I didn't intend to write this post; it's so easy peasy that it hardly seemed yakkable. Stick with me to the end, though, and you'll see why I did.
You see, I'm working on some sand pail projects that I mentioned in the Sand Pail List post, and I get my cheap sand pails at The Dollar Tree. The colors aren't really pretty there; they have every wacky color combination known to man. At first, I started digging through the piles to find some colors I could work with.
Then, I remembered that said digging is not necessary. The original colors are irrelevant.
I'm going to cover them, inside and out
with Krylon Fusion spray paint anyway.
Just in case you're not familiar with it, Fusion is the spray paint that allows you to paint over plastic without it peeling off. It bonds to it.
white Fusion on the craft shelf
is like white sugar in the pantry.
Obviously, I do a lot of cheap plastic crafting.
Fusion comes in colors too, but most of the time I just spray with the white
and then paint over it with any color or any type of paint that I want.
That's because once it's bonded, it's paintable.
And once it's painted, it immediately begins to look
less cheap and plasticky,
don't you think?
I painted the inside of this one with craft paint.
I gave the outside another coat of white (satin) paint.
That's because I like a flat or satin base for decoupage.
That's kinda cute.
I got that tissue paper at The Dollar Tree
The shovel and handle were painted with some
that I had lying around.
I painted and played around with other shovel and handle colors
since you can mix and match.
As I was dinking away at my sand pail project, I started thinking.
I'm always thinking...
Here's the actual reason for this post:
Wouldn't sand pail transformation be a great
teachable craft for children?
Think about it.
The steps are exactly the same as the ones in a transformation of another sort,
the transformation of the Spirit.
In the beginning, we're nothing but an empty vessel...
a Dollar Tree sand pail if you will.
Then God gets his hands on us.
He doesn't choose us because of what we are.
He chooses us because of what He intends for us to be.
He covers us with that cloak of righteousness
inside and out.
It's the bonding agent, don'tcha know.
does He begin the process of redecorating our lives according to His plan
and for His useful purpose.
There are lots of creative purposes for sand pails.
What each one turns out to be
is all up to the Creator.
Even though I'm so late that I'll be on the boney backside of The Picket Fence,
I'm sharing at Inspiration Friday