On my list of fall crafts to complete, I have several crafts that aren't kid's crafts. I've decided that I want to start making some crafts to enjoy myself. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy watching my girls be creative and decorating with their creations brightens our home, but sometimes it's nice to do something for myself...besides shopping.:)
I was at a store last year and saw a shovel with a pumpkin face torched in it. My first thought was, "Oh! I want that!" But then, after I looked at the price, I thought, "Brad could make that!" So I took a picture and texted it to him (isn't modern technology great...sometimes) and asked if he could make it for me. He said yes as if I had any doubt that he could;)
My MIL even had a shovel lying around that she was willing to give me and it was painted black. The shovels at the store were rusty, which was fine, but I thought I would like the look of it painted black.
Now, I will tell you, you have to use a torch to cut through the metal of the shovel. If you don't have one, find a friend that does!
The first thing I did was draw the face on the shovel with a piece of welding chalk. I'm sure regular chalk would work just as well,but my husband handed me the welding chalk and I didn't ask any questions because he knows more about metal than I do:)
Next, he sanded it down because the torch makes some rough edges...
After the paint dried, I added a canvas bow and set it outside for display...