This is where my pinecone dreidels wound up. I had been thinking of stringing them together to make a garland, but I came across this metal pail and got inspired. I wrapped the bottom of the pain and handle with twine, securing with hot glue. I also used the twinevto tie little bows around my dreidels. I took a wooden round piece and painted it with chalkboard paint and drew a Menorah with chalkboard marker. I’m really pleased with it and can’t wait to put in my Hanukkah tablescape!
I love to paint, and if you love to paint here’s one way you can relax today and avoid football and election talk.
It’s a lazy susan for the table scape or the buffet. I use mine all fall to place my oils and spices I frequently use while cooking-I cook everyday. Shabbat (Jewish Sabbath on Friday/Saturday) takes me three days to prepare for it. So as a native New Yorker I’ll say “Forget About It!”
Even though I’m a vegetarian-you get the idea. So I bought the lazy susan at Target a few years back. I saw some 2 weeks ago at Ikea by the checkout-very affordable. First I prepared the surface by sanding off the protective sealant that it came with and doing a few thin, even coats of gesso primer with a sponge top brush. After the gesso dried I used a flat wide brush to paint 3 coats of gold paint-again even and thin. I waited for those to dry. Then I used my Martha Stewart Craft Acrylic Paints to paint my leaves. Voila!