! I love how you used the denim in it for color :)

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  2. Super cute! I've been thinking about a boat/sea theme for my twin baby boys' room and this would go perfect in it!!! Great idea and tutorial! Thanks!

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  3. I have a life preserver clock that i found at a yard sale. I've been wanting to turn it into a table. I love yours it is very very cute. I'm your newest follower. Come check out my blog when you have a minute at http://sister-number-5.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you...i will def come over and check it out...

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