Another day, another school closing. At this rate I will be going back to teaching for two additional weeks in the summer! Which got me thinking about after Baby Colt is born and how ridiculously amazing a cold beer is going to taste….give me a moment.
But a girl has to have some kind of fashionable drink organizer and I just happen to have been selected to take part in Swap It Like It’s Hot with a host of AMAZING bloggers. The gist is simple – shop for a few flea market items and ship them to another blogger to let them work their blogger magic upon. I will say that I do NOT have much blogger magic right now because I really, really love my sofa and the back of my eyelids. So please forgive the lack of great pictures – several inches of snow covered my picnic table so no beauty shot.
I received my package from Lauren at The Thinking Closet (love, love her!!) and was presented with a few items:
- slightly rusty mini bucket
- 6 mason jar looking things that had ceramic bottoms (seriously, what are these called?)
- mousetrap paperweight/desk clock
Challenge accepted Lauren. I then sent my items off to Danielle of 2 Little Superheroes who did some awesome work – you have to check it out!
Back to my items – I quickly eliminated the mousetrap because I was utterly clueless about what I could do with it. So onto the bucket and ring things – the bucket reminded me of something that an old fisherman would use to carry his bait and the rings had a old funk to them…got it! Drink bucket with nautical coasters. Have you gotten the hint that I really, really love the nautical feel?
I used cork board tiles and a black stamp set featuring nautical themes to create the coasters. Super simple, I used a mason jar ring (same size as the ring things) to trace a pattern on the cork tiles and then cut and stamped. I’m waiting until I can use spray paint again without risk to Baby Colt but I will advise that a coat of waterproof spray might be helpful to keeping the coasters and ink together in their happy DIY relationship. Some hot glue and the coasters were done.
The bucket just needed a little something and sisal rope was the perfect addition – some more hot glue and done!
Add cute straws and a cold beer (sob and make promises of a reunion while taking pictures) and the drink bucket was done. I just have to wait until my picnic table isn’t under several inches of snow and then I will be able to use it frequently.
Now if only this was done….
Go check out the other cool and thrifty projects from the other bloggers!