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    Pinterest Success

    One of my long cherished Pinterest projects, turning my saved Izze bottles glass bottles to metal, I finally completed. I had wanted to use foil, but decided to just go ahead and use Krylon spray paint which turned out gorgeous. The project is super simple.

    Of course shortly after I snapped this photo, I put flowers with vinegar and sugar water into the bottles and splashed the outside which resulted in discoloration, so I will have to paint them again.

    I have some more bottles which I want paint silver and gold to go with these copper ones.

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    Skirt Refashion

    I bought a plus sized maxi type dress at Clothes Mentor and turned it into a maxi skirt with an elastic shirred waist. I ended up taking the entire skirt section apart and cutting it into the A-line shape I wanted.

    I looked up two tutorials before I dared to try the elastic shirring, but I need not have feared as it was quite simple. I enjoyed seeing the steam “magically” shrink the shirring together. I also added elastic to the top in a casing.

    The skirt is fun and comfortable, but does not have the most flattering silhouette. I think an elastic waist would work better with a more circular skirt, and I would prefer my a-lines to be bias cut. But I am still pleased with the skirt, especially since I have several tops and blouses to wear with it.